If you have kids, you might be thinking it’s too expensive to fly your entire family somewhere for vacation, but you might also be worried about the prospect of spending extremely long periods of time with your kids cooped up in a car. I get it. I get a little nutty on road trips, too, and I’m in my 30’s!
Unless you’re one of those lucky people who has been able to create a nomad lifestyle for themselves, then every adventure eventually comes to an end and you’re once again faced with the harsh reality of “real life”. Traveling is amazing and fun and exciting but can also take quite the toll on a person, physically.
I know on many occasions I’ve gone 110% for the duration of a trip, only to come back home and find myself exhausted, disoriented, and 5lbs heavier from all the rich, delicious foods I ate while away.
Thankfully, there are some things we can all do to help get our lives back on track so we can get healthy, get back to work, and start preparing for the next adventure as soon as possible!
There is something I’ve been doing for quite some time now whenever I go on a really big trip, and that is making a photo book of my trip after I return.
Back in the day before digital photos were really a thing, we all used to lug rolls of film with us on trips and then dutifully take them to get developed after the trip was over. I still remember the excitement and anticipation I would feel while waiting for the film to be developed. What would the photos turn out like? I hope they look good! I can’t wait to see them!
Perhaps I’m slightly dating myself by writing about the nostalgia I feel for the excitement of developing film, and it certainly had it’s drawbacks. Have you ever gone on a trip only to get your photos back and they looked horrible? Yeah, I’ve been there.
I am happy to announce that today’s post comes to us from Harris Norman from ProSurvivalist.com and goes over the essentials you should pack in your survival kit, either for that epic camping trip you’ve been planning, or just to have around the house so you can be sure you’re prepared for any eventuality. ProSurvivalist.com features all kinds of survival tips for camping and outdoor living, so it’s a great resource if you’re interested in the subject, and contains a lot of fascinating reads. Check it out! Without further adieu, I’ll let Harris take it from here…
I wanted to touch on this subject because something I get asked a lot is how I afford to travel. People often assume I’m rich, have a trust fund, a benefactor funding my travels, unlimited time off of work, or some other thing that they don’t have. I’ve touched on this subject before, of course, but I thought it was worth revisiting the topic because it’s still something I get asked a lot. I think there’s a perception out there that people who travel a lot are either wealthy or are completely ignoring responsibility and not preparing for the future. While both of those kinds of travelers do exist, I wanted to talk about the fact that you really can be financially responsible, not wealthy, and still live the travel life.
This advice could work for anybody who hasn’t slept for any reason, but since travel often involves being awake for long hours, enduring sleepless nights, and staying up way (way) past our bedtimes as we cross time zones and hemispheres, I’d say there’s a fair amount of exhaustion we travelers have to deal with. Here are my tips for getting yourself back on track after losing out on rest.
I’m going to touch on a subject that has been on my mind lately. I’ve heard a lot of talk about people not traveling to various places around the world for fear of terrorism.
Here’s the thing…the world is indeed a scary and dangerous place, but it’s also a wonderful, beautiful, friendly place full of amazing cultures, delicious food, beautiful architecture, spectacular art, and wonderful people. You have this life to live. You have this time on Earth and it is important that you make the most out of your time while you’re here. Don’t let alarmist news reports be the reason you don’t do the things you have always wanted to do in life.
I generally like to spend my free time scouring the internet for travel-related stories, websites, products, etc. I’m pretty intrigued with the following products, which I wanted to share with all of you.
I’ve traveled around the world and around the United States and I’ve found that some places are just more GF-friendly than other places. That’s not to say those of us with dietary issues can’t enjoy visiting any destination with a little preparation, but on the other hand, it’s pretty nice to roll into a new city and find it full of delicious foods that we can eat. I’ve compiled the following list of GF-friendly and not so friendly cities in the United States based on my own experiences as well as the experiences of others I know who have traveled to or lived in these places. I’m not going to include the world at large in this post as it would be the longest blog post ever, and I can’t comment on places I haven’t been to, but rest assured I’ll be adding additional information on destinations around the world as I research/travel to those areas.
Not everybody is interested in hearing about travel. As a self-described travel nerd, I of course often have difficulty understanding why somebody wouldn’t want to hear about that amazing hike I did in Bryce Canyon, or the shark I saw while snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.