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Patagonia: 4 Amazing Days Off The Grid

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It’s hard to write about Patagonia. How can words do justice to a place when pictures can’t? Patagonia topped my travel bucket list long before Remote Year, and I had planned to go at least once during our 4 months in South America. The problem with it (the only problem, really) is there are too many places to see and they’re all pretty far apart....
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On Peru and Mixed Feelings

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Ten years ago, I spent a blissful two weeks in Peru.It was my first "kidult" (term coined by Jenn) adventure without my parents. I climbed Machu Picchu, I hugged alpaca, I boated out to the floating reed islands, I ate so much quinoa soup. Lake Titicaca, 2006. Ever since, Peru has occupied a special place in my heart. I talk about the country with starry-eyed...
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Week 10.5 – Lake Titicaca

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Thursday 4/7 – Hopping Borders This weekend, we were going on this cool trip Natalie found where you can go to the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca to stay with a family on one of the islands. Lake Titicaca is one of the biggest lakes in the world and is where the Incans believed that civilization started. It’s divided between Bolivia and Peru and is full...
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A Little Sweet, A Whole Lotta Salty

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This weekend we adventured to Salar de Uyuni – the famous salt flats in Southwestern Bolivia. The Salt Flats expand over 4,000 square feet, roughly the size of Connecticut! It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a desertlike landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations and cacti-studded islands. We opted for the three day tour to make sure we were able to see...
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T-33: Trying Not To Flood The Train Tunnels

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'Missed Connections' by Sophie Blackall The first time I ever cried on the subway was when I got the news that my grandma had had a bad fall and was in the hospital. After I got my dad’s phone call I excused myself from work and ran out of my office, trying to avoid waterworks in front of my coworkers. By the time I got...
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Week 7: The Time I Walked 80km in 3 Days (Or, Patagonia!)

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This week, I had my first visitor! Ryan and I met at work and became friends when he started coaching me in tennis. He was just as excited about Patagonia as I was, so in late February, we started planning a trip together. We’d head almost directly to Patagonia with four other Remotes, and then spend a few days in Buenos Aires before he went...
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Remote Profile: Kimley Foster

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KIMLEY FOSTERFOUNDER, GOWILDHEART.COMAUSTRALIA WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO COME ON REMOTE YEAR? Definitely the opportunity to travel with such an interesting group of people with diverse backgrounds was a huge drawcard, as was having everything organised for me. I was already living remotely, but looking for something more and when I heard about Remote Year it seemed like a no-brainer. The stars aligned, as they say… WHAT...
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Please Don’t Call Me a Digital Nomad

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For the next year, I’ll be working and traveling around the world with a group of people (more on that here). That’s what digital nomads do. But please don’t describe me as such. If you really need a label, I prefer: “writer,” “traveler,” or “person who works remotely.” Even better, just call me Nancy. I’ll still be me, just with fewer outfit choices and a shitload...
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When you’re out and see a giant chili pepper……

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When you’re out and see a giant chili pepper… #streetstyle #stunts #dc
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POLO DAY

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YOU GUYS.A fellow Remote (see: Nomad Charles) announced what immediately sounded like a great idea. Polo Day. You drink wine, watch a polo match, and then get on a horse and play polo. Anyone who thinks it's a good idea to feed me wine, put me on a horse, and let me swing a giant mallet is obviously a genius and I trust them implicitly.So...
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Blowing Up in Italy

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So my flat is filled with Italian men. They are passionately arguing whether it's safe to turn the gas back on. The "Gas man" keeps pointing at me and then making these explosion sounds while gesturing explosion with his arms; you know like you might toss confetti into the air at a party. Well it is a celebration. After all, it's #friendsday and while that...
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Find More Gratitude, Find More Happiness

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Have you ever rolled your eyes as a friend who says, "I'll feel happier when I lose ten pounds," when just last month, they said they'd be happier if they had the new car, which is now sitting in their driveway? Truth is, when we are chasing happiness in material items, other people, or circumstances, we will never find it. Instead, we find our true...
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Digital Nomad Summit 2017: Chiang Mai

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Recap and insights from the third annual conference for digital nomads organized by Johnny FD in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Continue reading on Medium »
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Happier Now

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It's been 3 months since I have been back in the United States and I've been a little bit quiet, because truthfully I had no clue what had hit me. The transition back to life in America was much harder than I could have anticipated. My mind, and body were exhausted from the long-term travel. The world got a lot louder when I began to...
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A Weekend in Cuba

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It seemed like a good idea at the time.Months out from our departure for Remote Year, we were already scheming all sorts of fantastic side trips, the first of which would whisk us to the island nation of Cuba a mere two weeks after landing in Mexico City.When facing the reality of this on the ground, it was a little daunting. We were still adjusting to life...
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All the Moments a Man Followed Me Around in Marrakesh

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The first time was the day after I landed in Morocco. I’m traveling with a Remote Year, a remote work and travel program, and a week before they gave us a presentation about Marrakesh. Being the good student I am, I listened hard and I thought I knew what to expect. “Their customs and cultural norms are going to be different than what I’m used to,” I reminded myself that early...
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Week 43-44: Thailand with Sean (Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok)

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Back in April, Sean booked all of his trips to come see me: June for Machu Picchu, September for Eastern Europe, and December for Thailand. Not gonna lie, I thought it was a little crazy to book travel 9 months in advance, but it was great to know when I’d see him and (I think) a good coping mechanism for him. This was also the...
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Listen to Your Body – WTF does that mean?

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Have you ever heard the phrase “listen to your body” and felt slightly annoyed or confused? I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure my body doesn’t speak. If it does, it’s talking a language I don’t speak. So wtf does that really mean? In today’s video, I’m breaking down what it means to listen to the body, through tuning in to self care...
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All the way up

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 The week after a baby vacay (or what felt like one) with my parents, I seriously needed to catch up on work. But I also seriously needed to go to the Pyramids. So I did both! *insert girl with hand to the side emoji* This week I:werk werk werk werk werked. Lots of phone calls. Lots of video chats. Some late nights, but it was...
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Fez, MoroccoThe heart of North African civilization & the…

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Fez, MoroccoThe heart of North African civilization & the world’s biggest pedestrian city.2/3The drive from Chefchauoen to Fez was a little over four hours. I talked with our driver the entire time while everyone else took naps– that’s what I get for riding shotgun! The drive was beautiful. Mohammed told me there are French and Spanish territories throughout Morocco and the French got the more...
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