Episode 4 – Travel Tools, Accessories & Games

Traveling Chimmps PodcastThis weeks podcast focuses on travel tools/gadgets, like smartphones and apps, travel accessories, like USB chargers and games, like Travel Scavenger Hunt and how to find the best service to run your tech gear.

Have questions about full time travel? I’m always willing to share what I know. I wouldn’t be plugging a mic into my laptop if I didn’t. Hit me up on social media or email me directly at: travelingchimps@outlook.com with all your family travel questions.

Each week I’ll release the next chapter of the book along with a supporting podcast, covering that chapters topics and highlights. Comments and questions are encouraged, so please comment and ask below. I’ll answer any questions either on the podcast or directly to you via email.

Link to the Second Chapter:

Family Vagabond Adventure, Learn the Art of Full Time Travel – Chapter 4

Amazon Travel Accessory of the Week:

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Apples iPhone – Unlocked – Use an in country provider.

Samsung Galaxy – Unlocked – Use an in country provider.

T-Mobile – International cell phone service provider.

Skype – Free internet call to other Skype users.

Google Maps – GPS App with traffic updates and location search functions.

Waze – GPS App with notifications, like Police activity, speed traps and road hazards. Pre-load maps on Wi-Fi for use without data use.

Here – GPS App with no data use.

TripIt – Organize all of your travel itineraries in one place.

Duolingo – Learn 20+ languages fun, free and easy.

Skyroam – Wi-Fi Service provider

HotSpot – Unlocked – Use in country service provider.

USB Car Charger -Use your cigarette lighter to charger you tech gear. What else are you going to use it for?

Travel Adapter Kit – Charge your gear in over a hundred countries.

Travel Scavenger Hunt – Pick 7 cards, first one to find all their objects wins. Hours of entertainment.

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3 Meditation Tips You Can Use

Meditation TipsMeditation is a very important part of our daily routine and should be a part of yours as well. It enables you to start your day off with a clear head, lowers anxiety, and helps to minimize your reaction to adverse situations. Some people find meditation a little intimidating, but once you get into a regular practice, I guarantee you will find benefit from it and using these tips will make it even easier.

 

Tip #1

Labeling – Some folks call it noting, focusing on your breathing and thinking to yourself, “breathing in, breathing out.” I use a similar technique I call labeling. I focus on my breathing, breathing normally, and repeat to myself, “I’m in the now.” When my mind wonders towards something in the past, I simply say to myself “past”. When my mind drifts to something in the future, I say to myself, “future”. I find that this labeling, past, future, quickly moves my mind back to my breath and the now/present.

Tip #2

Outside noise- Don’t be discouraged by outside noise. It’s tough to find a spot with zero noise or distraction, but outside noises remind us that we are in the here and now. Those noises are part of the present, recognize what the noise is and move back to focusing on your breath and your mantra.

Tip #3

Apps – Use an app like Calm or Headspace to get started. Both include guided meditations for beginners and are great for experts as well. They include meditations that focus on calmness, body scans, and sleep, to name a few. For experts they are a great way to time your meditations, whether you use the guided meditations or not and they will track the number of days and the amount of time you have meditated by calendar month.

I hope you found these tips useful and can incorporate them into your daily meditation practice. Please let us know if you had any luck with these tips, or have any questions in the comment section below.

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