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Best of the Rest (Weekly Links Ending 8/28/11)

barefoot Best of the Rest (Weekly Links Ending 8/28/11)

We read some of the best travel writers out there as well as from other bloggers that inspire us. Every Monday we share our favorites from the past week in order to spread the word about these great people and to show you how awesome long term travel can be. Enjoy!

  • Running for me was always what you do when you’re punished during a sports practice. But I always wanted to be someone who enjoyed running no matter how much I hated actually doing it. Buying Vibram Five Fingers changed everything as barefoot running makes you feel so much more connected to your run. Check out what Nerd Fitness and Harvard say about the benefits of barefoot running. My Vibrams are definitely coming with me when I hit the road in January!
  • With only two months to go before my job (and employee health insurance) are gone, I need to start looking for health insurance that will cover me while in the states and abroad. Katie gives us the scoop on her trials and inspires me to start my insurance hunt ASAP.
  • Ayngelina asks, “what backpack should I buy?” Such a tough question! BriefcaseToBackpack has some great tips and while we have never tried it, I love the idea and team behind the Tortuga Backpack.
  • Caz admits that she doesn’t own anything, but realizes that everything she has experienced is far more valuable. Studies show that spending money on experiences tend to make people happier than purchasing things… so Caz is dead on in her realization. Don’t worry about what you don’t have and instead rejoice in what you have experienced!
  • I just gave notice to my job too, Katie! So nerve-wracking and exhilarating. It is so easy to get sucked into the corporate ladder routine of working hard to get promotions, but sometimes you just have to take a step back and chase what you really love. PS… we’re going to steal her to-do list as well. We have our own, but Katie had some great items on hers that we need to make sure get done!
  • As a young married couple about to embark on our own around the world adventure, reading this great advice from traveling couples that Elise rounded up is perfect. Any traveling couples want to give us some extra tips?
  • So this question goes out to you travelers already on the road and trying to earn a living: Are you a digital nomad or an economic refugee? I guess it doesn’t really matter, does it? Both are doing what they want, on their own terms, and finding a way to make their lifestyle work. My goal is to find a way to make enough money to join their ranks!

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ayngelina September 25, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Thanks so much for including me in this round up!

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