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Choripan, Clubs, And Cleanups: Week 3 With Cousteau

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Getting trashy at the park cleanup Real talk: Holy Week is a big deal in Córdoba. My current writing music comes from singers outside the nearby Iglesia de los Capuchinos, where a huge crowd has been singing for the past few hours. It’ll be an interesting week and I’m looking forward to seeing this part of la vida cordobesa. Those little Spanish phrases are starting...
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The Ops Approach to Linux Server Security

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This post was originally a response to a question I received from a friend via email, with some additions. I’m not going to try to get very in-depth here, this is more of a high-level overview of what you should be doing to secure a server running Linux. This is mainly focused on a business environment where you have multiple users and multiple servers (and...
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How I survived Burning Man

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And why I’ll probably never return. 10 tips for virgin burners.Continue reading on »
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#llcoolj #portrait #dc #museum #scruff #guy #hat (at National…

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#llcoolj #portrait #dc #museum #scruff #guy #hat (at National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)
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Trip Preparation Update

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Itinerary Update First, before I get into the rest of what I’ve got sorted out this week for my trip, the itinerary has changed for Darién. The Remote Year staff reached out to everyone who has been accepted to Darién to notify us of the change earlier this week, citing safety concerns about Turkey and Bolivia. The new itinerary is below: Prague, Czech Republic Belgrade,...
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Halfway Through Month Number 2

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Wow I have been in Buenos Aires for 2 weeks now! The weeks here seem to fly but the days seem so long because I fill them with so much. Buenos Aires is a beautiful, vibrant city. It is frequently called the Paris of the South. Our group is in the upper middle class neighborhood of Palmero. There are tree lined streets filled with cafes...
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Todo Bien

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Si, todo bien aquí.  All is good here. It’s week 3 of the adventure, and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the year compares with the excitement of the first location.  I’m still as pumped about Remote Year as I was in my last post. We’ve also had an exciting update for our itinerary, so for those of you thinking of planning a trip…...
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Hello from the Other Side

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Here I amHere I amHere I amHere I amHere I amHere I amToo close.....a little too closeFor those of you who hoped I was dead, you're gonna be disappointed......cause I'm not dead. Boom!I am in Cordoba, Argentina mid way through my third week with Remote Year (that itinerary is for a different group, my itinerary is here).This whole thing is so hard to wrap my mind...
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Who goes on a trip around the world? Remote Year 3: Team Cousteau

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One of the first questions I am often asked when talking about Remote Year is "what kind of jobs do these people have that lets them to travel for a year?" As expected, many are from creative fields such as design, writing, and development, but honestly, we're a very diverse group from all walks of life. Not only do we have wildly different careers, but...
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A Weekend in the Countryside

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Last Saturday, a small band of eight of us from Remote Year boarded a bus early in the morning bound for the countryside and mountains outside of Cordoba. Our friend David Baum met someone in the city one night who's friends own a farm, and they've recently branched into agrotourism. No, not "aggro tourism."This...The farm is owned by two incredible women, Pamela and Gigi, along...
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The True Cost of Remote Year For Me: Part One

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I just learned that at least one more member of our Remote Year tribe will not be joining us on our next move to Rabat, Morocco. My heart breaks every time we have to say goodbye to another great friend. I wish him all the best, but am still upset that he’ll miss out on the many other memories that we have yet to make...
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Thanks for documenting so well!

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Thanks for documenting so well! I really appreciate that—heading off to Yugen in August and will be in Split for Month 1. I’m ferociously researching. Thanks again!
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The Killing Fields

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Traveling the world is not all rainbows and waterfalls.  It’s a course in world history and sometimes history is horrifying.  The hardest, most humbling, sobering day of the year was visiting the S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.   In 1975, the Communist Khmer Rouge Regime under the evil dictator Pol Pot marched into Phnom Penh...
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Two Week Countdown AKA Oh Is This Happening?

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Fourteen days left in the USA. Fourteen days left to get last minute items, figure out my phone situation (yep I should have already done that), say my last goodbyes, notify my credit card companies, write this blog post...And it's still not really hitting me. The countdown number gets smaller and I just keep chilling like "hey living with Mom and Dad for a couple...
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Viva Spontaneity!

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It was 11pm on a Wednesday night, and Betsy, Ben, Sami, Nik and I were at a bar, our third for the night. The five of us had been on separate road trips through the Rioja wine region and that Monday, Betsy, Ben and I had run into Sami and Nik at a winery called Marqués […]
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Buffer PR Specialist Hailley Griffis

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Hailley is a Public Relations Specialist at Buffer. She helps her company strategize and implement different communication plans. Hailley is one of the main hosts of The Science of Social Media podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear about her day-to-day life working as a PR specialist. She also shares her tips and her tips for how you can get started and grow your PR career even if...
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Prague half-time commentary

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I’ll let these select photos taken by the skilled photographers in our group speak for themselves: We’re exactly halfway through our month here in Prague and I wanted to take some time to share some observations and thoughts on this city and our band of nomadic knowledge workers. General Impression of Prague First off, I did a 10min walking & talking video short last week...
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This All-Natural Physical Sunscreen Will Legit Change Your Life

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Beauty products weigh a lot (side note, can someone do something about this??), which means that as a traveler I have to be really, really discerning about what I take with me and what I decide to ditch. I started the year with nearly 20 pounds of makeup, skincare and haircare, but quickly realized that I wasn’t willing to sacrifice suitcase space for things I...
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Are We Choosing Hate and Horror?

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The first thing I read this morning:(CNN)Europe’s populist movements have already made their mark on the European political landscape after a series of closely-watched elections held across the continent.Emboldened by the UK’s decision to leave the EU and by US President Donald Trump’s anti-establishment victory, far-right, nationalist and euroskeptic parties now continue to vie for power in France and Germany.Here’s a look at how — and why — some of Europe’s...
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Iceland in 6 (much-too-short) days

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From the hot 110 degree Moroccan summer days to the waterfalls and glaciers of Iceland - my family's 2 week visit was quite the vacation of extremes. Still, after Morocco, we were more than excited at the prospect of wearing layers and well, just not sweating profusely at all times of the day.We knew we only had 6 days on the island (which is not...
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