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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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Embrace Consciously Sustainable Travel as a Digital Nomad

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Embrace Consciously Sustainable Travel as a Digital Nomad

Travel is exciting, fulfilling, and educational. It helps individuals to widen their perspectives and gain an understanding of other cultures and global issues, which in turn leads to more ethically conscious world citizens. However, there is no getting away from the fact that travel can damage the environment. Despite the increase in low emission public transport, digital nomads often stick to planes and taxis as the easiest, fastest, and most convenient options.People on the move may cook less and therefore over consume takeaways with plastic straws and cutlery. Then there are the plastic mini toiletry bottles you get in hotels...

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Travel Inspiration? Sorry Instagram, We Seek Something More Authentic

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Travel Inspiration? Sorry Instagram, We Seek Something More Authentic

Instagram is a platform full of inspirational people, who tend to be young and wealthy. 71% of users are under the age of 35, and 21% of millennials turn to the app when planning a trip. 60% of people who earn over $100K a year are on the app, compared to just 40% of those in $30K-$60K income bracket. That’s a lot of stats, but the bottom line is this: Instagrammers are not representative of the broader society. Especially the ones with the most followers.Almost everything you see is put through a filter, making buildings seem brighter, avocados riper, and...

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Embracing Home in a New Country (Even On Crappy Days)

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Embracing Home in a New Country (Even On Crappy Days)

As any seasoned expat will tell you, there comes a time when life abroad begins to lose its charm. The empanadas start to look greasier, the early-morning avocado vendor seems louder than usual, and everything that once felt like an exotic idiosyncrasy begins to feel drab and run-of-the-mill. If you've felt anything along these lines (or anticipate them), fear not -- you're not alone. In fact, "expat burnout" and "expat depression" are well-documented phenomena that make total and complete sense. In our quest to launch ourselves into unknown places, some cultural quirks begin to lose their flare. Here at Arcido,...

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Best Apps and Sites For Helping with Time Zone Differences

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Best Apps and Sites For Helping with Time Zone Differences

As businesses rapidly globalize and employees elect for remote work opportunities, allowing them to work from all over the world, staying on top of schedules has never been more critical. But with this worldwide expansion that has never been harder. With offices and employees working from the far corners of Earth, meeting times can be challenging to coordinate. That’s why we decided to list some of our favorite ways of tracking time differences to make for more efficient work experience while traveling. #1- Google Just need a quick answer to figure out how far behind Shanghai you are? Nothing is...

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Starting Early - Teaching The Minimalist Mindset To Kids

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Starting Early - Teaching The Minimalist Mindset To Kids

Raising kids is never easy, no matter who you are. It becomes a little more challenging when you are a parent who has chosen to live outside the “norm” by adopting a minimalist mindset and lifestyle. From a hoarder-in-training to a no-shopping minimalist was a transition I never envisioned myself making. If there is anything I have learned on my journey it is that no one could have pushed me into it. Especially my parents. If anything, I have created a minimalist home because I never wanted to find myself drowning in trinkets and clutter like I’ve seen my own...

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Best Digital Nomad Destinations That Are Just Getting Discovered

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Best Digital Nomad Destinations That Are Just Getting Discovered

One of the most unsettling parts of being a digital nomad is flying half-way across the world to find a culture eerily similar from that which you just came. An international destination flooded with tourists and like-minded nomads -- we’re looking at you, Chang Mai, Bali, and Cape Town -- sometimes takes the thrill out of travel. If you’re looking to get a little more off the beaten path, consider stacking your itinerary with some (or all) of these best new nomad destinations that are just getting discovered. Budapest, Hungary Budapest, with all its old-world charm and eclectic architecture that...

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