My list of U.S. cities suitable for a European person to live in now has a one more entry: Nashville. Henri and I were only able to visit the capital of Tennessee for a few hours as we have to move up north a bit faster to meet people in Kentucky this Friday, and we have to work… But we had a sense of HOW COOL it is. Nashville is cool! It’s lively, touristy yet authentic, with a lot of positive energy and really entertaining, hip neighborhoods around Downtown. Continue reading “Nashville Express”
This week, Henri and I camped and hiked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was our second visit to a U.S. National Park after the Everglades and a highlight of our journey so far. Continue reading “The Great Mountains of Tennessee – A visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park”
What is a beautiful beach?
For many people, a beach should be a place with condos, large hotels, ice cream and other services. For me, a beach should just have salty water, dunes, white sand, birds, maybe shells. And that’s it. Continue reading “The Beach Birds – My Paradise in Fort De Soto Park, Florida”
The Ringling is a huge building complex that was originally built in 1927 for John Ringling, the owner of a circus empire who was also an avid art collector. Yes, a circus empire! How amazing does that sound? But the art lover/entrepreneur, who actually made more money through real estate investment, saw his empire fail after the Great Depression. His art collection and legacy were eventually donated to the University of Florida. Continue reading “Slow Life in Florida – The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota”
A few days before leaving New York, Henri and I had decided that our first route would be New York – Key West. A town at the end of “Road One”, floating in the ocean : it sounded like a perfect goal.
After eight weeks on the road along the U.S. Atlantic Coast and a week in the Lower and Middle Keys, we closed the first chapter of our trip in Key West, Florida. Continue reading “Florida Keys, The One Hundred Mile Journey from Paradise to Hell”
Weeks have passed since the beginning of our van life, and it’s surprisingly so busy that I still haven’t found the time to look into the video mode on my camera. I’m hoping that this article will reflect the work and love we’ve put into our Ford Transit Connect camper conversion project as nicely as moving images. We converted our van in 2 weeks and with only 500$. Here is how. Continue reading “Our Quick & Easy Ford Transit Connect Campervan Conversion”
Hello, I didn’t really like Miami. I’m writing this and I still have to spend two days here ; if I could I’d just cancel my AirBnb and leave. The problem is not really the obnoxious/douchey/touristy-everything (please check this video playlist to understand what Miami is about). I actually had fun trying to find famous French rappers on the beach, the water is very turquoise, the people are friendly, cuban sandwiches taste amazing, the museums are fabulous, Art Deco is fantastic, the diversity is incredible, etc. Henri and I went way outside of South Beach to experience it. Continue reading “Miami is a Beach”
Henri and I usually try to spend carefully on this adventure —some “office” days on a free campsite, we even manage to live with less than $5— but there is one experience for which we knew we were going to splurge: a visit to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. I’m not a real space nerd, but come on, you can not be indifferent to the fact humans are able to launch rockets into space and even landed on the Moon.
Last week, Henri and I stopped for a few days in Jacksonville, FL because we had to get some serious work done. It might seem obvious but it wasn’t when we left New York : if you’re trying out digital nomadism it’s easier to get some work done in a city, as opposed to a State Park or any remote area.