#30Before30: Choose My Final 3 Countries!

Travel Map

I set a fun goal for myself this year: To have traveled to at least 30 countries before I turn 30 in October. It’s a pretty arbitrary number, but I like the idea of giving myself a reason to travel to new countries and since I was already so close, why not? I started the…

How I Work From Anywhere In The World

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I’ve been working remotely as a product/UX consultant for about a year now. My office is anywhere I am — from California and Las Vegas to Dublin and Paris, and as I write this, Porto, Portugal. I’ve spent a while refining my tools and tricks to make it as seamless as possible for my clients…

Bumble the Drone Takes Flight!

Bay Head, NJ

I bought my drone over a month ago now, but between travels and weather, I haven’t really had many opportunities to fly him. Yesterday had the best conditions in a while, so I went up to Bay Head beach to take him for a spin. I’ve been really inspired by the likes of Casey Neistat…

Hack-a-thon of One: The Last Day

Wanderling Guides

It’s been a few days of fighting with Amazon Glacier trying to get my photos back. So far I’ve managed to get some of my photos from Japan back on local drives, but there are yearrrrrsss of travel photos backed up there that will take a serious amount of time for me to download and…

Hack-a-thon of One: Day 3.5 – Photo Shortage

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My week ended up having less free time than I originally anticipated, which has slowed down progress a bit. But I’ve also found myself short on photos to populate the guides! It’s not that I don’t have them. The issue is that I archive all of my photos to Amazon Glacier and many of them…

Hack-a-thon of One: Day 2

Wanderling.co

Much more tangible progress today. Though there wasn’t actually much dev work necessary, I wrote out 3 more guides and that helped cement some of the things I had in mind. A lot of what’s there now is unoptimized. Photos are hot-linked from third party sources (don’t worry, they’re my own photos), heights and widths…

Hack-a-thon of One: First 24 Hours

Droning Around

Everything I said last night turned out to be a lie. I could have continued on the manual route, but it was so ugly and repetitive that I couldn’t take it. I got the database up and running today and carved out all of the bits of data except for the tags since I’m not…

Hack-a-thon of One: Evening 1 Progress Report

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Winding down for the evening. Progress turned out to be different than I expected. I went into this thinking I would code the whole thing first and then work on the UX. After I set up the server and started to dive in, I realized I didn’t know enough about exactly what I wanted to…

A Hack-a-thon of One

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There’s something I’ve been wanting to make for the last few years. It’s something I find myself looking for when I plan my travels and something that I think will be fun to do. Not to mention, it’s been a few long months since I got my hands dirty in the code and design of…

The End of The Line

Happy Leap Day! Today marks the end of my February Writing Challenge. I really can’t believe it flew by so quickly. Instead of recapping my day, which turned out to be the norm over the course of the month, I thought I’d recap the month as a whole: This was a rather uneventful month. I…