Inspirational Nomads: Andrew Solod, Geologist

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“This sounds awful, but I could never date an American,” Andrew says to me after a few glasses of wine and whiskey, which made me laugh…because he is American. “I just like being with people from different cultures, from completely different backgrounds – it makes things so much more interesting, you know what I mean?"

6 unglamorous realities of working while traveling

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“Get away!” I shout while trying to type and swat flies away from my mouth simultaneously. I realize I’m a ridiculous sight to behold, swearing and sweating in the front seat of a camper van in the middle of a stunning Australian nature reserve while the engine is running to charge my Mac laptop in the cigarette lighter. It’s clear…

Inspirational Nomads: Sam Rossiter, Fitness Trainer

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“What doesn’t challenge you won’t change you!” is a regularly shouted mantra from Fitness Trainer Sam Rossiter while his students are drowning in sweat and their faces are contorted with pain and exhaustion during his classes at Rogue Fitness in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

Educating Cabarete: 3 Mariposas Montessori

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I drove my motorbike up and down the dusty road to La Ciénega (The Swamp), one of the poorer neighborhoods in Cabarete, in search of a Montessori school called 3 Mariposas, or 3 Butterflies. But all I could find were houses guarded by cinder-block walls and apartment buildings with sun-faded laundry hanging from derelict balconies. I couldn’t see anything that…

Working weekend: Highborne Cay Marina, Exumas

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Saying the W-word to a cruiser is like holding a cross up to a vampire. Which is why I try not to mention it too often. I've learned othing scatters cruisers from a friendly happy hour conversation quicker than talk of w-w-work. But, for us, it's a necessity. Sometimes we’ll be at an anchorage, lolling happily on the hook in…

What if money was no object?

"It's so important to consider this question: What do I desire?" - Alan Watts While you're nursing your New Year hangover, I thought I'd hit you with some head-twisting inspiration to kick off 2013. You're welcome. -Tasha P.S. - What makes you itch…

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