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Frank and Lissette in Cape Town, South Africa.

Podcast with Expats 3, the series continues with an interview with Frank Thomae. Frank and his wife Lissette are Canadians who took up the nomadic life two years ago. The first year was sort of a trial run to see if they would enjoy doing this full time. A wise decision if you ask me, as things are not always what you picture, so it pays to be cautious. They have been slow traveling across Europe. In their case, they stay in each place for one to two months at a time, using AirBnB rental accommodations. Frank discusses how they travel while Lissette still works for the same company on the road.


Split, Croatia. One of the places they have called home for a while.

Split, Croatia. One of the places they have called home for a while.

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In the podcast episode, our various topics include:

  • How long it took from travel plans to execution
  • His prior work
  • Life as nomads
  • How they decide on where to go next
  • How the budget is adjusted
  • Lissette’s job and how she was able to keep working for the same company
  • The life now compared to how it was
  • Average budget for their rentals as they travel
  • A day in their lives
  • How they stay within the E.U rules of travel
  • The favorite destination so far
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Paragliding in Cape Town.

This was a fun interview. I have known Frank and Lissette online for over a year and it was nice to connect. It felt like l was conversing with an old friend. That is one of the things l love most about this blog and travel. It has connected us with so many different people. People that we would ordinarily not have met in our prior life in the fast pace, rat race world. Taking time to smell the roses has made us appreciate life as well as relish the friendships that have come our way. I know when we eventually get to meet in real life, we will like them just as much.

Lissette enjoying the views over Prague.

Lissette enjoying the views over Prague.

You can find out what Frank and Lissette are up on their blog bbqboy. Their Facebook page is here . Feel free to follow their tweeter feed or check out their interesting youtube channel. To find out the origin of their blog name, l guess you just have to head on over to their” About” page on the blog :-) . A little too spicy for my podcast ;-) .

Budapest, another absolutely beautiful city that was their home.

Budapest, another absolutely beautiful city that was their home.

Thank you for joining me for this Podcast with Expats 3 episode, Frank. I always like hearing your take on life and travel. If you enjoy the podcast, we would appreciate a rating on itunes. This really does put it out there for future travelers and expats who are eager for information. Hearing first hand from people who are actively pursuing their dreams is always empowering.

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What say ye people? Are you ready for life on the road? Is it on your wish list or are you perfectly happy sitting at home and exploring your backyard instead? Nothing wrong with that at all. We can’t all be nomads, but we would love to hear from you.