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Social media marketing, Julia Jerg [Nomad Summit 2020]

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Notes from speaker presentation at the 8th Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Continue reading on Medium »
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Nomad Summit 2020 Review

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Chiang Mai, Thailand. A review of the 8th conference for digital nomads, by digital nomads, including key learnings from each speaker.Continue reading on Medium »
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How to Start Freelancing

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I’ve been working remotely and traveling full-time since June 2014. How did I get started? How do I find clients?Continue reading on The Startup »
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Roots and Wings

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Johan Wolfgang von Goethe said: “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.”What an interesting quote. Roots and Wings. Roots are meant to stay grounded, growing in place. Wings allow you to take flight and see the world. Is it possible to have both?To answer that question, more questions arise. What are...
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Introduction to Remote Year

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  In July 2017 I decided to share an exciting adventure with my LearnKey family. Here is the story. In my first two years with LearnKey, I have created a Job Ready Team from nothing, managed over 50 veterans’ successful placement in careers and assisted with strategic initiatives…. All while learning the ins and outs of […]
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September Flew By; October Disappeared

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Did I just have an unusually long blink? Where did September go? AND October is gone?! Lots of exciting news from September, maybe that’s why it went by so fast… It all started with getting to meet a LearnKey Alumni that relocated to AZ for an IT job at Spectrum. It was an honor to […]
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Hello December: T-Minus: 52 Days until take-off

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Welcome to December, y’all! It is officially official, my Remote Year experience has a launch date. On January 26, 2018, I will be flying from Phoenix to L.A., then on to Hong Kong, and finally landing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! The longest flight I have taken to date has been six hours from NYC to […]
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Preparation and arrival for the Job Ready Gypsy – Remote Year

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  Week one of Remote Year ends, I must remind myself that it is in fact only 1 week! After a short week of a crash course in acclimating to a new culture, new location, and total opposite time zone, I find that I am blown away that even with all those distractions, we have […]
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Just a little unsure in Kuala Lumpur.

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Goodbye Malaysia! Month one has come to a smooth coast. Feels like the longest month of my life (in the best way possible). Kuala Lumpur: Wow! What a diverse population to say the least. Muslim, Hindu, Arabic, Indian, Indonesian, and Chinese influences make up the welcoming city of Kuala Lumpur, also known as KL. KL […]
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Sah-wat-dee Kah from Thailand

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The land of 1 million malls was left barren of Remote Year Kanyini on March 3rd, 2018. We left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and landed in Chiang Mai, Thailand! The Culture of Thailand   Can be summed up in 2 words: Food (which gets its own section) and Fun! Thailand means “Land of the Free,” and […]
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Distant Love

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Five months before heading off on my year-long journey abroad I played a silly April fool's joke on a stranger. A joke turned into an instant undeniable connection. We were in Austin, he lived in Houston, I lived in Boston, and I was only moving even further away. Nonetheless, our only option was to give it a shot.Being in a long-distance relationship is no one's...
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Medellin: From Most Dangerous to Most Transformed

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   Medellin...You absolute stole my heart!I know I said I could live in Lima. But, I might have to take that back...and it hasn't even been a month since I left. Because Medellin...oh my god. How do I even start on Medellin and how much I loved the month I spent here? I want to stay. I wish I could stay. I don't want to go on...
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Recap of our time in Spain and Ireland

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Well we just broke the halfway mark of Remote Year having left Valencia, Spain and rounded out month six. Here’s my normal video recap that shows where we lived and worked there: I was fortunate to get outside of Valencia too this past month and travel around Ireland and to Barcelona. Here is the month told in photos: Prev1234NextPrevNext Salient things that stand out about...
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“Write a blog,” they said. “It’ll be great,” they said.

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Greetings and welcome to my blog. If you’re reading this you’re probably a good friend of mine or maybe an old friend/classmate/colleague that I haven’t talked to in years save for a few Instagram likes and Facebook comments. You may even be a new friend trying to figure out where I lie on the crazy spectrum. It’s okay, I probably have stalked or will stalk...
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Why We Have a Love Hate Relationship With Social Media

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Why is it that we love to take pictures, yet hate pictures were taken of us? Why is it that we are quick to point out the flaws of others but fight to defend our own flaws? Why do we seek friends and likes in social media, yet, we demonize social platforms?It is because we tend to love others and hate ourselves. We either put...
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6 Things to Know Before You Travel to Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is the best destination for finding off-the-beaten path hiking, amazing food and rich culture. We rounded up our top tips about accommodation, transport, money, food and health & safety for you.
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The Sun

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Mae Ra Moe, Thailand. 2018.  Today, once again, from a tent on a beach, at 6:42am, I watched with amazement, the sun presenting itself to the day, as each time is the first time. It reminds me of the opportunity we have as people to enter the day, brand new, with style and grace. There were hues of light blue, purple, orange, and pink that...
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Side Tripped Out

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Really the only kind of problem I’ve ever had is a first world problem. Maybe the one that sounds the most ridiculous is that I’m exhausted from side tripping. But looking back, it’s been an amazing two weeks. Joey visited (!!!), we went to Phuket & Phi Phi, and it was an absolute dream to travel together and explore these beautiful places. Ok, in reality...
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Retrospective Feb 11 – 24

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  A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have. — Steve Jobs Last week was missing a post because I decided to switch to a...
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Cusco, Lima, Boston, LA… everything

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of this month, but I will try anyway: April 2017 was the greatest month of my life to date. If that sound’s a little silly after last month’s glowing post, just hear me out.Hiked Machu PichuAte at two of the top 10 restaurants in the worldRan the Boston MarathonPartied at CoachellaStarted consulting for one of my favourite game companies of all time.Where month 3...
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