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Best Travel Destination for Burnout Recovery Vacations

For people experiencing burnout at work or home, a vacation can be a helpful way to jumpstart the process of recovery and adopting a more sustainable mindset. In this article, I share a few tips on maximizing the burnout recovery benefits of a vacation and discuss a few destinations that are ideal for people planning …

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10 Tips for Making Friends in a Hostel

Making friends in a hostel isn’t always easy. In this article, we’ll talk about a few simple, natural ways to form friendships in hostels with fellow travelers without forcing awkward exchanges or hurt feelings over potential rejections. Like many things, making friends can get harder the more we try due to the ways our brains …

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5 Reasons Why Travel is Important for Personal Development

For many people, travel can be an important part of personal development. When we stay in our own comfort zone, in contexts we’ve always known, it’s easy to not change much on the inside. But new experiences, whether they’re new relationships, new vocational or educational adventures, or exposure to new environments can all prompt us …

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Why Consent Matters when Including People in your Travel Photography

You may have noticed that in each WanderBig.com article containing images of other people, I place the statement “[Images of indigenous people shown in this post were taken with enthusiastic consent and appropriate compensation.]” in the leading paragraph. Why? Because normalizing consent is a low-effort way we can make the world a kind, safer place …

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Travel Hobbies: 8 Reasons to Find a Project to Work on While Traveling

If you were home, you wouldn’t regularly work from early morning to late at night, right? Despite this, many travelers pack their travel days from dawn to way-past-dusk with itineraries, transfers, and to-dos. Long-term travelers know that to avoid travel burnout, travel itineraries need to leaves space for rest and some non-travel activities. For sustainable …

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10 Ideas for Travel Self Care: A Therapist Weighs In

Self-care is a term that gets broadly used and widely misused as, in recent years, it has entered our everyday language. Frequently, people think of self-care as a sort of “treat yourself,” mentality. While getting ourselves small treats and luxuries can be a type of travel self care, good travel self-care is deep. It doesn’t …

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7 Tips to Maintain Healthy Boundaries as a Remote Worker

Traveling as a remote worker has many challenges. One of the challenges we don’t talk about too often is the difficulty of balancing work time with time spent adventuring and exploring a destination. Finding the middle ground can be challenging for many travelers: too much ruminating on a fear of missing out can result in low-quality work or disappointed …

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Solo Travel: Overcoming Challenges to Traveling Alone

Solo travel is exciting. It’s an opportunity to grow as a human being and to see parts of the world that are totally new and different. I love solo travel, and I love that solo travel can bring right, new experiences to our lives and help us grow. Often, solo travel is an opportunity to …

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Travel Safety: 28 Tips from Female Solo Travelers | + Free Download

In a recent weekend discussion on the r/heronebag forum on Reddit, user pieapplekitten prompted a discussion on things we wish we knew before setting off on our first solo trip. The ensuing discussion was fascinating, covering safety, maximizing fun, and the all-important question of exactly how much underwear we should pack. Because most people aren’t …

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How to Become a Digital Nomad

Many Travelers dream of being able to travel full-time and working towards becoming a Digital Nomad can make this possible. While the traditional path to becoming a digital nomad, in the past, has been primarily limited to men working remotely in software development, every year more and more opportunities to work remotely become available- increasingly …

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