Inspiring & educating video to travel Portugal

Despite its small size historic Portugal was a real conquering nation and a major economic, political and military power. In the Age of Discovery they divided the world into two with Spain and strongly influenced world history. Their colonial empire lasted about 600 years – enough time to spread their language that by today is spoken by 220 million people in 10 countries.

Medieval castles, peaceful cobblestone villages, world-famous wine, delicious and affordable seafood, delightful cities, brilliant beaches and warm weather are only some elements that make a visit to Portugal so exciting. Continue reading Inspiring & educating video to travel Portugal

Please copy me

I’m on a mission. This is the greatest venture I will ever build. The most exciting adventure that makes Indiana Jones and Lara Croft pale in the face. The most successful business I’ll be the operator of, taking all the roles, the CEO, CTO, CMO, CCO, COO, CFO, ABC, and XYZ.

In fact, you’re invited. Invited to make your mission impossible possible. You’re not Tom Cruise. Instead you’re Joe, Hero Joe, and Josephine Heroine. Get ON BOARD, this is your call, all your hero/-ine friends have been waiting for you. Do you accept the invitation? Continue reading Please copy me

Join us traveling Portugal in June and learn from locals

We’re thrilled to announce that ON BOARD will be heading to Portugal from June 11-20, 2016.

In a 10-days travel marathon we’ll be doing many things. Here’s an extract of our program:

  • Learn Portuguese
  • Sightseeing in Porto and eat local in Lisbon, surfing and relaxing nearby
  • Camping, trekking and enjoying the village life in São Pedro do Sul
  • Exploring Aveiro
  • Beach day near Coimbra
  • Village sightseeing in Mertola and river tour
  • and much much more

For the full program write us.

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Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2016 in Medellín

Today the annual Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) opens its doors for the first time in Medellín. Already known as an uprising international hub a wave of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, business and startup owners from over 160 countries will populate Colombia’s second largest and 2012 world’s most innovative city to explore „new ways helping new founders start and scale new ventures around the world“.

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Solo travel in a group – part 2

Two weeks ago we wrote about why you travel solo. Today we have a look at what group traveling offers for you.

Group travels, especially small group travels, like we offer them, are a great bridge between a personal journey and a group travel adventure, always with the option and no obligation to share the outcome of your personal insights with like-minded fellow travelers.

Let’s have a look what group traveling means.

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Solo travel in a group – part 1

This is not against solo-traveling and pro group-traveling. This is about getting the best value while traveling with the biggest amount of learning nuggets and the most authentic experience of a land you can imagine. With ON BOARD we are on a mission to make traveling the most authentic way to learn, using the world as our classroom.

Our thinking is inclusive. This is reflected on the way we travel and the kind of people that apply to join us. We travel visiting all the popular places and the ones people have barely heard of. The kind of people joining ON BOARD are solo travelers, group travelers, and more specifically remote workers (digital nomads), students, business owners, entrepreneurs, people in sabbaticals and travelers who want to see a country through the eyes of locals.

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Announcing our Ambassador Program

And what it means to be an ambassador.

ON BOARD is an alternative education and travel program for remote workers (digital nomads), students, business owners, entrepreneurs, people in sabbaticals and travelers who want to see a country through the eyes of locals. Our participants put their talents into the service of the travel group and visited communities to learn from each other and initiate transformative processes both in our participants and the local people. It’s all about sharing what we know.

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I’m from Colombia, This is My Country

A modern 2016 perspective from a Colombian woman (25) who loves her country and her German partner (32) who fell in love with it.

Colombia is hugebeautiful, and the most bio-diverse country in the world per square km. It’s incredible in its endless opportunities to enjoy your travels. Life happens outside here. Fans of archaeology and historic facts will be delighted by Tierradentro featuring pre-Columbian culture, the ruins of the Lost City and San Agustín archaeological sites. In present times, local farmers from the campo are always happy to invite you to live with them and learn to grow coffee or cacao, like our invitation for people from Slovenia. The calm Caribbean and wilder Pacific ignite the wish for adventure on a boat, beach, diving, snorkeling or just lazily getting tainted to swim as a refreshment after.

Why not have your first Salsa class and enjoy the famous nightlife while you discover its delicious food? You can use the travel tips in our upcoming Colombia Travel Guide 2016 with inspirations for your travel year 2016 and places you haven’t heard of.

Colombian countryside with horses in San José Del Nus
Colombian countryside with horses in San José Del Nus

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Local food tours in Ljubljana with Ljubljananjam

Slovenia is magical for many reasons that you only discover when you visit it.

Typical Slovenian food explored with Ljubljananjam
Typical Slovenian food explored with Ljubljananjam

A magic you don’t want to miss is a food walking tour with Ljubljananjam to taste the yummy side of Ljubljana. Your friendly guide will be Iva Gruden who is also the founder.

Iva Gruden, tour guide and founder of Ljubljananjam
Iva Gruden, tour guide and founder of Ljubljananjam

Tour start: Prešeren Square, Ljubljanas best meeting point

You will visit incredible places and realize how deeply careful Slovenians are about what and how they eat. Gardening plays an important role in their life as well as organic food. They know the source and origins of food and most of it is made with their own hands or in their own village. Obviously, this helps keeping traditions alive and gathering families — not only around the table to eat but around the process of making food!

The central market in Ljubljana consists of a few parts. Ribarnica (fish market) is a place where locals can find their fish both from the Mediterranean sea and beyond. Pokrita tržnica (covered market) is in the lower level of seminary building – where the first public library is! – and it’s next to the fresh produce market, a paradise for your appetite!

You will be delighted by the delicatesses such as homemade flour. You will love the different tastes of goat and sheep cheeses and learn how to make them. You will try salami made of indigenous pork (the pigs were only fed with tree fruits) and more exotic salami made out of deer and even bear!

Every day Iva chooses a local restaurant. Each one is special because of the quality of their food and their particular story — usually related to social entrepreneurship.

If you analyze Slovenia’s gastronomy you will see that its geographic location (the bordering neighbors) had a strong influence on their cuisine, especially from the Italian side. Slovenia’s gastronomy is therefore diverse but also fragmented. Nevertheless, Iva combines all dishes, snacks and drinks into a perfect gastronomical adventure.

Ljubljananjam incorporates Slovenia’s many regional traditions in one unique experience. You travel around Slovenia through its food in a few hours while you enjoy the privilege of a small group with a very enjoyable guide. Iva is absolutely passionate about what she’s doing and a great ambassador of her country and its delicious food.

Bonus: Food specialities unique in Slovenia

Specialities that you can only find in Slovenia:

  • Pumpkin seed oil
  • Orange wine
  • Special honey due to the unique bee hives (they have a national bee wasp)

Find more photos of the great tour on Facebook.