Leaving We-Roam, Atlanta Speaking Gig, Mokrin House

I’ve been traveling with groups for a while now and felt like I needed a break. Being on a travel program and having someone take care of all the logistics is excellent but it gets expensive because I also travel for conferences, volunteering, and work.

Most of the time would need to fork out additional expenses for flights and accommodations. It just didn’t make sense financially anymore. Travelling with We Roam was excellent but I needed to be more flexible, so I can pursue new opportunities while also being mindful financially. (more…)

We Roam Review – Polaris 2017

Unfortunately, We Roam (WY_CO) has gone bankrupt and are no longer in business. If you’re looking for a remote year or remote traveling program, consider Hacker Paradise instead. Last updated 28 September 2018.

Earlier this year, I joined the We Roam work travel program. The program is catered specifically for people that have remote jobs or freelancers. They take care of all the accommodations, coworking space and all the logistics of moving to different cities each month.

I could’ve traveled independently but decided to join the We Roam work travel program for the community and professional development they offer. Our group consists of around 30-40 people. This number fluctuates as people may pause or come and go each month.

As this is an ongoing review, some of the details will only be published once I leave the program. In the meantime, this is what I have so far:

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Traveling the World with a Backpack – Minimalist Packing

My first big travel was last year with Contiki. I had one backpack and one luggage bag. It was for a 2-week trip to Western Europe. I brought clothes for only about a week hoping that I would be able to do laundry. Unfortunately, we were moving to different cities each day. It was near impossible to have laundry done. The only time we could do laundry was when we had a 2-day stopover in Rome. I hated bringing 2 bags all over and wished there was a way I could travel lighter. (more…)