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Finding a Work-Life Balance While Traveling

Most people can forget about work during their annual vacations. Digital nomads, however, never really stop working, but they never really get off vacation, either.

The life of a digital nomad can be quite hectic, and finding a proper work-life balance is, therefore, extremely important.

I have been traveling and working for 5 years now, and I’m proud to have picked up a lot over the course of half a decade (damn, time moves quickly!). Here's some of the “wisdom” I've gained during that time.

Top 5 Travel Destinations for Astronomy Geeks

People usually choose an island or a party hub for some relaxing and enjoyable vacation, but if you’re someone who is tired of the same old ways of travelling and want to explore something new and exciting, spots for stargazing and sight-seeing can be your right choice.

If you’re an astronomy geek like me, get your bags packed for one of these five stargazing destinations!

Three Common Fears that Keep Plus-Size Women from Traveling

When you’re overweight, travel overseas can seem like a distant dream. It’s something you plan on doing for a long time. You talk about it with friends and family and pour hours and hours into finding the ideal location. But I, like so many people who have struggled with their weight most of their lives, have always thought about travel as just another entry in the long list of activities I plan on doing once I lose enough weight.

This type of thinking, which has stemmed from years of fear and anxiety, is exactly what prevented me from turning that dream into a reality. The following three fears were the ones holding me back the most, and only after realizing what they were was I able to work on changing the way I think and actually do the things I’ve always wanted to do.

Ziplining While Fat

When I tell people I’ve gone skydiving, bungee jumping, and power hang gliding, I notice the look of shock. I don’t seem like the type. It’s not just the glasses; it’s my size.

My weight has yo-yoed over the years and I have never been what is considered thin. So, when I was planning to go on a solo trip to Chiang Mai Thailand, ziplining was a must do according to many articles I read.

Before booking, I checked the weight requirements. I chose the combination of a Segway tour through town in the morning followed by ziplining in the afternoon.

On the day of my adventure, I was the first to arrive within my group. Three men were working in the office. I took a seat to wait for the others. The staff was whispering and snickering about something, and I soon realized they were trying to decide who was going to ask me how much I weighed.

How I Managed to Conquer My Fear

Over the last five years, my husband and I have been focused on working hard and travelling a lot.

For some reason, we keep getting drawn back to Southeast Asia, so I'm familiar with the cries of “big clothes for big ladies" and men massaging my feet in the ubiquitous foot massage places. Or being sat at the table with those sturdy wooden chairs. Been there, done that – and honestly, I'll probably do it all again in the future!