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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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                Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                1. Work on the small tasks.

                When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                2. Take a break from your work desk.

                Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                3. Upgrade yourself

                Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                4. Talk to a friend.

                Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                7. Read a book (or blog).

                The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                8. Have a quick nap.

                If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                9. Remember why you are doing this.

                Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                10. Find some competition.

                Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                11. Go exercise.

                Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                12. Take a good break.

                Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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