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Nomad Podcast: Talking travel, Remote Year and startup life

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I had a chance to chat with Sean in the latest episode of the Nomad Podcast about my experience building a startup while traveling amongst twenty-eight countries during my nomadic stint with third cohort of Remote Year. We discuss some of the challenges our team faced when attempting to build a brand new startup from…
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La Chorrera: Chasing Waterfalls in Bogotá

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I’m always down for an adventure, and I love hiking, so when I had read about Cascada la Chorrera in Choachí, I knew we had to find our way out there. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find much in the realm of a guide on how to get to Choachí, nonetheless the actual waterfall. The gist was…
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Trekking Tayrona: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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As part of our exploration of Northern Colombia, we had to check out Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona. Alex and I had both read quite a bit about the park, and it sounded right up our alley after some of our latest hiking adventures. We stayed a night in Santa Marta to split up our trip…
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Don’t Drink the Water….There’s Local Bacteria In It

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Frankie Botero!< ------this guy------ >Well he decided to get hitched. Take the plunge. Tie the knot. Get married. Hook up the ball and chain. Put his sex life in a locked box. So, he needed to have a bachelor party. Since they don't allow Google Glass in strip clubs, we headed to Isla de Mujeres. An island off of Cancun, known for two of the following...
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Korea + Japan = Koran?

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As my Remote Year journey neared its end, I had the realization that I wanted to continue traveling (😱I know, I was shocked too). I somehow got it in my head that I wanted to go to exactly two other places; Japan and Colombia. Why these two places? Great question. How can you truly know why anyone wants to do anything? What actually motivates a...
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Restaurant Spotlight: Mini-Mal

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I had read a number of positive reviews of Mini-Mal, so we had high hopes. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. For drinks, I had my usual cerveza con michelada and Alex went for the maracuya (passion fruit) and tequila cocktail that I had also been eyeing, because he’s a doll like that. […]
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Eat, Drink & Explore Bogota

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After a bit of chaos, as with any travel day, we made it to our adorable Airbnb in Capinero Alto, Bogota. After a good night of rest, we woke up with one goal for our first day: eat, drink and explore as much as possible, and we did just that. Our first stop was at […]
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Touristing in Bogota

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After a day of gorging ourselves with all the food, we decided it was time to get to work on the whole touristing thing. We cooked breakfast at the Airbnb in an attempt to not have all our money go down the drain immediately. From there, we headed off to the Museo de Oro (the […]
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Day 1: Eat, Drink & Explore Bogota

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After a bit of chaos, as with any travel day, we made it to our adorable Airbnb in Capinero Alto, Bogota. After a good night of rest, we woke up with one goal for our first day: eat, drink and explore as much as possible, and we did just that. Our first stop was at […]
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Storyteller’s Project: Away We Go

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The true benefits of travel don’t tend to show themselves immediately. It seems only fitting then to share my story about my Remote Year experience on the Storyteller Project‘s platform to 300+ audience members almost a year and a half after getting back. It was an incredible and also challenging journey that I’m still uncovering the benefits from. Below is the rough script from my...
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