Kublai

Peace and Sustainability

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As I sat in the United Nations’ regional headquarters in Bangkok during the Global Peace Youth Exchange (GPYE) Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), I began to reflect on some of the problems in my home country that demand immediate attention. Miami Beach, a slice of paradise and palm trees drizzled amidst the backdrop of a city built on travel, tourism, and real estate....
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Starting a Company While in School

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Many things in life seem much easier while you are a student. You have minimal bills, deferred debt, easy access to social circles, and generally one responsibility...to do well in school. But when it comes to building a company or startup, this seems to take the opposite effect. We are always told that it is much more difficult to build a company and juggle school...
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Southeast Asia Packing List

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  The number one question I have been asked is, “what do you pack for 4 months?” Because I am traveling and working I do have to bring more items than I would normally on a vacation.  I am sharing my Southeast Asia packing list which is going to be in a warm climate so […]
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Hello Remote Year

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  Hello Remote Year, Darling, I cannot wait to meet you in person. I’ve heard so many fantastic things about you. Us – this adventure we are about to embark on will be once we can tell for generations to our kids and their kids. Grandma was like Dora the Explorer and traveled all around the world! As adorable and strikingly accurate as that likely...
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Fire & Freedom – A Preface to Hello Remote Year

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I woke up at 4 am to a burning fire outside my apartment, and I’m not speaking metaphorically about “the end of an era”, but literally to a huge mass of flames burning 10 ft from my window. I had fallen asleep abruptly – in a swim suit top and bottoms – which I had ordered in preparation for my year long trip abroad with...
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What are you waiting in line for?

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There is a lot of varying information about applying for Global Entry so I wanted to share my first hand experience. I opted for Global Entry over TSA PreCheck because Global Entry allows you to enter the US more quickly and includes TSA PreCheck.  If you are not travelling Internationally TSA PreCheck may be fine […]
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2016 Travel Reflections

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As I look back on the last year I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to travel. Traveling for me is my happy place and is a reset from my everyday life.  I feel completely alive and rejuvenated when I experience something new.  I have learned a lot this past year from advice […]
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Lessons in Authenticity

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Ten. He pauses the movie right before Dmitri – played by Adrian Brody – runs down the staircase to his desk and realizes that Gustave has stolen the painting (Boy with Apple) from his home. “Wait, I can’t believe I’ve never noticed that before,” he rewinds the movie. “It’s a Gustav Klimt painting just sitting on the floor of the room.” He’s seen the movie...
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Thankful Everyday

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Getting ready to leave the country for four months includes a never ending to do list of packing, visa applications, shots, forms, etc. so it can get pretty stressful at times. Today, as Thanksgiving is approaching I want to mention everything I am grateful for this year. Career I am thankful to have a career […]
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Remote Itinerary

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Many of my friends, family and coworkers have been interested in where I will be traveling and when.  I will be in each of the below cities for 1 month at a time living and working.  I will be traveling to other cities and countries on the weekend.  Tips on where to visit in each […]
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