Balboa

  • Bulgaria – Part 2
    Whoever planned our itinerary knew what they were doing – Sofia was definitely the place to recharge for month four of our journey. We actually spent five weeks in Bulgaria – as we travel on the last Saturday of each month – and I appreciated the extra week to simply ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-07-12By Michelle
    1 week ago
  • Throwing misconceptions out the window in Istanbul
    This past weekend I took a side trip to Istanbul with three other Remotes. Istanbul is a city I would recommend everyone go to. Its tough with all the terror attacks there recently and I feel bad for the locals there as tourism has gone down as a result of ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-07-06By bkrewsblog
    2 weeks ago
  • 100 days of Remote Year
    100 days is a milestone. We see it in politics (the first 100 days in office) and in personal projects (choose one thing – gratitude, yoga, walking – and do it for 100 days).   I recently celebrated 100 days of leaving behind my job, family and friends to travel ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-07-04By Michelle
    2 weeks ago
  • Why you should travel after a breakup
    Breakups are messy and complicated and sometimes a complete head fuck.  Regardless of who broke up with who and what the circumstances were, a breakup always makes you question your direction in life. Why did I choose this person to begin with?  Did they make me happy at one point? ... read more
    Source: Emilya Rickson – Nomadic RecruiterPublished on 2017-06-30By emilyrickson
    3 weeks ago
  • Fear vs. intuition
      How do you know when your fear is irrational and something you should “get over” or if it’s your intuition telling you “don’t do it”?   Over the years and through traveling alone, I’ve developed a strong sense of intuition and rarely do I question the gut feeling that ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-06-22By Michelle
    4 weeks ago
  • I’m living where? The hidden gem of Sofia, Bulgaria
    We’ve been living in Sofia for  about three weeks now and its been a nice refreshing recharge so far. Going into Remote Year, I knew I would love my first three months traveling through Croatia, Czech Republic and Portugal but I wasn’t sure how the next two would shape up ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-06-20By bkrewsblog
    1 month ago
  • This one’s all about me. Well I guess they all are… But it’s my birthday so…
    So June is my birthday month!  If I were at home I’d go out with my favourite people for dinner and enjoy the time with them.  Even though I’m away from home and from some of my favourite people, I arranged some celebratory festivities with some of my remote family. ... read more
    Source: Lauren Deneweth – Lauren the NovaturientPublished on 2017-06-19By Lauren
    1 month ago
  • Bulgaria – Part 1
    When I first saw my itinerary for Remote Year, there were two cities I had never heard of – Belgrade, Serbia and Sofia, Bulgaria. After two weeks here in Sofia, I have to admit it’s quickly climbed to the top as one of my favourite cities.   Sofia is a ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-06-19By Michelle
    1 month ago
  • Sunday Funday- a hike through Rila Lakes National Park
    One of my favorite things about Bulgaria so far is the amount of outdoor activities. The city has many parks and this month all Remotes get a sport card that gets you free access to many gyms across the city. Also, our tracks this month (activities RY sets up for ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-06-12By bkrewsblog
    1 month ago
  • Month 3: Lisbon
    I arrived in Lisbon after dark to my new home. A quaint central apartment, down a narrow alley, through maybe a 5′ tall blue door, and up 62 uneven and irregular stairs to my 4th-floor square box. It was perfectly imperfect. I loved every bit of it. We were on the ... read more
    Source: Emilya Rickson – Nomadic RecruiterPublished on 2017-06-08By emilyrickson
    1 month ago
  • Naked in Bulgaria
    When you reach a certain age, it can feel like many of your “firsts” are over – first car, first love, first home, first stamp in your passport, first time talking all night and watching the sun come up. I think that’s why we write bucket lists – a list ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-06-08By Michelle
    1 month ago
  • Portugal. a love story
    We made it Portugal! Almost our whole group was relieved when we made it to the land of 75 and sunny, ocean views and pastel de nata. Even though many of us, including myself, loved Prague it was such a nice uptick going to nicer weather. For a guy from ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-06-04By bkrewsblog
    2 months ago
  • Morocco- Camels, Riads and Fresh Threads
    I’ve heard more and more about Morocco over the last few years and it seems to be a growing destination for tourists. Early on in our trip, the group decided we would take a side trip to Morocco while we were in Portugal since it was a short plane ride. ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-06-04By bkrewsblog
    2 months ago
  • Sofia is one pretty lady!
    To everyone who has been lovingly harassing me about my radio silence over the past month I would just like to let you know I am alive and well  I know I have been lagging on my blogging/instagramming/snapchatting efforts and I apologize for that.  I have never really been ... read more
    Source: Lauren Deneweth – Lauren the NovaturientPublished on 2017-06-03By Lauren
    2 months ago
  • Portugal part 2 – all about friends
    One of the many things I love about traveling is realizing how small the world is. You hop on a plane and a few hours later you’re in a new country with a foreign language, bustling traffic and strange smells but you can walk around the corner and run into ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-05-31By Michelle
    2 months ago