Welcome to the Groen Family Travel Blog

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.

Groen Family Travel Blog

You’ve landed on the Groen Family Travel Blog.  Join one of South Africa’s friendly families as we travel the world this year to discover our planet and ourselves.  Our Travel Blog features the writings of each family member, Paul and Yolande, the parents, and Ernest and Anric, our two amazing sons.  You can view all of our blog posts here on this page or you can jump to each family member’s own blog page to see only his or her posts.

Follow us as we explore this world and share our stories with you!

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Aqaba Jordan, Suez Canal , Greece & Olympia…Cruising along

Being on a journey like this, feels like you are handed a gift every single morning, knowing that the day holds the possibility for greatness, with constantly finding ourselves in new locations with so much to see and explore.  Today feels like a gift with a very odd shape, one of those gifts, which you…


Goodbye Dubai, Hello Cruise Ship, Abu Dhabi & Muscat Oman

10 April 2016, 11:35am Aboard the MSC Musica, cruising on the Red Sea, close to Egypt. The disappointment of the boys was immense, when they came to the realisation that the colour of the sea water, is in fact still blue and not red, as the name suggests. According to a conversation with one of…


Our first steps out of Africa – Dubai

We have just finished packing our bags for our journey ahead, which will be starting in a few hours. Extremely tired and looking forward to a few hours of shut-eye, Paul and I cuddle up for the last time in our own bed, for the next year.


Hi. I am Paul.

From a young age, I was fascinated by the movement of financial markets. Since age 25, I have owned and operated several businesses and now plan to master my first desire – making it big as a full time trader.