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The 5 Latest Hobby Trends

Despite what you may tell yourself, playing solitaire on your tablet doesn’t qualify as having a hobby. It’s merely a sedativefor your boredom.

Ever thought of taking up something new that you can get really obsessive and excited about? What you need is a real hobby. You need something that you can escape passionately into and make your own.

Check out this list of the latest hobby trends:

Collecting

Yep, you guessed it. Collecting is still trending as one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Whether you collect stamps, baseball cards or matchboxes from strange and exotic lands, being a collector can be a wonderfully thrilling and fulfilling pursuit.

There is nothing quite like the exhilarating feeling of finally getting your hands on that coveted item that will complete a collection or set you apart as one of only a few in the world to own a rare and unique collectible. From exotic cars to rare Barbie dolls, anything can be collected.

Rock climbing

For the ultimate in adrenaline-addiction, rock climbing ranks right up there among the most popular hobbies today. If you’re going to get addicted to something, it may as well be something that gets you fit and exposes you to sunshine and the awesomeness and severe beauty of nature.

Rock climbing can be on the expensive side but with a little careful shopping you can get the gear you need in no time and under budget. All that is left is to get out there and start learning the moves.

Photography

Have you ever admired a particularly striking photograph and wondered just how the photographer did it?

Photography is fast becoming a wonderful, and very popular, hobby that more and more people are taking up. Why not free your creative side and find your niche as a photographer of nature or sports, or anything that fascinates you. One word of advice, start with relatively inexpensive gear and work your way up to more sophisticated equipment.

Who knows, you may even turn your newfound hobby into a marketable skill and make some extra income doing so.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching has to be one of the most rewarding hobbies one can have. More than eighty five million Americans enjoy this delightful pastime every year.

Far from pesky little noises outside your window, when you want to stay in dreamland a little longer, birds are fascinating things and virtually the only wildlife that one can watch from the comfort of your own home.

All you need to get started as a birdwatcher are good binoculars, good books on birds and a sense of wonder. That’s it!

Blogging

What if you’re not very fond of the outdoors? Why not become a web-logger – or blogger, sharing your passionate interests or pursuits with your followers.

Who can forget the wonderful movie “Julie & Julia”? It all started with one woman, Julie Powell, blogging about her quest to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s cookbook in 365 days.

Now, while not every blog inspires a movie starring Meryl Streep, there is nevertheless something very satisfying about transcribing one’s thoughts, experiences, and observations for others to draw inspiration from.

Conclusion

So, why not switch off Solitaire and take up a new soul-satisfying hobby? You might be surprised at how much you’ll enjoy it.

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