See Things Differently
See Things Differently
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust
A strong desire or urge to wander or travel and explore the world. (picture: India)

In pictures: where you should travel to next

On my new Instagram account @SpendLifeTraveling I have been sharing some of the best and most inspiring travel pictures to stimulate your wanderlust. It is great to see how pictures can inspire people and help them choose their next travel destination. But, more than anything, it helps me realize how much more of the world I would like to see! 🙂 It

Things to do in St. Maarten & St. Martin

The Caribbean island of St Maarten and St Martin: two nations on one tiny island… I don’t know what it is about St Maarten but for some reason out of all the different places I once called home, it’s one of the rare ones I keep traveling back to… Sint Maarten (French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is an island in

#SpendLifeTraveling on Instagram

The best travel pictures on Instagram I started sharing a selection of pictures from my own travels about two years ago on Instagram as @whereissanne (and on the right hand side of this page). Last week though I created something new: #SpendLifeTraveling Let’s face it, there are better photographers out there than I am and as much as I would

Three days in El Valle de Anton, Panama

How did I end up in El Valle de Anton, Panama? Good question! Panama hadn’t featured on my “must see” bucket list, and I had never heard of the small town El Valle de Anton.     I was invited to a job interview. An inspiring American travel organization called Remote Year invited me to Panama and stay in a

Reverse Culture Shock: what is it and what to do about it?

  Culture shock: “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” I think everyone can relate to this. Even if you have never left your home country you could see how stepping out of an airport somewhere in Africa where local kids come running up

San Diego: 8 best coffee shops to work / study

San Diego is a great place for working remotely! The number of people that can and want to work remotely seems to be increasing rapidly. Whether it’s employees who don’t have to show up at the office everyday anymore, entrepreneurs working on their business ideas or the more recent movement of so called digital nomads who, like myself, are completely

Moving to San Diego, California – Living The American Dream?

Last June I moved to San Diego. Well, I say “moved to”… with me you never know if I’m moving to a place or just visiting. I usually fly somewhere, experience the place for a bit and then decide if I want to stay longer or take the first flight out of there. But yes, San Diego was a keeper and

2 days in LA: the must-sees on a short trip to Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California: one of the top cities for many visitors to the USA The City of Angels, and 3,792,621 more earthly types. What do you do with just two days to sample this sprawling 1,300km2 (503 sq mi) slice of America? I recently took the two day LA challenge, to at least get a glimpse of the city we all

16 Things Europeans find weird about America

I flew to California this summer to visit a friend and see what life is like in the USA. Well I can tell you, the Americans do have some strange habits! Don’t get me wrong, I love the Californian lifestyle, that’s why I’m still here, but for a culture that I thought would be so similar to the Northern European

10 Tips on how to find the cheapest flights

If you fly as often as I do you want to know where to find the cheapest flights. This is my advice for getting the best deals on airline tickets: 1. Know where to search for flights You won’t find most budget airlines on large websites such as Kayak, Expedia, or Orbitz. Do check them for comparison though but I almost always