Welcome to your first installment of Travel Junkette’s travel links of the week!
Since there’s not much good college football on this weekend, I hope you’ll enjoy these instead:
- Totes appreciate this different perspective about NOT quitting your job to travel the world full-time, from Lillie and Abi at Inside the Travel Lab. Maybe I really should be a teacher!
- Important stuff: on the anniversary of 9/11, how to live without regret, by Penelope Trunk.
- October is my favorite month, and festivals are one my favorite things. Hence, yes: festivals around the world in October, from Lonely Planet.
- MONKEY FOREST? That sounds like somewhere I desperately need to be.
- Are you guilty of any of these?? Don’t be! From Thought Catalog, 15 ways 20-somethings ruin their twenties.
- I don’t know what I was doing at 16, but it surely wasn’t anything cool. Leif was, though, and in this post, he shares the lessons he learned while backpacking around the world at 16.
In case you needed a break from all the words. He did. Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/philliecasablanca.
- Thank you, Anil, for solving a lifelong mystery! What would happen if you left a wifi device on during a flight? (And why you can’t have electronics on during take-off and landing.)
- After a double-lung transplant (holy moly), Oli gained a new perspective. He has advice for taking charge of your life, and relaunching yourself into the life you want to be living.
- Boots n’All’s 7 sustainable ways to dive into Thai culture — personally, I’d like to dive into a bowl of mango sticky rice.
- LOVE these beautiful portraits from Afghanistan, taken by my friend Stephen.
- If you’re planning on a fall road trip, you should definitely take advantage of these 15 free audiobooks from the Traveler’s Loophole.
- And of course, for your requisite adorbs animal post — can you make it through this without squealing? Yeah, sorry to set you up for failure like that.
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