For when you need travel ideas…

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

– St. Augustine

Every now and then, we get some time off from the rat race to “enjoy life” (though we should be enjoying it every day, no? but I digress). Sometimes we already know how we will be spending that free time, but sometimes, we are free to choose a destination.

Manarola, Italy

And so we hmm and haw about where to go, and more often than not, choose a place that we’ve been to before. Well, no longer! Below are a few pictures from some extraordinary places worth exploring to add more creativity and spontaneity to your life. There is really nothing more exciting (in my nomadic opinion) than getting on a plane to a new, foreign destination. All the new experiences and possibilities that await can make you feel reborn and can give you a new perspective on life. For me, travelling to Egypt and staying in a rundown rooftop hostel in downtown Cairo during 7 days of exploration was an eye-opening experience. It made me realize how little I needed in order to be perfectly happy, and how many of the material things in my life were clutter and wasted money. I think sometimes that we buy stuff just to feel like we have achieved something, done something.. when really, we are just trying to distract ourselves from confronting life and actively making it better.

Before I get sidetracked into talking about consumerism, here are a few photos to get you started. I’ll add more ideas as we go along (I’ve got a whole bucket-full of them saved for myself). Here are also two amazing and my favourite Tumblr pages for travel pictures: FuckYeahGlobetrotters and The World We Live In. Happy Travels!

Lupins, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

One Foot Island, Cook Islands

Durango, Colorado, US

Merapi/Borobudur temple near Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

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2 Responses to For when you need travel ideas…

  1. Tammy says:

    What gorgeous pictures! Java looks wonderful, and that image of Italy looks so inviting and magical; I’d be tempted to go back, if not for the insane Italian driving!

  2. astramari says:

    Oh yes, driving in Europe is quite a white-knuckled adventure! Glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂

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