Big things happening here in Nicaragua: Maggie is here, my buddy Jamie arrived yesterday, and my buddy Paul will be here tomorrow. Central New York in the house casa!

Other than that, volunteering in first grade has been going magically. My kids are absolute maniacs, and I love it. When I paid my rent yesterday, I realized that I only have three more weeks here in Granada. SAD.

But, I’m excited about the next chapter(s), which I’ll be discussing more in an upcoming blog post. In the meantime, feast on this week’s goodies:

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Comprehensive info on the working holiday visa in Australia from yTravelBlog. (You can also work in New Zealand for a year before turning 31.)

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It’s never too late to create the life you want. Fantastic advice from Alexis Grant.

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Good stuff. Scott Dinsmore lays out the two rules for befriending absolutely anyone.

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Baby zebra
A baby zebra. You’re welcome.

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Hey, 20somethings! Life is GOOD. The 7 habits of highly miserable 20somethings, from Paul Angone on Life After College.

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Great, WildJunket. Now I want to go reindeer herding in Finland.

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A man got locked out of his hotel room. Nude. This is his journey. Thank you, HappyPlace.

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“Saying no is actually saying yes to other things,” says happiness expert Gretchen Rubin. Something that I, for one, definitely need to learn!

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This list, to me, is what I imagine Marc Jacobs’ spring collection is to some girls: the 30 best new adventure travel trips of 2013, from The Active Times.

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Matty the baby sloth wants to give you a flower, via The Huffington Post. Don’t ask questions. Just watch it.

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