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Fall-ing Back

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I woke up this morning to the sunlight competing with the color from the leaves of the trees. It smelled like chimney smoke, cinnamon, and incense. I felt like a child again: walking around the neighborhood with my pumpkin filled with candy and a few tricks up my sleeve.Work brings me to St. Louis, a town I don't get to visit often, but when I...
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Hvad er det her med digitale nomader og en rejse næsten jorden rundt?

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“Congratulations, Tanja! I am thrilled to formally offer you a spot as a participant on Remote Year, launching February 1, 2016.” Beskeden tikkede ind den 6. oktober, og tiden stod stille et øjeblik, mens jeg læste mailen etThe post Hvad er det her med digitale nomader og en rejse næsten jorden rundt? appeared first on Digital Nomade.
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Start monitoring your home internet connection

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NewRelic quietly released a new product called Synthetics earlier this year. While services like Pingdom have been around for a while, New Relic’s Synthetics has… The post Start monitoring your home internet connection appeared first on Dreaming in DevOps.
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The beginning of my blog journey

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I grew up a writer.  I remember the scents of cinnamon hot chocolate, and hiding out on my twin sized bed, snuggling up to the latest new novel series: Little House of the Prairie, Anne of Green Gables, Nancy Drew...I couldn't get enough.  My mother would knock on my door, and when I wouldn't answer, she would abruptly walk in and scold me for reading. ...
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Mr. and Mrs.

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To be fully known. This may be the deepest of human desires. To grow old with someone; to love.  old couple in san miguel de allende  Let me preface the post to avoid any confusion and clarify my position:  no, this post is not about political or legal issues around marriage. yes, i did check out the pride parade here in nyc this year after the ruling and...
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Dia de los Muertos | Day of the Dead

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First off, my photos most definitely don’t do this event justice. Dia de los muertos (day of the dead) was an experience greater than anything I could have imagined.The night started off with a group of new friends enjoying a meal at the meat market. All of the boys gladly wore flowered crowns as we chowed down on a plethora of meats with tortillas. From...
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But How?

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So you got the why I’m traveling for a year, but what about the how? I was browsing Facebook one morning when I came across a sponsored ad for a program called Remote Year (thanks for finally getting one right, FB!) My jaw dropped lower and lower the more I read. I texted my 2 besties that I had figured out what I was going to do...
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Yes to Travel

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In less than 3 months I will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. I am leaving behind my friends, family, and career to be surrounded by the new and unknown. Typing this out to the world makes me feel like a crazy person. My life is good. It’s great, even. I’m bundled up on my couch and it’s silent except for the gentle...
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Recap: Mexico

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I’ve spent the past week and half in the Oaxaca region of Mexico and it’s been a lovely whirlwind! In my first destination, Puerto Escondido, I met a few other travelers and we have been a tag team, meeting up in each city to share some good times.PUERTO ESCONDIDO:THE BASICSA somewhat larger surf town, waves are mostly huge and not for swimming.HIGHLIGHTUnfortunately for me, it...
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#DigitalNomadProblems

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I made this with a smile on my face during the flight to Guatemala. An hour later I would find out the airline LOST my luggage with everything I meticulously packedfor 15 months of travel. Now I have REAL problems.
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My name is Andy Brashear. With the help of a program called Remote Year, my wife and I will be leaving our home in Denver, Colorado, to travel the world!This blog will serve as a place for pictures from the journey, as well as my thoughts and musings on our destinations, history, culture, food, and the modern world. Sometimes I may stumble, and my rantings...
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Hot, dusty & happy in Morocco

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I’d often walk to the grocery store when I lived in Nairobi — by choice, since I could have easily hopped in a matatu, a minibus system…Continue reading on Go Remote »
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Moroccan Luxuries

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Before moving to Morocco, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Is it dirty there? Is everything super cheap? Is everyone not white? Now that I’m settling in, I’ve got a secret: Morocco is a hipster’s dream. It’s a reality TV mom’s dream. A combination of niche markets creates an abundance of hipster Moroccan habits, and I have to say, I’m pretty pleased. What I...
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How We Book Our Travel Accommodations

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What's the best way to find travel accommodation? There are so many web sites available now to help you choose where to stay. We’ll tell you a bit about our favorite ways to book where we stay, and when each is best.
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@halfhalftravel attends Remote Year’s Future of Work Summit 2018

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We attend Remote Year’s second annual Future of Work Summit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where great minds convened to discuss the future of the workplace as we know it and how the remote office creates inspiration.
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Perusing Portugal 

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It’s been a while since I updated blog so here is an update of the last 2 weeks.Quick synopsis: Portugal is a beautiful City! It is a combination of San Francisco (think trams, hills, and golden gate bridge twins) and Miami (coastal weather and beachy feel). The old town is beautiful and preserved as Portugal was the only main country not bombed or damaged in...
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Comment on Carménère & Meal Pairings by Michele

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What a lovely article! I absolutely love learning about new wines (I hate to admit it, but I often buy the same ones over and over again just to avoid making a bad selection). Proper pairings are definitely something I need to learn more about… So glad I know someone who can help with that!! 😉
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Hello again, Goodbye.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia. 2018 Saying “hello” to goodbye is a constant in life. We always find ourselves meeting people for the first time, sometimes for a short period. We visit some places temporarily. Feelings come and go. Hello again, goodbye. You have the same consistency of time. The flow of your appearance is sometimes premeditated, but more often spontaneously consistent. You’re always around, sometimes lurking....
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Comment on The gravity of things by Note to (future) self – Nomad Bloggers

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[…] You survived a year without any of that stuff.  Did you miss it?  Remember that post about stuff?  Maybe you should give it a re-read and take your own […]
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What You Cannot Unsee

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A fictional conversation with AnthonyBourdain in a Moroccan Hammam.AB: "What are you doing here?"LL: "... M-me?.... What am I doing here? I'm sorry. I didn't realize this part of the hammam was a private... or... reserved. My apologies.""No. What are you doing here?""Oh, uh, trying to relax, I guess. I--""Jesus, kid. What the fuck are you doing in Morocco? You're, what? British? American? Are you from...
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