Balboa

  • 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
    3 days 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
    5 days 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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 weeks 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
    1 month ago
  • Counting countries and letting go
    Several people I’m traveling with this year have a goal of visiting 30 countries before they turn 30. I was a late bloomer and didn’t start travelling until I was 30 so that goal wasn’t an option for me. But it got me thinking – how many countries have I ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-10-18By Michelle
    1 month ago
  • Great White Sharks and Chasing Childhood Dreams
    Remember when you were a kid and you were always dreaming of doing amazing things when you “grew up”? Well now that you’re an adult, what happened? Did you follow and achieve those same dreams? I think many of us would say no to most of these things as we ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-10-12By bkrewsblog
    1 month ago
  • My favorite thing to do while traveling
    During this year, everyone wants some form of consistency in every city. Something they can always do even when their world is turned upside down. Early on in the month, some people find their gym for the month, some their new favorite cafe to work in or some just like ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-10-10By bkrewsblog
    1 month ago
  • Galloping to the end in Buenos Aires
    With one week left in Buenos Aires, and finally over my cold, I decided to do all the touristy things I could and maybe find something I liked about the city so we could part on good terms.   I love to read and strolling through a used bookstore on ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-10-09By Michelle
    1 month ago
  • The good side of Spain
    Everyone wants to go to Spain. It was the country I was most excited to visit when I started Remote Year. It has great food, good weather and a long coastline stretching the Mediterranean. Its had beautiful islands off its Eastern Coast and has many great cities and destinations throughout ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-10-06By bkrewsblog
    1 month ago
  • Tips for using your Phone Abroad
    Whether you’re making plans to travel extensively on Remote Year or taking a trip for a week or two overseas here are some tips and tricks to use your phone abroad. The biggest thing I stressed about before leaving the states for my year abroad was my phone and how ... read more
    Source: Emilya Rickson – Nomadic RecruiterPublished on 2017-09-25By emilyrickson
    2 months ago
  • Buenos Aires and me – not a match
    My first experience of Buenos Aires was in January 2011 when I was travelling to the Antarctic, and it did not go well. (If you ever get a chance to visit Antarctica – go! It’s my absolute favourite trip I’ve done!)   Buenos Aires is a huge city and as ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-09-20By Michelle
    2 months ago
  • To South Africa We Go
    Remote Year has given me the unique opportunity to book trips on a whim and head to places I never dreamed of before this year. Since our program fee covers our travel between each country, I had a travel credit for our flight from Valencia, Spain to Buenos Aires, Argentina ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-09-19By bkrewsblog
    2 months ago
  • Half way through Remote Year – what’s next?
    When I first joined Remote Year, the idea of spending one month in 12 cities around the world with 50 other professionals seemed daunting and exciting. Stepping out of your life – leaving friends and family, your home, and for me, my job – seemed like a huge leap of ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-09-05By Michelle
    3 months ago