Cousteau

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My name is Andy Brashear. With the help of a program called Remote Year, my wife and I will be leaving our home in Denver, Colorado, to travel the world!This blog will serve as a place for pictures from the journey, as well as my thoughts and musings on our destinations, history, culture, food, and the modern world. Sometimes I may stumble, and my rantings...
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I’ve been chosen – Liebster Award

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Wow! I’m feelin’ the love ❤ Thank you, Hannah and Patti,  for nominating me for the Liebster Award! (Does Lobster Award keep coming up as an autocorrect option for anyone else??) Loved reading your answers, and here goes mine for your questions! How this works (from Patti, from Sarah): Thank the blogger who nominated you… Read More I’ve been chosen – Liebster Award
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Downloadable packing checklist for long-term traveling

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CLICK HERE to download and print this pdf checklist for Digital Nomads. Here’s a preview (2 different pages with separated categories) Real-life fails from not having a travel packing checklist: There once was a time when I wore the same underwear for 3 consecutive days (of course I washed it every night and let it dry while I… Read More Downloadable packing checklist for long-term traveling
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5 of my “Must-Have Containers” for Traveling the World for a Year

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Starting on Feb 27, 2016, I’ll be traveling the world for a year with Remote Year, a program that brings together 75 digital nomads from all over the world. We’ll be working, living, and growing together. As I pack all my entire life into a carry on suitcase and a checked bag, I started thinking about containers. Containers are everywhere. The clothes that you wear...
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Navigating the World of Volunteer Event Management

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Event planning is a 5 billion dollar industry. It’s a beast, with lots of specialties and niches. One that I’ve become intimately familiar with over the last few years is the volunteer event planning niche. This experience came in the form of House of Genius, Startup Weekend and on a larger scale, PHX Startup Week. All of these events are entirely fueled by local volunteers. When...
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…and what the hekk am I doing?

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Remote Year, here I come. My one-way flight is booked and I have two days until I arrive in Cordoba, Argentina.  Guess it’s time to start packing… Cue the questions: what the hekk am I doing, and where the hekk am I going? I’m going to be a participant of Remote Year, a program of 75 people from all over the world who travel, work, and live together...
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Hello there, world

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Thanks to the organization Remote Year, I've been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel the world for a full year while working remotely with my current companies here in the States.Starting in March, I'll be working remotely from Argentina, and then Bolivia, Peru, and 8 other countries throughout South America, Europe and Asia. There will be a cohort of 75 from 15 different countries, working...
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Iceland: the most average scenery possible

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Preface: Apparently I have this random obsession with taking pictures with my arms spread out in a Christ like-pose, so I will be peppering some in through this post.End of prefaceI'm going to tell you a story. And you will listen to my story. Or you will just scroll down to the cool pictures below. Still here?Ingólfr Arnarson (yes that Ingólfr) was a slave trading Norwegian...
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12 Months, 11 Countries & 1 Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain Ever since I ran off to Girl Scout camp for two weeks when I was eight years old, I’ve loved...
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The Startup Week Story in 9 Steps

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To many people, Phoenix Startup Week 2015 appeared out of thin air. There are similar perceptions of many successful startups in the business world. In reality, there are hardworking, dedicated teams hustling behind the scenes from conception to launch and then: poof, the magic happens. The story behind Phoenix Startup Week doesn’t have a multi-year long backstory. It’s more like a three-to-four month story—we had...
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