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Las Estacas, Mexico. 2018

A year ago today, I wrote a blog post about traveling the world with Remote Year, and I wondered how far I’d go. After month seven, I decided to depart from the program, making Buenos Aires, Argentina my last stop. My decision came about because it felt like the right thing for me to do. At that point of the journey, it was becoming important to me to return home to Brooklyn, NY to be with my family. I also simply felt fulfilled with the overall structure of the program and the experiences that came from it. Amazingly enough, as I reflect, I’d seen so many new places that I once only ever dreamed of visiting. Travel is a major part of my life, and I always look forward to the next time I make myself comfortable in the window seat on an airplane.

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My journey with Remote Year also allowed me the flexibility to volunteer as an English teacher in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Argentina, and I developed great basic teaching experience. During my last month...