Travel + Inspirational Link Round-Up, October Edition

by gigigriffis

Photo: Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, Italy.

Happy almost-Halloween, travelers,

As you may already know, this month we were still snuggled up in our small, cozy North Vancouver apartment, nestled at the bottom of the famed Grouse Mountain, writing and thinking and travel planning for a winter in Italy and perhaps a spring in Croatia (more on that soon). We’ve also been quietly gathering up new gear, replacing worn out travel things, and re-packing, getting ready for the days ahead when we will again be living out of hiking backpacks and suitcases, carrying everything we own on our backs.

We still have a little over a month before we embark on a long few travel days that will take us through Seattle, then Georgia, then Rome, before our arrival in Sicily for winter vacation, but I’m ready to go. Ready for the next adventure. Antsy to get out of North America again.

So when you picture me this November, picture me impatiently waiting for our winter days of granita and cannoli and volcano views and a quest for the world’s best pastries.

But enough updates. You’ll want links:

:: Let’s start with more digital nomad financial case studies.

:: Speaking of financials: How Much We Spent Traveling in Prague.

:: Unrelated and so, so cool: Cycling across the Bolivian salares…with a dog.

:: I’m learning to be a better Instagrammer. In case you are too, I found this helpful.

:: Speaking of Instagram, Camping with Cats is pretty much the best thing ever.

:: This Canadian couple lives on a homemade, self-sustaining island.

:: Now, something to make us all think.

:: And: A Terrifying Journey Through the World’s Most Dangerous Jungle.

:: Finally, disturbingly, did you see that piece on travel vloggers promoting one of the most oppressive nations on earth? Just wow.

And, in case you missed them on the blog:

:: Need Inspiration? Here are 55 Adventures That Could Be Yours.

:: How I Choose Where to Travel with my Dog: A Tale of Quarantines, Vaccines, & Long-Haul Flights

:: How Fast Do Digital Nomads Travel?

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Jen October 30, 2016 - 10:27 am

Aw, what a great surprise to wake up to this morning! Thank you so much for including us in your October round-up. I’ve been following you for awhile and your blog provided a lot of helpful information as we prepared for our trip. Looking forward to seeing where you head next!

gigigriffis October 30, 2016 - 2:38 pm

Glad to do it. Loved that post!

Stu October 31, 2016 - 4:08 am

I think you’ll be stopping at:
Laboratorio Pasticceria Roberto
Via Calapitrulli, 9, 98039 Taormina ME

He works magic with almond and pistachio

gigigriffis October 31, 2016 - 8:55 am

Thank you!

Ali October 31, 2016 - 7:32 am

Thanks for including me!

gigigriffis October 31, 2016 - 8:56 am



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