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This is where we write about our adventures, challenges and learnings in our lives as digital nomad family with the wide open road of life before us.

On March 13, 2020 Costa Rica closed its international borders for tourists arriving to the country. Beaches closed, schools closed and peopl...

After two months of traveling in December and January, school started again for our kids in Costa Rica. In this video you will see a short s...

In our continuing search for sunshine, friendship and adventure we travelled through Mexico. From Pie de la Cuesta, Acapulco to Isla Holbox....

The rain starts pouring down. It’s getting colder. We long for new adventures, looking forward to spend time as a family. For us it ar...

On april 28th 2019 we started the long journey back to Holland where we will spend a few summer months with family and friends. The entire j...

The sound of howler monkeys is coming from the jungle behind our house. The sun is rising somewhere behind the trees. And if we listen caref...

After several years of house-sitting and staying with family, we felt a need to have our own space again. To unpack our bags and put our stu...

As part of our exploration trips, we visited Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands belonging to Spain, off the Moroccan coast. In these explor...

The summer months of 2018 we were in Holland and explored ways to actually live there as a family, while holding on to our own terms as much...

Isa loves to play outside, get dirty and be around animals. We thought it would be great for her to spend some time at a farm in the summer ...

Sweet, sweet boy, welcome to this great world. We are so lucky to have you! You came at your own time, later than expected in week 42 +1 day...

Since a couple of weeks we are back in Mexico for another nine months of Digital Nomad fun. This time we will probably be traveling a little...

As you probably have seen in out previous posts, we travelled from Mexico to Costa Rica to shoot a documentary together with our friends and...

Together with a good friend we had an amazing week in the port of Thessaloniki (the ship needed some work). But we also enjoyed a few days s...

Sleep baby sleep One of my (Diana’s) biggest worries before taking of on a roadtrip in our camper: what if our daughter won’t sleep anym...

WE ARE BACK IN MEXICO Since a week we are back in Mexico:) We have been enjoying good times with friends and family in Holland for almost se...

We were in London for five days to celebrate Stevens birthday with a few close dutch friends living in the city!...

We have been in Holland for almost two months now and we are having a great time! One of the great things of traveling is coming home (albei...

In january 2016 we spend a great, lovely time together as a family in Austria to celebrate the 40 years wedding celebration of Diana’s...

Steven and I share a lot of dreams and try to incorporate them into our daily lives as often as we can. Every year, before we start our 8 mo...

It has been almost three weeks since our little Isa was born and we have enjoyed every second of it! Both our parents have been here, Steven...

Hoi lieve vrienden van The Wide Open Road, ik ben Isa Mae, roepnaam Isa. Ik ben afgelopen vrijdag 6 November geboren in Playa del Carmen, Me...

For the first time since the start of our Digital Nomad journey in 2011 we are living completely nomadic in Holland as well. With the help o...

Hoe kun je voor een onbepaalde tijd ‘betaald’ op reis? Door onderweg genoeg geld te verdienen om desnoods jarenlang te gaan. Dat is tege...

Yesterday we shot a picture of everything we own:) We were packing our bus in order to leave her in Mexico for a couple of months while we a...

Saying goodbye to our newfound friends in Belize was hard but Guatemala definitely is worth it! We have been in the jungle for the past thre...

Today we travelled from Corozal, Belize to Bermudian Landing, a howler monkey sanctuary (around 100km). We are camping for free in front of ...

With almost the same pain in our hearts when we left Holland three years ago we now have left our beloved Mexico. The border crossing was ve...

A short video that shows how we setup our camp when we arrive on a new location. This video was shot in Chetumal at Yax-Ha Trailer park, a ...

Merry Christmas everybody!! Chase your dreams, follow your heart and make 2015 count!! Big hug from Steven, Diana and Nina from Tulum, Mexic...

Steven made a small video to inspire those looking for a different lifestyle to look further! The video is titled ‘Quit your job, star...

You probably have seen the picture on the homepage of us with our bus on the beach. This is probably the most expensive picture we took in y...

An hour south of the two ‘gringo’ cities Cancun and Playa del Carmen you’ll find a place that offers an entirely different...

After being on the road for over 2,5 years we felt it was time to spend the summer months at home with our friends and family in the Netherl...

After our first week of working hard with The Yoga People and daily classes (2,5 hours!) of yoga we had our first day off. Time to rent a sc...

Whoooohooo! We are going to India! After a little more than two years in Central America it is time for a change of scenery and a new advent...

The last few months we have been trying to decide where we would go after our great time in San Cristobal de las Casas. Because we finally h...

Triathlon: Important part of our digital nomad lifestyle is to be fit, both mentally and physically. Training and participating in triathlon...

On May 11th, a dream will come true: training for a triathlon while traveling the world is one thing, participating in one is the next level...

For HaDeGo CEO and former-DSM colleague Francoise de Goeijen we developed a website for her engineering consultancy agency HaDeGo Engineerin...

Triathlon: Important part of our digital nomad lifestyle is to be fit, both mentally and physically. Training and participating in triathlon...

After exactly one week of training in the lagoon of Coyuca, Steven swam 5 km in the bay of Acapulco as part of the Guadalupano swimming mara...

For our good Dutch friend (and even better writer) Bas van de Haterd, we created a short animation video to support the launch of his well w...

Have you ever felt like a bird? Being able to fly off whenever you want? Not knowing where you’ll land, what you will eat, where you will ...

After our mind changing trip to Oaxaca we almost immediately started a completely different adventure: Creating a company in 72 hours on Sta...

(nederlandse versie staat onderaan) Why would one write a blog about things we have experienced in March? I agree that it sounds weird. But ...

I (steven) found a couple of minutes to let you guys know how we are doing. We are in the bus and are almost at the american boarder and he ...

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how important it is for digital nomads to free your mind from daily hassles so you can do your work. It ...

Today it has been exactly eight weeks since we exchanged our life in Holland for a life like digital nomads and it seemed about time to shar...

Imagine you are in a city and you hear those typical city noises: car horns, traffic and people talking. Now imagine that you are standing ...

As a society, we have cocooned ourselves. Every day we are rushing from one goal or target to the next. And while working on one thing, we a...

‘Saying goodbye and saying hello are more related than one might think..’ This beautiful line was sent to us by Saskia (diana...

Mexico, the starting point of our journey, sits on the other side of the globe, about 9200 kilometers from Amsterdam. This feels like being ...

Or.. what is on your bucket list? We have just completed our bucket list and put it online for you to browse through and laugh about  it (...

In order to explain what a digital nomad is I found this nice infographic that explains it perfectly (thnx for sharing @burgemeester!) I hop...

It is 1.00 AM on a monday evening and I can’t sleep. In only five weeks from now we will be on a plane to Mexico! Even though we can&#...

The clock is ticking. On december 5th we will get on a plane and leave holland for a longer period of time. A scary decision but our intuiti...