And now for something completely different

It’s possible that you’ve thought of living in another country.  But have you thought of working there, as well? Japan is an endlessly fascinating country that actively welcomes workers from around the world. Many foreign residents from English speaking countries, work in Japan as language instructors. The demand for native language instructors remains relatively high, with some major language schools…

And now for something completely different

It’s possible that you’ve thought of living in another country.  But have you thought of working there, as well? Japan is an endlessly fascinating country that actively welcomes workers from around the world. Many foreign residents from English speaking countries, work in Japan as language instructors. The demand for native language instructors remains relatively high, with some major language schools…

門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む。

The environment makes our characters. (Japanese proverb.) A large number of Japanese companies have instituted telecommuting policies over the past few weeks, under the logic that the crowded conditions of commuter trains and enclosed offices are high-risk environments for the transmission of coronavirus. However, with Japanese houses and apartments being decidedly on the small side, most people can’t designate an…

Journeywomen

In 1984 when I first started traveling solo I had no one to mentor me. If there were other women around my age doing what I was doing I had no way of finding them. After all, we hadn’t yet gotten to a point in cyber history where most people had computers in their homes. The terms ‘blog’ and ‘bloggers’…

Home is where you lay your laptop

Keep your job and work remotely while living in different cities around the world. Remote Year creates work and travel programs for inspired groups of professionals who want to travel, live, and work remotely in different cities around the world. Find out if a work and travel program is right for you. And may we suggest you try our partners…

Why do you think they call it work?

Work: sometimes it’s all a bit too much, isn’t it? The digital age bombards workers with new tasks from all directions, while the backlog of things that need doing builds and builds. Unfortunately, that feeling of being overwhelmed by emails, colleague interactions and an infinite to-do list only makes it more difficult to make any progress towards a sense of…

Regenerative Agriculture: the latest buzzword or something bigger?

When I first heard the words “regenerative agriculture” many years ago, I didn’t give it much attention. Speaking with others, I know I wasn’t alone in brushing it off as another expression of sustainable farming that wasn’t particularly needed, given that we already have exciting (albeit small) movements in organic and biodynamic farming, natural farming and permaculture. Not to mention…

Regenerative Agriculture: the latest buzzword or something bigger?

When I first heard the words “regenerative agriculture” many years ago, I didn’t give it much attention. Speaking with others, I know I wasn’t alone in brushing it off as another expression of sustainable farming that wasn’t particularly needed, given that we already have exciting (albeit small) movements in organic and biodynamic farming, natural farming and permaculture. Not to mention…

Work the system, baby

How I Turned My Job Into an Opportunity to Travel to Every Continent So, when I heard a comic say recently that he’d played “all six continents that have people,” I had to wonder: Had anyone done seven? Nope. I’d already had the good fortune of touring 11 states in India. I’d done a show in Bangkok. I proposed to…

And you thought your commute was bad

The 30-Hour Ferry Rides That Keep Indonesia Connected With more than 6,000 inhabited islands, the country can’t rely on air travel alone. Indonesia is the world’s largest island nation, an archipelago consisting of more than 17,000 officially registered islands. While the vast majority of the 264 million people that call this country home are spread across just two of these,…

A volunteer-hailing app?

This App Wants To Make Volunteering As Easy as Getting An Uber. Madison Mikhail Bush has struck upon the idea of using an app to mimic the real-time availability and responsiveness of paring those in need with those with availability. And, in 2020 she wants to grow to 12 new cities next year.  With the free app, users can pick…

A volunteer-hailing app?

This App Wants To Make Volunteering As Easy as Getting An Uber. Madison Mikhail Bush has struck upon the idea of using an app to mimic the real-time availability and responsiveness of paring those in need with those with availability. And, in 2020 she wants to grow to 12 new cities next year.  With the free app, users can pick…

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