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“The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage…”

Freedom seems to have become a status symbol: more valued than money. For me freedom means choices; to do what I want, where I want, with whom I choose.
Whether you want to escape the 9-5, become location independent or just want more time, more space and less hassle; let me help and inspire you.

From hero to outcast

2020-03-10T09:39:23+01:00

From hero to outcast My story (being Knighted for collecting €16 million for charity and being ‘fired’ from that same country a few years later for traveling too much) is featured in the book Friction. [...]

From hero to outcast2020-03-10T09:39:23+01:00

The price of freedom

2020-03-10T09:48:49+01:00

Travel, adventure, flexibility, no constraints, no responsibilities or commitments, meeting interesting people in exciting places; many people see only this superficial exterior of the wonderful free life I lead. But my life is not that one dimensional.

The price of freedom2020-03-10T09:48:49+01:00

Real Estate secrets

2020-03-10T10:18:56+01:00

I discovered that real estate investing can be very interesting and accessible, even for location independent people.

Real Estate secrets2020-03-10T10:18:56+01:00

Sustainable travel?

2020-03-10T10:22:31+01:00

What I thought was just a ‘fun’ infographic of my flights in the past 10 years generated by the KLM app, turned out to cause quite some discussion about flying, CO2 and compensation. Never before has a post of mine generated over 35.000 views (!). The discussion was not [...]

Sustainable travel?2020-03-10T10:22:31+01:00

Freedom

2020-03-10T10:37:50+01:00

Freedom “The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage…” Freedom seems to have become a status symbol: more valued than money. For me freedom means choices; to do what I want, where I want, with whom I choose. I have never worked in [...]

Freedom2020-03-10T10:37:50+01:00

Is digital nomad life for you?

2020-04-05T14:04:59+02:00

Is digital nomad life for you? 4 important considerations. I have been traveling for the past 30 years, even before it was popular and digital… First as a backpacker and later as a speaker and writer I have visited more than 100 countries. I help other entrepreneurs adapt [...]

Is digital nomad life for you?2020-04-05T14:04:59+02:00

CONFESSION: I am not a digital nomad, I am a LIE!

2020-04-05T13:42:43+02:00

CONFESSION: I am not a digital nomad, I am a LIE! Not everybody will like what I have to say in this blog. I am going to be very honest. Magazines call me the first and/or most famous ‘digital nomad’ of The Netherlands. But I have doubts about [...]

CONFESSION: I am not a digital nomad, I am a LIE!2020-04-05T13:42:43+02:00

Freedom – Inspiration shot August 2018

2020-04-07T10:13:37+02:00

Freedom Inspiration shot August 2018 During the summer/holidays most people feel more relaxed and free than at other times. What causes this difference? What does freedom mean to you? And how do you get more of it? Freedom now seems to become our most important ‘status symbol’, [...]

Freedom – Inspiration shot August 20182020-04-07T10:13:37+02:00

CHECKMATE

2020-03-10T10:41:11+01:00

How to replace a lost drivers license when you are not registered? For the first time in 5 years of living without registration, 'the system' now really has me checkmate; I cannot replace my lost drivers license. After losing my handbag and wallet, I managed to renew my bank [...]

CHECKMATE2020-03-10T10:41:11+01:00

Do you really need a fixed place to live? – Inspiration shot June 2018

2020-04-05T14:07:29+02:00

Do you really need a fixed place to live? - Inspiration shot June 2018 Do you really need a fixed place to live? We are lucky to live in an age where planes and communication technology make the world smaller than ever. Why live in [...]

Do you really need a fixed place to live? – Inspiration shot June 20182020-04-05T14:07:29+02:00