Atlas

Penguins, sharks, and beer pong, oh my

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Boy, oh boy.Week 3 was even more of a blur than the last two weeks combined. It's when most of our events planned for us and self-planned event collided. I was on the go 24/7 and I'm pretty sure I wasn't sober for more than 24 collective hours. (Sorry, mom.)SundayWe took a gorgeous scenic drive through Chapman's Peak and stopped to take in the incredible...
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6 Months with Atlas and feeling hella #blessed in Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai, Thailand has been my favorite month of Remote Year so far. Hands down.It’s such a beautiful country and there’s so much to do, but it comes with a really laid-back vibe that is so relaxing and peaceful. It’s a really unique place to explore and live for the month.My last couple weeks were much slower than the first two, but I still had...
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True Life of A Digital Nomad: I Am Not My Instagram

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Anyone that follows me on on this blog or on Instagram may have noticed I’ve been pretty quiet lately. I’m not posting as often as usual, and when I do, I don’t have much to say.I haven’t felt like myself the last 4 weeks or so. I spend most of my time being a couch potato or a quiet observer in the room with my...
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Dirty dancing and flying balls in Valencia

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Valencia totally kicks ass! Here's what I've been up to the past two weeks:Marina Beach ClubSo, I have no pictures of this to supplement my story, and soon you'll understand why.There's this incredible open-air space called the Marina Beach Club. It has a gigantic sound stage, lots of open cabanas for lounging, super bougie bars, and a really Miami, party-scene vibe.I wanted to go so...
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Lackluster Lisbon wasn’t as sparkly as I thought

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Now, before anyone trips over themselves to tell me how great Lisbon is and I'm crazy for not agreeing, allow me to explain.I don't disagree Lisbon is beautiful. I don't disagree there's a lot of rich history. I don't disagree Lisbon has a special place in Portuguese culture.Maybe it was just a bad month for me. Maybe the juxtaposition from Cape Town was too stark....
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My last few weeks in Lisbon and leaving our mark

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I spent a lot of time working on my new business and heads down in the workspace, but I did get out my last few weeks in Lisbon. Here's what I got up to:Mixology Class A bunch of us joined an unofficial mixology master class at a local bar called 4 Caravelas. A Remote Year favorite, the owners Marcus and Tania are absolute gems and...
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Manage your freelance pipeline better for free with this template

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Kaila's note: This post is specifically about how to use this Airtable template I've created. If you've never used Airtable before, first of all reevaluate your life, then check out their tutorials to help you get started. Then come back here. Don't worry, I'll wait.So Airtable is basically my life. But actually. I use it for everything. Today, I wanted to share my self-made CRM slash...
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Flying with 45 people is hard and getting my sparkle on in Lisbon

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I'm sorry I haven't updated in forever. Totally my bad.The last week in Cape Town was a blur trying to squeeze in all the things and going away parties and then packing to move on to Lisbon. And that's a hell of a story...Transition dayAtlas had our first transition day and it was the shitshow we expected but not for reasons we expected. Totally wasn't...
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17 Things I learned after my first month of Remote Year

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You do not need as much stuff as you think you do.Bartering is a way of life.Don't sweat the small coins. It all comes around eventually.Your group is your family. The sooner you realize that the sooner it manifests.Be actively inclusive. You never know if someone is just too shy to ask.Everyone handles stress differently. Be kind, always.Everyone's financial situation is different. Don't be jealous...
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Krushing it in Kuala Lumpur

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Oh, hello there, strangers! I know it’s been 1,000 years since I’ve posted and I’m sorry for that. October in Kyoto totally sucked because I hated it there and never left my house so I don’t have much to share. We’ll just pretend it didn’t happen.MOVING ON.I’ve been here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for all of November and it’s totally kicked ass! While I definitely...
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