Read this before renting a car online (through a portal)!

Since we are traveling by boat and there is four of us, renting a car to get to inland destinations makes sense. We like public transport a lot but the Continue Reading →

Schule und Kindergeld (school and child allowance)

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For Germans it can be difficult to get their children out of school to go traveling as the German school system demands kids to be present at school and homeschooling is illegal. That’s why we get many questions, from Germans especially, about how we do it, what’s with school, do we get child allowance etc.

So I made a short explanatory video (in German) about how we managed and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

Sardinia to Africa

And we are sailing again! So our engine broke down and we had to exchange it for a new one, remember? Those almost 3 months between beginning of November and Continue Reading →

New video: Escape to Italy part I (Boatnotes Ep. 11)

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Since being stuck on the boat without moving anywhere for so long wasn’t helping board moral we decided to jump on the next plane and go to mainland Italy.

5 tips for happy travel with with teens

We have always been traveling with kids. First as single parents, respectively, and after Ric and I had met, together as a family. Our experience ranges from traveling with babies and Continue Reading →

Engine failure on our way to Menorca (Boatnotes Ep.10)

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4 things that can make traveling by boat a challenge

One of the many upsides of cruising in a sailboat is the freedom you have to go almost anywhere. Beautiful beaches, charming port towns and secluded bays – there you Continue Reading →