Aurora

Intro Episode – 01 – just data with a soul

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Jumping in with both feet, traveling the world for a year with Remote Year Aurora and starting a podcast along the way. Title of show inspired by Brené Brown’s TED Talk on vulnerability.  
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Ready or Not..

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On June 5th I joined Remote Year knowing I had about six months until departure. Six months to pack. Six months to get my life together. Six months to mentally prepare for the greatest adventure of my life. Fast forward to today, departure day and I’m sitting in an airport lounge wondering what I spent the last six months doing because I certainly don’t feel...
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The Things I Carry

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Now that I've officially left for Remote Year, I can bask in the satisfaction of listing everything that actually made it with me. The final 24 hours felt like Survivor meets QVC, so without further ado, here are the winners! Bags Eagle Creek Load Warrior Luggage - It's got tons of space, compression straps, durable wheels, and lots of handles which makes getting around easy....
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The Things I Carry

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Now that I've officially left for Remote Year, I can bask in the satisfaction of listing everything that actually made it with me. The final 24 hours felt like Survivor meets QVC, so without further ado, here are the winners! Bags Eagle Creek Load Warrior Luggage - It's got tons of space, compression straps, durable wheels, and lots of handles which makes getting around easy....
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New year, new adventures!

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The day has arrived! For the next 12 plus months I’ll live the life of a nomad… First, a look at the numbers- Roughly 30 days in each of 12 cities 8 countries spread across 4 continents will become my “home” I’ll eat out for an estimated 750 meals in around 15 different countries I’ll fly around 38,000 miles and spend almost 72 hours in...
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And how did you spend your Christmas?

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Oh, I just spent mine casually packing my life into a suitcase for the next year. No biggie. One of the most common questions I’ve been asked by friends and family as I prepare for Remote Year is, “how are you packing for a year on the road?”. After reading A LOT of blogs on the topic and attending multiple RY webinars with former digital...
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Last Non-Remote Year Day, Last Non-Remote Year Thoughts

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Longmeadow is doing it's part with the weather to make sure I want to GTFO. Single digit temperatures getting worse by the day are NOT OK and making those 90 degree temps in Buenos Aires look extra Bueno.How did I pack my life in one suitcase and still have room to spare? How many things am I forgetting?Will the Canes win the Orange Bowl tomorrow?...
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Redwoods National Forest: You Have to See Fern Canyon!

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   WHEN DID I GO: August 22, 2017WHY DID I GO: USA Road Trip - driving up from Davis on the way to Crater LakeHOW LONG WAS I THERE: 4-5 hoursWHERE DID I STAY: Crescent City KOAThe Highlights Right on the Pacific Ocean! As I was making my way toward Lady Bird Johnson Trail to see some Redwoods, we started driving along the Pacific Ocean and I had to...
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Sequoia National Forest: Those are Some Big Ass Trees!

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   WHEN DID I GO: August 20, 2017WHY DID I GO: USA Road Trip - checking out Cali before heading home to Seattle!HOW LONG WAS I THERE: 3-4 hoursWHERE DID I STAY: Visalia KOAThe HighlightsGeneral Sherman & The Big Ass Trees! Okay, I will just say it. Sequoias are cool! I honestly don't know if I've ever experienced something like that before. To be surrounded by all these absolute...
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Yosemite National Park: Bobcats, Waterfalls & Views on Views!

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   WHEN DID I GO: August 19, 2017WHY DID I GO: USA Road Trip - checking out Cali before heading home to Seattle!HOW LONG WAS I THERE: About 5 hours or soWHERE DID I STAY: Acorn Campground, New Hogan Lake, Valley Springs, CAThe Highlights. The bobcat. Before we talk about anything else, the bobcat was amazing! Literally right after I parked my car I started walking toward...
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