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The Science Behind How Travel Boosts Creativity

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The Science Behind How Travel Boosts Creativity

Kerouac's On the Road, Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night, Chopin's Winter Wind: all these incredible pieces of art were inspired by travel. Finding inspiration in a creative field can prove difficult, with many experiencing a form of writer's block in their respective field. Often, the solution is as simple as going somewhere new and having new experiences. In these new surroundings, you may experience a renewed inspiration to get you going again. You may even enter a 'flow state,' in which you completely lose yourself in your work and complete a creative project without even trying.Many travelers experience this...

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How To Build Good Fitness Habits As A Nomad

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How To Build Good Fitness Habits As A Nomad

Fitness and traveling aren’t two words you’ll see commonly used alongside each other. If anything, traveling is the perfect excuse to eschew any sort of strenuous exercise, especially if you have different priorities. For digital nomads, however, fitness can play a vital role in establishing some kind of routine. Whether you have ambitions of completing a marathon in an exotic location, or you simply want to stave off weight gain, consider these tips for building sustainable, long-term fitness habits. Set Some Fitness Goals Before you even slip on those fresh new trainers, ask yourself: “What is it that I want...

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The Life-Changing Value of Embracing New Experiences

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The Life-Changing Value of Embracing New Experiences

One of life’s greatest gifts is that you can never run out of things to do. There are 192 countries you could visit, over 4000 large cities, more than a million mountains to climb, and 7.5 billion people to meet. Yet somehow, feelings of boredom and stagnation are common. It can be easy to settle into a routine at the expense of trying new things. While there is value in stability, this needs to balanced with trying something new. Looking into some of the research, it is clear that embracing new experiences can be life changing for your levels of...

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Travel Can Make You Happy: Scientists and Travelers Explain How

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Travel Can Make You Happy: Scientists and Travelers Explain How

There are thousands of studies trying to determine whether booking a trip will lead you to happiness. However, maybe this is too simplistic. The secret of happiness lies not in the act of international travel, but in how you approach a journey abroad.A few things are clear from happiness research. Vacations and traveling have the potential to add excitement to your life, combined with an opportunity to grow. Sometimes it can be tough, but that is an important part of building character and emotional intelligence.After reading through articles on the science of happiness, I decided to back this research up...

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The Search for Travel Pillows That Don’t Suck

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The Search for Travel Pillows That Don’t Suck

Travel pillows that don’t suck do exist! Once you have found one, you will open up a new, fatigue-free world of travel. This allows you to make the most of your vacation or retain productivity when working on the road. So what’s in the perfect plane pillow? Prioritize Size and Weight - Trtl  You’re a passionate one bag traveler and a careful observer of airline carry-on rules. You need to be able to justify the space that any item takes up in your backpack. Fortunately, genuinely compact options are available. The Trtl is a great small pillow option. This portable travel...

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How To Meet People While Traveling (Even If You Find It Difficult)

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How To Meet People While Traveling (Even If You Find It Difficult)

Travel is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to make connections and establish friendships. When it comes to personality types, however, most of us lie on a spectrum, somewhere between withdrawn (introverted) and gregarious (extroverted). These personality types are also known as ‘ambiverts.’ In talking about the introverted traveler, we refer to someone who finds comfort in their own company, often viewing time spent around others as a burden. With most people a mix of both introvert and extrovert, it’s easy to find yourself feeling just a tad more Buddhist monk than a social butterfly. If you find...

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4 Health Hazards of Frequent Flying and How to Hack Each of Them

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4 Health Hazards of Frequent Flying and How to Hack Each of Them

I think we can all agree that perhaps the human body didn’t evolve to handle a 13-hour cross-continental flight from Los Angeles to Beijing. The general sense of crumminess we feel after landing is not an illusion -- it’s the body’s response to being launched 35,000 feet into the air, whipped around between time zones, sandwiched between strangers, and being fed a foil-wrapped concoction that’s criminally called a meal. If you’re a frequent flyer, listen up. There are a few health hazards you should keep in mind before hopping on your next flight. Luckily, they’re fairly simple to keep in...

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