Road trip in Portugal: the data

During May 2017, Stef and I had an amazing time in Portugal. The two of us, our carry-on’s, two DSLR’s, and a Škoda Fabia that I rented in Porto and dropped off in Lisbon visited some of the best places in the country.

Whilst Stef put out there a report with things to see, eat, drink, etc., I wanted to go a bit deeper on the data. How much did I walk, drive or sleep? What’s the longest walk we’ve done? Where did I sleep better? Thanks to a couple of devices and some apps, it’s all here.

The itinerary

We arrived in Porto on the 19th evening and left the country from Lisbon on the 28th’s early afternoon, so I’m not going to count those two days. Therefore, I’m going to count as Day 1 the second day we spent in the country.

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Another type of digital nomad: the independent musician

There’s no shortage of content about the digital nomad movement out there. But the vast majority of blog posts focuses entirely on people who can afford to travel light, according to the one-size-fits-all claim that “you only need a laptop and an Internet connection to get stuff done.”

I’ve been following Janek Gwizdala for years. He’s not just a terrific bass player: he runs a successful membership site for bass guitar lessons, vlogs pretty much every day, uses social media probably better than most pros. He definitely qualifies as digital nomad. as he never stops to manage his business while touring the world. Performance after performance, flight after flight.

Janek can’t travel with just a carry on. Bass guitars, amps, pedalboards, they’re all heavy, expensive pieces of equipment he must bring with him.

In these three episodes from his vlog Janek discussed about traveling with his bass guitars. Tips & recommendations from one of the leading figures in the independent music industry. Enjoy!

Vancouver-Toronto train: Looking forward!

Just a few days and I’ll jump on The Canadian, a train operated by VIA Rail that is going to bring me from Vancouver to Toronto.

I’ll travel 4,466 km (2,775 miles): 4 nights and 3 days through breathtaking mountains, lakes, waterfalls and picturesque towns. Here’s a video that should give you an idea of what I’m about to experience:

Follow me on Instagram to stay updated with my pictures and stories. In the meantime, make sure you check out the #VIARail hashtag!