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The Sh*t No One Tells You About Moving to Merida Mexico

Move to Mexico they said. It'll be fun they said. Your cup will runneth over with tequila and your belly will be full of tacos, they said. "They" made it seem as if moving to Mexico would be unabated paradisiacal bliss. But, what they don't tell you is, in Mérida, it is so hot it feels like you've climbed inside an incinerator, have been reduced to ash and then set on fire again. They also left out the part about how the mosquitos here will suck you dry for every drop of blood you own,...

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Save Money on Travel: 100 Ways to Travel Hack Your Next Trip

Save Money on Travel: 100 Ways to Travel Hack Your Next Trip

I'll spare you the "cut back on the Starbucks" spiel, when talking about how to save money for travel. We've all heard it. Instead, I'm here to shed light on 100 other actionable ways to save money for traveling and on travel. Everything from flight hacks to free accommodations to getting the best bang for your buck, I'm covering it in this post. With these money-saving tips you will be ready to jet set off to see the world without breaking the bank. Let's get into it! 1-5: Best Sites for Booking Cheap Flights pt One Use...

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Best Coffee Shops in Mérida Mexico for Digital Nomads

Best Coffee Shops in Mérida for Digital Nomads

I spend a lot of time in coffee shops. I mean, A LOT! Being a digital nomad, means I spend a lot of time behind the computer. It can be a very isolated world, so my way of being "social" is changing up my scenery, moving beyond the four walls of my apartment and setting up shop in a cute coffee shop. It's the perfect way to be around people, but not necessarily have to interact with them. I'm sure my fellow introverts can fully understand and appreciate this. With so much of my time...

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That one time I was almost attacked in Mexico

Notes from my phone February 7, 2020 I’d maintained my composure and kept my cool during the entire brief, but terrifying, experience. But as soon as I stepped into my apartment and the door closed behind me all composure was lost and hyperventilation set in. WHAT THE F*CK JUST HAPPENED?! I grappled with posting this, because I know that so many people fear traveling abroad or traveling solo because of their concern for safety. Posting this is like a big ol, “See! I told you. Traveling is not safe, so I'ma just sit right here and be content.” But,...

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Is ‘Better Late Than Never’ Best? Woes of A Wanderer: Moving Abroad After 30

Is 'Better Late Than Never' Best? Moving Abroad After 30: Black woman in a hammock in Bacalar, Mexico

One thought that has remained constant the last year+ of my life is "I wish I'd done this sooner. I wish I'd pursued my passion and moved abroad much much sooner". To pacify myself, I always insist that it's better late than never. But is it really? Because, I'd be lying if I said I didn't wake up some mornings by the sound of the tick tock from my biological clock. Then, just when the thought seeps into my mind that "Ahhh...

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Why Now is the Best Time to Travel Solo

Black woman in a yellow dress in front of hacienda in Merida Mexico

There's a great debate on traveling during COVID, whether you should or shouldn't, whether it's "right" or "wrong". My take is, do whatever you deem is comfortable for you, while taking necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you. One thing I will say is, right now is probably the best time to travel solo. And here's why: [spacer height="20px"] You Get to Dip Your Toe in the solo travel waters  This is one of the best reasons to travel solo right now. You get to dip your toe in the solo travel waters before making the full...

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6 Worldly Ways to Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown

6 Worldly Ways to Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown

Ok, you've watched every show and movie on Netflix (even the low-budget cringe-worthy ones), organized your home, read a book, tried 5 minutes of meditation (and realized it wasn't for you), cleaned out that overstuffed junk drawer, pinned your perfect Pinterest life with all the projects and recipes (that you'll probably never get to, even though you've convinced yourself now's the time since you now have all this extra time on your hands) and color-coordinated your closet. All this, and it's just Day 1 of "The 'Rona' Lockdown".WTF? 30 more days of this, at minimum?!...

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Love it or Hate it, Working From Home During the Coronavirus is a Thing – Here’s How to Stay Productive

Working from home during coronavirus

Four years ago, I petitioned my, then, job to allow us to work from home a couple of days a week. I backed my "petition" with facts, figures, pros, cons and a list of signatures from just about everybody in the office. I felt like it was a pretty solid request. In turn, I was berated by my manager (a term I use loosely) for going over her head to the CEO and an office-wide email was sent out explaining why it just wasn't going to happen. Reasons like, they'd spent a lot of money...

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