Battuta

  • Resist The FCC Repeal
    A friend posted about the new FCC plan to repeal regulations on Facebook:This will negatively impact every single individual American, excepting only a handful of executives at a handful of Internet Service Providers.This will interrupt your Netflix, your music streaming, your online shopping, your gaming, your email, your personal blog, ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-11-22By Katherine Conaway
    2 months ago
  • A Mother’s (Invisible) Labor: Why We Value Dads More
    It’s not hard to predict which parent’s personhood those offspring will conclude is more valuable.Children are gender detectives, distinguishing between the sexes from as early as 18 months and using that information to guide their behavior, for example by choosing strongly stereotyped toys.And family research shows that men’s attitudes about ... read more
    Source: Katherine Conaway – “Katherine Conaway”Published on 2017-11-20By Katherine Conaway
    2 months ago
  • 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 months 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 months 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
    2 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months ago