Weekly Digest: August 5, 2016
Here’s your weekly dose of my best tips for how to travel the world while you grow your career and make a difference.
Travel the world
Flights are the most expensive part of travel. I recently come across a flight hacking service that was recommended to me by multiple digital nomads: Scott’s Cheap Flights. Scott sends you emails with actual deals, hacks, and mistake fares that you can easily book. It’s a great way to find trip ideas for a fraction of the cost.
Grow your career
If you want to travel long-term, but you can’t transition your current job to be remote, here are the 3 best resources I found to help you find a high-skilled and remote-friendly job: We Work Remotely, Working Nomads, and 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2016. These are also great tools for managers looking to hire a distributed team.
Make a difference
Regardless of your politics, Hillary Clinton’s nomination was a major milestone in the United States. It was the first time a woman was nominated as the presidential candidate of a major party in the U.S. However, don’t start celebrating gender equality yet – it is still atrocious. The female-to-male earnings ratio is 0.82 in the United States. Around the world, more women and girls are killed every decade because of their gender (sexual violence, honor killings, healthcare bias towards, etc.) than people were killed in all the genocides of the twentieth century. 10 times as many women are sex trafficked each year than in the peak of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. 1 out of 5 adult women can’t read due to unequal opportunities for education. I recently re-read Half the Sky, which sheds light on the gender crisis around the world, and A Path Appears, which shows many ways to get involved with this important issue. I highly recommend both books.
- Most popular post on Instagram – I decided to step up my travel photography game.
- Featured article – I wrote 7 tips for startups operating in emerging markets for Entrepreneur magazine’s July print edition in the Middle East.
- Quote of the Week – “Bet on yourself first.” – Morgan Spurlock
Thanks for reading and have an awesome weekend!
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