I just need to take a minute and rave about my favorite sites--the ones that I check in on a freakish number of times throughout the week. Some get hit once a day, some are on the weekly chart and others get slammed about every half hour on the hour. It's funny--if you dig thru someones history or their bookmarks, you could really tell what kind of person they are--or want to become (mine all seem to lean toward tropical escape). What is the hell did we ever do with out internet? Here we go--my Top 10:
This is my homepage and it is updated many times during the day with all sorts of tidbits on travel and adventure. Very good stuff.
2. Quality Peoples
This fella split from LA and headed to a small village north of Puerto Vallarta to surf and live the dream. He's such a smart, witty writer and has the most AMAZING photos--which he takes all over during his escapades in Mexico.
3. Palapa in Yelapa
Love this site--another expat livin' the good life in one of my favorite villages in the world, Yelapa, Mexico. I always check in on this site to see whats rollin' thru the community and who's setting up shop.
4. Bali Blog
Another smart cookie who set up shop in Bali and updates his blog every day with all sorts of good intel on where to eat, stay, drink and play in the wondrous land of Indonesia. If you ever make it to Bali, I have three words for ya: You will DIE!
I check in on this site to try to quell some recipes for all the goodies I get in my weekly farm share--I mean, sometimes I am at a loss with what to do with green beans, Thai coconut and swiss chard
6. 101 Cookbooks
This chick has it down pat. Beautiful photos, easy recipes, in depth writing and a killer way with words. Bless her.
7. Baja Quest
Baja still has some of the cheapest property around and this site is updated pretty regularly with all sorts of real estate for sale. Mulege has some especially great deals.
Update a million times a day, the foodies on this site have deep, untrampled details on eating in Chicago. They are very educated and you better know your stuff to post--trust me, someone will call you out. They love getting little word wars going.
9. Go Abroad
This site literally makes me want to ditch it all and volunteer my way around the world. They have a super comprehensive list of opportunities from teaching in Honduras to building homes in Thailand to saving sea turtles in Mexico. Very inspirational and if I have all the dough in the world, I'd be rocking this life hardcore.
Nothing can beat the real estate ads on craigsy. Not only can you see homes from all around the world (oftentimes for good prices), I've sold my sailboat on there and tracked down an apartment swith with a couple in Spain. Brilliant.