Remote Year Month 8: Bogota Recap

Bogota was the hardest month for me on Remote Year, so obviously it would be the hardest for me to write about, right? I have about half as many pictures in my photo album from last month than I normally do. I don’t have many tourist-y recommendations. I didn’t eat at many authentic Colombian restaurants. And I didn’t do any side trips. And none of that is a dis in any way to Bogota or the people of Bogota. They were lovely! We had really fun and entertaining City Managers thanks to Remote Year. And they hosted great events for

Remote Year Month 7: Mexico City Recap

For some reason, I’m totally unmotivated to write about the last month in the first few weeks of each month. I’d blame it on the excitement and adventure, but that’s not true. It’s probably more that I don’t want to say goodbye to these places. I keep convincing myself it’s not over. That was especially true in Mexico City (as well as Valencia). I went in with pretty low expectations. Not many people vacation in Mexico City, and I knew no one who lived there. But, boy did I fall in love. I think my whole group fell in love,

Remote Year Month 6: Valencia Recap

Let me be completely honest with you for a few minutes. By the time November rolled around, I was kind of sick of the “digital nomad” cycle. I was sick of packing and unpacking my bags. I was sick of having to find new grocery stores and ATMs and pharmacies and go-to bars and restaurants. I was sick of learning new language phrases. I was sick of figuring out how to work a new stove, shower, and washing machine. After five months on the road, and a really rough month in Rabat, I was in a pretty weird emotional state.

Remote Year Month 4: Lisbon Recap

The end of one of my favorite months so far. One of my happiest months so far. Especially after my month in London was a bit of a let down compared to my expectations. Lisbon was absolutely the perfect place to recoop! And we got five weeks there instead of the typical four. Now, we are in Rabat, Morocco – a not-too-touristy town that is home to many expats and french cafes. This does mean though that we are 1/3 of the way done with our year abroad. Which is insane to think about. We also had three other remotes

The True Cost of Remote Year For Me: Part Two

Remember when I started writing about the cost of Remote Year? Time for part two!! Last time, I mentioned all the things that Remote Year provides for each program that are relatively the same for each program. Now, I want to dig into some of the abstract and more variable cost factors that I have considered on my specific program. PS, I’m biased, but Darien is definitely the best program of all the current programs ;) Let’s be honest… traveling with a tribe is tough. Before Remote Year (RY), I had never tried to be friends with 50+ people at one time. Let