Resources

Here are some useful sites that I love and support!

TRAVEL BLOGS

The Runaway Guide – Adventurous Travel Blog

A Backpacker’s Tale – “Hitting the road bumps, so you don’t have to”

Art of Backpacking – Independent Experience and Adventure

Twenty-Something Travel – Why Wait to See the World?

Nomadic Matt – Travel Better, Cheaper, Longer

Alex in Wanderland – Travel and Diving Blog

The Kay Days – One girl, one camera, and one endless journey.

Polygamous Passionista– A cool blog about travel and alternative lifestyle

OTHER BLOGS

Trying to be Conscious- “existential reflections, accounts of my mental disorders, slices of my life in Zürich”

Be Inspired Daily – Deborah’s inspirational Tumblr

TRAVEL RESOURCES

Travel and Tourism Guide– Your Guide to the World

Travel the World for Free– A site full of great tips for traveling on a budget of zero dollars.

Couchsurfing – The world’s largest travel community

Hostel World – Find budget accommodation worldwide

Wicked Campers– Cheap, groovy camper van rentals. The type of van I lived in for three weeks during and after my road trip in Australia.

Trusted House Sitters – Live like a local and save money by house-sitting abroad

helpX – free volunteer work exchange

WWOOF– World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

Momondo – find cheap flights *has a cool feature for choosing where to go based on price comparisons

Great AuPair – Find work as a nanny abroad and live/eat for free while making money.

The International Ecotourism Society– Learn how to become an eco-traveler.

PERSONAL GROWTH

Interdependent Soul Consulting– Thomas Meli’s Empathy Based Consulting Site

Bravo Life Coaching – My mom’s coaching service for people with ADHD

SOCIAL CHANGE

Center for Nonviolent Communication – learn to communicate via “the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.”

Stories of Creative Ecology – Kim Hill’s Environmentalism Blog

ART

Andrew Kaminski Art – Smile and Love Each Other

YOGA

AcroYoga-“Blending the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobats, and the loving kindness of healing arts”

Yoga to The People – Donation based yoga in NYC, San Francisco and Seattle

Caribbean Yoga Conference– Annual yoga conference and festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They offer scholarships and volunteer opportunities. I attended in 2013 and wrote this post about it.

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITIES/FARMS

Thailand-

New Life Foundation – a community in Northern Thailand where you can participate as a resident, guest or volunteer in mindful healing for addiction, stress, burnout, relationship issues or abuse

Spicy Villa– Eco-tourism center in the mountains of Northern Thailand where you can stay as a guest or volunteer. I was a couchsurfer/volunteer for a week here and enjoyed beautiful views and great authentic Northern Thai food with hill tribe people.

Australia-

Samaya Ashram– a spiritual commune/meditation retreat in New South Wales, Australia where volunteers and residents in ‘meditation in action’. I spent two weeks here and wrote this post about it.

Jamaica-

Rasta Village– an eco-cultural visitor center and organic farm in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Home to some of the rasta yogis I met at the Caribbean Yoga Conference.

Spiritual Learning

The Osho Experience – Radical spiritual thought

The Chopra Center – Deepak Chopra

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