Battuta

  • A More Accurate Payscale for Social Media Influencers
    Image via Yahoo From the ill-fated Fyre Festival to Kendall Jenner for Pepsi, influencers are making upwards of $200K for each #spon post. Brands are scrambling to identify and recruit the next hottest social media influencer* to endorse their products. A quick glance at my Facebook feed was all it took to build ... read more
    Source: Emily Heaslip – “Arrivals/Departures”Published on 2017-07-19By Emily Heaslip
    1 day ago
  • Christmas in Cambodia
    Holiday drinks at the Raffles Hotel in Phnom Penh.  I was excited to head back to Cambodia after almost five years since my first visit to the country. After my bar trip, in particular one amazing day in the countryside, Cambodia was one of my favorite places on the planet. ... read more
    Source: Maya Yette – Maya’s Remote YearPublished on 2017-07-19By Maya Yette
    1 day ago
  • Travel as a Labor of Love through Learning
    Travel as a Labor of Love and LearningIn May, I spent a few hours at the Memorial of the Shoah museum in Paris and was thinking (a lot) during and after the experience.One of many things on my mind was the impression of travel and how my actual experience varies tremendously ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-07-14By Katherine Conaway
    6 days ago
  • Traversing Thailand
    In Thailand for my birthday month last year, on my third visit to the country, I was based on the beautiful island of Koh Pha Ngan in the southeast region of the country. To get to Koh Pha Ngan requires a flight to the neighboring island of Koh Samui ... read more
    Source: Maya Yette – Maya’s Remote YearPublished on 2017-07-12By Maya Yette
    1 week ago
  • Conversations with my Consciousness
    Searching through my inbox for “Bulgaria” to send travel recs to a friend revealed this piece I’d written and emailed to a few friends in March 2014.It still rings true today, and neither the words nor the night visions have ceased — in fact, they seem to have gotten stronger. The conversation continues.It ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-07-11By Katherine Conaway
    1 week ago
  • Farewell to Chiang Mai
    After almost four months in Chiang Mai, it’s time to move on. When I arrived, I thought I would just keep my head down, get some apps developed and then head on to the next place. I only had a modicum of success as I made a few missteps ... read more
    Source: Alondo Brewington – “Cocoa Nomad”Published on 2017-07-08By thecocoanomad
    2 weeks ago
  • Laid back Laos
    I arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos on Election Day 2016, so I don’t need to tell you what kind of mood I was in. My sister, Laila, and I met in Bangkok and we flew to Laos together; it was the first time in my life I truly understood the ... read more
    Source: Maya Yette – Maya’s Remote YearPublished on 2017-07-05By Maya Yette
    2 weeks ago
  • Working in Krabi, Thailand
    This is a guest blog post by Super Villain and fellow Travel Squad member Elliott Killian. Follow more of his musings and how he uses his super villain powers for good at Elliott Killian   Whether you are staying in Krabi for a while or just passing through and need to get ... read more
    Source: Alondo Brewington – “Cocoa Nomad”Published on 2017-06-30By thecocoanomad
    3 weeks ago
  • Singapore Slingin’
    Depending on how much sightseeing you want to do, a long weekend in Singapore is plenty of time for a solid introduction to this city-state in Southeast Asia (not least of all because it’s relatively small, only about 3.5 times the size of Washington, D.C.). This is exactly what I ... read more
    Source: Maya Yette – Maya’s Remote YearPublished on 2017-06-28By Maya Yette
    3 weeks ago
  • My Hack Day experience with API Gateway and Apache Velocity
    During my last visit to the Castle, I had the opportunity to join a hack day event with our awesome Solutions Architects at Fanatical Support Continue readingMy Hack Day experience with API Gateway and Apache Velocity The post My Hack Day experience with API Gateway and Apache Velocity appeared first ... read more
    Source: Martin Smith III – “Dreaming in DevOps”Published on 2017-06-25By Martin Smith
    4 weeks ago
  • Meanderings in Malaysia
    All of the Remote Year cities on the Southeast Asia leg of my itinerary were repeats of cities I had previously visited on my post-Bar trip a few years ago when I graduated law school. I was excited to return to many of them and see what changed and see ... read more
    Source: Maya Yette – Maya’s Remote YearPublished on 2017-06-21By Maya Yette
    4 weeks ago
  • What patterns did you notice around whether highlights happened for quotes you emphasized (likeā€¦
    What patterns did you notice around whether highlights happened for quotes you emphasized (like this one) in a pull-out format or solo paragraph vs. highlights of fragments/sentences within paragraphs.I think that would be really interesting too — to see whether we are good at gauging what quotes are going to be popular ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-06-20By Katherine Conaway
    1 month ago
  • Cost of Living: Chiang Mai, Thailand
    I haven’t been posting Income Reports for the last few months, mainly because there hasn’t been any real income to report. I have, however, been tracking my expenses. After spending a month in Bali with my fellow Battutas, I decided to settle into a slower travel pace and focus on ... read more
    Source: Alondo Brewington – “Cocoa Nomad”Published on 2017-06-19By thecocoanomad
    1 month ago
  • Grant Van Helsdingen
    Grant Van Helsdingen DeveloperSOUTH AFRICA Why did you decide to go on Remote Year?I have always wanted to live abroad for some extended period. It never really seemed feasible and I never wanted it to be at the expense of career growth - I didn’t want to take a gap year ... read more
    Source: Jo Robert Sprague – “Jo Sprague”Published on 2017-06-19By Carly Lockwood
    1 month ago
  • Grant Van Helsdingen
    Grant Van Helsdingen DeveloperSOUTH AFRICA Why did you decide to go on Remote Year?I have always wanted to live abroad for some extended period. It never really seemed feasible and I never wanted it to be at the expense of career growth - I didn’t want to take a gap year ... read more
    Source: Jo Robert Sprague – “Jo Sprague”Published on 2017-06-19By Carly Lockwood
    1 month ago