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7 Inspiring Travel Bloggers To Help Your 2016 Dreams Come True

7 Inspiring Travel Bloggers To Help Your 2016 Dreams Come True

2016 is a year for making your dreams come true!

Why?

Well, why not?

If not now, then when? Next year? Or the year after that?

Regardless, to make sure you don’t wait another minute taking positive action towards building a future you’ve always dreamed of, here are 7 cool cats who have decided to take destiny into their own hands by freeing themselves from the American dream and creating a dream job for themselves!

Here are 7 inspiring travel bloggers to watch in 2016:

Mel Giroux – A Broken Backpack

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    Hailing from Quebec, this French Canadian is currently in the middle of Australia on a working holiday, doing exactly what the visa is for living it up whilst making cash picking fruit for cash from time to time!

    She is living every northern hemisphere girl’s dreams, and it shows! In just 6 months from launching her blog, she has amassed over 20,000 followers who are obsessed with all the awesome info she has to offer about living and working in Australia, exploring New Zealand, and smashing eastern Europe in times gone by.

    Did I mention the blog is bilingual? So yeah, French folk get the goods too!

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    Check out her most popular post: 5 Reasons Why The Unlucky Ones Travel

    Simon Gonzaga – The Big Black Backpack

    This Filipino is one cool cat. Not

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      only does he hail from the most travel-obsessed country in the world, but he also cranks out some absolutely breathtaking photos. His Instagram is catching fire, and his travel stories make you feel like you’re sitting at the pub hearing about it all over a beer.

      If you aren’t already following this guy’s adventures, get around him now.
      His most recent adventure to Myanmar produced some of the most informative info out there.

      Trent Fleskens – Wander.Seek.Find

      If yo

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        u’re reading this because you hate your suit and tie and will do anything to avoid opening another Microsoft Office program today, you’ve come to the right place at Wander.Seek.Find.

        Trent used to be in your shoes chasing that American dream until he snapped, had a quarter-life crisis, and decided to hit the road following his passion for travel, writing, photography, and African animals.

        He’s on the road full-time, blogging about his adventures, working with hotels and tour companies, and just generally making up for the years he spent slaving away at his desk.

        But he doesn’t just blog about his travels (which range from the 5-star life to hiking the trail), he spends a considerable amount of time preparing his readership for taking that leap of faith and preparing themselves, both financially and psychologically, to take a leap of faith and chase their dreams!

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        If this sounds like you in 6 months, read his candid article: How I Saved $77,565 In 12 Months To Travel The World

        Johnny Ward – OneStep4Ward

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          Now, this guy is a seasoned pro who needs no introduction. In fact, he’s probably the inspiration for the rest of these inspirational travel bloggers!

          However, 2016 is a very special year for Johhny Ward.

          This year, Johnny is about to complete the unbelievable feat of having visited EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY in the world!

          Now, I know what you’re thinking, surely he was loaded?

          Nope! But now he is!

          Johnny didn’t just spend the last half a decade bumming around the world. In fact, he was nearly every single news site in the world (it seems), telling how he managed to make over $1,000,000 in the last 3 years whilst still ticking all those countries off the list.

          Phoebe Lee – Little Grey Box

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            This Aussie babe is getting major attention around the world of late. She’s a blonde bombshell, she’s super funny, and she knows how to talk shop, having worked with some major tourism brands along the way.

            He vlogs are hilarious, but still super informative, which makes you actually want to watch them until the end.

            Little Grey Box isn’t just about travel, though! Phoebe Lee has it all, pulling together food guides, gift guides, and a bit of fashion along the way.

            Check out this hilarious review of her hometown, Brisbane!

            Meg Jerrard – Mapping Megan

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              This chick is the queen of social media for travel bloggers. If you’re into travel, you’ve heard of or from Meg.

              The unique thing about Mapping Megan is that the website is literally based around a map. You zoom into it, then the articles find you!

              Meg has been traveling and blogging since 2007, so her content, influence, and general knowledge of travel, blogging, and studying abroad is absolutely inspirational.

              A seasoned professional, if you’re looking for some seriously top notch travel advice, you’ve come to the right place!

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              Her post, 10 Epic Australian Bucket List Experiences was re-pinned on Pinterest an epic 5,000 times!

              Aileen Adalid – I Am Aileen

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                Aileen is the traveling darling of the Philippines.

                Having started in the corporate world where she had the opportunity to chase the American dream, she had the guts to pack it all in at 21 and follow her passion for travel.

                Since then, she’s been all over the world, started her own online business, and established a blog that is the envy of all other travel bloggers out there.

                Her fellow countrymen and women absolute adore and admire her for proving to the world that even a girl with a 3rd world passport can have it all!

                Now residing in Belgium, her article, 10 Famous Foreign Destinations You Can Find In The Philippines, has been passed through Facebook over 11,000 times, and shows just how much her hometown means to her.

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                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                1. Exercise Daily

                It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                The basic nutritional advice includes:

                • Eat unprocessed foods
                • Eat more veggies
                • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                  5. Watch Out for Travel

                  Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                  This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                  If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                  6. Start Slow

                  Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                  If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                  7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                  Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                  My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                  If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                  I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                  Final Thoughts

                  Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                  Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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