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We are offline 6 weeks for our maternity and paternity leave

We have the great opportunity to give form to the ideal way for us to receive a new life into this world. We decided to take a long maternity and paternity leave the entire month of November and probably a bit of December too. Our MacBooks are nicely wrapped in a ribbon and we go offline to be fully present for the birth of our baby (boy or girl) and completely focus on the first[…]


November 4th, 2015. Babe, it is a matter of days now until you will join us. We cannot wait to meet you.. You won’t be able to read whats in this post until years from now, but that is ok. This is also more a project for mommy and daddy;) We wrote the story of your joining us, traveling with us and finally arriving in our lives after nine months of pregnancy. Also, in this[…]


We have moved to Playa del Carmen about two weeks ago and we are having a great time. Our house and our neighbourhood are the perfect mix of Mexican Culture with a little luxury. We have everything we need in less than two blocks: supermarket, gym, laundry service, restaurants, etc.. Diana is doing great and our little baby nomad is growing accordingly:) We went to a beautiful pregnancy course hosted by our German midwife Aneke.[…]


Unfortunately the bus had to stay in San Cristobal due to mechanical issues and therefor Steven had to cancel the roadtrip, but he met some great people though:) This also means Steven is back with Diana and together we are now living in Playa del Carmen. Diana is now 35 weeks pregnant and she is doing great. In Mexico they call delivering a baby ‘dar la luz’ which roughly translates to ‘giving the baby his[…]


We are very thankful that around november 8th we are expecting a teeny tiny baby (with long legs probably;)) to join our adventure. Since we are living a nomadic and minimalistic lifestyle, we bought a new suitcase for him or her already, in order to fit all the new baby things we are going to need. We are travelling back to Cancun on August 31st to welcome this new life to the world on Mexican[…]

Living and working nomadic in Holland

For the first time since the start of our Digital Nomad journey in 2011 we are living completely nomadic in Holland as well. With the help of friends, family and strangers we have found several places to live for the coming months. We are flying back to Mexico in September and until then we will live in houses that people offered us for free, in exchange for some help or for a small contribution to[…]

Hoe word je digitale nomade? (Dutch)

Hoe kun je voor een onbepaalde tijd ‘betaald’ op reis? Door onderweg genoeg geld te verdienen om desnoods jarenlang te gaan. Dat is tegenwoordig simpeler dan ooit. Je zou bepaald de eerste niet zijn. In de afgelopen tien jaar is dankzij de enorme vooruitgang van communicatietechnologie een nieuwe categorie professionele globetrotters opgestaan: de digitale nomaden. In dit artikel vertellen wij, Diana en Steven Zwerink, hoe je zo’n vrije levensstijl voor jezelf kunt creëren. We richtten[…]

Everything we own (minimalism)

Yesterday we shot a picture of everything we own:) We were packing our bus in order to leave her in Mexico for a couple of months while we are in Holland and we realised: this is everything we possess. All our stuff. We love minimalism. We also realised that almost everything we own, we use on a daily basis. This is because we only keep things that add a lot of value to our lives.[…]

‘Keeping our engine rolling’ or ‘How do we pay for our digital nomad lifestyle?’

After more than three years living like digital nomads we thought it would be nice to share with you how we are actually ‘paying’ for this lifestyle. We write ‘paying’ because often there is no money involved in deals we make with our customers. We almost trade more than we invoice. Over the course of the last three years we have become skilled hustlers and we have traded our skills for almost anything. First we[…]


Saying goodbye to our newfound friends in Belize was hard but Guatemala definitely is worth it! We have been in the jungle for the past three days to visit the Maya ruins of Tikal and we camped on the beautiful lake of Petén Itzá and had a delicious open water triathlon training. Right now we are in Flores (a teeny tiny island with small crooked streets) to get some work done and somewhere in the[…]