Scoot, Scoot, Baby

By Paige ~ January 5, 2017

When I think back on my month in Chiang Mai, the first thing I’ll think of is the amazingly adorable scooter I rented for a few weeks. I’ve always wanted a motorcycle, so when I found out we could rent scooters, I was all over it. Since I’d never actually driven a scooter before, Brecht…

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Getting Centered in Chiang Mai

By Paige ~ January 4, 2017

To say month ten got off to a rough start would be an understatement. Traveling for a year doesn’t come without challenges, and I hit my breaking point at the beginning of our month in Chiang Mai. I knew something was going to have to give eventually due to a variety of things going on…

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Cloudy with the guarantee of rain, and yummy food

By Paige ~ December 15, 2016

One thing I’ve established this year is that it’s absolutely critical for me to be able to run outside. Also, I can’t do extreme humidity or insane traffic. As it would turn out, all three of these things were issues in Kuala Lumpur, our city for month nine of Remote Year. Fortunately, I was traveling for about…

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I’m Singaporean now.

By Paige ~ November 29, 2016

When a group of us booked our Thanksgiving trip to Singapore, I had little idea of what to expect. I had heard a few things about the city, though. For example, I’d heard that it’s expensive, that it’s illegal to chew gum and that caning is still a legal form of punishment. Come to find…

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Finding my stride in Croatia

By Paige ~ November 13, 2016

It seems silly that it took eight months for me to finally get in a rhythm with my running on Remote Year. But hey, better late than never. For me, our month in Split, Croatia was highlighted by the amazing seaside trail I ran on a daily basis. It was the perfect place to start…

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Belgrade: The unexpected foodie haven

By Paige ~ October 16, 2016

When I first saw Belgrade, Serbia on our itinerary for Remote Year, I had no idea what to expect. In the month leading up to our stay there, I started hearing rumblings from our RY2 friends that we were in for a treat. They couldn’t have been more right. On our first day there, a…

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“Just bend like a banana”

By Paige ~ September 30, 2016

One of our boys, Jacek, has done over forty jumps in his life and wanted to plan an excursion for us to experience it with him. There were about fifteen of who signed up, and it was one of the most incredibly terrifying and awesome experiences of my life. Being a novice in the world…

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Another margarita, please.

By Paige ~ September 25, 2016

Of our Remote Year itinerary, Prague was the only city I had visited previously. It was also my favorite city from my time studying in Spain. Due to that, I was incredibly excited to have an entire month back in such a magical city. For our accommodations, we were split up into mainly two. One…

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