Ikigai

  • How to slow down time — and other life lessons I learned on Remote year.
    I hope I never cease to be impressed by airplanes.The fact that we can hop on a plane, fly into the clouds and across the world is pretty damn incredible.And I actually find myself looking forward to flights, because they are one of the final frontiers where we’re allowed to ... read more
    Source: Ariel Meranus – Ariel MeranusPublished on 2017-09-22By Ariel Meranus
    1 day ago
  • Contemplating Contradictions
    I’m sitting on a rock overlooking Lake Mary, about 25 minutes outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. My laptop is balanced on my knees, and I’m a conflicted ball of emotions. Remote Year is over. It’s been over for 50 days actually. I’ve been back in the US for 44 of those ... read more
    Source: Erica Brooks – Unraveled TravelsPublished on 2017-09-18By Erica
    5 days ago
  • Crappy Things About Traveling the World That Are Still 8000X Better Than Being In The United States Right Now
    HELLLOOOO loyal blog readers! Yep, ALLLLL 54 of you! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. And I’ll tell you why: I’ve returned to the United States for a short period of time.Not one to be offended by the lack of social media likes I’ve not gotten in the recent month, ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-09-01By Lauren Bernal
    3 weeks ago
  • The Death of Remote Year
    I was supposed to write this post three days (editing, because, ok, it’s been a week…) ago as the final one in my hour-long series. But I couldn’t bring myself to do it. In between the events happening towards the end, the craziness going on back home that was constantly ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-08-07By Lauren Bernal
    2 months ago
  • The Worst Thing About Remote Year
    I wrote a post yesterday and mentioned my grandma getting sicker by the day. That’s all I said. What didn’t I share? The incredible guilt that I’ve had while not seeing my family the whole time I’ve been abroad. The lack of communication I’ve had with my family because I’ve ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-07-28By Lauren Bernal
    2 months ago
  • Things Remote Year People Say That You’ll Probably Hate
    I’m sitting on a rooftop with my laptop right now, sitting across from a friend, drinking a gin and tonic in Buenos Aires. It’s a Wednesday at 4:07 PM, and I’ve just come from lunch at Don Julio, a top 50 Best Restaurant in Latin America, where I devoured one ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-07-26By Lauren Bernal
    2 months ago
  • The One Question You Shouldn’t Ask Me About Remote Year
    After traveling the world for a year, it’s unavoidable that questions will arise.Whether it’s from the people you’ve known your whole life (hi, mom!) to the ones who found you on Instagram or some other form of social media and messaged you in a totally not creepy way, the inevitable ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-07-25By Lauren Bernal
    2 months ago
  • How Remote Year Screwed Me Up
    It's my last week of Remote Year and I can't believe how quickly a year has flown by.I've done so many things. Met so many people. Changed in so many ways (yet stayed the same, I finally understand this song, Wallflowers!). And instead of finishing up my weekly documentation posts ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-07-24By Lauren Bernal
    2 months ago
  • My Heart Will Always Be in Kingston
    If home is where your heart is, then mine will always be in Kingston. It’s taken me five continents, 55 countries and 29 years to appreciate her charm.  After all, the city of Kingston has really shaped who I am and who I strive to be. She’s given me the ... read more
    Source: Annie Kingston – Catch Me If You CanniePublished on 2017-07-07By Annie
    3 months ago
  • The Ultimate Machu Picchu Post: Hiking Salkantay
    Traveling has taught me a lot. Sure, there's the whole, "experience the culture", "don't ignore your wanderlust", "be a phrase that you'd see on Pinterest"; but among those, I learned a lot about myself. The most surprising one? I'm outdoorsy AF. Sure, I enjoy a nice hike every once in ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-07-06By Lauren Bernal
    3 months ago
  • Las Tres Hermanas Colombianas
    If Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena were sisters …Bogota:  Bogota would be the responsible one, her maturity shaped by the years spent looking after her sisters. Bogota was 9 when her parents decided to divorce and she’s the only sister who still remembers what it felt like when her home became ... read more
    Source: Annie Kingston – Catch Me If You CanniePublished on 2017-07-06By Annie
    3 months ago
  • Find Your Happy Place
    I’ve been working remotely around the world for almost a year. Travelling through fifteen different countries and over twice as many cities. That means I’ve slept in countless different beds. Slept on every type of pillow you can imagine and some that you wouldn’t want to. I’ve lived out of ... read more
    Source: Janet Rouss – getrealbrandingPublished on 2017-07-03By jrouss
    3 months ago
  • I Thought My Spanish Was Improving. Then I Moved to Argentina.
    I was feeling pretty proud of my progress in picking up Spanish along the way as I travelled through Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. It was slow going at first, but I felt like I was hitting my stride when I traveled to Arequipa, Peru with my mom. She’ll be ... read more
    Source: Erica Brooks – Unraveled TravelsPublished on 2017-06-29By Erica
    3 months ago
  • Lima, que linda!
    My tour of South America was just beginning with Colombia - and I knew that Peru had a LOT in store. The month ahead had a ridiculous amount of side trips, a visit from two friends, and a couple of my own world wonders in store. But, let's not get ... read more
    Source: Lauren Bernal – Your Travel Blog SucksPublished on 2017-06-22By Lauren Bernal
    3 months ago
  • Being Here
    If you know today’s date, then you know I’ve been slacking on this blog post. I’ve been putting off writing for awhile now, every day making up a new excuse: I’m too busy with work, I’d rather grab a drink with my friends, I have to watch OINTB/House of Cards/Master ... read more
    Source: Mai Hanoon – whereammaiPublished on 2017-06-13By whereammai
    3 months ago