Happy Valentines-Day-Candy-Is-Now-On-Sale Day! One of the best days of the year. I’m also an actual Valentines Day fan, because I appreciate any excuse to eat chocolate and do crafts. I didn’t get to make valentines this year with my kiddos, but my day was surprisingly lovely.

Now, on to the weekend reads:

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In case you were jonesin’ for a date yesterday, here’s a detailed article on the American neighborhoods with the most single ladies (and men), via The Atlantic Cities.

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Matador Network post with a helpful list of tools you need to become a nomadic freelancer.

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New girl crush? The GlobetrotterGirls interview a badass chick who’s traveled  to 62 countries, worked as a mechanic in Africa, and now has an adventure travel company.

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Giraffe and baby at sunset Seems like a giraffe kind of day, doesn’t it?
Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30632811@N03.%5B/caption%5D

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Really enjoyed this post from Michael at Go See Write: 2/3 of Americans Do Not Have a Passport. So What. (Reminds me just a little bit of this one from the archives: I Love America. So What?)

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Ode to the lady traveler from Breathe Dream Go. It also includes an awesome list of posts about solo female travel.

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Yes, please. I’d like to swim with hilariously chubby manatees. Via Alex in Wanderland.

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The Hairpin shares one girl’s funny take on a month of solo travel throughout Southeast Asia.

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Dream of being location independent? Nomadic Samuel has got a super informative interview with Nora from The Professional Hobo about just that.

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Wonderful, simple, and true. Zen Habits shares the life lessons he wants his kids to know.

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You, yeah you! Take a break. Interesting piece on energy and productivity in the NYT.

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And last, but certainly not least, I’d like to give a shout-out to one of my besties, Stew. She started a company last week, and I couldn’t be prouder of her. Be sure to check out 5.FUN if you’re looking for outdoor education companies in Arizona. Or if you just want to see how cool my friends are.

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