What We’re Reading: August 6, 2010

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whatwerereading080610 What We’re Reading: August 6, 2010

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Each Friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Enjoy these great posts that you may have missed this past week. If you have any suggestions for next Friday’s round-up, please contact us! 

adventurouskate What We’re Reading: August 6, 2010Round-the-world charity? Adventurous Kate’s take on Teresa Keller’s plan to take her three teenagers and one of their friends on a year-long trip around the world.  They plan to visit 33 countries within a year, volunteering the entire way. An ambitious and expensive endeavour, eh? Check out her piece here

[Editors' note: Since publishing this piece Teresa Keller has contacted us and asked us to correct our link. She maintains, as per her website, that donations go toward the humanitarian projects and to the cost of generating educational content and raising awareness of world affairs issues. She doesn't explain exactly what 'content cost' entails but maintains it will be low as the family will produce most of it themselves as they travel.] 

uncorneredmarket What We’re Reading: August 6, 2010Get out o’ yer comfort zone. “Does travel always equal going outside your comfort zone?” ask Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll from Uncornered Market. The quick answer? Not necessarily. They continue: “It’s about getting lost—sometimes physically, often times emotionally—and placing yourself in situations [that challenge].” Check out some of their hints for escaping your comfort zone here

 alittleadrift What We’re Reading: August 6, 2010Essential tips for the laid-back traveller. It’s easy to leave things behind when you’re frequently moving—so you’ll need a good system to keep good track of what you and have where it goes. A Little Adrift’s Shannon O’Donnell shares her top tips for staying organized on the road. One trait we all share? A methodical packing system. Packing cubes are a godsend

amarssite What We’re Reading: August 6, 2010Travelling couples! Gap Year Escape’s Amar shares a great collection of couples who travel—and blog about it. He writes: “Relationships and travelling can sometimes be a cause of concern for some people. It is true though, travelling can make or break a relationship.” There’s no shortage of couples blogging about travel at the moment—check Amar’s list here

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