Welcome to my page

where I share my story, my interest in the world, life optimisation inspiration, nomadic life hacks, how to live abroad tips, how to make a long distance relationship work, what happens when you get sick abroad and some other writing on whatever moves me that day.

A website about living abroad, travel, tips for personal improvement and how to earn a side hustle income without neglecting existing commitments.


Hi, my name is Birgit. 20 years ago I left Germany to live abroad and 10 years ago splitting my time between 3 continents. How was all that possible? I will share with you what I learned, perhaps you can make use of a tip or two. In 2006 I started my first blog and had a lot of fun with it but didn’t realise that it could be something more serious.

I am back now, with this website, a place to tell the story of my unconventional life as it unfolds, and for reflections on past lessons learned. (Don’t fall prey to a love skam… Yes I was that fool, you think you would never be? Haha, read on. ) But I also want to take the time and share some of my nomadic life tips and strategies with you. I have things to say about long distance relationships across continents, housesitting as a way of ‘free’ accommodation and saving travel money, I also had the misfortune or perhaps it was excellent fortune of falling seriously ill in America, I will write about how I got lucky at a time that could have been the worst.

You can see some of my photography on my website: www.over7seas.smugmug.com

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