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22 Best Places to Unplug and Live in the Moment

22 Best Places to Unplug and Live in the Moment

In a world that is so well-connected, there are times when we feel like unplugging and just living in the moment while enjoying where we are without having to connect to the outside world.

We all need digital detox sometimes, but sometimes the need is overlooked because almost 80% of our life is spent through the world wide web. Whether it is for work, connecting with friends and family when you live overseas, or simply just the fact that you’re bored of your reality.

So in this post, some fellow bloggers and I are compiling a list of top-notch places to unplug and live in the moment. The places you can consider going for a digital detox, some spots that can give you a chance to disconnect just so you can reconnect better with your routines.

5 Reasons to Spend Your Digital Nomad Life in Izmir, Turkey

5 Reasons to Spend Your Digital Nomad Life in Izmir, Turkey

Izmir in Turkey has always had a special place in my heart. It is where I traveled overseas for the first time, and the city is also where I spent the summer far away from home for the very first time. So it is not rocket science when I decided to spend my semi digital nomad life in Izmir for the last couple of months last year.

Going back to Izmir became a journey for tracing back in time, wandering around full of nostalgic vibes. From walking around the seaside while people-watching, to visiting the good ol’ dormitory where I spent too much drama with the headmaster. Good time. LOL.

But of course, I’m not gonna rant about the personal side of the story this time. And instead, I want to share with you a few reasons why Izmir can also be an excellent alternative to make a homebase in your digital nomad journey in Turkey.

3 Things I've Learned Before My Upcoming 33rd Birthday

3 Things I’ve Learned Before My Upcoming 33rd Birthday

It was fun and games until suddenly, I realized that my 33rd birthday is in a week. I had a video call with my mom today and she kept reminding me of that. That, and the reminder to buy her some stuff from Turkey.

I’ve been traveling in the past few months. As much as I want to update my blog with my traveling stories, it’s hard to do it these days since I’m still traveling with my little ol’ netbook and my friend in Serbia changed the OS to Linux. I can’t seem to get the hang of it, nor do I have the patience to sort out my traveling photos as quickly as I always did on Windows. 

So I figure I will resume my traveling stories as soon as I get back to Indonesia on the laptop I’ve got at home, and this time I’m going to touch on some topic on my personal matters: my age and the lessons I’ve learned that remind me of my maturity during my trip this time. 

Three Outfit Ideas for Your Creative Proposal

Deciding on what to wear for the proposal of your dreams can be a daunting task. If you’re keeping the details of the day a surprise, chances are that your partner won’t know they’re picking out their engagement outfit at the time.

This means that the responsibility lies solely with you to subtly steer their outfit choice towards the day you have planned. Perhaps an equally daunting prospect for your partner.

The best place to start is by first deciding how you are planning to propose, and pick out a suitable outfit accordingly.

when life knocks you down, do this

4 Things to Do When Life Knocks You Down

Life never turns out quite how you expect. And in many ways, that’s a good thing. Living in a state of certainty would be boring. You’d always know what was going to happen next. There would be no surprises – good or bad – until your dying day. 

However, that fact alone doesn’t make the process easy. When things go wrong, it can feel like the whole world is falling apart. 

Dreadful storms affect people’s lives every day. For instance, you might find out that your life partner is having an affair or somebody you love might die. You could lose your job or get a disease that will be with you for life.