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Natedog

aka Travel Dog

Hi guys, I’m back and it’s officially time for Round II. 2009 was amazing, 2010 is shaping up to be great and I can’t wait to see what’s install for 2011!!

Now for those of you who followed my adventures last year you’ll also know that I saw and did some amazing things along the way. And whilst I was busy working on my business as I went along, it’s fair to say that it wasn’t my highest priority.

Well after a busy five months back in Australia I’ve decided it’s time to head off again, this time with a new goal in mind. I want to see if it is actually possible to create a new type of lifestyle, a global one that allows you to really combine business, pleasure and travel all together long term. In principle it might sound easy and nothing that money can’t buy, but in reality I don’t think it is quite that simple. In fact I think it’s a lot more complex than that…..what about family, friends, relationships and stability etc?

Why am I telling you this? Well because originally I started this as just a travel blog for my family and friends. But now with this new goal in mind and a somewhat broader audience I’ve decided to try something a little different. This time round I’m going to focus my blog around the creation of this new global lifestyle and figure out if it is actually possible… long term.

So wish me luck and I hope you enjoy!

Nate

Ps. Oh and nothings changed, my grammer and spelling is still really bad!



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2009 - 2010








Europe » Spain » Basque Country » San Sebastián July 2nd 2010

Question: Have you ever hoped on a plane knowing exactly where you’re going but having no idea where you’re staying? If you haven’t, try it one day. It’s an interesting experience… It’s one of those small things about travelling that until you’ve actually tried it you won’t really understand what I’m talking about. Imagine for a moment arriving at an airport or in a town without a map, your iphone’s not working, you can’t speak the language, its late and you’re lugging around 25kg of bags. Where do you go and what do you do? If money’s not an issue and you’re on a holiday you simply hope in a cab and say take me to a nice hotel right? What about if you’re on a normal budget and you’re on a long term trip…interesting question ... read more
Sans Sebastian
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Europe » Germany June 1st 2010

Hi guys, I’m back and it’s officially time for Round II. 2009 was amazing, 2010 is shaping up to be great and I can’t wait to see what’s install for 2011!! Now for those of you who followed my adventures last year you’ll also know that I saw and did some amazing things along the way. And whilst I was busy working on my business as I went along, it’s fair to say that it wasn’t my highest priority. Well after a busy five months back in Australia I’ve decided it’s time to head off again, this time with a new goal in mind. I want to see if it is actually possible to create a new type of lifestyle, a global one that allows you to really combine business, pleasure and travel all together long ... read more

Asia December 21st 2009

Almost 12 months to the day since I first left Australia it is now time to write my last travel blog for this year. Within 48hrs I’ll be back in Melbourne (just in time for Christmas) and my amazing round the world adventure will be complete. I’ve actually been thinking about how on earth to write this final blog for a few weeks now and it’s ironic that I’m actually doing it here in Penang were my trip first started. Exactly how does one write 1000 words to sum up a year of travelling all around the world and do it all justice… I guess you don’t, in fact it’s kind of like trying to tell someone what you’ve been up to for a whole year. No matter how many stories you tell them or pictures ... read more
Cave Dog
Time Square Dog
Monk Dog

Europe December 2nd 2009

Now I know that’s a big call and yes I am going out on a limb for a change, but I really believe this to be the case so allow me to explain. First of all however, let me make a quick disclaimer for anyone who is new to this blog. I’m making this statement based of my adventures this year which have predominantly been in South East Asia and Europe. Firstly I believe there is a big difference between backpacking and travelling, secondly I believe backpackers tend go to Asia and travellers mostly to Europe and last of all it’s my blog so I get to write what I like. (haha, lol… just kidding!). You may remember earlier this year I wrote a blog called “The Top 20 Best and Worst things in South East ... read more
site seeing in Antwerp
downtown London
peak hour in Loas

Europe » Italy » Liguria » Cinque Terre November 17th 2009

It’s ironic you know, I’ve just been in a sleepy little village called Vernazza in Italy ( Cinque Terre) for the last 5 weeks and had more time on my hands to write a blog than pretty much anywhere else thus far on my trip and its only just now as I sit here at the airport in Milan about to leave that it occurs to me to write one. So here goes.. Arriving in the Cinque Terre about five weeks ago with the JJ’s really was great fun. The last time I was in Italy was about 3 years ago. It’s one of those places that the minute you get back it’s like you never left, everything seems all so familiar again. We spent about a week their together staying in the first town called ... read more
Vernazza at dusk
the street I was living on
happy dog

Europe » Austria » Vienna » Vienna October 14th 2009

Well if you had of told me a couple of years ago I’d be in Vienna on my 31st birthday and it was going to be the coldest day of my life thus far… I wouldn’t have believed you. In fact it was so cold it made our previous five days in Prague feel like a tropical island. In fact hoping off the train after arriving in Vienna a few days earlier it hit us right away. So much so that we had to dive into our bags and grab some extra layers to put on straight away as the train had been very civilised and warm. So after figuring out where we were and how to get the part of town we were staying in (which has all become second nature to me now) we ... read more
the three amigos
the mighty palace
around Vienna

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague October 12th 2009

Arriving in Prague (or as the locals call it Praha) made me realise two very important things. Firstly I haven’t really seen a real winter now for about 18 months (for which I am very grateful for..) and secondly, purchasing my new black jacket in Berlin a couple of weeks ago was possibly the cleverest thing I’ve done in a very long while… because it was wet, cold and windy! grrrrrrr As I mentioned in my last blog we ended up catching a later train from Austria to Prague which meant we didn’t get into Prague until late at night. Luckily we were meeting my friend Dave there (from LA that I spent some time with in Antwerp) and he had been in town for a few day’s already so he knew what was going on ... read more
Prague by night 1
JJs walking at night inPrague
JJs in Prague

Europe » Austria » Salzburg » Salzburg October 8th 2009

I guess I’m not really a big Sound of Music fan because I never realised that’s where they filmed the sound of music all those years ago until after I actually arrived in Salzburg. In hindsight it all makes sense now…. its near the border of Austria and Germany… it has some spectacular scenery and if you go exploring out of town up in the hills like we did.. it does kinda make you want to sing a little… ( a bit of doe a deer a female deer, never really hurt anyone did it? Haha). That and everyone kept sending me darn messages on facebook to do the bloody ‘sound of music tour’…. Well I hate to disappoint you all, but I didn’t, sorry it’s just not my thing. Luckily for Jono and I, Jules ... read more
quick rest stop on the walk
now thats my idea of an office complex
TD choosing some tunes

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich October 4th 2009

Well what can one say about the annual pilgrimage that is Oktoberfest? It’s simply over whelming! If you’re ever in Europe around mid September and you have any interest in drinking beer you simply must go to this festival one day and experience it for yourself. I was there on the last weekend with the JJ’s (my little sis and best mate Jono) and we had a blast. In fact it was also Jono’s birthday on the first day we were there which made for even more fun and frivolity. In terms of some statistics, Oktoberfest runs for three weeks, attracts over 6 million visitors each year and I am told consumes about one third of Germany’s annual beer consumption during this time... mind boggling hey! Some of the beer tents can hold up to eight ... read more
munich 1
a couple of idiots we met
the JJ's and Nate

Europe » Germany » Berlin » Berlin September 30th 2009

After leaving Belgium I pushed on into Germany for the first time which I must admit I was really looking forward to. What with Oktoberfest just around the corner and the imminent arrival of the JJ's all the way from Australia (ps. that’s my little sister Jules and her boyfriend Jono who is also my best mate for those of you who don't know.. and yes that’s a whole other story for another day!) Germany was shaping up to be a real blast. So like all sensible travellers I thought I would take the most logical route from Antwerp to Munich where I was going to meet the others … and that was via my email inbox! I know it sounds so boring after all these glamorous travel stories but even I have bills to pay ... read more
Berlin 6
Timber Bike in Berlin
Berlin on dusk 2




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