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Backpacking/hiking + Working

I know, I know, it’s healthy to go on vacation and leave work behind. But when you travel often, you have to redefine vacation. I first learned how to redefine work from my one-time bosses Paul and Amanda, the wonderful folks who manage King Hill Farm in Penobscot, Maine. Running a small organic family farm [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Dissertator, Travel|0 Comments

Virtues of the off-season

Maybe there are some places not worth visiting during their off-season (try carrying all the water you need for backpacking in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park after the sources have dried up in mid-summer**), but here I’d like to advocate for a few that I’ve found especially charming in their shoulder or off-season [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Dissertator, Travel|0 Comments

Working Seven Time Zones Away

For the last three months, I worked primarily in Switzerland for a United States-based team and company. My team members were in Madison, Wisconsin. I learned a lot about how to be productive, work effectively with a very remote team and use the tools available to ensure success. Being Productive Without others around me during [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Programmer, Travel|0 Comments

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes is a large national park found in central Croatia. The park is known for its dramatic landscape with an incredible amount of waterfalls. There is a wood walkway built right above the water to allow you to walk throughout the park without disturbing the beautiful nature around you. How we got there We [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Programmer, Travel|0 Comments