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starting an RV park

An RV park, short for recreational vehicle park, is a designated area where individuals or families can park their RVs (recreational vehicles) for a temporary stay. These parks typically offer various amenities such as electricity hookups, water, sewer connections, and sometimes additional facilities like bathrooms, showers, laundry rooms, recreational areas, and Wi-Fi. RV parks cater to travelers or individuals who prefer to live in their RVs for short-term stays or extended periods while enjoying facilities similar to those found in traditional campsites or residential areas

travelling with kids

For our young explorers, we turned to #camelbak which is a hiking backpack for the young ones..

  • with a water pouch and the young ones can drink water while hiking without needing help
  • made of bright kid friendly colors and has plenty of room for snacks, change of clothes, etc
  • internal and external pockets..multiple storage options.

It is a great way for them to:

  • Carry their own water
  • Have a place to collect all kinds of treasures when out
  • Bring something they would like e.g a book
  • Become involved with what we are doing. They are always eager to get their backpaks ready..it sets the mood for the activity.
  • It is freeing for us as parents and for them as they have easy access to what they need
It’s part of why we are in this journey. How do you incorporate responsibility and accountability in raising your kids?
If you would like to browse their catalogue..here is a link to their site.
 
 

Remote Jobs

Remote jobs refer to employment opportunities where individuals can perform their work duties from a location outside of a traditional office setting. These roles allow employees to work from home, a co-working space, a coffee shop, or any place with an internet connection. Remote jobs leverage technology, such as email, video conferencing, and project management tools, enabling employees to collaborate, communicate, and complete their tasks without being physically present in an office.

Remote jobs can span various industries and professions, including software development, customer service, marketing, writing, design, data analysis, and more.

The flexibility offered by remote work allows individuals to better balance their professional and personal lives, eliminates commute time, and opens up opportunities for those who prefer or need a more flexible work environment.

remote-jobs

Travel and Work

Some people implement a hybrid concept blending work with their travels. They merge work responsibilities with vacationing or leisure activities. This could involve working remotely while traveling or taking advantage of flexible work arrangements to mix work and relaxation. Below is a list of things you can do while you travel. Keep in mind local regulations and laws impacting your region.

aferican journey travel and work
aferican journey travel and work

living in multiple continents

Have you heard about the term 1st and 3rd world? Do you know how these terms have evolved through out decades?

 Historically, the terms “First World” and “Third World” originated during the Cold War era and were used to categorize countries based on political alliances and economic development rather than according to the United Nations’ classifications. However, the United Nations currently uses a different system to classify countries.

The United Nations today categorizes countries into three groups based on their development status:

  1. Developed Countries: Often referred to as “More Developed Countries” (MDCs) or “High-Income Countries” (HICs). These nations typically have advanced economies, high standards of living, well-established infrastructure, and advanced technology. Examples include the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, etc.

  2. Developing Countries: Also known as “Less Developed Countries” (LDCs) or “Low- and Middle-Income Countries” (LMICs). These countries are still in the process of industrialization, have lower income levels, and might face challenges related to healthcare, education, and infrastructure. Examples include India, Nigeria, Brazil, etc.

  3. Least Developed Countries (LDCs): This is a specific category of countries recognized by the United Nations as having the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development. LDCs face significant challenges including extreme poverty, inadequate infrastructure, and vulnerability to economic and environmental shocks. Examples include Afghanistan, Haiti, Yemen, etc.

  4. Lets break this down to an every day level. What makes you stressed up?

In the first world, people panic when their Wi-Fi signal wobbles, treating it like a national crisis, while in the third world, folks can skillfully navigate life with sporadic internet akin to playing hide-and-seek with a signal.

In the first world, a broken nail is a tragedy worthy of a Shakespearean drama, complete with tears and lamentations, whereas in the third world, fixing a broken roof during a rainstorm is a full-fledged action movie with adrenaline-pumping sequences.

In the first world, the phrase “I’m starving” often means a minor delay in mealtime, but in the third world, “I’m starving” means you’ve missed more meals than a suspenseful series has plot twists.

 

In the book Twelve and a half by Gary Vaynerchuck, he says this:

INGREDIENT 1: GRATITUDE

Being grateful requires perspective. And that perspective is: if you’re reading this, you’re one of the most lucky people to exist, in all of history of time. Consider the following facts quoted from the book, verbatim:

  • “Around 60 percent of the world’s people (4.5 billion of them) don’t have a toilet that properly manages human waste.”
  • I talk about wage slavery and how you should get out of it. But apparently there’s tons of people in the world that live in actual slavery: “According to the Global Slavery Index, 40.3 million people were in modern-day slavery in 2016.”
  •  “According to the World Health Organization, 785 million people globally lack basic drinking-water services.2 That’s a little over 10 percent of the world’s population, and even two million Americans don’t have access to safe drinking water or basic plumbing.”

Thus, if you were to rank how lucky you are in the grand scheme of things, if you have access to water, a good toilet, and you’re not an actual slave, you’re pretty lucky compared to the rest of the world. On top of that – if you’ve got access to the internet where you get the entire world’s information at your fingertips: you’re even more lucky.

It was 19yrs ago when i landed in the USA for the 1st time. I was a bright-eyed and enthusiastic student from Kenya, stepping foot on the USA soil for the very first time with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for cultural exchange. I was embarking on this journey to pursue my dreams of higher education where the grass looked greener. I was eager to immerse myself in the American dream accompanied by the diversity and opportunities that the USA had to offer. I was armed with curiosity and an open heart and ready to embrace the adventure of a lifetime as i began my educational odyssey in this new and unfamiliar land. Lets buckle up for a cultural rollercoaster and explore some key differences between life in the USA vs the small town in which i grew up in:

Hustle and Bustle vs. Laid-back Vibes: In a typical US urban neighborhood, it’s a whirlwind of fast-paced life—people zipping around, while in a small Kenyan town, it’s more about taking it slow, enjoying the rhythm of life.

 

Coffee Culture: Americans might cherish their grande lattes and hipster coffee shops, but in Kenya, it’s all about savoring a strong cup of Kenyan coffee brewed in the local style, often enjoyed in communal settings.

 

Transportation: Zooming through US streets in cars contrasts with the Kenyan town, where you might find more bicycles, boda-bodas (motorbike taxis), and vibrant mini-bus networks known as matatus.

 

Market Scenes: While both places have markets, the Kenyan town’s market might be a lively spectacle with colorful stalls selling fresh produce, spices, and goods, while the US urban neighborhood might have a more organized, supermarket-centric shopping experience.

 

Community Life: In Kenya, there’s a stronger sense of communal living, with more interactions among neighbors, sharing meals, and celebrating events together, whereas in the US, individualism might reign more prominently. 

 

Technology: The US neighborhood might be buzzing with the latest gadgets and tech trends, while in Kenya, there could be a mix of modern technology alongside a celebration of traditional crafts and practices.


Entertainment: From flashy cinemas and entertainment centers in the US to communal gatherings around storytelling, music, and dance in Kenyan towns, the entertainment scene differs greatly.

Cuisine: In the US, you’ve got a melting pot of global cuisines, while in Kenya, you might indulge in staple dishes like ugali (maize meal) and nyama choma (roasted meat) at local eateries.

 

Housing Styles: The architecture in the US neighborhood might showcase modern skyscrapers or sleek suburban houses, contrasting with the more traditional mud-walled houses or thatched roofs in Kenyan towns.

 

Language Diversity: In the US, various languages might be heard, but English dominates. In Kenya, you might encounter Swahili, English, and a multitude of local dialects adding to the linguistic tapestry.

 

Fashion Flavors: From designer labels and trendy fashion in the US to vibrant, culturally rich attire in Kenya, the fashion scenes speak volumes about the local aesthetics.

 

Education System: In the US, formal education is a big deal with structured institutions, while in Kenya, you might witness a blend of formal schooling and deep-rooted traditional teachings.

 

Religious Practices: Religious diversity in the US might offer a wide array of practices and beliefs, whereas in a Kenyan town, you could experience more communal and traditional religious ceremonies.

 

Green Spaces: Urban neighborhoods in the US might boast manicured parks and recreational spaces, whereas in Kenyan towns, nature might be more raw and intertwined with daily life.

 

Sense of Time: Time in the US might be very regimented, with schedules and punctuality, while in Kenya, the concept of time might be more fluid and relaxed, adhering to the famous phrase “Hakuna Matata” (No worries).

 

The list can keep going and these differences certainly made life interesting, and shaped me for almost 2 decades

International Money transfer
The process of sending funds or making payments from one country to another can be stressful. Please find a list of credible money transfer programs

Remitly is a financial technology company that specializes in providing international money transfer services. It allows individuals to send money across borders, facilitating remittances and other forms of international payments. Remitly operates through an online platform and a mobile app, enabling users to send money from their bank accounts or using debit or credit cards to recipients in various countries.

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LemFi allows you to send money requests or share a payment link for your family/friends and even customers to pay via bank transfers, card, or even mobile money, convert money from one currency to another and to receive and send money internationally, open global accounts

Download the app and use code JANEDJZV 

Coinbase
Coinbase is a popular cryptocurrency exchange platform that allows users to buy, sell, and securely store various cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others. It offers a user-friendly interface and serves as a gateway for both beginners and experienced traders to engage in the crypto market.

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