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Ohana Love: Strategically Creating Positive Impact Initiatives to Unlock Untapped Potential
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Ohana Love: Strategically Creating Positive Impact Initiatives to Unlock Untapped Potential

Miguel, a Program Leader for Remote Year Ohana, took the idea of Positive Impact and ran with it.
Ceviche Chef for a Day: Remote Year Plus Events
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Ceviche Chef for a Day: Remote Year Plus Events

When the fish is this fresh, you know that you're in for an exceptional culinary experience. ¡Comamos!
Dunes, Sand and Sun: Sandboarding Huacachina on a Weekend Remote Year Tracks™ Event
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Dunes, Sand and Sun: Sandboarding Huacachina on a Weekend Remote Year Tracks™ Event

Dune buggy? Check. Sandboard? Check. Breathtaking views of the sun setting over endless waves of sand? Check.
How Remote Year Can Help You Transition into Remote Work
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How Remote Year Can Help You Transition into Remote Work

From desk job to remote role, Krista Jancik shares her story of transitioning into location independence with the help of Remote Year.
Old Souls, Young Hearts: Why Mature Professionals Are Choosing Work and Travel Programs
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Old Souls, Young Hearts: Why Mature Professionals Are Choosing Work and Travel Programs

There is no age limit to the lessons that you could learn while on Remote Year.
Sean Tierney is on a Mission to Make You Location Independent
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Sean Tierney is on a Mission to Make You Location Independent

Listen to this on your next layover: Nomad Podcast was created to help other professionals become location independent.
These Entrepreneurs Used Remote Year to Maximize Their Professional Development
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These Entrepreneurs Used Remote Year to Maximize Their Professional Development

Here's how to make the most out of your time on Remote Year.
Wander Women: Why Female Travelers are Flocking to Work and Travel Programs
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Wander Women: Why Female Travelers are Flocking to Work and Travel Programs

Who run the world? Women. If solo travel just isn't your speed, a work and travel program could be the perfect solution.
RY Nation House #Unplugged: Disconnecting to Connect
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RY Nation House #Unplugged: Disconnecting to Connect

What's it like to spend an entire weekend without technology? Vanesa Cotlar shares the story of Remote Year's #Unplugged Nation House.
Yugen Build: How to Effectively Fundraise for a Great Cause
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Yugen Build: How to Effectively Fundraise for a Great Cause

Q: How does one Remote Year group raise enough money to build 58 homes in Bogotá? A: They get the Nation involved.
What Was the Tipping Point That Made You Join Remote Year?
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What Was the Tipping Point That Made You Join Remote Year?

The decision to join Remote Year often comes down to one final moment of clarity. We asked Remotes to reminisce on theirs.
Combining Passion with Purpose: How Lily Cooper Worked Remotely as an Architect
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Combining Passion with Purpose: How Lily Cooper Worked Remotely as an Architect

Lily Cooper shares how she worked remotely for a year as a corporate architect.
What Just Happened? Processing My Year as a Digital Nomad
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What Just Happened? Processing My Year as a Digital Nomad

Janet Rouss, a member of Remote Year Ikigai and now an RY Citizen, breaks down how she processed her journey by writing a book.
Remote Nation Comes Together for Second Dinner Around the World
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Remote Nation Comes Together for Second Dinner Around the World

In 33 cities around the world, members of the Remote Nation got together to celebrate, connect and eat *really* good food.
How to Build a Business on Remote Year: The Josh Boone Story
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How to Build a Business on Remote Year: The Josh Boone Story

Josh Boone built a business on Remote Year Magellan, and another one soon after. Safe to say he made the most out of his Remote Year.
58 Homes. $116,000. One Remote Year Community.
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58 Homes. $116,000. One Remote Year Community.

What do we mean by Positive Impact? Remote Year Yugen took this concept to the next level with their project, Yugen Build.
When the Dust Settles: Reflecting on Remote Year Month One
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When the Dust Settles: Reflecting on Remote Year Month One

With Month One under her belt, Vanesa Cotlar reflects and prepares for the eleven months of her journey still to come.
From Day One: Welcome Remote Year Kanyini!
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From Day One: Welcome Remote Year Kanyini!

Remote Year Kanyini hit the ground running in Kuala Lumpur and left some advice for aspiring Remotes.
I Took My Employee With Me on Remote Year
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I Took My Employee With Me on Remote Year

And the award for best boss ever goes to... Laura Gallaher from Remote Year Kanyini!
One Year Goes By So Fast: Farewell, Remote Year Kublai!
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One Year Goes By So Fast: Farewell, Remote Year Kublai!

Kublai, we'll never forget you. Join us as we reminisce on an incredible year with the Kubs.
See the World Through the Eyes of Minho Kim
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See the World Through the Eyes of Minho Kim

Minho Kim showcases his own perspectives of nature and iconic architecture while on Remote Year.
Matt Sherwood, Public Speaker on Remote Year
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Matt Sherwood, Public Speaker on Remote Year

Meet Matt Sherwood, a travel blogger and public speaker making his mark on the Remote Year Nation.
Sean Tierney, Creator of NomadPrep.com
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Sean Tierney, Creator of NomadPrep.com

Post-Remote Year, Sean Tierney has been helping others get a jumpstart on their remote work journey.
Diary of a Remote Year Transition Weekend
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Diary of a Remote Year Transition Weekend

Veritas Program Leaders Michelle and Chrissy give you an hour-by-hour look into their Transition Weekend.
New Program: Welcome Remote Year Aurora!
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New Program: Welcome Remote Year Aurora!

Remote Year Aurora Program Leaders share their hopes and advice for Remotes in the year ahead.
Why Do People Join Remote Year?
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Why Do People Join Remote Year?

We spoke with members of the Remote Nation to hear the stories behind why they decided to join Remote Year.
Richard Silver, Photographer on Remote Year
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Richard Silver, Photographer on Remote Year

Introducing Richard Silver, a blogger and photographer making waves during his year with Remote Year.
Remote Year Celebrates the Holiday Season
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Remote Year Celebrates the Holiday Season

Remotes took the holidays to the next level in 2017 - just wait until you see what we have in store for 2018!
Ariela Kader, Artist on Remote Year
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Ariela Kader, Artist on Remote Year

Meet Ariela Kader, an Earhart Remote who is turning her global perspective into thought-provoking art.
Meet Jay Harrison, Remote Photographer
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Meet Jay Harrison, Remote Photographer

Get to know Jay Harrison, a Kublai Remote who is changing perspectives through his photographic work.
Remote Year Knowledge Drops
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Remote Year Knowledge Drops

The Remote Year Nation gets together to learn about topics ranging from creative thinking to organization.
Jeffrey Walsh, Co-Founder of NomoFomo
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Jeffrey Walsh, Co-Founder of NomoFomo

From OG Remote to Co-Founder of a travel-centric social media platform, Jeffrey Walsh has had quite the journey.
New Program: Welcome Remote Year Sisu!
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New Program: Welcome Remote Year Sisu!

A fresh cohort of Remotes just embarked on the journey of a lifetime in Hanoi. Welcome Sisu to the RY family!