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Prophet of bloom: solace. Dear friends. thank you. i've just returned from the Observatory where i observed the solstice by hanging the solace pennants opening each parcel i travelled around the country and around the whirled many of you enclosed letters with your work letters of joy, hope and sometimes sorrow moving me to tears at times as i held each piece in my hand i felt the love you had put into it i learned some new words (and will need to relearn long-forgotten morse code to decipher one flag) you sent wishes for peace blessings for the natural world prayers and hopes for friends and family in need and for loved ones you had lost. you told stories of gathering to share food, talk and stitching shared memories and stories shared precious fragments of cloth that held personal significance i thank you all. you'll have noticed the indigo dip didn't happen. the water situation at the Observatory is tenuous (it all stil needs to be carried in)

prophet of bloom: solace

Long Term Travel Guide for Leaving Your Job - Nomadical Sabbatical. Is your boss an asshole?

Long Term Travel Guide for Leaving Your Job - Nomadical Sabbatical

How to travel the world for free (seriously) You can travel the world for less money than you spend each month to fill up your gas tank.

How to travel the world for free (seriously)

WORLD TRAVEL is cheap and easy. In fact, with a little practice and effort, you can travel for free. The idea that travel is expensive and difficult is bullshit peddled by tour companies, hotel chains, and corporate media. The tourism industry wants you to buy cruise packages and stay at all-inclusive resorts. They want you to choose a world travel experience the same way you would choose a new jacket at the mall. The tourism industry doesn’t want me to reveal the simple secrets of free travel, but I’m going to share them with you anyway. 1. Travel frees you from the grind of daily routine. The joy of new experience is the most wonderful thing about world travel — and new experiences are free. The simple joy of being in a new place is just a matter of…wait for it…going someplace new. 2. For fresh air, go outside. 3. Time is not money. 4. How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel.

I’m confused.

How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel

I’m simply confused as to how it’s possible that I have so far failed to properly explain how I’ve managed to travel/live/work abroad nonstop for 12 years straight (and counting). The questions are still pouring in every single day: How do you do it? How is it possible to travel for so long? Where does the money come from? And while I thoroughly enjoy communicating with readers (I’m being completely serious and encourage you all to continue sending your emails to me as often as you wish), the fact that these very questions are on the minds of so many of you out there has led me to believe that I need to do a better job at providing the answers.

While it’s true that I’ve already written plenty of posts on the matter, clearly all of these posts, even as one collective entity, still fall well short of proving that a life of travel is not some crazy fantasy but a perfectly reasonable and easily attainable lifestyle option instead. Career Break: How to Quit Your Job and Travel. When Jodi Ettenberg left her job as a corporate attorney in 2008, she thought she’d eventually return to law.

Career Break: How to Quit Your Job and Travel

But one thing led to another, and seven years later, she now runs Legal Nomads, a food and travel website. “In many countries, it’s seen as strange if you don’t take a year to travel,” Ettenberg, 35, says. “When I visited New Zealand, they thought quitting was the best thing I could do.” Most thriving companies don’t want employees running for the exit. So many—including Goldman Sachs, General Mills, the Container Store, and about 20 others listed as Fortune’s Top 100 Companies to Work For in 2015—have begun offering paid sabbaticals. Good employees do, too. I know this because, six months ago, I did it myself. With the decision to quit came an avalanche of others: Sublet or move out? Saving up is, of course, the hardest part.

When you tell colleagues, they’ll be dubious. Notey. Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel around the World : The Art of Non-Conformity. It happens to me every time I travel overseas.

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel around the World : The Art of Non-Conformity

I talk with people who hear about where I’m going, and they always say the same thing: “That sounds amazing! I wish I could do that.” My reply is always the same: “What’s keeping you from it?” I’m not being judgmental; I’m just trying to figure out what people’s motivations and priorities are. There really could be a good reason why someone doesn’t travel much, but the responses I hear back is usually variations of these answers:


INFO. Travel Life. Fly. Road. Train. Where to go.