I lost my voice a couple of days ago. It’s not fun feeling stuck inside myself, not able to express my thoughts or converse with those I love, especially for a talker like me. The good news (besides the fact that it’s just temporary) is that I had a bit of extra time to myself. There has been A LOT going on here lately (you’ll hear more about that soon, especially in the next newsletter), but these past several days of being stuck at home allowed me to catch up on some reading.
As I’ve said in previous Inspiring Reads posts, “why not spend more time reading and sharing things that make us think, reflect, or even take action?” Here are some inspiring reads that I think you’ll enjoy. Let me know what you think or what your favorite inspiring reads have been lately.
I love the way Emiel introduces us to the people he encountered in Cambodia, each with a little story and lovely photo. The post made me reflect on how integral people are to the travel experience and how much I love my students, many of whom remind me of the adults in these photos.
I often look to Kent and Canaan’s blog when I want to read something uplifting because these guys lead a truly inspiring life. This month’s post about spreading kindness every day in August is just one example. If you don’t know them, hop on over now.
Fellow AFAR ambassador Matt Long is probably the most prolific travel blogger, posting once, sometimes twice a day on a variety of travel-related topics, and through his hard work, great photography, and writing, he’s been able to turn his passion for travel into a career. In this post, he discusses the importance of choosing one’s work carefully and offers tips for creating a career that taps into one’s passion. A very important topic, I believe.
The title of this NYT article struck me, and I’m so glad I read it through, with no distractions or hurry, because it’s so well-written. It’s a gripping story that includes vivid descriptions of an area not far from my home.
I expected this post to be about blogging, not to be the beautiful collection of moments from an extraordinary year that it is. Laurel is one of my favorite bloggers because she writes about authentic travel experiences in Italy (making olive oil, watching an artisan work, harvesting grapes for wine) and includes gorgeous photographs in every post.
And you? Let me know what you think of these or share an inspiring read you discovered recently!