Celebrity Travel Addicts: Frank Thomae of The Travels of Spanky along with BBQBoy

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Celebrity Travel Addicts: Frank Thomae of The Travels of Spanky along with BBQBoy

In this edition of Celebrity Travel Addicts, we speak with Frank Thomae The Travels of BBQBoy along with Spanky.

We and Frank talk about what travel means to him personally , some of his favorite areas he and his spouse have lived, his favorite things to do in South Africa, and more. Check out Frank’s finest travel suggestions and find out where he’s headed!

How did your passion for traveling begin?

Hi David.

Thank you for adding us.

What does travel mean to youpersonally? Why is it that you feel it’s essential?

I was eight years old when I moved to Lusaka (Zambia) along with my parents. I didn’t enjoy it as soon as the seed for traveling got planted, however, that’s. Once I revisited Africa, that knew that traveling was likely to play a significant role, it had been about a decade later.

Your spouse Lissette and you run a travel site called The Travels of BBQBoy along with Spanky. It’s such a name that is unique! Could you please tell us a little about the site and how it came about? Why is it different from many other travel content on the market?

Traveling makes me feel alive. I get bored easily — I need to see things, have a little bit of adventure and face challenges.

You’ve lived around the world in Many Places, including outside of Quebec City, Zambia, Montreal, and Vancouver.

What’s your favorite place you’ve called?

The routine 9-5 life lived . I had a good career and lived in an exciting town (Montreal). However, I had the traveling bug in my own body. We made Canada to journey full-time in 2014 and we wish we’d done it.   Our life is routine and we have the freedom to we desire. That’s what journey has meant to me personally.

How would you travel in any given calendar year? What kinds of places do you want to see?

We put the blog up until we left to journey full-time, the primary aim at the time being to record our travels.

What do you want viewers learn and to attain from your job?

We’re full-time,”slow” travelers meaning that we typically stay in one location for over a month (sometimes even two or three months). It usually means that we really have to know a location. You won’t see a number of the normal”Top 10″ fluff lists about our website , we write about our adventures, people we meet, and also observations regarding places or traveling generally. It’s a personal site and I am publicly opinionated in my own writing which occasionally puts me in trouble (I feel that the worst thing about many websites is the way dull and un-opinionated they are). However, as I stated high up, the primary goal was always to record our travels in an honest, uncensored way.

Celebrity Travel Addicts: Frank Thomae of The Travels of Spanky along with BBQBoy

Give us a’Top 5′ record for one of your best 3 destinations. Just like a mini-guide or some to-do list of sorts. It may be anything from your favorite hotel, the best spot to have lunch, the best holiday season, etc..

We only came up on 5 decades of full-time traveling and recently reverted up areas we’ve”lived in”: you will find 22 cities and towns in which we’ve remained at least 1 month as departing Canada in 2014. We wrote about our worst and best slow travel foundations within our 5 decades of full-time traveling . At which we lived as temporary residents in Split, Croatia those 5 years included. In case you’d requested Lissette her favorite spot to call home she’d have advised you Split…but this summer we spend 3 months at Lviv (Ukraine) and it is currently at the top of her book. Lviv is also loved by me. However, my favorite location, in a way, is Cape Town in which we lived for 3 months back in 2016. South Africa is the most beautiful place we’ve been.

How many countries have you seen up to now?

As full-time travelers, we’re traveling. We’ll give a shot to any location but over the years we’ve come to prefer Europe, more specifically Eastern Europe.

 What are your top 3 favourite restaurants?

I would like to give subscribers more thickness. Not just on destinations, but on life as expats and full-time travelers. And I need to do it. Traveling isn’t necessarily ideal.

What’s your favorite restaurant on the planet? What dish do you recommend there?

Because I cite Cape Town among our favorite areas: Stay in the Mount Nelson Hotel, hike Lions Head along with  Table Mountain, take the Hop On Hop Off (which takes you everywhere you have to go in Cape Town) and also be sure you see the Kistenbosch Botanical Gardens. Rent a car and drive out to Stellenbosch, take a look at the wineries and also have some great South African parks. Stay a night in Boschendal Estate, drink wine and also possess a springbok beef. Come back into Cape Town, Visit the Clifton beaches, have dinner at Camps Bay.

Celebrity Travel Addicts: Frank Thomae of The Travels of Spanky along with BBQBoy

What’s your traveling film?

I think it’s around 45…

What’s your beloved airport?

Thai, Indian.

When every day I had to select one to consume it would be Thai.

Which city had the friendliest people?

The one which sticks out: Taste of India in Krakow, Poland (differently a town we did not believe much of). Best meals we’ve had anywhere. I recommend my customary: Lamb Vindaloo. Get the vegetable samosas and order a few garlic naan.

Who is your traveling companion?

Lissette will inform you Lost in Translation (we were in Japan for 7 months and can relate…). I would have to go with”non-travel” traveling series such as Indiana Jones and Jason Bourne.

Celebrity Travel Addicts: Frank Thomae of The Travels of Spanky along with BBQBoy

What’s the ideal method to kill time while traveling?

Any of the Contemporary Areas that are Asian: Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand.

Celebrity Travel Addicts: Frank Thomae of The Travels of Spanky along with BBQBoy

As long as they’re clean, spacy, and have big windows (I am a small plane geek…)

What’s the most exotic location your livelihood has taken you?

Places that stand out: Lviv (Ukraine), Lecce (Italy), and South Africa.

What’s your bit?

My wife Lissette of course

What are without?

Watching films or shooting notes (it’s usually where I’ll produce ideas for approaching posts…)

What’s your dream destination?

I had been CFO for a company in the grain industry. The most”exotic” locations it took me were Winnipeg and Geneva. Some of the most exotic have been Sumatra and Zimbabwe.

What’s your traveling quotation?

Organize everything back to home. Ensure that your finances are in order. We have met lots of younger bloggers who haven’t any cash to their own name and began traveling with the expectation of making cash from blogging/freelance writing etc etc.. Ensure you’ve got a financial plan.

Where are you headed?

The travel part is easy.


Excluding Lissette, they’d be my camera, my computer and a few trekking boots (my passport is an obvious 4th).

I’d Love to see more of Southern Africa.

Go to Victoria Falls (which I visited several times when I was younger), visit the Drakensburg Mountains and Blyde River Canyon, and go to Namibia.

“Shit happens”. It’s maybe not a journey quote but it’s going to be prepared for whatever. Since shit happens.

Celebrity Travel Addicts: Frank Thomae of The Travels of Spanky along with BBQBoy

We’ll be spending the Upcoming few months in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia.

We’re Frank & Lissette out of Canada.

Celebrity Travel Addicts: Frank Thomae of The Travels of Spanky along with BBQBoy

We’re full-time”slow” travelers, typically staying in one location 1-2 months and utilizing it as a base to explore a place. Our blog, The Travels of Bbqboy along with Spanky documents our travels. We compose the good and the poor of the areas we see; we think that it’s important both for ourselves (along with our own memories) as well as for readers of this site. We have met with a lot of individuals who aspire to the same way of life. You’ll get photos, stories a little bit of everything, and a great deal of ideas and information about the many areas we’ve seen.  We and locals like the cultural aspect of traveling and connecting. It’s what we enjoy about traveling.

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