To me, travel bloggers are the ultimate fascination. Seemingly flitting off to untouched places and escaping into world I have on my bucket list. I know it's much more than that. I know there is so much that goes into it. But I can't help admiring their life. I've learned so much from them. Some of my favorites are Trip & Travel, Travel Junkie Diary, Unlocking Kiki, and The Blonde Abroad. I would love to consider myself a travel blogger. Sure, I've visited some pretty neat places around the world. But it's not near enough as I would like to. Especially when I follow travel bloggers like the ones about and envy their trips to places I've never even heard of before.
But the wonderful things about blogging is the knowledge we get from each other. So even though I don't get to travel as much as I would like, I still get to learn from others experiences.
So here are some of my favorite things I've learned from travel bloggers:
1. Take Chances
All of these crazy people end up on these wild adventures because they weren't afraid to take a leap of faith and go after their dream. This not only applies to travel, but how we live our lives. This is hard for me. Sometimes I find myself comfortable in the situation but anxiously awaiting more. If I would just take a chance things that I dream could be a reality.
2. Think Ahead
You never really know exactly what situation you might be in, so it's best to be prepared. Make a list of the things you need and stay organized. And even if you end up going the wrong way make the most of it, it just might be your favorite part of your trip.
|Biking around Amsterdam|
You can't travel the globe and expect to eat out at lavish restaurants every single night (unless you inherited a fortune) so it's important to budget for vacations and trips. I know when we go to Europe we try and think everything through and then double the budget for things, just in case.
4. Write it Down
I have never been good about keeping a journal, with the exception of when I'm on a trip. I want to remember all the details about what we did, where, why, and the historical impact. I may never go there again and I want to be able to live through my writing again. That's also why blogging is so great.
5. Bring a Buddy
While traveling alone sounds interesting and you can choose the itinerary, bringing your friend or in my case my best friend, my husband, always makes it more fun. Even though he farts occasionally, he's my favorite part of the traveling experience. I think we get to grow together as we travel and get to learn even more about each other.
6. Take great photos
Since taking a DSLR class I've learned so much. I see the photos that travel bloggers take and I want to do something just like that. Their pictures engulf you, and make you feel like you're really there. I want to have that same effect. I'm working on that.
What have you learned from reading travel blogs?