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Fearless Wanderlust v.28 – September 2017

September 26, 2017

You can never get enough wanderlust inspiration. The monthly feature Fearless Wanderlust includes recent travel news, articles, and inspiration to encourage you to put more travel adventure in your life! Check out this month’s version.

Is Travel Insurance Really Necessary?
You’ve heard my thoughts on needing insurance when you travel. You never know what could happen before or during your trip. This article gives some great pointers on the basics about how and why.

Sea Turtles No Longer Extinct?
I hope it’s true! Research shows that 95 of the 299 nesting sites they monitored for 6 to 47 years shows an increasing number of nests. Conservation and education efforts could be a big part of why. (I loved seeing the release of baby sea turtles on Padre Island!)

Fund Your Travel with a Remote Job
Dream of traveling the world? These 30 companies hire remote freelancers.

Why Solo Travel as a Woman?
Solo travel can be an eye-opening experience and an incredible adventure. This Travel and Leisure article shares one woman’s experience. If you want to read more on the subject, I also enjoyed the book What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding.

What Happens When a Hurricane Comes
Hurricanes are at the top of minds because of the many that have happened. It has affected travelers and travel companies. This New York Times article gives helpful things to know if you are ever stranded in a destination before or after a storm.

To Cancel or Not Cancel Travel Plans?
The storms have brought a lot of damage to many areas of the world, which has caused travelers to cancel or change travel plans. Should you cancel? It depends on where you are traveling to but definitely gather all the information you can before making the decision. For example, this CN Traveler article highlights the Oaxaca, Mexico area and the economic effects on tour operators by travelers canceling their plans.

How Do Families Around the World Spend Their Vacations?
I enjoyed this long New York Times feature about family vacations around the world. Lots of fun photos too.

Best Travel Cameras
Camera phone technology has come far in providing incredible photographs but sometimes camera phones don’t always have the power to capture the shot you want. This article shows you the pros and cons of six cameras recommended for travel.

Travel Makes You Smarter
A number of research studies have found that travel makes us smarter and more creative. Correlation and causation aside, it wouldn’t hurt to travel more in case it’s true. 😉

Fine Dining and Insects
When I visited Thailand last year, I knew eating insects was a likely situation. We had them at a street vendor on a food tour, and people eating insects is nothing new. One fine dining restaurant in Bangkok is highlighting insects in their dishes. If you’re visiting Bangkok, consider a visit.

Where is Anthony Bourdain off to next?
The 10th season of Parts Unknown is here and Anthony Bourdain answered a few questions, including how he chooses the destinations. I enjoy how he combines travel, food, culture, and history into his show. You really can’t separate them out when you think about it.

What travel places, ideas, and articles have you been thinking about lately?

P.S. Now is a great time to visit San Francisco. See all my guides here!

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