• TDM,  Tips

    [Review] reMarkable 2, my best Purchase Ever

    Contrary to what one might imagine, I’m much more of a gadget person than JB. I’m often the one who buys things if I think the new technology is cool, and it can save us work time. However, I am far from being an early adopter. I often wait for the 2nd, 3rd versions… before deciding. Recently, I discovered reMarkable 2, the tablet that allows you to take notes but with a paper-like feel. It is trendy among engineers and managers. So I bought it for JB. JB really likes taking notes. He tried to do it on a normal tablet (iPad), but the touch is not the same, so…

  • Digital nomad,  TDM,  Tips

    How to send your reMarkable notes to Google Drive using a Gmail alias

    I bumped into this excellent free script : Fetch Gmail Attachment to Google Drive using Google Apps Script. I edited a little bit to match reMarkable users’ needs. This script will fetch all the attached files you send to your Gmail alias and save them on Google Drive. First of all, the script uses Gmail & Google Drive APIs. I won’t have access to your Gmail or Google Drive. Google will host your script in your private space here. 1- Create a new project on script.google.com 2- On Editor, copy/paste my script 3- Here are a few things you may want to customize before using the script : Line 9.…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM,  Travel Light

    Minimalist Mics for Digital Nomads: Podcast or Zoom

    I saw a question about the best microphone to create podcasts when you are a digital nomad on a forum. Implied: good sound, not too big, not too expensive, not too heavy. Having produced podcasts with bad sound quality (oops), I’ve been looking into this as well. I asked my sister who is over-equipped in this field because she is an amateur singer/YouTuber so she needs good sound. Rode VideoMic GO Compact Microphone She highly recommended the Rode VideoMic GO Compact Microphone. The Australian brand Rode is very well known for its affordable and high-quality microphones. This model is a bit big but not expensive (63€ or 96.99$ on Amazon),…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM,  Travel Light

    Using Rode VideoMic Me with Osmo Pocket

    If, like me, you are a creator of minimalist video content, you have probably opted for one of those many sports cameras or an Osmo Pocket. If Osmo Pocket’s internal microphone is acceptable, you may need an external microphone to get good, professional-quality sound. All links are from Amazon because that’s where I bought my gear. I’ve read many reviews online, and everyone is going for the Rode VideoMicro model (95$, Amazon link). I tested this model because my sister has one. It’s compatible with Osmo Pocket, has all the mounts you need, but I find that its microphone stand is a bit big and its cable too long. Since…

  • TDM

    Masterclass: The classes I took & detailed reviews

    Category Film & TV: Natalie Portman teaches acting (course link): this is the course I took first. I’ve watched a lot of her movies. For me, it’s easier to follow because I know her movies too well to understand right away what she’s referring to when she talks about, for example, a certain accent to imitate or psychology and the rigid side of this or that character. During the first lessons, I found her lectures’ content very basic and more of common sense “you have to read, watch documentaries, understand the psychology of the characters” … from the B-A.BA. What else? Things then become more interesting when she invites her…

  • Around the world,  Digital nomad,  TDM

    2020, The Year in Review – after 4 years 1/2 around the world

    On the eve of the year 2021 that everyone is looking forward to, it is time for me to take stock of this special year. It’s been 4 and a half years that we’ve been around the world. Wow.3 and a half years that we have been working as digital nomads. It is in 2020 that we start our 3rd round-the-world trip (as soon as we make a complete tour of the planet, we count a new one). Highlights of 2020 Here in chronological order are the important events of the year 2020: January 2020/February: we leave Yucatan (Mexico) to go to Oaxaca (Mexico) and then Mexico City, before traveling…

  • Europe,  Montenegro,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    End of 2020: Two Terrifying Moments (Montenegro)

    After being forced to take some rest because of travel restrictions (and rain), we have 2 days to change regions without breaking the law. Ulcinj I choose Ulcinj, a rather big city with a picturesque old town high up, with a sea view. Paradise on Earth. Having been in a warm and comfortable infrastructure for several days, we do not realize that the storm Stella is also approaching Montenegro. In the morning, as we leave the hotel to our Airbnb in Ulcinj, it rains a little, with some stretches where the rain is so heavy that it looks like someone is pouring a bucket of water on us. It is…

  • Europe,  Montenegro,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    Christmas 2020 & 10th Year Anniversary in Montenegro

    For our 10 years of marriage, we had imagined so many dream destinations: Seychelles, Maldives, Kenya, Tanzania… but because of Covid, the dream destinations will wait. We spend them rather in Montenegro. Note: this article is part of our road trip Croatia – Montenegro. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3 Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary But that’s not why we’re going to settle for a simple Airbnb, eh? We choose the 5 stars hotel which seems to us the coolest, not very far from Budva, to spend Christmas in the warmth. The prohibition to change regions applies from…

  • Europe,  Montenegro,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    The Mouths of Kotor, La Serpentine, Herceg Novi & Perast (Montenegro)

    After two days of rest in Dubrovnik in Croatia, under a splendid sun, we left for Montenegro, on December 21, 2020. Note: this article is part of our road trip Croatia – Montenegro. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2 Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Covid & Timing In these uncertain times, timing is key. Many cultures have access to a kind of calendar based on astrology. Basically, the location of the planets can influence humans. Usually, I don’t even bother to consult this calendar but due to the uncertain events of the last few months, many eclipses, Blood Moon,…

  • Croatia,  Europe,  TDM,  Travel Journal

    2 Days in Dubrovnik (Croatia): Hotel Excelsior & Game of Thrones’ King’s Landing

    In Montenegro, we are currently under curfew every day from 22pm to 5am and it is forbidden to move between regions on weekends. That’s why we spend a few more days in Croatia before crossing borders on Monday morning. We choose to spend them in Dubrovnik because it is the closest place to Montenegro that we can reach by bus from Split. Note: this article is part of our series of articles “Road trip Croatia – Montenegro in 2 weeks”. To read the 1st part, click here Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Split – Dubrovnik by bus We leave Split very quickly because…