Bucket list country: Morocco

I have wanted to come to Morocco for longer than I can remember. Although I don’t recall exactly what I wanted to do here initially, over the years I made a rough list of cities I wanted to visit. When I was accepted to Remote Year, I was supposed to

Finally, a vacation!

The most irritating exclamation I hear about my participation in Remote Year is, “you’re on vacation for a year?!” It makes me want to bang my head on all the concrete walls here in Morocco. I promise you guys, I am not on vacation. I am still working with

You guyyyyyssssss

One of the remotes always (Jo) says ‘you guyyyysss’ and I find it to be hilarious! It’s been too long since I last updated you guys. It’s already the last week in Lisbon, Portugal. I’ve had such a great time here and I honestly can’t wait to come back. I just had my first visitors…

Where does the time go? Seriously!

By now, you know that I’m part of Remote Year Magellan. I can’t believe that I’m in Lisbon, Portugal already! Yikes! After Ibiza, the rest of June flew by way too quickly. We said goodbye to Valencia on Saturday, July 2nd. I thought it was fitting that it was exactly a year since I got…

I took a pill in Ibiza

One of the lovely things about being in the EU is that flights to other countries/colonies are fairly affordable. I have wanted to go to Ibiza since I heard about it from Brian on an episode of Queer as Folk. I loved phrasing it in a way that may have made it seem as though…

Always make time for things that make you happy to be alive

Hi there! I can’t believe it’s been 8 days since the last post. I’m obviously failing at the 1 post a week that I thought I would be able to do. Let’s recap. I’m one of 60something digital nomads (remotes) traveling the world with a program called Remote Year (RY). Our group is named Magellan…

The welcome wagon

One of the places that we’ll be co-working in is Wayco. We had a quick orientation there on Monday afternoon. We were formally introduced to our operational manager – Elke, city manager – Tara, community manager – Mere/Meredith, staff at Wayco and RY support staff. We got another city preview courtesy of Tara while we snacked on chips…

Arrival in Valencia!

Woohoo! Made it to Valencia, Spain on May 29th. The whole journey was exhausting. We had a four-hour layover in Casablanca, Morocco. I don’t know if you, my faithful reader, have ever been to Spain. I also can’t speak for the other cities in Spain but the Valencia that I’m experiencing. There were 55 of…

We are Magellan

Officially, I’m getting on a plane at 0700 this Saturday, May 28th, 2016 from Minneapolis to New York then another one at 2030 to Valencia, Spain with a short stop in Casablanca, Morocco.  Every Remote Year (RY as i’ll refer to it from now on) group/cohort has a name. The group I’m going with is RY4…

Preparation for a year abroad

The most exciting part of this whole experience for me was the email that let me know that I was accepted into RY. After that, I needed to tackle a pre-arrival checklist. In no particular order I needed to: get my visas (only need Cambodia and Vietnam), acquire travel insurance, taking medical precautions (see: vaccinations…

How I got here

In 2015, I was in nursing school. This loosely translates as a game of sudden death that runs the whole year and half that is nursing school. Point blank: it sucked and I was stressed ALL THE TIME. As mentioned before, I am in Nomad•ness and it was a way for me to live vicariously through…

Turks and Caicos with Minnesota Tribe

To understand the Minnesota Tribe, I first have to introduce you to Nomad•ness Travel Tribe. It was created by a young lady named Evita Robinson and it is contained in a Facebook group. As mentioned in the previous post, I have been traveling for a few years now. I was added to Nomad•ness by my sister, Loice….