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  • 05.11.16

What happened to Remote Year participants who set out to spend a year working and traveling

The pitch: A year spent traveling the world with like-minded people, working remotely from 18 scenic, Internet-enabled locations, as Jessica Hullinger reported for Fast Company in 2014.

The reality: Traveling professionals immersed in the companionship, cliquishness, and sometimes the racism of “a tiny, mobile American high school,” reports Atlas Obscura. Accommodations ranged from boutique hotels to “a straight-up roach motel.” Some participants struggled to balance work and play, while others dropped out altogether. But “the personal growth [and] the deep friendships that come from shared experiences” made the experience worth it for those who stayed, according to the outlet.SM