All

From “Is this it?” to Bliss – Interview with Lara

    0
One of my absolute favorite things about travel is the people I get to meet along the way. It’s been able to connect me with a new dear friend, Lara Sosanwo. We connected instantly over similar stories – we both found ourselves completely underwhelmed by the life we were “supposed to be living.” We also used the physical practice of yoga to move us into...
[...READ MORE...]

Lima apartment and workspace

    0
As part of my program fees, Remote Year arranges for an apartment and access to a workspace with high speed internet in each city. I thought you might be curious about my accomodations – both my apartment and my workspace – while I’m on Remote Year, so I’ll be posting a series of these from
[...READ MORE...]

I’m doing what? (Remote year introduction)

    0
I’m currently sitting in a lounge at LAX, waiting to board a one way flight to Lima, Peru. I’ve just packed up my entire life, moving most of it into storage and bringing the rest in one suitcase and one carry on for the next year. I’ve turned in my car, and said my final
[...READ MORE...]

Peru Side trips

    0
This month I took two side trips: Huacachina and Machu Picchu/Cusco. Huacachina Each month, included as part of the program fees I pay to Remote Year, they plan what they call a Track Event. These are typically day trips near the city we’re staying in. For Lima, our Track Event was sandboarding in Huacachina. Huacachina
[...READ MORE...]

Vegan everything bagel snack

    0
Steps for snack bliss:1. Slice and toast an everything bagel2. Rub a raw garlic clove onto the bagel3. Add vegan buttery spread4. Squirt a cherry tomato on there, add avocado, or some pickled red onion5. Die happy
[...READ MORE...]

A Nomad’s Guide to Bali

    0
Oh, Bali. I’m shocked to say that I feel a tiny piece of my heart is remaining here – even though I’ve only lived here for three months. As a nomad, there have been few places that feel like “home” and I’m always eager to hop to the next place. However, Bali is special and I’m finding it harder to leave than I imagined I...
[...READ MORE...]

A Guide to Food in Chiang Mai From Broke to Ballin’ ($$$)

    0
There is truly no greater pleasure than going to a country and eating the food it’s famous for, especially if you’ve only had the bastardized U.S. version of it. I’ve never been a particular fan of Thai food (I KNOW, I KNOW, please no emails) so when I settled into Chiang Mai, I had no idea what this city had in store for me. What...
[...READ MORE...]

Three Things I Learned from the Monks in Thailand

    0
One of the delights of Chiang Mai, Thailand (and there are many), is that as you wander through the unmarked streets, smog lovingly stretching across the horizon, as you pass the countless temples, you might randomly cross paths with a monk. Adorned in orange, their hair cut close, monks blend in seamlessly with the city. Up until now, I had only seen monks through American...
[...READ MORE...]

Why watching the Masters helped me reflect on my 8-year old self’s dream

    0
Like many of you, I watched Tiger Woods win the 2019 Masters tournament and was excited to see him win. Being a big golfer myself growing up, I tuned in each week to watch him play and was in awe with how often he would win. He was the best in every facet of the game and was easy to look up to from a...
[...READ MORE...]

Remote Year: Sahara Desert, Morocco

    0
This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. All photos are © Barbara Cameron Pix, unless otherwise noted. There are some travel experiences that are so monumental they are actually difficult to describe. Travelling through the Sahara Desert to camp overnight in the Erg Chebbi dunes in Morocco was one such experience for this travel photographer. The Remote Year event description says it...
[...READ MORE...]

Spring Events

    1
I’ve got some really exciting book appearances coming up this spring, so if you’re in any of these cities at the right time, please come and say hi: March 23rd @ 1pmLocal Author Signing South Hills Village Barnes & Noble Pittsburgh, PA April 11th @ 7pm In-Conversation with Tracy Banghart (author of Grace and Fury) Trident Booksellers Boston, MA April 12th @ (time TBD) In-Conversation with Tracy...
[...READ MORE...]

Remote Year: Street Photography in Lisbon, Portugal

    1
This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. One of my goals this year is to up my game in street photography. Starting in Lisbon, Portugal with Remote Year is truly one of the best travel destinations in the world to capture some compelling street photography shots. When you first hit the streets of Lisbon you may think it’s a bit chaotic. I know...
[...READ MORE...]

Remote Year: One Month Reflection

    1
It’s weird to think that I’ve been traveling for almost 2 months now, and almost all of that has been international. It’s even weirder to think that I’ve been living in Lisbon for five weeks and it completely feels like home. So much so that the idea of moving to Croatia tomorrow fills me with anxiety, and leaves me a little bit sad. Leave Lisbon?...
[...READ MORE...]

Remote Year Month #8 in Review: Lisbon

    1
I can’t believe I have now wrapped up my time in Europe. Lisbon was an incredible city to end the experience in, full of culture, captivating beach waves and incredible port close by. I also flew to London and Belfast on two separate occasions; the weekly travel reminded me of consulting travel projects. Below is my month in review of Lisbon. Took a little longer...
[...READ MORE...]

The City of Illusion

    1
An island of 1.6 million people becomes a minefield of memories.Continue reading on Medium »
[...READ MORE...]

Friendship breakups are weird and hard

    1
Friendship break ups are a mysterious thing. Unlike regular breakups, where we have rituals, romcoms, cliches, basically a script to follow, friendship breakups are a much murkier proposition.How do you tell a friend that your lives no longer align? That you no longer find the relationship mutually beneficial? You don't dislike the person, you just aren't inclined to spend time or energy to continue to...
[...READ MORE...]

Euro Trip 2018: Part Deux

    3
The month of July was going to spent in Split, Croatia. I was excited for this month for multiple reasons. The month did not disappoint and was a month full of my new catch phrase “No Bad Days”. Remote Year Darien Reunion - Part TwoCroatia would bring me back together with several of my friends from my Remote Year Darien group. It was great to...
[...READ MORE...]

Stone’s Miles: I Am Building Myself.

    1
Lisbon Update: I ate grilled salmon. I shared stories with new friends. I took yoga in Portuguese. I explored Alfama and did a walking tour. I ate pasteis de nata (again and again again). I cooked dinner with friends. I took Portuguese class. I ate an entire dinner of codfish. I took a cocktail class. I took surfing lessons. I learned how to slice cheese...
[...READ MORE...]

100 Days of RY Aurora: Number 100 – just data with a soul

    1
I’m spending a year traveling the world with Remote Year Aurora: a group of fifty-something strangers that came together last New Year’s Eve to form a nomad community. Last month we passed our one hundredth day on this experience, and in the spirit of “doing something different” with this podcast, over a span of two weeks I spoke with twenty-seven people from the cohort in...
[...READ MORE...]

Distant Love

    1
Five months before heading off on my year-long journey abroad I played a silly April fool's joke on a stranger. A joke turned into an instant undeniable connection. We were in Austin, he lived in Houston, I lived in Boston, and I was only moving even further away. Nonetheless, our only option was to give it a shot.Being in a long-distance relationship is no one's...
[...READ MORE...]