Balboa

  • 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    4 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
    4 months ago
  • Budapest in 48 hours
    July has been a wild month travel-wise. I moved to Serbia and got to enjoy the city for a week. Next, I was on a plane heading back to the states for 10 days. I spent 4 days in Atlanta, 5 in Charleston and 1+ traveling. Because of flight delays, ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-08-02By bkrewsblog
    4 months ago
  • Month 5 recap- Belgrade, Serbia
    Belgrade, Serbia is where I’m spending my fifth month of Remote Year. This is the month of travel for most remotes, including myself. I went home for ten days this month, spent three in Budapest and two more at Mokrin House in the Serbian countryside. With all the travel I ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-08-01By bkrewsblog
    4 months ago
  • Was never in a fraternity but went Greek this week
    We had been planning this trip since what felt like the very beginning. I believe it was early in Month 2 when a Remote suggested we should go to Greece in the middle of Month 4. It is hard to plan that far ahead while traveling day to day but ... read more
    Source: Brian Kreutz – Bkrews blogPublished on 2017-07-31By bkrewsblog
    4 months ago
  • New perspective in Turkey
    We decided to take a side trip to Istanbul. For some, it was a chance to visit a country that might not always be open to tourists. For me, I was curious about a culture where women are viewed so differently from men.   Arriving in Istanbul, we immediately felt ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-07-30By Michelle
    4 months ago
  • Country roots in Serbia
    I grew up on a farm in Northern B.C. and although I’ve lived in cities as an adult, there’s always been a part of me that longs for wide-open spaces, rolling wheat fields, and expansive night skies filled with stars. My Remote Year journey so far has taken us to ... read more
    Source: Michelle Hargrave – Michelle HargravePublished on 2017-07-21By Michelle
    4 months ago
  • 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
    4 months 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
    5 months 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
    5 months 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
    5 months ago