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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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Michelle S.

Founder of Making Sense of Cents, a blog about personal finance and traveling.

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Last Updated on May 21, 2020

The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

You have probably seen enough fad diets to last a lifetime. Many have become popular overnight and left just as quickly.

Some fad diets, though, have actually passed the test of time and are making some headway in the nutritional world.

Outlined below are four fad diets that are actually beneficial for your health and wellness. Read on to find out why you should consider adopting one (or more) of these healthy eating styles today.

An important concept you should keep in mind is to disregard the term “diet” as it is typically used. The word diet implies the idea of restriction and removal. Instead, think of the word diet in this context as a healthy eating lifestyle.

Let’s take a look at some of these healthy eating lifestyles that have been categorized, by no fault of their own, as fad diets.

1. The Paleo Diet

The paleo diet, or ancestral eating, is simply eating the way your paleolithic ancestors would have up to 10,000 years ago, or when the agriculture age began.

The advantage now is you don’t have to do this in a loin cloth, unless you want to… The focus of this diet is proteins, vegetables, some fruits, nuts and seeds and some healthy fats.

In the paleo diet, there aren’t any grains, starchy carbohydrates, sugars, or dairy.

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How Your Health Can Change With Paleo

The paleo diet is a good way to keep your blood sugar under control. It can also have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes, and can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

With this healthy eating lifestyle, people have also achieved good weight loss results and boast improved energy levels. [1]

It’s not just what’s in the paleo diet that’s important, it’s what’s NOT in it. There aren’t any processed and manufactured foods, junk foods, artificial ingredients or chemical additives.

Paleo is a way of eating that gets you more in tune with your body and, therefore, can provide a lot of benefits.

2. Whole30

The Whole30 diet is relatively new and owes its popularity to social media and the #Whole30 Instagram hashtag that allowed people to share and broadcast their success with the diet.

With Whole30 you are taking 30 days and focusing on nutritious whole foods such as meats, nuts and seeds, seafood, eggs, vegetables, and fruits.

During the month you are eliminating:

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  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • legumes
  • grains
  • dairy
  • soy

Whole30 is similar to paleo, but it goes a bit further eliminating sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup.

At the end of the 30 days, you strategically reintroduce those eliminated foods back into your diet to discover any possibility of health consequences from them or even potential food allergies.

Finding Out How Food Impacts You

Most people eat the same things so often and may not realize that certain foods are causing health consequences, as they’ve become accustomed to feeling lethargic and run down.

With Whole30 you get the chance to see how these foods may have a negative impact on your body. You’ll also reset your taste buds, which may have become desensitized from processed and artificial “foods” and excess salt.

This diet will help you regain your love of food… in a healthy way!

3. The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has been at the top of the list as a very effective diet for some time now.

For people in countries like Italy or Greece, this has simply been a normal way of life–along with higher activity levels, sunlight exposure, proximity to water, and lower stress.

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With the Mediterranean diet, the focus is on heart-healthy foods. It looks like this:

  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes & nuts
  • Replacing butter with olive oil
  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
  • Moderate amounts of red wine

Help Your Heart & Overall Health With A Mediterranean Diet

Information from the Mayo Clinic shows that this diet reduces heart disease and lowers your “bad” LDL cholesterol. Studies involving 1.5 million people demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality, along with overall mortality. [2]

With all these benefits, this is definitely a “fad diet” that’s worth the hype.

4. The Alkaline Diet

The alkaline diet is about changing the foods you eat so that you put your body into an alkaline state and out of an acidic state. When your body is too far on the acidic side it can result in a condition called acidosis. This can lead to issues in your body such as upset stomach, breathing difficulties, headaches, weakness and, fatigue. In extreme cases, it can result in shock, coma, or death.

The goal is to get your body in a more alkaline state, which results in overall better health. The focus is on including alkaline boosting foods such as fruits, nuts, vegetables, and legumes. You’re also wanting to reduce acidic foods such as low quality beef and poultry, dairy, eggs, grains, and alcohol.

Pros & Cons With The Alkaline Diet

The benefits that come from this way of eating is that reduction in inferior quality foods, processed items and alcohol. You may feel improved energy levels, mental clarity and even better joint health.

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People also report weight loss but again this may come from the reduction in calories from junk and processed foods but this is not a bad thing at all.

One con with this diet is that the pH value of the food you eat might not have an impact on blood pH, as your body is able to balance this pretty well on a day-to-day basis.

Follow These Fads for Better Health and Wellness

There can be a danger in categorizing things as a fad diet because fads come and go. People are always looking for the next big thing or a quick fix.

The four examples above buck that status quo. These diets, though mainstream, actually can give you benefits and aren’t going to go away anytime soon because they work.

What makes these diets special is that they boast real whole foods and the eliminate processed and manufactured junk.

The Big Takeaway:

Whatever way you choose to eat, the focus needs to be on whole unprocessed foods. Look for the cleanest, local and most natural things you can find for the benefit of your overall health and wellness. Your body and mind will thank you.

Featured photo credit: Dan Gold via unsplash.com

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