Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to get back into that weekday groove. I managed to pick up a cold this weekend so i’m hoping that ya’ll are doing better than I am today. Although being sick has many downsides, the one upside is all of the lounging you can get away with. And, what better to do when you’re lounging around? Find some new travel destinations to go to of course!The best way to get over a cold is to browse the internet for some travel inspiration, right? Click To Tweet
So, today I wanted to share with you all the best places that I get my travel inspiration from because if you guys are anything like me you love to explore new places. Flying to those new places, not so much, but exploring them for sure. So, where’s the first place my wanderlusting heart goes to? World of Wanderlust blog of course! I’m sure many of you have heard of Brooke and probably follow along with her blog (and maybe even her YouTube channel) but I just had to mention it because she has been my biggest inspiration to travel, and to travel solo! Okay, well, as solo as my parents will allow. I first heard about Contiki through World of Wanderlust and booking my first trip through them has changed my life. Honestly.
What I find most appealing about World of Wanderlust is that it is very relate-able. Sure, now that she’s got all sorts of brand deals and recognition she gets to stay at swankier hotels, but she’s still a goofy girl in her 20s that could be any of our best friends. So, if you haven’t already, go check out World of Wanderlust and get lost exploring the pages and pages of information in the destinations section.
Another blog I love to go to when searching for travel destinations? The Overseas Escape. Margo and her husband had been expats in Germany and have shared TONS of lovely footage from all over Europe. Margo recently created some amazing Escape Guides that include literally everything you would ever need to know about a trip. I will say though, my favorite post by The Overseas Escape was all about using Google flights. I was blown away by all of the different options you have on there. I absolutely love that they have an open ended search feature.
Now I may or may not have ever mentioned that i’m dying to go to Iceland for an adventure. It’s been on my bucket list for a couple years now and that’s especially thanks to Kaelene from Unlocking Kiki. I love her posts all about Iceland, especially the waterfall hunts her and her boyfriend go on. I use her blog as constant inspiration and I even have a secret Iceland Pinterest board dedicated to the country. Kaelene even has a whole section that’s just about the country’s capital Reykjavik because a lot of people go there on stopover. In fact, Iceland Air heavily promotes it’s stopover services to encourage tourism. My Iceland trip might even be a part of a stopover to Europe, I haven’t decided yet. But, that’s only because there are too many beautiful things to see in Iceland to stay just a couple of days.
I also follow Live With a View by Jeannie who, like Kaelene, is also an American expat. They both have city guides that are fantastic. I love the way Jeannie writes and her guides are so thorough and perfect for someone who doesn’t know anything about Iceland. Everything you need to know about renting a car? Perfect, I would have no idea how to do that anywhere that wasn’t America. What to pack? Yes please, I know it’s colder in Iceland but please tell me what I actually need so I don’t bring my whole closet. My favorite part of Jeannie’s blog is the entire section of planning tips for Iceland. My organizing heart skipped a beat.
Stay tuned for part 2 where I talk about my favorite resources for travel inspiration that aren’t blogs!
Question of the day: What are your favorite bloggers to get travel inspiration from? Please let me know in the comments because clearly i’m obsessed. :-]