Author Archives: Patrick


About Patrick

Patrick is a German engineer who likes motorcycles, world trips, offroad riding and his computer. If he is not traveling he usually tries to found a company or two.

Sailing Around the World, having a boat helps

baby on board

A year ago we announced to the world our new plan to SAIL around the world. So what happened to it? Well, the truth is: we have no sailing experience, nor the time or money to do a voyage for …
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Sailing around the world, inspiration!

Mango Sailing Dog

So the dream to sail around the world has been pulled into daylight. But every dream needs to grow and be mulled over in order to become (step by step) a reality. We needed inspiration and even more information. Where …
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A mother’s viewpoint

Patrick, Leonie & the Great Wall

This post was taken from the book Fernweh: A Trans Continental Motorcycle Adventure in which Patrick describes his first motorcycle world trip. In the quoted chapter his mum Annette writes about her feelings seeing her children go off… I am …
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Hide… or Seek? When People Don’t Support Your Dream


This guest post by Brittany was first published on her blog Brittany and Scott live and travel with their little girl Isla ak sea monkey on their boat which is not always perceived very well by outsiders. This post will …
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Sailing around the world, a new dream emerges


It has now been 18 months since we returned from our world trip and settled down in Berlin. Slowly but surely the travel itch has started to build up again.
It’s time to make new plans. Big plans. Time to plan for the next couple of years to come. I dug out a childhood dream of mine: Sailing around the world.
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Android app SmashwordsAccess fixed

Smashwords Access for Android

SmashwordsAccess lets you browse and download ebooks from Smashwords directly to your favorite reader app. Smashwords has updated their website a couple of days ago. Since the SmashwordsAccess Android App gets its information from the website it stopped working. With …
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Get beta access to GoEuro – The best travel search engine for Europe

GoEuro - The best travel search engine for Europe

We have been sticking around Berlin for almost a year now without going on any bigger trips. This is rare for us. However, I haven’t abandoned the travel spirit but merely shifted it into a new direction: I became involved …
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A new adventure has begun

World Trip Baby Teaser

A new big adventure has begun. Probably the biggest of our lives. No, we are not flying to the moon (although one day we might) nor are we taking a canoe down the Amazon in order to find some exotic indigenous tribe.
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Sherrie’s Interview With Those Diner & Motorcycle Guys

Those diner and motorcycle guys.jpg

Last Saturday Sherrie had an interview with Those Diner & Motorcycle Guys on their Blog Talk radio program. It was at 8 EST and so if you missed it we understand. 😉 But you can listen to it here as …
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SmashwordsAccess for Android problems with certificate

Smashwords Certificate problem on Android

For a couple of days now we have been getting reports from our users that they can’t use SmashwordsAccess anymore, it says “Not trusted server certificate“. What happened? SmashwordsAccess uses an encrypted connection (SSL) to talk to the Smashwords site, …
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