Become A Digital Nomad And Explore The World!
Hi, I’m Aly and I’m a 30-year-old adventure seeker from a small village in the south of Ireland. Welcome to my virtual home!
Traveler Ahoy is my space online where I talk about all things travel, lifestyle design and going against the grain. My goal with this blog is to inspire my readers to step out of their comfort zones and follow their dreams, whatever they may be.
Do stick around as it would be great to have you aboard for the journey!
Top 3 Reasons Why I LOVE (and you will too!) Being a Digital Nomad
My Message To You…
BREAK the RULES. FIND your FREEDOM.
GRAB every OPPORTUNITY. LIVE your LIFE.
Have NO REGRETS
We are all born free but that changes as we grow older.
Family, work and financial commitments constrict us into living a certain way in order to survive. The world around us tells us that we must graduate college, get a job, find a partner, buy a house, have a family and retire at 65.
That freedom that each of us was born with is lost in all of this and, more often than not, it disappears forever.
I’m doing things my way and making freedom my priority. I hope to inspire you to do the same.
Working Online & The Possibilities Out There
I’m not one to exaggerate BUT becoming your own boss will be one of the best things you’ll ever do. As having the freedom to travel is my priority, supplementing my income by getting some writing gigs online was my goal.
That has been my primary source of income since I left home, but I’ve figured out a few more tricks when it comes to making money online.
Having to earn every cent of my pay cheque does come with its own set of challenges but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
There are so many opportunities out there when it comes to working online and Traveler Ahoy covers many of them so stay tuned for insider info and tips.
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When it comes to travel, you can have unique adventures anywhere. However, none of these places is an interesting as a place that has not been disturbed by millions of people. Nature is where you will find the most interesting things. You will see a variety of plants, animals, and even insects while you are in a natural area. It is proven time and time again by all the people who are sincerely impressed and surprised by the interesting insect facts they can learn by traveling in the Amazon Rain Forest.
Hidden Treasures in the Amazon
Ask anyone and they can tell you that the Amazon Rain Forest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. There are more species of any given animal, plant, and insect here, than in any other part of our Earth. It is said that there are more than 40,000 plant types, 427+ mammals, 378+ reptiles, 400+ amphibians, 1,300 bird species, and an impressive 3,000+ freshwater fish. A person could survive for a very long time here as well, thanks to approximately 3,000 fruits that grow and are edible. If you want to talk about insects, a trip to the Amazon will put you in close quarters with 2.5 million different insect species. Keep in mind that not all of them are nice. There are some who also believe that more than 50 tribes live in the Amazon Rain Forest and none of them have ever had contact with the outside world. They are lost in the 2.1 million square miles of land that make up this amazing forest. Can you imagine all we can learn from the rainforest and perhaps the people and animals that live there?
Learning About the Rainforest
There are many guided tours that you can take that venture into the Amazon. Most people say that it is a once in a lifetime experience. Along the Jungle Walks, people can see and learn about different plants, animals, and much more. On some tours you will have the opportunity to meet tribes that are willing to speak to visitors. You can get a bird’s eye view of the forest by walking a canopy bridge if you are not afraid of heights. One of the best things about taking a guided tour though is that you can find all you want to know about the people, plants, and animals that reside there. Your guide will know which plants are edible and which are medicinal. They may even be able to tell you the answer to the all-time question, do mosquitoes have teeth? Indeed, mosquitos do have teeth! These are just some of the fun facts that can be learned along the way exploring the Amazon.
Are You Ready to Go Exploring?
Some people spend their entire life waiting for an opportunity to see what the Amazon has to offer. People of all ages travel there yearly. Most all of them come back with amazing stories to tell their friends and family. If you have the opportunity, would you want to become a part of the world within our world?
For many parents, bringing a baby home from the hospital is just the first outing that a baby will have. Often, parents want to show off their baby by taking it to see family and friends who live far away. The problem is that often traveling with a baby is thought of as impossible. Times are changing. Traveling with infants is now easier than ever thanks to more families who want to stay active.
Traveling with Baby
The “baby days” are exciting and difficult to manage. Even a simple trip to the store can mean an aching back. Diaper bags with diapers, wipes, clothes, bottles, formula, nursing pads or covers, and more. As the infant reaches a few months old, you also add a few small little toys for them to play with. Binkies and blankies are also in the mix. Then you have the carseat or carrier for times when they are napping, and you do not want to wake them up. The list seems to go on and on. You also have necessities to take with you. They end up crammed in the diaper bag because a purse seems to add too much extra weight. Baby wraps and sling style carriers make things easier in a way. They allow your hands to be free, so you can carry groceries or the diaper bag, but does that help with travel? It may be time to rethink your infant items.
Travel in Style with Infant Items
Thanks to the fact that no one wants to slow down just because they have a new little bundle, you can travel easier. New items are coming on the market to increase mobility with an infant. There are folding strollers. They can hold everything you normally have to carry. Infants also love to nap in them. Pack n Play cribs or portable cribs are also an option that parents love. If you get the best mattress for graco pack n play, your infant will be able to sleep great. They can use it at grandmas or the park on a sunny afternoon. Baby carriers also have a purpose. They do allow you to go about your day, without stopping to nurse or snuggle with your infant. If your baby can sit up or eat at the table, a portable high chair is also great. They work well for dinners out or as a space saver at home.
Where Will Baby Go?
In today’s world, parents never take a break. Their infants are going places that our own moms would never have taken us. Infants that are only a couple months old are going to car shows, beaches, amusement parks, and more. Those parents have figured out the key to a successful trip with their infant. Isn’t it time that you discover what will work best for you? You and your baby will enjoy the time out of the home if you do!
Anytime you travel somewhere, whether you have been there before or not, you are on an adventure. You may travel in a hurry to get to your destination or you may be one of those travelers that will stop frequently to stretch out and see what you find along the way. Traveling is a way to get away from home, away from stress, and enjoy living life in a more relaxed way. The downside to travel is a little less obvious. One of the drawbacks to frequent travel or long trips out of town is that eating healthy while traveling is something that seems unattainable.
Dining on the Road
When you are constantly on the road, fast food often becomes your meal plan. You may normally drink a lot of water at home, but on the road, you may lean more toward sodas. You may eat out only sometimes when you are home, but after a week on the road you discover that all you have had was quick snacks or quick food. You are being a normal person. On the road, you may not be able to prepare the good, wholesome, well-balanced diet that you are used to. No one else is able to do it either unless they have invested a small fortune in RV ownership and use it to travel. You may not think about your newly bad habits, but when your clothes start to shrink unexpectedly; you will get a definite wakeup call. It will be then that you decide to break tradition and attempt to eat healthier while traveling.
Tricks to Eating Healthy While Traveling
Even if you are eating out for a week straight, you can still eat somewhat healthy by choosing only foods that are low in calories and high in protein. You will want proteins for every meal, but you definitely should not skimp out on it during breakfast time. You can eat fresh eggs from many restaurants and if that isn’t an option you may want to choose oatmeal, yogurt, and other types of healthy treats. You should avoid sugar filled pancake syrup because you will feel full quickly, but end up starving within a short time. This will mean that when you are riding down the road, you will reach for even more unhealthy treats. If you eat lunch on the road, choose grilled chicken, salads, sandwiches that use fresh meats and vegetables, etc. over the more traditional fast food burgers and fries. Those menu items will help you stay fuller longer and keep your weight in check as well.
When we travel, we often load our car up with chips, cookies, and other types of snack foods that are not necessarily healthy, but satisfying on a long car ride. Instead of indulging in the sugar rush or salty snacks, why not choose healthier fruits? Strawberries from Florida, peaches in Georgia, and more. As you travel down major highways, you can often find fruit and vegetable stands that are filled with local, home grown produce. This will only slow down your trip a few minutes, but it will give you healthy snacks for in between meals while you are riding.
Savor the Trip, Avoid Bad Eating Habits
At home, we are very focused on our overall health. Many of us toss it out the window as soon as we pack our luggage. You do not have to take part in those nasty habits when you travel on your next vacation. You can enjoy the ride just a little more if you do not feel weighed down by all the junk you eat along the way.