Howdy! I had a pretty fab birthday last week, filled with lessons learned and money raised for Nicaraguan kids. And cake. Lots of cake. Oh, and softball! Tonight, my team plays for the town championship. No. Big. Deal.

Your weekend reads:

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A timely post from Jessica Lawlor: turn your quarter-life crisis into a quarter-life opportunity.

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Who doesn’t? Sab from Just One Way Ticket wants to travel for the rest of her life. She asks 15 travel bloggers how to do it.

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Then again, according to Victoria of Pommie Travels, it IS possible to get tired of traveling. And I agree.

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Orca!

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Watching the preview of the documentary “Blackfish” gave me the chills. In this Outside piece, the co-writer discusses SeaWorld’s reaction to the film.

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Yes. “Always let it make a great story.” The Tripologist offers 6 tips for surviving a bus trip in South America.

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What could it be? Sean Ogle shares the very first step to building a lifestyle business around a hobby.

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Love these! 10 of the most inspiring websites for aspiring digital nomads, via The Barefoot Nomad.

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In case CouchSurfing isn’t your cup of tea, Chris Guillebeau gives advice for finding free or low-cost lodging anywhere in the world.

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I don’t know who I paid to get on it, but I was super honored to be included on Chill Expeditions list of Twitter’s 40 most influential travel bloggers.

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