Balboa

  • How to top the most amazing year of your life
    We welcomed in the new year in a new city – Bogota. While everyone rushed out to parties and clubs to celebrate, I decided to honour a tradition I started several years ago.   I like to find a quiet space and spend time reflecting on the past year, celebrating ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2018-01-16By Michelle
    7 days ago
  • How I found/drank craft Beer in Europe
    As I began my year long trip around the world, I wasn’t sure which things I could continue abroad and which I needed to drop. Back home, I love to play golf but I knew that wouldn’t be reasonable in each country I visited. I also love going to the ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2018-01-15By bkrewsblog
    1 week ago
  • Aloha
    Aloha is the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy Yesterday after driving back from the Bamboo Forest and finding hidden waterfalls to explore and swim in, a guy from our hostel told us about a local gem, Peahi, also known as Jaws Beach. It’s down ... read more
    Source: Emilya Rickson – Nomadic RecruiterPublished on 2018-01-12By emilyrickson
    2 weeks ago
  • Gliding into the New Year
    I love flying. I love the feeling of being in the clouds, of seeing for miles, of floating along. So when I heard about the opportunity to go paragliding, I jumped at the chance!   I’ve been skydiving but I’ve never done paragliding and it was on my list of things ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2018-01-04By Michelle
    3 weeks ago
  • Peru- Eating and exploring my way through the gastronomical and biodiverse capital of the world
    The gastronomical capital of the world, a city high up on cliffs overlooking the sea boasting a population greater than New York City, the city of Lima has something for everyone. I spent the last month in Lima, Peru diving into the country’s diverse cuisine and even more diverse landscape. ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-12-25By bkrewsblog
    4 weeks ago
  • Colombia – more than just coffee
    After falling in love with Peru, I was sad to leave for Colombia. After all, it’s not on the water and the only thing I knew about the country was they grow coffee and have a reputation for drugs. I reluctantly packed my bags and boarded the plane for the ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-12-19By Michelle
    1 month ago
  • Let’s give South America a try- Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, the “New York” of South America. The biggest city in the biggest South American country outside of Brazil, Buenos Aires is a business and tourist hub on the east side of Argentina. Argentina is a huge country, in fact much bigger than I think people realize as evidence ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-12-11By bkrewsblog
    1 month ago
  • Forging friendships at Machu Picchu
    When I saw my itinerary included Peru in month 9, I began planning my trip to Machu Picchu. I didn’t realize all the ways you could arrive there – everything from one, two, and four-day hikes, the classic Inca Trail, the short Inca Trail, the Salkantay/Inca Trail combo and more. ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-12-07By Michelle
    2 months ago
  • Falling in love in Lima
    I started off my year-long journey with one goal – to fall in love. Maybe to fall in love with a person or maybe to fall in love with a place, an activity, a lifestyle. I wasn’t sure what it would look like but I was open to the idea ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-11-30By Michelle
    2 months ago
  • Exploring new ways to live
    Spending one month in twelve cities is a great way to try on different lifestyles. You get a better sense if you’re a city person or a small town person, if you like to be on the water or surrounded by nature, if you value space or amenities.   Wrapping ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-11-16By Michelle
    2 months ago
  • Mountains and Korean BBQ – A match made in Chilean heaven
    Chile was another country that I’ve always wanted to visit. I don’t exactly know why but I just remember wanting to go there one day for a number of years. With us being stationed in Córdoba, Argentina for the month of October, a trip to Santiago was at the top ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-11-14By bkrewsblog
    2 months ago
  • Finding sense in the middle of Argentina- A month in Córdoba
    Our eighth month was spent in Córdoba, Argentina. Córdoba is Argentina’s second largest city and it is smack-dab in the middle of the country. The Argentine Sierras mountain range is about an hour away and there are not many other big cities nearby. You are kind of secluded here but ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-11-07By bkrewsblog
    3 months ago
  • Finding rhythm when everything around you changes
    I was born and raised in British Columbia, and other than a brief stint in Alberta, I’ve always lived in B.C. One of the things I love about the West Coast is experiencing all four seasons.   I know that after the heat of an Okanagan summer, we move into ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-11-07By Michelle
    3 months ago
  • Argentinian adventures continue
    We arrived in Córdoba after a nine-hour bus ride through the Argentinian countryside. The highway from Buenos Aries reminded me of driving in Saskatchewan – long, straight, flat, see-for-miles.   I instantly liked the city. Even though it’s a big city (second largest in Argentina), it has a small city ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-10-31By Michelle
    3 months ago
  • Interview: How Technology Fueled Brian Kreutz’s Remote Year
    Recently, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the team at Workfront. Workfront is a project management system that we use at my company to manage all of our client projects. It has been one of the main systems I have worked on remotely with the team the last ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-10-20By bkrewsblog
    3 months ago