Feature–Postcards Magazine Fall 2013


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“On a recent drive down the Overseas Highway—a long road like a great white spine connecting all of the islands in the Florida Keys—I found myself wishing something similar existed in Hawaii. I fantasized about giant suspension bridges linking all the islands, Hawaii’s equivalent to San Francisco’s Golden Gate? Then I wouldn’t have to choose between the stunning seacoast drives and sunrises in Maui, the warm waters of Waikiki, the active volcanoes of the Big Island, or the rivers and canyons of Kauai”

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Feature– Postcards Magazine Fall 2013


About Emily Benson

About the Bloggers Emily and Robin are newlyweds and free spirits with a great deal of wanderlust who share a fascination with the shifting dynamics of the workplace. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Cornell in political science, Emily planned to become a lawyer, but was hugely disillusioned by her experience working for a major law firm in NYCInstead, shequit her job and went on to get her master’s in creative writing. She is currently an adjunct English professor, both in the classroom and online, a published poet and book reviewer, and aspiring travel writer. She will be contributing much of the writing for this blog. Robin, a graduate of Embry Riddle and former pilot for Delta, had a similarly disillusioning experience working for a major corporation. Forced to spend too much time away from his family, describing his job as “a glorified busdriver”, he realized it might be decades working up the ranks of the airlines before he would be able to do the kind of traveling he dreamed of doing. Robin is an avid outdoor enthusiast, who is technologically gifted. He will be managing and designing the blog behind the scenes as well as providing research on practical tips for digital nomads, and planning many of their adventures. Currently, Robin and Emily have an apartment in Brooklyn that they sublet during their travels, but no permanent home or children, by choice. They are both animal lovers and vegetarians and do have two much-loved cats, Pushkin and Heathcliff, who are cared for by generous family members and friends in their absences. Their lack of expenses and jobs teaching online as well as their resourcefulness in taking advantage of cheap flights and rewards points help them to fund their travels. How they became Digital Nomads When they were deciding where to register for their wedding, they realized they’d rather have experience than blenders or gravy boats, and registered with a fantastic website called Traveler's Joy. Thanks to the generous gifts of their friends and family they were able to take a two-month honeymoon in Europe, visiting seven different countries. They travelled by train to a dizzying array of towns and cities including Paris, Granada, Barcelona, Nice, Florence, Rome, Venice, Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri, Ravello, Cinque Terre, and Dublin. When they returned, still reeling from their honeymoon travels, Emily and Robin realized if they budgeted money carefully, their adventures didn't have to end. They determined they could manage to travel for at least four months a year. Emily re-arranged her onsite teaching schedule so she would have summer and winter semesters off to travel. Even when they're in

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