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Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Blog, Change, Feature, Relocation |

A Traveler’s Fate: Acceptance of Ambiguity

A Traveler’s Fate: Acceptance of Ambiguity

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle or end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next….delicious ambiguity. ~Gilda Radnor Recently, against popular prediction, I decided to stick around rather than traveling or relocating this summer. I chronicled this in 34 Roommates Later, I’m Going it Alone and To Travel, Or Not To Travel…That is the (Existential) Question. I felt so pleased with myself. I had made the right decision. Then something crazy happened yesterday. My CEO and the Founder at Project Travel called me to tell me that we were invited to be a part of the first cohort of startups at a new  accelerator program in Northern Michigan. We needed to be there within a week. Is the universe trying to tell me something? It felt a little bit like the moment you let go of an ex and decide to move on and then s/he calls you and asks...

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Blog, Change, Culture, technology and travel, Travel |

Geared Up and Geeked Out: Thoughts on Travel and Technology

Geared Up and Geeked Out: Thoughts on Travel and Technology

“They don’t look out the window,” said a crest-fallen mother referring to 21st century children on car rides. I think back to the days when my two sisters and I occupied ourselves on long drives by staring out the window, playing games, and reading. On one particular vacation, we drove the entire way from Georgia to Pennsylvania in the back of my dad’s pickup truck entertaining our friend’s former pet skunk Stinky. Sidenote: if you ever want some guaranteed fun, take a skunk on a leash for a potty break at rest stops on I95. To what extent has technology changed how we travel? What are we losing and gaining by being geared up and geeked out on our journey? Technology has changed nearly every aspect of travel– the way we plan travel, book transportation and housing, keep in contact with home, manage our finances,  record our memories, and reflect on our experiences. In other words, technology has changed how we travel but it has not changed why we...

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Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Blog, Change, Guest Post, Relocation, Travel |

How to Take Your Show on the Road

How to Take Your Show on the Road

Gigi Griffis of The Ramble and Content for Good shares with us how to move forward towards location independence in 2013 (for those who dream of such a thing!) Last year, after two years of owning my own business and over ten years of loving travel, I gave up my permanent address and hit the road full time with my growing business and my small dog. It probably sounds pretty unusual, but the truth is that there are lots of people out there just like me who are digitizing their businesses, packing their bags, selling their stuff, and hitting the road with gusto. Statistics say that by 2016, one in five Americans will be working outside an office. And outside an office doesn’t necessarily have to mean from home in your pajamas. If you’re willing to juggle time zones, give up some of the comforts of home, and get creative, it could mean anywhere in the world. But if working remotely—be it full-time or part-time—is your dream, how do...

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