Hello, nice to meet you here. My name is Jeanette Slagt also known as JC from Holland.
I live the life of a nomad, minimalistic and basic, happy with sand between my toes
- In 2015 I sold all I owned and left for the Philippines
- In 2017 I started a long motorcycle trip through the Philippines
- In 2019 I traveled through Italy before moving to Mexico where I currently stay
(read also: Motorcycle Road Trip through Mexico)
About my nomadic life
Even before the term ‘Digital Nomad’ was invented or the internet existed, I already did this kind of non-stop traveling and working thing in South America. Although there wasn’t much digital about that trip since those were the days snail-mail ruled the world.
I left the Netherlands when I was 17 in 1978 and returned 2.5 years later. I traveled the UK, Azores, Caribbean, and Latin America, through the Panama Canal and way down South through the Magellan Straight, all the way up again to Brazil and Barbados.
After returning home, I visited lots of places in Europe and North Africa. But always with a home address to return to.
Now there is no home to return to. Home is where my feet rest and where the internet is at my fingertips.
I work online while traveling the world
I am a writer, and blogger ever since blogging became a “thing” I do my own SEO and Social Media Management. I run 2 websites and advise people that want to change their lives, move abroad or become a digital nomad.
(check out what I offer you: Services and Books)
My Personal Writings
Maybe you are considering moving to Mexico in 2023, or the near future, but you are not sure. How does life look in Mexico nowadays? Is it still affordable, and how about the new smoking laws? And not to forget: ...Read More
Mexico has implemented the most strict anti-tobacco law in the world. It is now completely prohibited to smoke in public spaces. The step, which was first approved in 2021, also includes a ban on tobacco advertising. Other Latin American countries ...Read More
Those who are running a website using WordPress are not all overjoyed with the developments WordPress is implementing. Especially not Gutenberg. Who wants blocks? we all wonder since their own "Kill Gutenberg"-plugin is the best downloaded and used plugin in ...Read More
The basic living expenses in Mexico are cheaper than in the United States, Canada or even some parts in Europe. Especially when it comes to housing costs. The cost of living in Mexico, or any country in the world, kind ...Read More
It was a jump into the deep end when I left the Netherlands in 2015 to become a digital nomad at the age of 54. But I made it, somehow. It has not always been easy, and still, I know ...Read More
When you travel to or through Mexico you might need to reset your watch a few times. Mexico has 4 different time zones. The time zones in Mexico are named: Central, Northwest, Pacific, and Southeast. And that is divided over ...Read More
The first days in the real mountains. We have left the rolling hills behind us and climbed to 2100meters above sea level. And that is noticeable. Lightheaded and a bit jet-lagged we ride on to San Cristobal de Las Casas ...Read More
Isla Aguada is not the most logical place to stop for the night. Most people push through a little further and stop in Cuidad del Carmen. But I am not "Most people" and therefore I discovered a cute village at ...Read More
Time to say goodbye to Merida and its beautiful surroundings. Time to move on to Campeche. I am on a road trip from Cancun to La Paz, and that trip is roughly divided into 3 parts. After each part, it ...Read More
Living as a foreigner in another country gives you the unique opportunity to live in your own bubble. You can break out of the bubble anytime you like to interact with local people, but you can crawl into your own ...Read More
Every few days we ride to La Paz, the nearby city, to get our groceries. Since I do not cook for my son anymore and he runs his own household we often need a lot. The side cases and bags ...Read More
Today I take you on a ride. To Los Barilles. And although the video is in Dutch, there is an English translation. I made this video to show some of my followers how it is to ride in a dry ...Read More
During my last ride I noticed some problems with my clutch and shifting gears, it felt like it wasn't working properly and in my mind, due to living in the desert, I thought it all needed a good spray with ...Read More
I am from the Netherlands an over-regulated country where everything always is available and always works. Well, at least there is always water coming from the tap. And it is drinking water, a pure quality that makes buying bottled water ...Read More
After I left Cancun in 2021 and drove around Mexico on my motorbike, I ended up in the area of La Paz, Baja California Sur. And I was surprised by the cold weather. I had little clothes to get me ...Read More
It may sound weird to you, traveling long term and visiting the most beautiful countries and places and getting depressed. But it is not strange at all. I know many long-term travelers that suffer one way or another from burnout ...Read More
I do occasionally sessions for Q&A through Zoom or if possible in real life. I tell about my life, my ...Read More
Meeting with JC from Holland aka Jeanette Slagt in La Paz, Baja California Sur are private meetings with an experienced ...Read More