Posts tagged with: Remote Year

What happened with my old Remote Year crew during a 4-day reunion at a castle in rural France....
“Guadalupe is part of France,” our French driver mentioned offhandedly yesterday on our Sancerre wine tour.  “Same politics, same benefits, it’s basically mainland France in the Caribbean.”  Damn, I thought,...
“Are you going to move forward?” I looked up from my phone. My internet was suddenly working at top speed and I was absorbed in reading all the Facebook comments from...
According to my travel-tracker app, PolarSteps, in the past 13 months, I traveled 41,698 miles, through 21 countries. My homes consisted of 13 different apartments (one for each month), but...
What does a metal flower, a cemetery, and Dante’s Inferno all have in common?  The answer:  Buenos Aires.  A blooming 105-foot stainless steel flower comes to life every morning at...
Trying to break into the local scene is fairly difficult as a traveler.  Where do you start?  How do you meet locals if you don’t speak the same language?  Can...
Last week, I returned to Lima from a 4-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.  It was an excursion my friend and I had been planning for over a year. ...
As I enter my third week of living in Peru, I can easily say I’ve been blown away by the beauty of its people, landscape and incredible food.  Like Mexico...
I spent my birthday this year high up in the jungles of Colombia in what had been guerrilla military-run land until 2004. Traveling with a friend from Remote Year and...
NOT AN ADDICT Like most people, I’ve been a devoted coffee drinker for years.  I became a convert one night in college after writing a 20-page thesis paper in 12...