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Traveling Tales & Photography to Inspire Wanderlust
Most of us dream of far off lands, adventures and travel, and if you want some more destinations to daydream about, look no further!
Below you will find photos of the coolest places in the world, plus all of those which inspire me to want to pack my bag and go traveling. I've also linked to the best travel blogs, guides and websites so you can browse the journeys of other people and tips they offer.
I hope you feel inspired :)
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.— Henry Miller
6 Week Journey In 1 Minute
Top-Rated Travel Books
Books provide great resources for travel advice and inspiration, and there are usually large collections of big full-color photos to drool over too!
Wanderlust is the feeling of wanting - or needing - to travel and explore places. Some people feel this strongly, whilst others have little desire to see much of the world. I suppose it all depends on your priorities in life, because travel often needs to be top priority to actually make it happen.
If you are somebody who already has the travel bug, or you just can't wait to get started, then I hope this page will give you ideas for where to go, and good advice and tips. Travel is something that was very difficult or even impossible a century ago, but now it's become so much easier to reach almost anywhere in the world and low-cost airlines have opened up the travel opportunities to so many more people. Modern transport systems have made the world seem smaller than ever before
If we never travelled we would only know our local area and never experience other countries and cultures, or see anything other than the very tiny area we live in. Travel is important to do at least once in your life in order to, as is often said, 'broaden your horizons'.
Other reasons include: Educational value gained from learning about the geography, history and culture of another country. A change of perspective so you have a 'wider world view'. Being able to connect with other people from a wider variety of backgrounds. To learn/practice a foreign language. Gives you the opportunity to relax and take in your surroundings without the pressures of 9-5 work, and to 'recharge your batteries'. Opens your eyes to what is out there and encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and try so many things for the first time. Learn to take a chance and say yes more to life's opportunities. Offers personal satisfaction, especially if you travel on your own or you try to challenge yourself with extreme activities or other adventures. Helps you get to know yourself much better by learning what you can and can't do, and what your strengths and weaknesses are. Learn that you can probably do a heck of a lot more than you think :)
The great thing about travel is that it challenges you as well as being fun, plus the resulting memories will last forever.
Traveling Great Distances
Photo Galleries & Travel Websites
Amazing photography of Santorini, Australia and more.
- Most Beautiful Places in the World
Amazing places on Earth, from England to Peru.
- Designer City Guides
Guides to many cities, focussing on all things art and design.
- 100 Gorgeous Places
A huge variety of natural wonders.
- Flickr Travel Collection
Hand-picked array of personal travel photos.
- The Cherry Blossom Girl
Dreamy photos of Barcelona, Cannes, the Maldives and more.
- Camping Inspiration
These photos certainly make me want to buy a camper van!
Made In Iceland
Travel Blogs & Guides
- Wandering Earl
Great resource for travel tips including money advice.
- Hole in the Donut
Documenting one lady's extensive travels, focussing on culture.
- The Adventure Couple
Follow a couple who left their jobs to pursue adventure.
- Nomadic Matt
Follow the famous Nomadic Matt as he travels on a budget.
- Rough Guides
Photo collections galore and guides to every continent.
- Lonely Planet
The go-to website for researching your destination.
- Moon Travel Guides
Hundreds of articles that let you explore the best beaches, road trips and more.
- Boz Around
Travel notes from a family traveling all over the world.
- Monkey Brewster
Covering the Sao Paulo carnival, Rio de Janeiro and more.
- Traveling Canucks
Beach and city recommendations plus tips and photos.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.— Henry David Thoreau
New York City
Smith Rock, Oregon
Documented Trips & Journeys
- 19 Epic Adventures
Taken by bloggers in 2011.
- Florence Finds
Documented visits of places from London to New York.
- Midlife Travel
Trip diaries and advice about countries all over the world.
- The House That Lars Built
Blog posts about visiting various places including Provence & Vienna.
- Shiny Thoughts
Colorful fashion and travel photos, mainly around Europe.
- Eleonore Bridge
A French blog showcasing trips to places including New York & Japan.
- Famille Summerbelle
A tour of countries (including New Zealand) with a young child.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.— Martin Buber