I can see the snowball getting bigger

A familiar metaphor in the world of financial investing is “the snowball effect”. Imagine standing on the top of a mountain in the middle of winter when a fresh amount of snow has fallen out of the sky. What happens when you shape a snowball and throw it down. More and more snow will stick to the snowball, creating an unstoppable object. The same analogy can be translated to investing.  Continue reading

My colleagues and their bad habits

I work in an international environment, together with people from various countries and cultures. The department I work in consists of approximately 40 people, divided in smaller teams. Though, the vast majority has a different background, there are certain fundamentals that correlate. Their food habits for instance. As we are all based in an office, I tend to see the eating habits of the people closest around me. Continue reading

The origin of The Melon Deal

Starting a blog or online community where we share our adventures always sounded interesting. Due to busy schedules those plans faded away after a while. I know…excuses. That’s what I realized as well. So one night I just started writing down my thoughts, step by step.  Creating one article, then another… Inspiration could suddenly hit me and no matter where I was, I tried to start writing almost instantly. Creativity is a strange creature. I’ve learned over time to only write when I feel like it or when I feel inspired… just then I am able to finish a complete article in sometimes less than 30 minutes. I never thought I was able to do that. Continue reading

Minimalist I want to become

A few months ago I read a book called minimalism: Living a meaningful life. The authors, Joshua Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus completely changed their lifestyle to pursue the true meaning of life. They led a life full of indulgence, living from paycheck to paycheck,only to discover that what they are doing is just a waste of space.

The reason I started reading this book is due to the amazing, sometimes “life changing” reviews I read. However, my mindset didn’t change after finishing the book. I admired the concept and the thoughts behind it but that was it. It didn’t change me. Until…

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How do we travel on a budget? (Part one)

Traveling can get very expensive, especially when you don’t foresee a budget. As exploring the world is something we love to do, we track our costs, plan our travels way ahead and research profoundly. That way, we are able to do multiple trips throughout the year. Every month we put money aside that we use for traveling. Due to our savings behavior, we’re able to safe a significant amount every year for traveling. Besides that, we always try to find great deals. Continue reading