You may have heard about TRVL -- a Dutch startup created by an ex-Appler, that's trying to disrupt the entire travel booking industry by offering individuals the ability to curate travel experiences, including hotels and flights, and thus become travel agencies of one in exchange for commission. TRVL presents themselves as a "revolutionary peer-to-peer travel booking … Continue reading TRVL’s Attempt at Reinventing Travel Bookings
How I Put the ‘’Free’’ in Freelancer
Homeworking once a week - naah, how about every day? One ''home office'' day per week just wasn’t going to cut it for me. I know what you’re thinking – some people would kill just for the possibility to WFH (work from home) on a Friday. But I am a free-thinking millennial who lives in … Continue reading How I Put the ‘’Free’’ in Freelancer
Web Summit: The Unofficial Guide
So I just got back from my first Web Summit that took place in Lisbon last week. Before going, as a novice I had some misconceptions as well as some expectations that turned out to be true. Sure, Web Summit is known as the biggest, greatest tech conference in Europe but there are things it is and it isn’t. It’s important to know why you’re going and what you’re going to get out of it before you spend your precious time and money on immersing yourself in the experience.
Belglish: Guide to Speaking Better English for Belgians
Because the country is so small and people are so interconnected, common linguistic errors become almost ingrained in the way of speaking and are, over time, adopted as a way of speaking. They are legitimised by their mere utility and ubiquity. However, it is time to put an end to these Belgianisms and to dispel the errors which have now long become business as usual.
Avoiding Common Airport Pitfalls
You know you're a frequent traveler once you have memorised most three-letter airport codes, the luggage requirements of each low-cost airline and have got enough tricks up your sleeve to be able to sneak in extra pieces of luggage, extra liquids and extra weight. Before I present you with my insider tips on how to … Continue reading Avoiding Common Airport Pitfalls
Downsize Your Gadgets, Streamline Your Life
Earlier this year, as I was packing for a summer sailing trip, I reaffirmed my own suspicions, namely that: 1) I'm a mega-geek and 2) I've become over-digitalised. I looked at my little carry-on sized roll-on trolley only to find out that, in addition to all my gadgets, I had room for one or two swimsuits … Continue reading Downsize Your Gadgets, Streamline Your Life