But How?

So you got the why I’m traveling for a year, but what about the how?

I was browsing Facebook one morning when I came across a sponsored ad for a program called Remote Year (thanks for finally getting one right, FB!) My jaw dropped lower and lower the more I read. I texted my 2 besties that I had figured out what I was going to do next in life. Nevermind needing to apply, interview, and be accepted, I had already made the decision for everyone involved.

Long story short, I was accepted after a month-long interview process and will be one of the 75 Digital Nomads participating in Remote Year II – Battuta.

The Places

We will live in 12 different countries for 1 month each covering South America, Europe, and Asia. We’re guaranteed our own room and co-working space with wifi in each location.

South America

1) Montevideo, Uruguay
2) Buenos Aires, Argentina
3) La Paz, Bolivia
4) Cusco, Peru


5) Istanbul, Turkey
6) Prague, Czech Republic
7) Belgrade, Serbia
8) Cavtat, Croatia


9) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10) Koh Phangan, Thailand
11) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
12) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The People

Just last week we all received access to the web portal with contact information and planning material for our group. Everyone did a quick email intro and OH MY GOODNESS they all sound awesome. We have a mix of cultures, ages, and career types. Most people are decently well traveled but for some this is the first time leaving their country. Others have a set career that they will pursue while others are exploring their options like me (holler!).

The Finances

The most common question I get is “How much does this all cost?” The answer is $2000/month for housing, community workspace, all travel between countries, and hosted community events. The reactions to this number have been varied, but I am not at all offended. Based on the cost of living per country it’s a great price in some and steep in others but all evens out in the end.

To cover the cost, I have rental income for a portion but no job lined up for the rest. More on this later…when I figure something out…Until then, adios!



  1. Ferri Lou · November 8, 2015

    Best wishes to you Jesse, You make sure please to write, or call your mom and dad. They need to know you are safe and having a wonderful time. Love you. Ferri Lou


  2. mrsbassbeer · November 9, 2015

    I still can’t believe this is actually happening! Good for you for saying YES and taking a huge risk for the adventure of a lifetime! Don’t forget about me grasshopper 😉


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