Working Remotely Around Family and Friends

Working Remotely Around Family and Friends

We’ve been big proponents of the remote working movement for years now at Authentic Form & Function, and as we dig digger into the culture it encompasses, multiple sub-topics arise and warrant further discussion. One of the most challenging topics we’ve encountered is working remotely when around family and friends….

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Airbnb’s Elephant in the Room

Airbnb’s Elephant in the Room

A quirky website by the name of Airbnb surfaced on the web back in 2008, one that promised a new kind of travel accommodation. One that hinged on Trust, both for the host and the guest, offering a completely new breed of travel experience. Unique digs, local’s only knowledge, and the ability…

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A Beginner’s Reflections on Japan

A Beginner’s Reflections on Japan

When traveling to Japan for the first time, there are undoubtedly many new experiences. Japan is quite different from an American lifestyle; both in culture and in seemingly common day occurrences.

For first time travelers, or for those that want to know the top tips for what to expect about…

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Annual Review, 2014

Annual Review, 2014

An annual review is one of those things that takes weeks to think about and days to poke around at to get right. It’s recalibrating the engine; a time capsule of (sometimes very personal) information that allows us to reflect diligently. It is a document that becomes stamped in time…

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Travel Hacking Fall Tips

Earlier this fall I wrote an introductory article about travel hacking, touching on the highlights of what it meant, how it works, and a few additional thoughts and pointers. As I look towards 2015, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for the best domestic and international deals that fit my personal…

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Intro to Travel Hacking

Last week I was asked twice about travel hacking, an occurrence that isn’t necessarily few and far between. Each time I think to myself, why not do a quick writeup on the subject so I can pass along the basics to others? At the end of the day, there is nothing I’m unwilling to…

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World Domination Summit

Sometime in the early fall of 2010, an old friend of mine mentioned a conference unlike any other was happening the following summer. It was to be called the World Domination Summit, held in Portland, and she wanted some company. Naturally, I chuckled a little but was intrigued.

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The Dune to the Left

The Dune to the Left

It was the first time the three of us ventured out together; in the physical sense, that is. We’d been a team remotely—online and in chat—for almost a handful of months already. But this was the first time we were all together in the same space representing our

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Desert Ribbons

Desert Ribbons

I recently embarked on an early season desert climb outside Tempe, AZ. It was one of those days that tests your mettle, sweat finding it’s way through a helmet’s facets with ease. The sun baked and the road’s ribbons never gave way.

On this particular day the valley…

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Reflections of Yesteryear

A 180° shift is how I view the space between one year ago and today.

I think back to my marriage ending, still occasionally floating in my mind’s eye of what came before, during, and after that time. And that particular shade of black; that feeling of darkness when the tears…

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