Remote Year Journey

What if you had the opportunity to travel the world for a year with 65 other individuals while working remotely.  Would you take the chance?

 

 

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The Day I Took A Tuk

Pairs Well With…International Travel + Carin’s fetish for taking over motorized vehicles in other countries It’s not unusual that I borrow things that aren’t mine, but I usually always give them back. Case in point borrowed clothes, money…and the float that I stole in Rio during carnival. (Yes, this did indeed happen.) It’s even better…

Arm wrestle fight

You Can Have My Fried Rice, But I’m Not Goin’ Out Like That

Pairs Well With…”Goin’ Down For Real” by Flo Rida If you’ve ever gotten robbed, and we’re not talking about losing your dignity at the bar last Saturday night, it might have felt like your world flashed before your eyes in slow motion.  In those seconds when it’s all going down for real, it seems like…

Phnom Penh Cambodia Skyline

Toto, We’re Not In Kansas Anymore (Phnom Penh Is Where Sh*t Gets Real)

Pairs Well With…Poverty + Change + Rebuilding  Let’s talk month three: Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The first 24 hours were a shit show, and I had my first mini meltdown.  Lack of sleep coming back from Australia certainly played a part, but there’s something about reacclimating to a new country month after month that is both…

Vietnam’s 15 Best Things To See & Do

My month in Vietnam flew by.  Gone.  Poof.  Done.  While I continue to travel the globe, my days pass by quickly and effortlessly as I’m consumed by the wonders and sites of the world.  Next thing you know, another month down.  See ya, Vietnam.  (The eagle has since landed in Cambodia.) Over the course of…

At 35, I Still Eat Cake For Breakfast

Pairs Well With…”Act as young as you feel.  You’re not getting older, you’re getting more entitled to be your fabulous self.” – Gwen Stefani I love birthdays. If I have to get specific, my birthday. Growing up, we had a tradition in my house that you got to eat cake for breakfast on your birthday….

Will The Real Wayan Please Stand Up? (Adventures in Bali)

Pairs Well With…”The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem Last month, I made a visit to Bali, one of the places on my travel bucket list.  I spent many years dreaming of teal pools and sandy beaches in quiet, serene surroundings, the kind that offers solitude and inspires my writing.  For a while, I romanticized my Remote Year trip…

Motorbikes & Dongs: Vietnam’s Sensory Overload

Pairs Well With…Motorbikes + Dongs + Sensory Overload Motorbikes.  Dongs.  Pho.  Those three things, all plentiful throughout the city, are what I first noticed upon my arrival to Vietnam.  (Imagine, if you will, the number of dong jokes that are exchanged within our group each day.) Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), month 2…

20 Must-Have Experiences in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Pairs Well With…Traveling + Adventure + Discovery When moving to a new city, it’s easy to start exploring, beginning with the sights you should see.  Petronas Towers, check!  Batu Caves, check!  It was in Kuala Lumpur, the city of skyscrapers and lookout points and the first one-month stop within my Remote Year journey, where I…

A Pit Stop For A Piece Of Humble Pie

Pairs Well With…”Another Day in Paradise” by Phil Collins  “There is no us.  There is no them.  There is just a we.”  – J. Lee What would you do if you lost everything?  Could you handle it?  Would it break you? Maybe you didn’t have a lot to begin with, but tomorrow you wake up…

How Do You Like Your Eggs? (Kuala Lumpur’s Five Best Breakfasts)

Pairs Well With…Breakfast, the most important, sunny side up meal of the day. You know the story: breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Morning fuel is critical, and that first “this hits the spot” meal is everything.  I’ve spent the month of February scouting out the best, most novel breakfasts in Kuala…