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9.2 | Peru: Machu Picchu and the Privilege of Being a Traveler

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Tourism and its impact have been a consistent topic of discussion that come up frequently in our travels. A recent article also sparked a debate amongst a few of us. It’s not uncommon to hear people not wanting to participate or go somewhere because it’s too touristic. Machu Picchu was a great example. The debate of whether to visit or not loomed over us the...
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9.1 | Peru: Ica & Hucachina

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While I did not have a great impression of Lima, what I really did enjoy about Peru were some of its other cities like Ica and Huacachina. Both places showed me a different side of Peruvian culture and introduced me to the vast and varied terrains of Peru.On our third weekend in Lima, a few of us decided to rent a car and escape the foggy...
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– Cusco & Machu Picchu

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Hello Aruba

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After nine months of group travel and a dreary couple months in Cordoba and Lima, took a short break on the beach in Aruba.  Played a bit of golf but Aruba was too windy to get too much enjoyment from it!  I tried to get to as many beaches as possible and tour the island, however, the pool and the beach cabanas were also put...
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Prana Pacifico

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Remote year offered us a weekend trip to Prana Pacifico, and without much information as we were the first group this trip was offered to, a few of us decided to go for it and took off on a Friday morning to the coast.  Turns out it was worth the gamble and we found ourselves in a slice of untouched paradise.  We flew into the...
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Peru.

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Remote Year: Month 9 
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La Manuela Ranch

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What better to do on ones first day in Colombia but to head out to La Manuela Ranch – Escobar’s infamous summer house for some paintball.   The ranch is in a beautiful area of Guatape, and on our journey out we saw rolling green mountains with large estates as well as smaller Colombia towns.  The property itself if fairly well preserved despite being ripped apart...
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The Importance of Saying No

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When I started Remote Year I had just finished Brené Brown’s book “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging.” It was a timely read that challenged what we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and cultures. Suddenly I found myself in a community of diverse digital nomads from all over the world with an even more open mind. I...
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Let the Wine of Friendship Never Run Dry*

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One might think that the best part of traveling around the world with a program like Remote Year would be all of the amazing places I have seen, the delicious food I have gotten to try, the mingling of cultures, or “doing it for the ‘gram” in a legitimate way – however; not the case.  It is the doing of all of those things with...
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– Ica & Huacachina

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