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Feeling Bored In Isolation Or Quarantine?
The coronavirus (covid19) is here and will be around for a while, most likely many more of us will...
The Story Of The Baby Elephant
Have you ever felt stuck in your life? Maybe you have been faced with a problem over and over...
How Financial Freedom Will Change Your Life
What does financial freedom mean? In short, it describes a lifestyle that is organized in such a way that...
Overnight Results Don’t Exist, So Work On What’s Most Important Now
Breaking news: Overnight results don’t exist. Of course you already knew this, but in working with my clients I’m still surprised every day that some of them refuse to commit to a new approach, strategy or plan for even 30 days to get things started. We might know, at... Read more
18 Practical Money Saving Tips You Should Implement Today
Looking to save some money to go towards a goal you’ve set for yourself? Being Dutch, people naturally believe I’m cheap. In North America, “Going Dutch” means you’ll split the bill at a restaurant – something that’s actually fairly uncommon in the Netherlands in my experience. We like taking... Read more
Photography: A Thousand Lies In One Image
A photograph is worth a thousand words, but photoshop can produce a thousand lies. Life is much more beautiful to me when looking through the camera lens. To me, photography is not what I see, it is what I let others see. It’s the beauty of life, captured in... Read more
Feeling Bored In Isolation Or Quarantine?
The coronavirus (covid19) is here and will be around for a while, most likely many more of us will be infected. Like many of you, I’m stuck at my home office without the ability to leave as I’ve been exposed directly to someone who has tested positive for the... Read more
The Story Of The Baby Elephant
Have you ever felt stuck in your life? Maybe you have been faced with a problem over and over again, and you can’t seem to overcome it? Maybe that same problem resurfaced at different times in your life? This isn’t another article singing the praises of positive thinking (I... Read more
My Unexpected Trip To Amsterdam To Have Coffee With Opa
My biological grandfather passed away a few years ago. I knew it was coming at some point. After moving to Canada I knew that eventually, I would get that dreaded phone call from the old homeland informing me a family member had passed away or was about to. At... Read more
Are you getting the best use out of your camera?

I see a lot of fellow travellers who are trying to capture some amazing scenery or city skyline with a decent camera, while shooting on “full auto” – sometimes even with flash. It makes me cringe a little every time. It’s like buying a Porsche (or another fancy sports car brand of your choice) but only driving it in first gear around the block.

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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
Travel and scenic photography 101
When you are driving through the Canadian Rocky Mountains, somewhere near Banff National Park, and you notice a black SUV parked half off the road and some Dutch guy leaning to the left to avoid a branch with his camera in the act of getting that perfect angle, you have met me.... Read more
5 Reasons I Didn’t Move To Vancouver… But Love Visiting
It’s with mixed feelings but a happy heart that after 11+ years in Calgary I’ve decided it’s time for change. After being landlocked for this long I miss being near the water. Real water: salty water. So it’s time to move on and I’ve got my destination set for Vancouver’s... Read more