Spurred by the writing of my next book about my years on the road, I find myself wandering the halls of memory reminiscing about my last decade of travel. I dig through old photos and journal entries. I search Facebook for people I met years ago. Stories and faces long forgotten zoom back into my mind as I wonder where they are and what they are doing. Those whose lives briefly intersected with my own on the highway of life. The five backpackers who inspired my original trip. The girl from that hostel in Prague who welcomed me into her friend group when I was too afraid to say hello. The Dutch guys I spent weeks traveling with in Australia. The motley crew I spent a month with in New Zealand. My friends from when I lived in Bangkok. The folks I picked up on my road trip across the states....
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The world is a colorful place, and if you’re not out there exploring it, then sometimes it’s easy to forget! So if you’re cooped up in an office staring out the window at a bleak and dreary winter scene, here are some destinations from across the globe to brighten up your day and inspire you to #TravelTheRainbow Red: Daigo-Ji Temple, Japan Not only is this temple an absolute beauty, but it’s also of huge cultural significance to Japan. It’s a designated World Heritage Site, and provides the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism a place of community and worship. For travelers, it’s an amazing sight to behold. It’s situated on a mountainside and surrounded by a wealth of nature to complement its deep red hues perfectly. A post shared by Yuliya A. #MyTravelGram (@selfish_girl) on Dec 20, 2017 a
One of the biggest myths about luxury travel is that it’s only for the super-rich. Of course, what one person sees as affordable can be extravagant to another but, even with this aside, there are many ways to make luxury travel much more affordable than you might have possibly imagined. Here are 10 ways to […] The post 10 ways to make luxury travel more affordable appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Budget New York City? Yes, it is possible. Here are top tips for free and low-cost ways to enjoy this spectacular city and make New York affordable. The post Affordable New York City: 32+ Free and Low-Cost Tips appeared first on Solo Traveler.
Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s a topic I can’t cover so I brought her on to cover topics and specific issues important other women travelers! In this month’s column, Kristin reminisces on the lessons learned from traveling solo. “You’re going across the world by yourself?! Are you sure?” You’ve heard it before, right? Someone who means well and tries to talk you out of traveling solo, mentioning all kinds of things that could go wrong. They can be pretty convincing, focusing heavily on the negative — but completely forgetting that there are so many more positives that come from travel. What about all of the things that could go right? There are things that only solo female travelers get to experience (things that just don’t
To celebrate the start of a whole new year of travel opportunities, we’re kicking off 2018 with a Twitter chat themed around our Best in Travel list! Detailing the wheres, whens and whats of travel’s best offerings for the year ahead, Best in Travel is a go-to for tips, inspiration and ideas on all things adventure planning. In this Twitter chat, we’ll be talking about what makes the featured destinations so intriguing, what’s new in travel for 2018 and, of course, your Best in Travel-related travelling tales. There’ll be dramatic landscapes, cultural capitals and exploratory cruises, amongst plenty of topical travel inspo! Bring your best stories, pictures, tips and tricks, and meet us on Twitter at 16:30 GMT/ 8:30 PST on Thursday 1 Feb. See you there! The b
New year, new you and new countries to tick off the list! With data from our customers and our own sense of wanderlust driving us forth, we’ve pulled together our most lusted after destinations for 2018. Some are old favorites making a resurgence, and some are new, unchartered territories calling out to be discovered… 1. Sri Lanka A post shared by Charlotte & Josh (@thespindrifters) on Jan 2, 2018 at 9:57pm PST Why? At the time of writing this, Sri Lanka is ahead of any other country in our customer poll. This tiny teardrop-shaped island in the Indian Ocean is the Asian hotspot of 2018, home to a diverse range of natural beauty and ancient wonders. It’s relatively new on the backpacker trail, and you travelers can’t get enough of its authentic culture and untouched landsca
Thailand may be known for its full-moon parties and as a common destination for student gap year travels, but head away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas and you’ll find the real country – a beautifully tranquil land with some of the best landscapes you’ll ever see. Whether you decide to sail […] The post Relax at one of Thailand’s best wellness spas appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
A Solo Travel Society member shares the story of her life-changing, nine-month solo trip around Italy. Warning: her enthusiasm is infectious! The post Solo Travel Destination: Italy appeared first on Solo Traveler.