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You don't need to quit your job to travel the world

You don't need to quit your job to travel the world

My life wasn’t always as interesting as it is today. I’m a data analyst by trade and I began working as a consultant in September 2016. Working in this new capacity enabled me to become location-independent. Prior to my life as a digital nomad, I was a senior data analyst for Netflix. Before that I worked as a senior business intelligence analyst for CBS Interactive. Like most people who work in offices, I sat in a cubicle and lived a pretty typical life. My time working in the Silicon Valley was great & professionally it was invaluable; but in my heart of hearts I began to crave adventure that I simply couldn’t obtain by remaining in one place...

Get Unstuck: Do something that scares you

Get Unstuck: Do something that scares you

by Emily Pereira

Early last year I found myself in a funk. Maybe it was because I didn’t make my yearly pilgrimage to some exotic local over the holidays, or maybe it was because it was January, and January has always felt like one long Monday to me. Nonetheless, I felt blah. I just didn’t know why exactly. I did, and do, know that whenever I get that feeling, I have to do something that scares me a little; something that forces me to the edge of my comfort zone...

How to Travel More with Less

How to Travel More with Less

by Taylor Storey

I have always been a traveler, whether that is through books or physical travel. At the beginning of 2016, I took off for 2 months to help a friend build a small house in Nicaragua and discover what was in my soul underneath all the busyness. The actual decision to go to Nicaragua happened about a week before I boarded the plane...

North Korea: The Closer You Look, the Less You Understand

North Korea: The Closer You Look, the Less You Understand

by Sophie Hilaire

“President Kim Il Sung is better than George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson — combined,” or so said President Jimmy Carter according to Mr. Lim, our North Korean tour guide, as he earnestly addressed our bus of 16 tourists in Pyongyang. I had no internet access (North Korea has their very own intranet), but didn’t need it to verify that President Carter never said that. I’m sure I failed to mask my amusement with my unconscious smirk and raised eyebrow...