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Country roots in Serbia

I grew up on a farm in Northern B.C. and although I’ve lived in cities as an adult, there’s always been a part of me that longs for wide-open spaces, rolling wheat fields, and expansive night skies filled with stars. My Remote Year journey so far has taken us to large cities throughout Europe and […]

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Bulgaria – Part 2

Whoever planned our itinerary knew what they were doing – Sofia was definitely the place to recharge for month four of our journey. We actually spent five weeks in Bulgaria – as we travel on the last Saturday of each month – and I appreciated the extra week to simply “be”. Be still and relax […]

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100 days of Remote Year

100 days is a milestone. We see it in politics (the first 100 days in office) and in personal projects (choose one thing – gratitude, yoga, walking – and do it for 100 days).   I recently celebrated 100 days of leaving behind my job, family and friends to travel the world, spending one month […]

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Fear vs. intuition

  How do you know when your fear is irrational and something you should “get over” or if it’s your intuition telling you “don’t do it”?   Over the years and through traveling alone, I’ve developed a strong sense of intuition and rarely do I question the gut feeling that tells me not to walk […]

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Bulgaria – Part 1

When I first saw my itinerary for Remote Year, there were two cities I had never heard of – Belgrade, Serbia and Sofia, Bulgaria. After two weeks here in Sofia, I have to admit it’s quickly climbed to the top as one of my favourite cities.   Sofia is a large city (pop. 1.26 million) […]

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Naked in Bulgaria

When you reach a certain age, it can feel like many of your “firsts” are over – first car, first love, first home, first stamp in your passport, first time talking all night and watching the sun come up. I think that’s why we write bucket lists – a list of “firsts” we still want […]

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Portugal part 2 – all about friends

One of the many things I love about traveling is realizing how small the world is. You hop on a plane and a few hours later you’re in a new country with a foreign language, bustling traffic and strange smells but you can walk around the corner and run into something, or someone, familiar. My […]

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When life gives you a time out

  We arrived in colorful Lisbon, Portugal on a Saturday night. After a cold, wet month in Prague, I was really looking forward to some sunshine and beach time. Loading up the vans with everyone’s luggage, we were finally off to check out our apartments for the month.   We pulled up to a cute […]

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What I’ve learned so far

It’s the start of month three on my year-long adventure and I thought I’d reflect on the journey so far, what I’ve learned, what’s been challenging, what I’m looking forward to.   I’ve gotten pretty good at packing and unpacking my life, finding the nearest grocery store, figuring out the public transportation system and converting […]

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