Week 6: Germany

Our last week in Hannover. We leave for Berlin on Saturday.SundayWe rented a car and had our first Autobahn experience. I didn't realize we were on one at first. Then a car flew past us and I looked at the GPS. Yep, found one!Our destination was a small…

Week 5: Germany

We're still in Hannover. We've got one more week here after this. I had a business meeting in Toronto on Thursday and Friday so Katharine and the kids were solo in Hannover most of the week.On Friday we're picking up a car. We'll have the car for the rest…

Week 4: Germany

SundayOur first Ryanair experience was a success. I upgraded our tickets to the Family Plus package which scored us two 20kg checked bags and assigned seats. You have to print your boarding passes at home or pay a €40 fee at the airport. That meant trying to figure out how…

Week 3: Ireland

Ireland is a bit of a blur. Jetlag caught up with everyone on day two.MondayAfter the kids' first Transatlantic flight everyone was wide awake. That didn't last long. We picked up our rental car and headed to the AirBnB to get settled. It was a short drive from the…

Moving Out

Getting rid of everything was easy. Actually leaving was harder than I expected.Over the past three months, we've been selling and donating things we no longer needed or used. Some of the items were easy to part with. Others had more sentimental value. Asking our kids to part with…

One Year Away

My family and I are traveling full time for a year. I attempt to answer all of your questions here.…

CrossFit?

It's Sunday morning. I'm sitting on the couch and drinking coffee. I'm also Googling CrossFit intro videos and looking a "boxes" near my office. That's what they call them. They're not gyms, they're boxes. I've never been very physically active. I played baseball and ran track as a…

4 Lessons Any Struggling Business Can Learn from Kitchen Nightmares

I'm a big fan of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. The British version, not the American one. I enjoy watching, not because the shows are about cooking, but because they're about business. Teamwork, leadership, purpose, positioning, margins and profit and losses are all topics you'll hear covered. 1. Go Where the Customers…

An Open Letter to Cincinnati City Council

Disclaimer: I don't live or work in the city of Cincinnati. I pay no city taxes. I am heavily invested in this region, though. I'm disappointed in you, Cincinnati. I live in Northern Kentucky, but I tell everyone I'm from Cincinnati. I always have and always will. I've been sitting…