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 →

How to take your kids out of school if you are German!

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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 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 →

Next chapter, finally!

After 4 weeks in Carloforte, desperately trying to organize a new engine, we could finally take the next step and move to the shipyard where the engine is going to Continue Reading →

The new engine. Dramedy in 3 acts.

Only 3 weeks after we came back to Sardinia and a mere 2 1/2 weeks after we decided to get a new engine, things are moving and we are thrilled! Continue Reading →

Engine troubles and rescue missions in the South of Sardinia!

Finally, after 5 long weeks, I have my laptop back and I am as happy as a clam and I can continue posting! Right now we are stuck in San Continue Reading →