A week and a half ago, the Urchin Movement received a very kind award (no, we weren’t awarding ourselves Urchies again…). The wonderful blog Sparks in Shadow included us in a list of blogs worth reading, and we couldn’t be more happy and thankful. So, in the spirit of things, we’ve decided to share some blogs we find most read-worthy, and we urge you to follow the links and see for yourself. Sit back and enjoy!
Disrupting the Rabblement – Niall Doherty has quit his 9-5 job, moved to Spain, and is planning a round-the-world trek. The tagline of his blog neatly sums up the purpose of the site: Niall Doherty wages war on thoughtless living. Doherty is not someone content to blindly accept things without personal examination. The blog details his adventures earning a living as a ‘self-employed vagabond’ and provides both useful information and keen insight about the life of a perpetual nomad. Sometimes it’s hard to stay excited about such dreams when the majority of society is happy to robot along, living the same day over and over again until they die, but a quick jaunt to Doherty’s site is a welcome reminder that a vagabonding lifestyle is not crazy or unattainable, just a bit more uncommon. Plus, his blog’s name references Joyce. Instant Urchin win!
Read, Write and Live – Our good friend and early UM.com supporter Jenna Miller runs a wonderful blog that centres around several things Urchins care about, namely: writing, reading, and travelling. Her literary-laden posts, travel tales, and contemplative musings on both the everyday and the dreamy future are thoughtful, honest, and oftentimes things we can all relate to.
Atoms of Thought – Philosophical musings on travel, beautiful photographs, and thoughtful essays. Atoms of Thought is enough to inspire anyone to pick up their haversack and strike out on the road. Travel is so much more than merely snapping pictures at scenic overlooks, and this blog hits upon the meaning of visiting new places and the adventures that ensue. If you enjoy thinking as much as travelling, check it out!