Living by Experience - Travel and Photography Lifestyle Magazine
Is Travel Hacking Worth It?
Some of the best things in life aren’t goals to be achieved, but experiences to be enjoyed: happiness, freedom,...
My travel art – almost 200 prints from over 25 destinations around the world (and counting)
“Support living artists, the dead ones don’t need it.” My inspiration comes from traveling all over the world: I...
Meet the Spirit Bear – the rare blonde black bear of Canada’s west coast
It may look like a polar bear that got a little lost and wandered too far south - but...
How to buy fine art online
Just a few years ago it seemed people thought the idea of purchasing “clothing” through the internet was absurd. How would you know if it fits? What if it doesn’t fit? What if my credit card number gets stolen? Those were just a few of the many questions I... Read more
Forget About The Gurus And Living For Tomorrow
My personal website states that I’m an “Author, Artist, and Advisor”. A triple-A “freedompreneur”, as I’d like to call it. The topics I write about vary loosely amongst those three main themes, giving me a lot of creative freedom to share what’s been on my mind most in any... Read more
Why I love doing a 1000 projects at a time

Am I scattered? Someone literally asked me that question the other day. I do get bored easily, so I enjoy many different things – preferably at the same time. I’m just a Dutch guy, relocated to Canada and now living a creative life around the world. I’m also a travel hacker. Bestselling author. Award winning fine art photographer. Coffee addict.

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Happy Birthday Canada – Free Online Course Access For Canada Day
It’s Canada day week up here in the great white North – and we’re enjoying tropical temperatures here in Calgary for the entire week it sounds like. With the border closed I cant go to Vegas yet – but Vegas came to us. To celebrate Canada Day I’d like... Read more
Mini Courses Now Re-Open For Registration
After a brief hiatus and a cap on registrations, we’ve brought back some of our smaller training programs. These “mini courses” are now back open for registrations! I welcome you to check them out if any of these 3 topics interest you. Not trying to sell you on anything... Read more
Is Travel Hacking Worth It?
Some of the best things in life aren’t goals to be achieved, but experiences to be enjoyed: happiness, freedom, joy, mindfulness… In short: this moment, now. All of those experiences come together in an elevated form through travel, when I’m away from everything familiar. That’s why travel is one of... Read more
My travel art – almost 200 prints from over 25 destinations around the world (and counting)
“Support living artists, the dead ones don’t need it.” My inspiration comes from traveling all over the world: I fell in love with the exceptional things I saw and the remarkable people who crossed my path. My photographic art is my way of giving some of my travel memories... Read more
Buying art for dummies: a quick guide
It all started when cavemen began to draw on the walls. Since then everyone has, at one point or another, displayed some form of art in their home. It might have been something our kids created in kindergarten, for mom to proudly display on the fridge. Or maybe it’s a genuine impressionist painting by an elephant... Read more
Jump On The Back Of My Motorcycle – And Let’s Explore Western Canada
Technically speaking any book I wrote is a “Message from the author”. But, in case of a full colour photography book, most of that message consists of pictures. So I did want to start off with a few words and provide a bit of background in this post. Most... Read more
My Favourite Canadian Movie: One Week
One Week is one of my favorite movies. In the movie, Ben Tyler, played by Canadian actor Joshua Jackson, has been diagnosed with cancer. Foregoing his required treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto across Canada to Vancouver Island. (I took part of that inspiring... Read more