Yay! Welcome to the first travel link roundup of 2014.

(Since I’m not always successful at doing this weekly, I decided to change the name from “travel links of the week” to “travel link roundup.” Plus, this new name reminds me of cowboys… which is never a bad thing.)

It’s here that you’ll find the best of the web in travel, lifestyle, inspiration, and — let’s be honest — baby animals. Have fun!

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Put in your reps! James Clear on why trying to be perfect won’t help you achieve your goals (and what will).

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Some great ideas in this post from Nomad Wallet: how 5 location-independent bloggers afford to travel.

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These photos of an adopted baby squirrel will make your day.

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Baby squirrel
Different squirrel. Same level of adorableness.

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Make travel happen in 2014 with The Points Guy’s top 5 credit cards for travel rewards.

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Natalie Sisson shares 19 invaluable resources for producing brilliant online content.

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“You also need to know the best time to buy flights. And not only that, there is a specific time if you want to get them really cheap.”  ~ Peter S. Greenberg

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No, it’s not cheating: 6 science based conversation hacks to make people like you. Via The Week.

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Haha. You know you know someone like this.

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Ahhhmazing. The most beautiful places to stay in the world, from AFAR.

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Where should you travel in 2014? Momondo’s travel experts (including yours truly) weigh in.

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