Bikes, Rafts & Hiking Boots

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. — Amelia Earhart Our second full weekend abroad brought two action packed days of outdoor adventure and cultural experiences. Each day offered one of two full day tracks and from what I’ve heard, they were all incredible! Early Saturday morning, half of the group (at least those that were awake!)…

Goodbye: The Sequel

Below is the sequel to the goodbye blog I wrote earlier this summer. This blog has been extremely difficult to write because it kept evolving as my experience progressed and my perspective changed; every time I thought the blog was complete, something big seemed to shift or change. At one point, I erased it all…

Finding Balance: Work, Play, Service

Following my action-packed weekend, it was back to the grind and figuring out that work/life balance we all strive for.  Monday came with a full day of work and the start of our positive impact (PI) planning.  Members of Kairos came together to learn about how Remote Year helps the communities in which we live,…

29 Again? Not Me!

My mom may say she’s younger than me at this point, but turning 30 was worth it! Joining a new community of people right before my 30th birthday left me thinking I would ring in a new decade with a quiet evening celebrating by myself.  I could not have been more wrong!  These strangers who…

Jumping Right In

With arrival day complete, it was time to jump right in.  We kicked off Monday with a city welcome, introducing us to our Split City Team, workspace and the place we would call home for the next four weeks.  They provided important information on themes like the political climate, minority acceptance, and how to tip….

Welcome to Split!

Now for the piece you’ve all been waiting for…the start of the action from Split, Croatia!  I may be two weeks into Prague already, but better late than never. After sleeping through (according to me) or surviving (according to Ahi) the flight from Munich to Split, we were welcomed at the airport by members of…

And We Have Lift Off!

“Who doesn’t know what I’m talking aboutWho’s never left home, who’s never struck outTo find a dream and a life of their ownA place in the clouds, a foundation of stone   Many precede and many will followA young girl’s dreams no longer hollowIt takes the shape of a place out westBut what it holds…

The Longest Goodbyes

Going forward is something simple. What is left behind is what is hard. — Dave Mustaine How do you write about the goodbye’s when moving away, while remaining true to the emotion felt throughout?  How do you capture the excitement, sadness, fear, and happiness but most of all, love? While saying goodbye is never easy,…

The Move

It was official.  I was no longer a resident of New York!  After locking up the trailer with the last of my belongings, we crossed the bridge and sped off to my Dad’s childhood home in Hershey, PA.  With my last Hershey visit being about 26 years ago, the chocolate cravings quickly began at the…

Preparing to Move

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. — Neale Donald Walsch Having made my decision to travel with Remote Year, it was time to call it a wrap on my 8 years in New York City and get started on my next adventure.  What better way to stress yourself out than keeping up with…