Hello how are you I’m fine!

Well… not lizexactly. One year ago, I said adios to NYC and got on a plane to Argentina to travel the world. And now I’m crying in the backseat of an Uber, leaving my home in Saigon and heading out for the next adventure. And by “home,” I mean a group of the most amazing…

Digital Detox

*Spoiler Alert — I survived* Current location: an over-filled speed boat on my way back to mainland Cambodia from paradise aka the island of Koh Rong Samloem. I have my not-so-noise-canceling headphones on and have the Moana soundtrack on repeat, channeling the one part of the movie I didn’t sleep through when she’s on the open sea…

Beautiful Belgrade

When I got the email from Remote Year saying that I had officially been accepted into the program, first thing I did was look at the itinerary to see what cities I  would be living in for the next year (once approved by my company, of course). I had heard of the four South American cities,…

I woke up in a screensaver

Writing this from the way back seat of a minibus in Krabi, Thailand that is hopefully taking me to my new home for the next few days. I say hopefully because I literally just booked this two days ago and could have gotten a private driver to take me to the island of Koh Lanta…

LDW – Montenegro

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to vacation from.” – Seth Godin I just got home from one of the most amazing places I had never heard of, and saw this image and quote when I opened a new tab on my computer…

Do we ever stop dreaming?

The past few months of my life have left with me experiences that I’ve had to pinch myself and ask if this is real.  This year has undoubtedly been filled with life-long memories that I’ll never forget, full of things that many people can only dream about. It’s easy to forget that when I get…

Praugust

I wasn’t clever enough to come up with Praugust (Prague in August, lol) but one of my RY friends did (Kelly maybe?) and it stuck for the month we spent czeching out the city (lol to another dad joke I obviously didn’t come up with). Our month in London was a bit of what felt like…

Continent One and Done

I left South America a few weeks ago with mixed emotions. On one hand, I was going home to see my family and friends (and to eat buffalo wings) but on the other hand, I was leaving a continent that I fell in love with (and leaving the world of llamas). When I stepped off…

Don’t Cry for me Argentina

Even though I’m certainly crying at the thought of having to leave this country.  Too cliche? Whatever, just go with it. Argentina is amazing and the past two months that I’ve lived here have been incredible, it’s hard to even put it all in words.  I have done a little bit of recapping but I…

Primero 50 Days

I’m officially at Día 50 of my around-the-world-for-a-year adventure. And here are the Top 25 of the Past 50, in no particular order because they’re all pretty amazing. I could have done 50, but let’s be honest, you wouldn’t read all 50… it would get labeled under TLDR (too long didn’t read) and I want you…

Adios Córdoba

What.a.month.  I’m en route to Buenos Aires for cuidad numero dos,  and am not sure how the time is flying by this quickly. For a city that I had never heard of before Remote Year, I loved Córdoba.  We described it as “butterflies and rainbows” in South America.  It’s a hidden gem, and it will hold a…

Todo Bien

Si, todo bien aquí.  All is good here. It’s week 3 of the adventure, and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the year compares with the excitement of the first location.  I’m still as pumped about Remote Year as I was in my last post. We’ve also had an exciting update for our itinerary,…