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Inspirational people that work and travel

Working 'very' hard

Well, we have all been there, numerous times.

We go away somewhere nice, usually for a week or two. We have a great trip, but all seems to have gone in the blink of an eye. And, alas, we are back home, suitcases half unpacked and feeling drowsy with the promise of a swift return to work.

You have a serious, easy to diagnose, symptom of the post holiday blues. You want blue sky back, you want your cosy little restaurant back and you most definitely don’t want to go back to work. Ever again.

So, what’s the cure? The Lonely Planet suggested back in January with their top 5 tips of getting over your post holiday blues.  Their best idea was ‘Make Art’.  Which is nice and fluffy and great and all that. But, to be honest, we thought we could come up with something a bit better.

And so we did. We think that the travel doesn’t have to stop. That the post-holiday blues don’t have to exist any more because there is an answer.

We think that answer is quite simple.

Make travelling part of your job.

Therefore, we present to you 5 examples of travellers who we admire who have made a living out of their travel experiences and, more importantly, haven’t had to feel the pain of a serious case of the post holiday blues.

1) David Lee, the Editor in Chief of Go Backpacking seems to have taken to the idea of working whilst travelling successfully. Started around early 2008, his successful blog gives some great advice and travel stories whilst he gets the pleasure of working abroad. Lovely.

2) Rick Mereki, we love your videos.  Rick was commissioned by STA Travel Australia and condensed 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, and 38 thousand miles into three short films.

3) Gary Arndt‘s successful blog Everything Everywhere is a great guide for travel writers.  He sums it up on his site ‘I sold my house and have been travelling around the world ever since. Since I started travelling, I have probably done and seen more than I have in the rest of my life combined.’

4) Dorothy Conlon is a true inspiration for us at Not Just a Holiday. Travelling and finding new experiences is clearly in her DNA and she is constantly on the move. She has even found the time to write a book, which details her trips around the world.

5) Christine’s Almost Fearless is the daddy of successful travel blogs. She said it best for all of us ‘It’s about the fact that life is indeed bloody short and no one is going to give you a gold star for playing it safe.’

Working 'very' hard

Working 'very' hard in Rome

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