Buenos Aires: First Impressions

Arealinea landing in Buenos Aires After a 9-hour flight from Miami, my plane ascended over a long, flat expanse, checkered brown and green, into Buenos Aires, a metropolis of high-rises interspersed with verdant parks.  After so many weeks of anticipation, my adrenalin soared.

The airport was filled with lively people who were, at first glance, mostly brunette and thinner than in North Carolina. It was warm and still light at 9 pm in January. My travel host was on time; we jumped in a taxi and headed for the Ritiro district. I felt hyper-ready for my adventure.
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To Remote or Not To Remote?

woman holding a globe deciding about remote year travel
Photo credit: Slava Bowman, unsplash.com

I’ve recently been struggling with a hard decision, a big life-changing decision about spending a year abroad to work and travel.  Like most community-minded people, I asked my friends and family what they thought.  This is the rundown of how it played out.  Note: The names have been changed to protect the guilty and the responses might represent input from more than one person…including the voices inside my head.
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