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  • 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 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
    4 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
    4 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
    5 months ago
  • 6 Month Review
    I thought this was my eat, pray, love year. I’d be healthy, clear my mind, find myself (whatever that means), and maybe fall in love with a handsome stranger on a beach in Greece. I would spend hours at a little cafe, drinking espresso, reading, and people watching. I’d become ... read more
    Source: Emilya Rickson – Nomadic RecruiterPublished on 2017-09-03By emilyrickson
    5 months ago
  • Exploring Spain and feeling homesick
    Although we could have happily stayed in Valencia the entire time, I wanted to show Mom other parts of Spain during her two-week visit so we grabbed some friends, rented a car and headed south. We chose the longer, more scenic coastal route, stopping in Alicante to visit a friend. ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-08-30By Michelle
    5 months ago
  • Stopping to smell the jasmine
    I arrived in Valencia with much excitement! Not only is Spain one of my favourite countries, but it’s also when my mom is coming to visit! I’ve been traveling for nearly six months and mom will be my first visitor.   A thousand years ago, a formidable set of walls ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-08-22By Michelle
    5 months ago
  • Road trip to Budapest
    We’ve been living in Belgrade, Serbia for month five and it hasn’t really impressed me.  Yes, the people are friendly and the cost of living is extremely low but it doesn’t have the wow factor of other Eastern European cities. I’ve enjoyed the countryside but found myself feeling restless and ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-08-18By Michelle
    5 months ago
  • A typical Remote Year conversation
    So you’re on a side trip and you sit down at a bar with some remotes and after a few minutes the two people next to you recognize you speak English so you began to chat. Like many conversations on the road they begin with where are you from and ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-08-03By bkrewsblog
    6 months ago
  • Mokrin House- Serbian countryside bliss
    When we arrive to each new city, we get a city preview from our local team that month. Each city has a local experience manager and local operations manager that help us integrate more into the city and give us tip and tricks to get by. So far, all the ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-08-02By bkrewsblog
    6 months ago