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The Hardest Thing About Being My Own Boss

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I’m an indecisive person. It’s not because I don’t have opinions. And no, I don’t have commitment issues. I’m just an over-thinker. Case in point: unless I have a specific craving, I have to read at least six menus before I can even consider ordering takeout. When Pablo (boyfriend) is not around, I often don’t eat at all. I sit there, waiting, getting hungrier by the...
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An update on travel plansHere is an update on our plans for anyone following us. Also, is anyone? Is anyone reading this?Yesterday we gathered at the office for lunch and our weekly town hall meeting. Among discussions of events and upcoming things to do, there was actually a more serious announcement. Remote Year's security consultant partners have been monitoring situations in Istanbul and Turkey for...
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Language

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What’s the most complex mental feat you will ever realize? There are a lot of experts, especially linguistic theorists, who would say you have already accomplished this: The mastery of a natural language. This is all the more incredible because we usually have done so by around age 8. Sometimes it feels like even earlier. Have you ever had a toddler, up to their eyeballs...
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¡Chao, Uruguay!

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Month 1 of my journey has come to a close. This past Saturday after spending 5 weeks in Uruguay I packed my bags and said chao to Uruguay.  (The do not say “Adios” here, but rather “Chao”) Top: the view leaving Uruguay; Bottom: the view entering Argentina  The last couple of weeks were again filled with many adventures including a lettering workshop by one of my...
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BURNT MISO RAMEN | GOGYO

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I am a big fan of ramen - maybe it's due to my 1/4 japanese-ness, or that it warms you up like nothing else on a cold day, or simply because it's just delicious. Whatever the reason, I love ramen and I eat it frequently. Naturally, on a recent trip to Japan I went a little ramen crazy, leading me to my first bowl of burnt...
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

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HUGE. During our Town Hall meeting today, Remote Year 3 found out two very important changes to our year long itinerary.1) We're no longer going to Istanbul.For those of you that were planning trips there, sorry to disappoint, but due to safety reasons all Remote Year programs that were scheduled to live there will all be going somewhere new/different for the month of July.Drumroll please...The...
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How did I end up here? My first steps in a journey around the world with Remote Year

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How did I end up here? The short answer is I discovered Remote Year in mid-December through my co-worker, Paige. When she informed our team at Hopscratch that she was accepted into a program that would allow her to work and travel the world for 12 months, the opportunity sounded too good to be true. I was rich with envy, and decided to apply to the program that night.But...
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Bienvenida a la Argentina!

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We have made it to our second month on Remote Year – Buenos Aires, Argentina! We arrived on Saturday evening and needless to say everyone is thrilled to be here. First thoughts on BA: There are trees and parks! Holy men.. beautiful, beautiful men I want to buy everything Too many cute cafes to choose from My apartment is baller I’m not sweating as much My...
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Estoy Aquí

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en Córdoba.  Y todo es incredible. Last week when I was on the flight to Argentina, I started writing down a few rambling thoughts… unsure of what to expect, what was packed, and how the hekk this year was going to turn out. Well, if this past week set the tone for the year, then I’m in luck. When I applied to Remote Year back in August,...
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JUST BAIL

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A lot of you back home that know my life story and me get the title of this content adventure, but no one seems to get it at face-value here, so some clarification for the out of tune.I'm on my third job, second career, am 25, and I graduated from college 3.5 years ago. How millennial of me. The thing is, I don't feel bad...
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So I’m going to run a half-marathon

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Yesterday, I signed up for my first half-marathon. In Angkor Wat. In 3 months. 😱Continue reading on »
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lost in thot…..#mexico #tulum #cocotulum #guy #shades…

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lost in thot . . . . . #mexico #tulum #cocotulum #guy #shades #beach #sand #sun #vacation #latino #cubano #2017 (at Coco Tulum)
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Sunset Hill, Riegrovy Sady Park: Prague

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Prague likes to party!  Inside, or out, there are plenty of places to congregate with the community and enjoy the summertime vibes.  One of the best places to watch the sunset over the iconic Prague Castle was right near my apartment: Riegrovy Sady Park, aka Sunset Hill.  It’s a big park, with several beer gardens.  (FYI, open container alcohol is legal in Prague)  Every afternoon and...
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Incredible Indonesia

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8 Ways to Plan for Serendipity

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These 8 insightful tips came from a recent Going Remote interview I did with expert digital nomad Jacqueline Jensen, community evangelist for Piktochart.
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My Top 12 Favorite Minneapolis Entrees

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When you leave home for a year, you generally anticipate missing friends, family, pets if you have them, the comforts of your own house, own bed.  What you don’t count on is how much you’ll miss your favorite meals when you can’t find them, your go-to restaurants, and those foodie comforts that hit the spot... The post My Top 12 Favorite Minneapolis Entrees appeared first...
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On the Road with Gloria Steinem

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Reading “My Life on the Road” while traveling the world — insights into wanderlust, history, feminism, surrealism, laughter, and home.Continue reading on »
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#sidetrip Numero Uno: Colonia, Uruguay

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A very popular topic of conversation on Remote Year is Side Tripping. Beyond the 12 cities in 10 countries in 3 continents we live and work in throughout the year, this group of travel addicts plans a wide variety of shorter trips (think one to five-ish days) to other destinations because you know, #yolo.Here's what's on the docket of trips currently being discussed: Machu Picchu, Patagonia,...
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First Impressions: Lisbon

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Whether it was the sheer joy from getting out of a weird situation in London or if Lisbon really is a magical beautiful place, I will never be able to say. I just know that I love it here. Is it too early to tell you that this is my favorite city on my Remote Year itinerary thus far? Travel Day: UK to Portugal The journey...
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Lima, Peru

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Lima is the 2nd driest metropolitan city in the world and is showcased by the cliffs that are crumbling down into the ocean below.  With high rises at the top it is a huge contrast.  Lima has the most stunning views of the ocean and is a paradise for surfers.  Unfortunately I had altitude sickness […]
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