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What Being a Black American in Cape Town Taught Me About Privilege

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I promise it’s not hyperbole when I tell you I have never seen a city as beautiful as Cape Town, South Africa. Staggering cliffs. Roaring oceans. Vineyards that look carved from the Garden of Eden and canyons so vast it seemed they were invented so the sun would have a reason to set.When I was in the airport lounge on my way back – because this...
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Everything You Need To Know About About Cape Town’s Most Beautiful Wineries

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There are few wine regions in the world comparable to those in Cape Town, South Africa. From the views, to the ambiance, to the wine, below are cape town’s most beautiful wineries and everything you need to know about visiting them.  I’m from California, so I am no stranger to beautiful wineries. Nothing, however, holds a candle to the wineries of Cape Town, South Africa....
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Happiness is a Skill-Issue #4-Happiness is a most rebellious act.

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Yesterday, I was listening to a podcast with renowned couple’s therapist Esther Perel. She was talking about how couples were coping with…Continue reading on Happiness Is A Skill »
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10 Easy Sustainable Hacks Every Responsible Traveler Should Know

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Traveling long (or short) term can be difficult to navigate for many reasons. One of the biggest challenges is maintaining a natural, healthy and minimal waste lifestyle. Travel size beauty products, chemical filled, unfamiliar products, tons of food waste due to moving around, plastic galore, disposable razors and tooth brushes; it can be complicated to use clean products and minimal waste when you’re on the...
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10 Sustainable Minimal Waste Hacks for the Responsible Traveler

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Traveling long (or short) term can be difficult to navigate for many reasons. One of the biggest challenges is maintaining a natural, healthy and minimal waste lifestyle. Travel size beauty products, chemical filled, unfamiliar products, tons of food waste due to moving around, plastic galore, disposable razors and tooth brushes; it can be complicated to use clean products and minimal waste when you’re on the...
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How to Experience Lisbon’s “Illegal Chinese Food” Subculture

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Photography by: Carly Krei When I first heard about the illegal Chinese food scene upon arriving in Lisbon, I had questions. Most importantly, I wanted to go- like now.  I’ll start off by saying that the food did not disappoint, and the ambience was exactly like I pictured upon hearing the words illegal Chinese food restaurant, known locally as “Chines clandestinos.” The interior of the...
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Vietnam: My Top 10 Favorite Things

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I lived in Vietnam for 5 weeks in February 2019, as part of my Remote Year journey. In 2020, I’ve been calling this country my home throughout the pandemic. These are some of my favorite things. I was definitely nervous to get to Vietnam. As an American, we grow up with a polarizing image of this country, and our relationship to it, purely due to...
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Foundational Aspects of Setting Up a Business

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Setting up a business is exciting! However, there are many steps you need to take before you can hit the ground running. Here are a few general guidelines to help you in the process of building your business’ foundation as you set it up. Building an Identity  You’ll need to develop a brand for your […]The post Foundational Aspects of Setting Up a Business appeared...
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Happiness Is A Skill — Issue #3: Happy is a Paradox

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No matter what country we live in, what culture we’re a part of, or what religion we practice, everything in our world revolves around a…Continue reading on Happiness Is A Skill »
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Why You Need to See a Ladyboy Cabaret In Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Thailand is known for many things. Temples, street food, gorgeous beaches…and ladyboys. One of the more popular attractions in Thailand is the ladyboy cabaret. This should be the top of your Thai nightlife bucket list. In March 2019, we were based in Chiang Mai while on Remote Year and got to see a ladyboy cabaret. We were given a special Q and A with the...
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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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