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15 Travel Blogs Every Travel Lover Needs To Know

15 Travel Blogs Every Travel Lover Needs To Know

Many people get bitten by the travel bug — I know I have been! I have visited a good number of places, but nowhere near as many as these 15 awesome travel blogs.

If you are looking for a fun place to vacation and want to read plenty of tips, or if you are thinking about traveling the world, below are my top tips for great travel blogs that you should be reading.

We Took the Road Less Traveled: Information on traveling in Europe.

This travel blog has plenty of awesome pictures and engaging posts. They travel a lot in Europe and their articles would be very helpful for someone wanting to do extensive travel there.

Twenty-Something Travel: A great website for young travelers.

This site is great for those who are wanting to start traveling. There are plenty of articles about planning, and good advice. You would never even think about some of the things that you have to plan, and it can be intimidating at first. This travel blog helps you get through it.

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Triposs: Great for U.S. travel.

Have you ever wanted to explore the United States? Triposs goes through all of the major cities and has articles on many attractions. For example, if you click on Los Angeles, then you will find many different attractions on the right-hand bar.

Windtraveler: Great for those with dreams of sailing.

Windtraveler is one of my favorite travel blogs. It involves a cute little family who have embarked on the most awesome sailing journey ever.

Postcards from Rachel: Great for those who live wherever she travels.

Rachel spent a year abroad, and then seemed to move all over the U.S. afterwards. She has great pictures and her posts are fun to read.

Nomadic Matt: Great for the long-term traveler.

This is probably one of the largest (if not the largest) travel websites. He has been traveling the world since 2006 and has been to many great places.

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Adventurous Kate: Great for the female traveler.

Are you a female who wishes to travel? Kate talks a lot about how to travel safely and what you should know to travel long-term.

Brooke Vs. The World: Traveling and falling in love (with a country).

Brooke started traveling in 2007 by herself, then fell in love and moved to Australia, where she currently lives. I love her story!

NZ Muse: Great for those taking time off work to travel.

These two took time off work and are traveling the world, all in six months. It’s a great journey to follow. This blog talks about budgets, what to do, what not to do, and so on.

Art of Adventuring: He left his job and is now a nomad.

The author of this blog has traveled to over 30 countries. Have you ever thought about leaving your job so that you can do extensive travel? If so, then this blog is for you.

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My Beautiful Adventures: Great for pictures and itineraries.

This blog author travels a lot, and to some of the most beautiful places.

Y Travel Blog: Great for traveling families.

Are you traveling with a family? This blog has a family, too, and publishes plenty of articles on this topic.

Traveling Canucks: A blog about Canadians traveling the world.

This couple has traveled to over 65 countries, and met or surpassed many of their hopes and dreams. They give plenty of tips. They also built a family and their careers while traveling.

Lost in Travels: Great for ex-pats.

This is a great blog for traveling couples who love to try new things. They recently stayed at a capsule hotel in Japan, which proves that!

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Living in Another Language: Another great blog for ex-pats.

This couple packed up their belongings and moved abroad. She supplies many awesome pictures and is pretty funny, too!

 

Any other recommendations? Please share in the comments below.

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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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