Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Aubrey Mernarndt

Almost three years ago, I started my own consulting firm which focuses on democracy and governance work. I’ve worked for clients on projects all over the world which have focused on, for example, helping countries better manage their natural resources, countering disinformation, providing better educational opportunities, improving government service delivery, ensuring the rights of gender and sexual minorities, and more.

I also serve as an international elections observer and have observed elections in the Kyrgyz Republic, Georgia, Belarus, North Macedonia, and Ukraine. Next week, I’m headed to Azerbaijan to observe their parliamentary elections.

I recently wrote my first book! It’s called Young Mongols: Forging Democracy in the Wild, Wild East and it will be published by Penguin Random House SEA in March 2020. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Aubrey Mernarndt

Everything you need to know before you start a housesit.

One of the ways we travel around the world is by housesitting. We look after people’s homes and pets while they are away. We deliberately choose homes with pets because we love spending time with animals! I can hear some of you asking out loud right now, “What exactly is house sitting?” Continue reading Everything you need to know before you start a housesit.

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Jenny Lachs

My name is Jenny and I’m originally from Munich, Germany but haven’t lived there for the past 10+ years. In my old life, I was a chemist, I even got a PhD in chemistry, but after I finished I wanted a complete change of scenery and went travelling on a round-the-world trip with my boyfriend which was supposed to last 1 year. We travelled for about a year and then worked in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa for a year before starting to work online and living the digital nomad lifestyle. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Jenny Lachs

Postcards from Koh Phangan (Part 2) – settling into home anywhere.

I always find the first two weeks of arriving anywhere to be a time of feeling unsettled. Even if we’ve been there before. It usually takes that two weeks of time to form out routines again, feel out our favourite spots, find our rhythm in the area (sometimes all over again). Continue reading Postcards from Koh Phangan (Part 2) – settling into home anywhere.

6 Statistics That Show the Benefits of Remote Work

All too often I hear people ask how to convince their employer remote work is better for their productivity. If you too want to start living the remote lifestyle, use some of these statistics about remote work next time you talk to your boss. Continue reading 6 Statistics That Show the Benefits of Remote Work

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Elly Earls

I’m Elly, I’m 33 years old, I’m a freelance journalist and I’ve been location independent for the past eight years. Prior to that I worked as a journalist and editor in London and Dubai. I spent my teenage years in Thailand and took my first ever solo trip when I was about 9 years old to visit a school friend in Spain! Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Elly Earls

Postcards from Koh Phangan (Part 1) – nomad life is always full of surprises!

This year hasn’t gone to plan at all, as is life. There have been both surprise and planned celebrations, unexpected worries, little hiccups along the way providing challenges/hurdles and also impromptu surprise opportunities. Continue reading Postcards from Koh Phangan (Part 1) – nomad life is always full of surprises!