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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do. More…

✈️ Travel

I love traveling and learning new things from new places and people. I sometimes write a diary of my travels here. Especially when a place or story was particularly memorable. Also my travel gadgets!


✈️ Berlin - the capital city of European history?

Thursday, August 5, 2021 /berlin/

It’s summer and the pandemic is a little under control my wife suggested we visit our neighboring country of Germany by car. First stop - Berlin - the city I visited for the first time in my life back in 1990 (when I was 11!) right after the fall of the Berlin wall. I must say I like Berlin a lot. I’ve been here countless times over the years and I still enjoy coming back for a number of reasons. Here are few of them:

Berlin - the capital city of European history?

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✈️ ☑️ After 10 years, GTD Summit is back!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 /gtdsummit/

It’s been 10 years since the “father of GTD”, David Allen - the author of the best-selling book “Getting Things Gone - the art of stress-free productivity” (Amazon or Audible), organized a conference dedicated to being productive - the GTD Summit. I was there last time (in 2009 in San Francisco, USA) and I’m here this time (Amsterdam, The Netherlands in Europe) and I can’t wait to meet my fellow over-achievers here.

After 10 years, GTD Summit is back!

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✈️ ✅ 💼 MindBlower - un-official Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference symbol I’m giving away for free at the event

Monday, June 3, 2019 /mindblower/

This year I’m at the WWDC conference in San Jose, California and I get to watch Apple Keynote live and witness the new software Apple is presenting. To commemorate this I’ve designed and The Podcast co-host Radek 3D-printed a symbol of this conference - a MindBlower (TM). Here’s how this idea came to be.

MindBlower - un-official Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference symbol I’m giving away for free at the event

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✈️ ✅ ☑️ Why we’re so excited about our all-team meeting: 7 steps to an amazing week with my Nozbe team!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 /team-meeting/

I’m writing this on a plane high up above Europe heading towards an airport in Poland, where 3 members of my team will pick me up and we’ll drive together to a small hotel in the middle of nowhere… to meet the rest of our Nozbe team and spend a week together. I can’t wait! We don’t have any office. Everyone on my team, including the CEO - me, works from home - so we’re really looking forward to this week! That’s why I decided to share how we’re approaching our all-team meeting. Here goes:

Why we’re so excited about our all-team meeting: 7 steps to an amazing week with my Nozbe team!

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✈️ 💼 ✅ Back in Japan! Why it’s Nozbe’s second home.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 /big-in-japan/

Back in 2010 a person known as ZonoStyle in the Japanese Internet wrote a book about creative lifestyle and productivity with iPhone and iPad… and in the first chapter wrote about Nozbe. This is how my love affair with Japan began… and now I’m back here (on vacation with my wife), admiring the views and the first cherry-blossoms:

Back in Japan! Why it’s Nozbe’s second home.

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✈️ Traveling America - Tips and Tricks

Sunday, May 6, 2012 /traveling-america-tips-and-tricks/

I live in Europe and I’m not American… but I do like to travel to the USA every now and then (usually two times per year). Mostly business mixed with leisure. When my friends want to go to the USA they ask me for tips and tricks. So I thought I’d write a blog post hoping, that my American friends (as well as my other European friends who also travel to the USA) who read this blog will add their tips in the comments. Please do. I’m by no means an expert.

Traveling America - Tips and Tricks

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📱 ✈️ Part 5 - Traveling - iPad as my main computer

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 /part-5-traveling-ipad-as-my-main-computer/

On Monday we landed in Los Angeles for our two-week vacation with my wife visiting West-Coast, Grand Canyon and other spectacular sites nearby. It’s the first trip ever that I didn’t take my laptop with me. Normally even though I wouldn’t work too much (as I really want to spend this time with my wife), but as my laptop is (was) the center of my digital life (and I am a geek), I’d take it anyway. Now that I’m on my iPad only trial I just took my iPad. And nothing more. And I even planned the whole trip on the iPad. Here’s how:

Part 5 - Traveling - iPad as my main computer

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✈️ 💼 Enjoying business of software

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 /enjoying-business-of-software/

Greetings from Boston, Massachusetts in the USA where I’m attending the “Business of Software Conference” and I’m having a great time with other software business owners, developers, coders, geeks… meaning - folks like myself :-)

Enjoying business of software

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✈️ 💼 Actively talk to people when traveling… and socializing

Friday, July 29, 2011 /actively-talk-to-people-when-traveling-and-so/

Recently I’m traveling a little more than usual: two trips to Japan just this year, one to California, and quite a few in Europe… so I get to meet people on the planes. What I found out is that I need to actively engage more in conversations with strangers than I used to… and I can learn a lot from them.

Actively talk to people when traveling… and socializing

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✈️ 💼 Passion attracts Passion

Monday, July 4, 2011 /passion-attracts-passion/

“You travel, you learn” they say. And they are so right. This trip to Japan has been amazing so far for me. And surprising. OK, this doesn’t convey the message, let me say like this: “I’m completely blown away”. Why? Well, let’s say I’ve had a series of very successful meetings and it just keeps getting better.

Passion attracts Passion

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✈️ Unify carry-on cabin luggage size - open letter to the EU Commission

Monday, June 27, 2011 /unify-carry-on-cabin-luggage-size-open-letter/

✈️ 💼 Usabilidade = destroy silos - notes from UXLX Conference in Lisbon

Monday, May 16, 2011 /usabilidade-destroy-silos-notes-from-uxlx-con/

✈️ 💼 My visit to 37signals Masterclass in Chicago

Friday, May 6, 2011 /my-visit-to-37signals-masterclass-in-chicago/

✈️ 📽 🎬 Travel light with carry-on only - show #32

Thursday, April 14, 2011 /travel-light-with-carry-on-only-show-32/

✈️ 💼 Up-in-the-air style business trip packing

Monday, March 28, 2011 /up-in-the-air-style-business-trip-packing/

✅ 😎 ✈️ #publicNozbe - simply help someone in Japan

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 /publicnozbe-simply-help-someone-in-japan/

✈️ 🏝 McDonald’s - my remote office of choice

Monday, December 6, 2010 /mcdonalds-my-remote-office-of-choice/

✈️ 📽 🎬 Smartphone vs Laptop on Weekend Trips (to London - Episode #28

Thursday, November 11, 2010 /smartphone-vs-laptop-on-weekend-trips-to-london-episode-28/

✈️ 📽 🎬 Processing BIG Inbox after Travel

Friday, October 8, 2010 /processing-big-inbox-after-travel/

📲 ✈️ 🍎 Apple Store “Waiting in line for iPhone 4” experience

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 /apple-store-waiting-in-line-for-iphone-4-expe/

💼 ✈️ 😎 Enjoying Lifestyle Business

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 /enjoying-lifestyle-business/

✈️ Taxi in a foreign city or country - a feeling of being cheated or robbed… at hello

Monday, May 24, 2010 /taxi-in-a-foreign-city-or-country-a-feeling-o/

✈️ 📽 🎬 Efficient Traveling and Switching Planes

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 /efficient-traveling-and-switching-planes/

✈️ 🎬 GTDSummit stuff - Interview with David Allen by Lifehacking.nl

Monday, April 6, 2009 /post-gtdsummit-stuff-interview-with-david-allen-by-lifehackingnl/

✈️ 💼 Meet the Editor and Nozbe 2.0 at the GTD Summit in San Francisco

Thursday, March 5, 2009 /meet-the-editor-and-nozbe-20-at-the-gtd-summit-in-san-francisco/