What inspired you this August?

At the end of every month, I like to share the things that inspired me during that month.

It’s inspiration that helps drive us into action. It’s important to surround ourselves with positive, uplifting people and information so we can keep striving forward to our dream.

No parked cars allowed on this journey!

Why we need nomads

Nomadic travel quote

This post by Vanessa Runs had me so excited to be jumping back into the nomadic world in one month. The nomadic life rocks and I’m so pumped to be contributing to the world in such a positive way. Who’d of thought?

Do you really need to know why I travel?

Loved this video our friend Swanny from South Australian Tourism shared with us via twitter. It’s filmed in South Australia and sums up completely why we have this need for travel. How beautiful does SA look? We are so inspired to see more of this State.

We met Swanny and Shane at the SoME conference and both had a lot to share about why we should travel to this state. We are hooked and I think we’ll be staying longer than we thought.

 UGG Boots

Okay, so I am 37 and an Aussie and never owned a pair of Uggies.

I do really love that this is an Aussie icon though. I didn’t’ realize how much until we asked you all what you’d love as an Aussie gift from us and the resounding call out was Ugg boots. we were super stoked to give a pair away to John in New Jersey, who tweeted us this picture.

Ugg bootsSince then, I’ve received a pair of Ugg boots of my own. They haven’t left my feet in 5 days despite being warm weather. Now I know why everyone wants to wear them in public.

I feel like I have the world’s most cuddliest sheep massaging my feet. They are the bomb. I’m excited to take these babies around OZ with us and even though we are chasing the Aussie summer, I reckon I’ll still wear them.

Society by Eddie Vedder

“Society you are a crazy breed, I hope you are not lonely without me.  Society, have mercy on me. Hope you’re not angry if I disagree”

Society, I travel because I’m lonely with you. There’s too much hatred, self-indulgence, and judgement. I prefer to float without attachment from one society to the next, never staying long enough to commit to their crazy, instead choosing to live my own with liberation.

BTW – don’t you think it’s cool that Eddie jams with Johnny Depp in this video?

Travel to create a business and lifestyle you love

I had a post published on Under 30 CEO sharing my thoughts on how travel can help you to develop skills that can lead to you creating your own business or a lifestyle you really love.

These are based on what we have learned from travel that has helped us to create a lifestyle of travel. We no longer have a life we feel we need to escape from. That equals pure bliss.

You can read the post here and then tell me why wouldn’t you want to travel?

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A place for me

I think this movie went straight to DVD, but that doesn’t mean there are no great lessons to take from it. I really loved it.

Firstly, I watched it on a rare “I’m taking time out for me moment”. Secondly, It is filmed in North Carolina, the love of my life.

Thirdly, they explore the aspect of writing. I watched it and I realized, I want to be a writer and I love it. I think I always have, I’ve just always though I was no good, so didn’t try.

I still think that, but now I think I maybe have a sum of experiences that I can share that can deem me worthy. I just need a good editor to get me through. I’m just going to follow my heart and see what happens.

Reading: Not Quite Nigella, My path to happiness through baking and blogging

Over the past few months we have gotten to know Lorraine Elliot, the person behind one of Australia’s biggest food blogs, Not Quite Nigella.

I finished reading her book this month and enjoyed hearing the story behind her path from working in advertising to starting a blog based on her passion of eating. It’s amazing how you can create the life you really love through blogging and just trying something new.

Be warned, you will feel like eating a lot while eating this book.

One of my favourite parts was when she decided to test out her theory that you could crash an exclusive party by walking in with a wine glass with just a splash of wine in the bottom. I’m always up for new ideas on how to crash parties and get free wine and food!

Our readers sharing their travels

Each month we ask our readers to share where they have been travelling to for the past month.

It’s so inspiring to see what others are doing. It gives us all hope that if someone else is doing it, I can too. (Read where they went in July and August)

That is the motto Craig and I have always used to push through to making our dreams come true. That’s why it’s important to learn from those who have what you want.

The problem is now my bucket list just keeps getting longer. Good problem to have right?

Please share with us below something that inspired you this past month?

We love to hear more inspiration!

 

Caz
Caz Makepeace is the co-founder of y Travel Blog and has been traveling the world since 1997, first solo, then with her husband, and now with her two daughters. Get her free email series on the 4 best ways to reduce travel costs. Follow her on Google+

16 Comments on “What inspired you this August?”

  1. Uggs are the best invention ever!
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  2. I love my Uggs!

    Last month I motivated two friends to join me in South Africa this January. We are going to have a blast. I’m so excited about sharing this amazing country that I’ve fallen in love with.
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  3. I just spent the majority of August in Ecuador, in the Galapagos Islands, doing a part tourism, part volunteering program. I went with a local Ecuadorian tour agency, which had us stay in family-owned hostels, where you could really interact with the hostel owners. While volunteering, I had the opportunity to meet several locals. Definitely a different experience than going on a Galapagos cruise with other Americans.

    This reminded me that while sightseeing is always fun, and perhaps the reason for travel, it’s the people that really “make” a place. Like when I studied abroad and then worked in Australia, I enjoyed the gorgeous views, and I think most people would agree that Australia is a beautiful country. However, years later now, with all my photos sitting on some hard drive…it’s the memories with people that I still remember.

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    • So completely agree with this Charlotte. I was only thinking about that the other day. Reinforces that a happy and memorable life is all about the connections we make.

      I love the sound of your Galapagos adventure, very unique!

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  4. I spent the majority of August in Ecuador, in the Galapagos, doing a part tourism, part volunteer program. I went with a local Ecuadorian tour agency, which had us stay in family-owned hostels, where you could really interact with the owners. While volunteering, I had the opportunity to meet several locals. Definitely a different experience than being on a cruise ship with other Americans.

    This reminded me that while sightseeing is always fun, and perhaps the reason why I travel, it’s the people that really “make” a place. Like when I studied abroad and then worked in Australia, I enjoyed all the pretty sights, and I think most people would agree that Australia is a beautiful country. However, years later now, with all my photos stashed on some hard driver, it’s the people that I still remember and interact with.
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  5. Agree with you on Not Quite Nigella– saw her at Sydney Writers Fest, and definitely left inspired. But I think that was May, not August:) My inspiration last month came in many forms: early morning sunrises, my favourite podcast This American Life and reading heaps of blogs:) I have also been interviewing one person a month who really inspires me and then writing a blog post about it–and that has been a really good way to remember all the good stuff happening in the world!
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  6. With all this hot winter weather, I’m surprised Uggs were invented in Australia. They are super comfy though. If I ever got some, I’d wear them as slippers instead.
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    • I know, this weather lately is awesome. I am contemplating taking my uggs with me around Oz, even though we are chasing the summer. Can’t be apart from them now.

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  7. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the video form Swanny/SA tourism about South Australia. It makes me so freaking proud to be a South Australian. We live in such a beautiful state with so much to offer! More people need to visit it I think!

    p.s has someone told John he is wearing his Uggies wrong? :)
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  8. Being half way through September makes reflecting on August easier! Last month I was most inspired by visits to Turkish thermal baths Kiraly and Rudas in Budapest. I overcame my apprehension about bathing in hot water alongside other people and the experience made my exploration of the city’s Ottoman history more pleasurable.

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  9. “Society”! I start every day with that and “Hard Sun” :)

    Also, a video of Alan Watts “A Dream of Life” was also really inspiring.

    I really love your blog because of the focus on not just travel, but inspiration and self improvement. Thank you!
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  10. Beautiful photos.
    This august traveled to GREECE in an island called Crete.
    I stayed in a neighboring island belonging to Crete, Chrysi island.
    Heaven on earth !!
    Camp there for 15 days. The sea and food (Mediterranean food) was great!
    It is worth a visit.

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