These are some helpful sites, blogs and online nuggets that are helping me plan my journey. Feel free to contact me with any suggestions!

January 1st, 2012.
Pico Iyer: TED speaker and global author.
Make It Count: amazing video by one of my favorite filmmakers, Casey Neistat.
A Tribute to Discomfort: Insights from National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards
3 things I learned while my plane crashed: TED Talk by Ric Elias. 

TEDx Community: I am super grateful to be staying with my different TEDx organizers around the world. Let me know if you're a TEDster and willing to host me! 
Couchsurfing: crashing on couches and meeting new people while doing so. 
Hostelworld: a worldwide look at the best hostels to stay at. 
Airbnb: renting out rooms or entire places around the world. 

Workaway: volunteering and working in exchange for living around the globe.
WWOOF: work exchange on organic and sustainable properties

Useful Tips/Sites:
"My 30 Best Travel Tips After 4 Years Traveling The World"
Matador Network
I SAID GO: My friend Aaron Tang's incredible travel website.