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Sharing with you resources that helped me with travel planning + inspiration:
Books: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged; Dan Brown’s Da Vince Code, and Angels and Demons; Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven; Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Sun Also Rises; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby; Hardy Boys series; Harper Lee’s to Kill a Mockingbird; Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Henry David Thoreau’s Walden; Jack London’s The Call of the Wild and Other Stories; J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye; Jean Twenge’s Generation Me; John Irving’s The Cider House Rules; John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, East of Eden, The Pearl; Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women; Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind; Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Mary Pipher’s Reviving Ophelia; Nancy Drew series; Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter; National Geographic’s Guide to National Parks; Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth; Peter Haugen’s World History for Dummies; Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull; Robert Frank’s Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy; Robin Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass; Stephen King’s The Shining, From a Buick 8, The Green Mile; Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair; Sweet Valley Kids series; Teodoro Agoncillo’s A History of the Philippines; Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood; Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. For reviews, visit Goodreads and Scribd*.
Shows: Disney movies, Home Alone series, Little Rascals, Mean Girls, My Girl, National Geographic, The Men Who Built America (I don’t really like watching movies; better ask a movie geek)
Tourism sites: free walking tours, Nomadic Matt, official tourism website
Travel planning sites: Airbnb*, Booking.com*, Skyscanner, World Nomads*
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P.S. My keys to sustainable travels: acknowledge that your trip might not go as planned | back up important files before and during travel | bring a portable multi-cooker, coffee/tea press, food containers, utensils, water bottle, water heater, and clothesline rope | bring extra medicines and prescription | bring souvenirs from home for friends you’ll meet along the way | get a local sim card | get travel insurance | have an extra card to be used only for emergencies | learn the language if you deem it necessary | listen to your gut | only bring stuff that you can carry on your own | only go for local food that’s vouched for being clean and safe | record and stay on top of your expenses | stay in accommodations where cooking is allowed | take public transportation | treat everyone and yourself with kindness and respect, as always |treat guidebooks as guides; don’t get boxed by them | visit local cafés | walk as much as you can | wake up early | when faced with difficult decisions, ask yourself why ❤