Hello Lost Ones and welcome to your weekly digest of travel related news, my picks travel blog articles you must read, my favorite Instagram photos, and other travel related goodies!
Each Monday I will (attempt) to send this travel related digital newspaper out, and I will also share an editor’s note about my own life abroad and what I am currently up to. As always, I encourage you to share your views — but with news articles and current world events please keep it respectful. Also, have you come across a favorite Instagrammer or blog article last week you love? Share it in the comments below!
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<< Lost Boy’s Note >>
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat a difference a week can make, and a change of attitude. In last week’s update I shared some things that had been bothering me lately, as well as some struggles I’ve been having. Most of it was a pity party about being abroad and alone on my birthday, but much of that was my own fault. Since I’ve been treating Melbourne more like my hometown, I’ve been focused on working and saving and not making time to enjoy and explore. Melbourne is one helluva city, and 5 months into my working holiday here in Australia and I’ve barely done anything “fun”. I’ve done some fun things or had a couple of big nights out while staying at the hostel, but I mainly focused on job hunting. It was only a couple of weeks ago that I actually left the city limits for the first time and took the train just outside of Melbourne to do small treks in the Dandenong National Park.
Besides that — nada.
Though I haven’t gone out often to bars or clubs or made a dedicated group of friends, I have wandered most of Melbourne city which can count as exploring a bit. There is probably not an alley left that I haven’t wandered down, and I am constantly on the hunt for Melbourne’s unique graffiti and street art. So, in that sense, I have done a lot of exploring in the immediate vicinity, and since I haven’t been on a ticking clock like someone on a brief stay, I’ll excuse myself for not doing the awesome bits that most do when they visit like the Great Ocean Road. Though I hope to hit that soon. Very soon.
Even with last week’s lows in mood, this week has been better. I’ve gotten over the mental slumps, and I’ve been getting back into the gym as well. One thing that tends to haunt me when traveling is hay fever, and it’s been a constant battle with Mother Nature’s wicked perfume all spring long. That is another reason i haven’t explored much — most of the spring so far I’ve spent sneezing and sniffling and sleeping off the attacks. It isn’t too fun exploring when you can’t see where you’re going or having to blow your nose every two minutes is it? The hay fever attacks have subsided the past couple of weeks though, and besides a bout of flu this week that I’ve kicked already, I’m feeling pretty great. Now time to focus on keeping healthy mentally and physically and maybe start those Road Warrior articles about staying healthy while traveling that I’ve been wanting to.
<< Travel News >>
NOTE: I do not like to talk about politics, so we won’t get into that crap. There may be articles below that express a certain viewpoint, but for the most part, majority of the articles I share below are of general travel news or world news.
<< Best Articles >>
I love to read adventures of other travel bloggers, and I am constantly flipping through stories daily. Here are the best I can across this week!
<< Favorite Instagrams >>
My favorite app on my iPhone by far is Instagram, and I share photos from my adventures daily — but I also scour it for other awesome Instagramers around the globe to feed my wanderlust, get ideas on places to go, and simply gawk at the beauty of the world. Here are some favorites from this week. Have an Instagram? Come follow me and say hi! Want to get featured? Tag your travel photos with #TheLostLife and join the tribe of Lost Ones!