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The decline of the Western tourist

But the picture we get of global travel from glossy magazines - of mostly white Westerners experiencing “exotic” locales - fails to capture the biggest story in travel over the last decade: the rising tide of international travelers from the emerging world. The rise of “the rest” is now a travel story, too - and a potentially transformative one.

Monday, Oct 2, 2017

Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Help is on the Way: 10 Tips for Remote Work/Life Balance

When your refrigerator is your lunchroom and your commute consists of 10 stairs, working remotely can be unique and sometimes challenging. How do you separate your home and work lives when your office is your home? The great part about working remotely is it gives you the freedom to do both. The issue is finding that balance between your two worlds. Don’t worry, it can be done.

A need to walk

There is an art and history to walking and walking well. “To walk for hours on a clear night is the largest experience we can have” writes Thomas Clark in his poem, In Praise of Walking. He was speaking of countryside walks beneath the stars. But a night walk in a city also brings with it its own great pleasures. Rebecca Solnit writes in Wanderlust, “Cities have always offered anonymity, variety, and conjunction, qualities best basked in by walking.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

So you want to be a digital nomad?

Today it seems as if too many people have the sole objective of leaving the workforce entirely, living a fantasy life where you earn money while sipping margaritas on a beach, or reducing their working hours down to such a trivial number that they are simply answering a few emails and cashing checks. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking those as goals. The problem is when you want to sidestep the whole hard work part to obtain those goals.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017

How to Work From Home

There are many things that contribute to becoming a successful work-from-home employee. As more companies across nearly every industry accommodate an increasing number of employees wishing to forego the morning commute and office pantry footfall, remote work has become an increasingly easy and breathlessly viable option for many who seek it. Here is a modest guide to becoming a successful remote employee, a culmination of what I’ve learned along the way.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

How I got to 200 productive hours a month

Two years ago I could spend a week not working because I was avoiding some task. One year ago it was 100 to 120 hours of work monthly. Nowadays I do around 200 productive hours each month, which is over six hours of productive time daily. All this time I have been working from home, mostly on the same project. This guide describes how I achieved these results.

Monday, Sep 25, 2017

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Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017