Battuta

  • 5 Things I Like This Week: November 17
    What a week! I don't know about you guys, but I'm ready to hit the beach. Good thing I'm on the way to Cartagena...😜ICYMI: in this series, I'll deliver a few recommendations of things I'm listening to, watching, reading, doing, etc. Check out the first installment here. Enjoy! Or if you don't ... read more
    Source: Emily Heaslip – “Arrivals/Departures”Published on 2017-11-17By Emily Heaslip
    2 days ago
  • Procrastination: Don’t Let Your Life Belong to Tomorrow
    Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean from the sea cliffs of Slieve League, Ireland (credit: Katherine Conaway)Remember how long you have procrastinated, and how consistently you have failed to put to good use your suspended sentence from the gods.It is about time you realized the nature of the universe (of which you ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-11-17By Katherine Conaway
    2 days ago
  • 5 Things I Like This Week: November 10
    I went to a Blogging in Medellin event this week hosted by the indomitable Stephanie Linder and featuring the amazing vlogger Andrea from itsaTravelOD - check her out). It inspired me to be less bad about updating ye ol' blog. There are more posts to come, starting with this new series ... read more
    Source: Emily Heaslip – “Arrivals/Departures”Published on 2017-11-10By Emily Heaslip
    1 week ago
  • My New York Times Most Interesting Place: Morocco
    Last week, I applied for The New York Times 52 Places ‘Writer at large’ position. Their application requested a 500 word essay on “the most interesting place you’ve been and why.” This is my response, with a few old photos added.The call to prayer wafted in to announce the morning, followed ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-11-07By Katherine Conaway
    2 weeks ago
  • Fighting The Silence of Stigmas
    I respect anonymity & that it may be necessary for some people, and that’s their right to decide.However.I decided years ago to see addiction like any other disease — say, cancer.We do not shame people for having cancer.We do not shame patients for getting treatment.We celebrate the small victories, the recovery, the years of ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-11-07By Katherine Conaway
    2 weeks ago
  • theSkimm update today on this issue:
    theSkimm update today on this issue:The StoryCongress is not happy with Silicon Valley.What’s this about?Russia attacked last year’s US election by doing things like hacking institutions (think: the DNC) and spreading propaganda on social media. The US intelligence community says this was ordered by Russian President Putin. Russian agents pushed content to as ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-11-02By Katherine Conaway
    2 weeks ago
  • Healthy October
    This month, while in Morocco, I decided to try a few new things health wise. I haven’t trained Muay Thai or boxing since January. I’ve been toting gloves and focus mitts around but I’m not getting any benefit other that the extra weight lifting on travel days. My fitness routine ... read more
    Source: Alondo Brewington – “Cocoa Nomad”Published on 2017-11-01By thecocoanomad
    3 weeks ago
  • An Interview with Remote Year Staff, Jason Piersialla
    I met Jason in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Remote Year in 2016. He was the Operations Manager for Battuta, my Remote Year group, and therefore kept us alive around the world for 12 months through 12 countries. It was a big job, and we’re eternally grateful.He kindly sat down with me ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-10-31By Katherine Conaway
    3 weeks ago
  • Hi Racquel,
    Hi Racquel,So glad you liked it!We definitely learned a lot about better ways to ask questions to get more useful data for a future survey (if we do another one).It’s also a challenging group to find and wrangle, though, and it’s hard to say who exactly qualifies (people living abroad, frequency of ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-10-30By Katherine Conaway
    3 weeks ago
  • Nomadic Transition and Challenges
    I recently participated in a survey asking about my transition to a nomadic lifestyle: What were the challenges for you to transition into a digital nomadic life? Before I started my journey, I owned a home and had a routine with family/friends, career and local community. Making the change from ... read more
    Source: Alondo Brewington – “Cocoa Nomad”Published on 2017-10-24By thecocoanomad
    4 weeks ago
  • I’m still human, even on Remote Year
    I first started my personal blog as a way to document my adventures and as a way of sharing my life with friends and family back home. I meant to keep it light and silly and comical.But life hasn’t been light and silly and comical, like it was in those early ... read more
    Source: Jo Robert Sprague – “Jo Sprague”Published on 2017-10-23By Aashima Kapoor
    4 weeks ago
  • Modern Work Podcast
    Listen to my interview on the Modern Work podcast with host: writer, consultant and fellow nomad, Katherine Conaway. We talk about how I got into software development, my experience with Remote Year and how I work from the road. Modern Work is a podcast about the work we do today & how we got ... read more
    Source: Alondo Brewington – “Cocoa Nomad”Published on 2017-10-20By thecocoanomad
    1 month ago
  • Me Too — So What?
    Me Too — So What?Yesterday, after 42 hours of traveling from London to Doha to Cape Town, I got on Facebook to see “Me Too” posted throughout my timeline, by woman after woman after woman.Helpfully, one friend included this note with hers:If all the women, femmes, and non-binary folks who have been sexually harassed or ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-10-17By Katherine Conaway
    1 month ago
  • An Interview with a Corporate Management Consultant
    While we were on Remote Year and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year, I interviewed Chrissy Barnum for the Modern Work Podcast.Chrissy Barnum is a consultant at Accenture, where she’s focused on strategy consulting for large nonprofit organizations.She also founded Impact Beacon, a social entrepreneurship blog, and runs City Girl Succulents, ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-10-11By Katherine Conaway
    1 month ago
  • Scott Dukette
    Scott DuketteWriterUSA  Why did you decide to go on Remote Year now?    I had recently decided to retire from my Civil Engineering career and sold my ownership share in the firm where I had worked for over 15 years.  My sales agreement included a non-compete clause in that industry, so ... read more
    Source: Jo Robert Sprague – “Jo Sprague”Published on 2017-10-06By Carly Lockwood
    1 month ago