Roundup: October 1st-15th

by Nora Dunn on October 15, 2009


My, how time flies. Although I didn’t have a turkey dinner (it was more like the Aussie staple: sausages – I mean snags – and bread), I nodded my head in recognition of Canadian Thanksgiving, which was last weekend past. While we are slowly warming to spring in Australia, the fall season is surely showing its true and beautiful colours in the northern hemisphere. Here are my recently published articles and interviews, from both hemispheres!

Wise Bread Connecting Female Travelers and Mentors Around the World

Are you a female traveler looking for some answers about a place you are going to visit, as well as a possible companion or local tour guide? Or are you a female who likes to meet travelers, and help other women to embrace your home town with passion and delight? If you fit either of these categories, then may be for you. (Psst – it’s free too).

America is the No Vacation Nation

This is different to the post I wrote for this Site, but has the same theme. Studies show that Americans are not using all their vacation time, are not given as much vacation time as other developed countries to begin with, and are even prepared to cancel their vacations because of work. Further studies show that America as a country isn’t even all that productive. What gives?

Three E-Books to Help You Make Money, Travel, and Change Your Life

It’s no secret that many of us are looking for something different in life. And one of the biggest things we can change about our lives is how we work. If we are not tied to a desk all the time, the options for how – and where – we choose to live open up dramatically. In this article are profiles of three e-books that feature a different aspect of making money, traveling, and changing your life.


How and Why a Business Plan can Make a Difference

By using a case study of Peter and Joe, we see that although you may have the makings of an excellent business, you won’t success unless you have a road map and basic plan…which is also called a business plan. But a business plan is not as complex as you may think; this article shows you what you need and why.

Saving for Retirement on a Variable Income

In this article is a technique you can harness to take some of the guesswork out of saving for your own retirement if you live on a variable income, while still balancing out the need to cover other expenses. And for the lazy at heart (myself included), it reduces the discipline required to do the whole thing manually or lump sums.


Craig and Linda Martin at Indie Travel Podcast recently put on a great show about Why We Love to Travel. At the end, I get a great mention in reference to my recent post that ponders the question Is Full-Time Travel an Act of Withdrawal. Thanks for the wonderful mention both on your Site and in the podcast! Click here to have a listen.

If you like what you hear, you may want to check out their new Indie Podcast Travel Magazine , which is “chockers” (click here if you don’t know what that means) with great long-term travel info!

John at JetSetCitizen interviewed me recently about all things book, travel, and writing. Check it out here!

Brad Boydston enjoyed my article about America: The No Vacation Nation and provided a link to it here in his Random roundup of thoughts for the day. Thanks!

Lastly, I was on the local radio in Australia for a half-hour interview! We talked about 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget, ways to travel for free, tips for saving money every day, using financial planners, and just about anything else we could think of.

Have a listen below:

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