Are you ready for the next step in your big trip planning?
I like this step best. It’s all about finding inspiration and reading as much as you can! Find out if there is a bookstore near you that specialises in travel books. Go to the library and borrow a few guidebooks. I really enjoyed reading Rough Guides’ First Time Around the World. It’s a book full of resources that will inspire you. It helped me lots when I didn’t know where to begin. I also recommend you download some travel movies, make some popcorn and dream away. My favorite is Into the Wild. Get tissues.
Even though this step is about inspiration, it’s easy to make the pitfall of focussing too much on one particular travel style or subject. Try to keep all of your options open. Dream about Myanmar as well as Kenya, Louisiana, Norway and Peru. Think big, think small. The ultimate goal here is figuring out what your dream journey is. For me, this step never ends. I constantly look for inspiration everywhere I go and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
One of my favorite things to do when I need some travel inspiration is to read travel blogs and I wanted to share some of them with you. Here are some of my favorites, I hope you enjoy them. Most of these are photography centered, which helps a lot with dreaming away.
// A Restless Transplant // Roads and Kingdoms // Hungry Ghost // 12HRS // While Out Riding // Passport and a Toothbrush // Everywhereist // South by North // Over Yonderlust // Triptease // Nomadik Nation