This weekend, I’m at home and without visitors for the first time since November. Seriously. I love my friends and family, but I’m not gonna lie — it feels gooooood! I’ve had lots of time to scrounge up internet goodies for ya:

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Fantastic list of resources from Nomadic Matt: how to use the sharing economy to travel on a budget.

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“It’s now been 3 years since I sold everything and left the United States to travel the world. These are the best travel tips I’ve discovered along the way.” ~ Matthew of Expert Vagabond

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The Buffer blog has been killin’ it lately! (Not to mention that I use and love their product.) Here, they talk about inactivity and the brain (and why exercise is more important than ever).

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Alaskan salmon swimming upstream
THIS is where your salmon should come from. Photo credit: USFWS

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If you think the salmon you’re buying is naturally pink, think again. (This article is old, but the point remains the same: eat WILD Alaskan salmon!)

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These are seriously good. 5 “five minute or less” blogging tips from Pat Flynn.

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All of a sudden, Austria’s looking pretty sexy. From the Cultureist, here are 24 countries that actually require people to take vacation.

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These guys are proof that anyone can make travel happen. They saved for 2.5 years before spending a year abroad and volunteer-teaching in Nepal — while paying student loans. (Lillie is looking for more teacher-travelers, so email her if you’d like to be featured!)

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Personally, I use and recommend Schwab. The Points Guy shares the top 11 checking accounts for avoiding foreign ATM fees.

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Any other map geeks out there? 57 maps that will challenge what you thought about the world.

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Because I feel guilty (kind of) for being in Cali when it’s been so cold on the East coast, here’s a little present for you.

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