Self- Help Books & Guides:
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero- This is a life changer. It’s a light yet powerful, POWERFUL read. It’s motivating. By the end, you will have either quit your dead end corporate job, booked a flight to an exotic country you have only dreamed about visiting, or have signed up for that marathon you never would have gained the courage to register for, because all of a sudden, you know you can. This book is invigorating and my favorite book of all time.
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay – You must read this. It gives you a totally different perspective and makes you realize how your thoughts completely dictate your mood and outlook on life. Total eye-opener. It also teaches you how to love yourself and shares affirmations with the reader that will allow you to always see the light at the end of any dark tunnel.
“If we want a joyous life, we must think joyous thoughts. If we want a prosperous life, we must think prosperous thoughts. If we want a loving life, we must think loving thoughts. Whatever we send out mentally or verbally will come back to us in like form.” – Louise Hay
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – You also must read this. This book made me realize how important it is to let go when it is time to let go and to stop settling and accepting the rat race that is every day life. Travel can really open the mind and set you free. REALLY.
Guides.co– Do you ever wonder or find yourself asking how does one learn how to meditate? How do I start my own business? How do I make people want to read my website content? This site is the best one-stop shop for “How To” Guides on life, work ,and small businesses. Check it out!
Quotes & Inspirational Stories:
Hollies Quotes – I love how she has a “Quote of the Day” section which she always updates with the best quotes.
Thought Catalog – My go to spot for sappy love stories, let’s get motivated passages, and aha moments
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts was just the book I needed. I am 23 and the reality of the everyday grind and American mentality which is work, work, work, and maybe enjoy yourself come 60 (if you are still alive) has started to bum me out. I never let work and the 9 to 5 job prevent me from traveling but it definitely restricts my travel plans. This book teaches you about long-term world travel and how we can make it a reality no matter what our current situation is. This book is full of helpful travel tips and tricks and real life examples of people exploring the freaking world on very little money.
Airbnb is the only site I use to book rooms in the cities I travel too. I love meeting and living with natives.
Kayak Explore Helps me find the cheapest flights around the globe for any time of year.
Thrillist.com (if the city is listed) to get the scoop on events, restaurants, bars, date ideas, and things to do in the area.
Trippy, is a great social travel site where travelers share their recommendations and post questions asking for suggestions on where they should go while visiting cities, states, and countries all over the globe.
Eater.com, they always know the best of the best restaurants for every city you search
Yelp, Bookmarked for life. My #1 spot for reviews.
You can read my Yelp reviews too: My Reviews
Eat This, Not that (also on Twitter)
Thecolorfulkitchen.com – My favorite vegan food blog ( I am not vegan but just love these recipes). Try making the smoky sweet potato, black bean and quinoa burgers and the vegan shepherd’s pie, yum.
PinchofYum.com – Lots of variety on this site. I love the 5 Ingredients recipe section for some quick and easy recipes when my grocery or prep time is limited.
Oh She Glows – Really unique and fun vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Everything on this site will leave you feelin’ good.
Eat This, Not That (Twitter link)