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20 Wanderlust Inspiration for The Traveler in You

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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How many of the below have you visited?

How many are you planning on visiting?

Here is a little wanderlust inspiration for the traveler in you!

Lake Bled, Slovenia

WHY?

Slovenia is beautiful all year round and comes alive in Spring and Summer when the snow melts and the lakes come back to life! Hiking and biking are among the most popular activities in the green country. Only a few minutes from the city’s life, you find yourself surrounded by nature, peace and fresh air. Lake bled is a favorite and a place where you can only imagine! Little restaurants around the area for you to explore and medieval castles. Here, reality is far better than your dreams.

WHO TO BRING?

Your adventure buddy! Lake Bled is a place for hiking, photography, wine tasting and nature lovers of course!

The Algarve, Portugal

WHY?

One of the most scenic stretch of beaches and hidden coves is in the southernmost region of Portugal consisting of three major towns, Faro, Sagres and Lagos. Spend your days surfing in Sagres or hiking in Faro or stay lazy by the beach. The Algarve is also known to have the greatest wine and food in Europe with historical sites and local restaurants and a great nightlife scene!

WHO TO BRING?

Family, friends, beach lovers and those who appreciates good food and wine and especially kite surfers!

Lake Tegernsee, Bavaria Germany

WHY?

Nature lovers fall in love with Bavaria for some quiet time. It’s a place to re-connect with the earth and yourself with long walks, hikes, biking, action and adventure. It also a  great place for families. There are various farmhouses and hotels to stay in.

Click here to find out where to stay.

WHO TO BRING?

Your family and your camera.

Hallstatt, Austria

WHY?

Hallsatt is magic land. An acient salt mine. Hallstatt is a village on Lake Hallstatt’s western shore in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region. Its 16th-century Alpine houses and alleyways are home to cafes and shops. It is a place you can never believe existed. A place out of Narnia in the winter and Neverland in the spring and summer. Hallastat is one of these places you think you can only visit once in your life but it draws you back for more. The best part of it is that you don’t need to stay longer than 3 days here or even a day visit.  

WHO TO BRING?

Hallstatt has hiking trails across the town so bring your adventure buddy! In summer and spring they have wonderful activities for the whole family across the lake and nearby local restaurants for food lovers to enjoy the greatest Austrian cuisine!

Sumba Island, Indonesia

WHY?

Sumba island is 90 minute flight from Bali and is 3 times the size of Bali. Welcome to the wilderness where time stood still. Sumba is an isolated island where no advertising banners can be seen and you are surrounded by nature and ancient cultures that still exists. You can read more about it here and here is a guide to Sumba Island. It is a great place to start if you are feeling lost and want to get back in touch with reality.

Click here to find out where to stay.

WHO TO BRING?

A romantic place for the adventure couple, a soul searching meditating journey for the solo traveler.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

WHY?

The beauty of North Thailand is one of it’s kind with the rich culture and adventure. You have no beach here and even the weather is different. It is surrounded by temples and tall trees and history. History that can never be forgotten. Chiang Mai is a place for culture and food and popular amongst those traveling for animal welfare such as elephant foundations.

Click here to find out where to stay

WHO TO BRING?

Take this trip on your own if you can. A soul searching trip or your history buddy that simply adores culture and understands the importance of Northern Thailand.

Kenya, Africa

WHY?

Kenya is one of those places you can never leave, and when you do, all you want to do is go back. Kenya is in its people. There is no way around it. Kenya has left millions of people to abandon their hearts while going back home. It draws you in. Fall in love with the bush and the wilderness, discover how humans and animals live as one. Most of all, you will find peace, if peace is what you are searching for in your heart. Kenya has beautiful historical places to visit, the wilderness and the cuisine!

You can read more here on where to stay.

WHO TO BRING?

Your best friend for life.

South Tyrol, Italy

WHY?

The Alps meets the Mediterranean. A place where Austria meets Italy. In fact, South Tyrol today is in Italy despite many years ago being in Austria. It is where Michelin starred cuisines exist and local restaurants are across the town. South Tyrol is in the heart of nature. You will find delicious variations on Knödel (dumplings) and gnocchi, excellent local wines, and a state-of-the-art pool and hot spring spas. It is a great place for hiking and nature walks and you have the best of two world’s cuisines.

Click here to find out where to stay.

WHO TO BRING?

Families with children, hiking lovers, nature lovers, your camera and most especially food lovers!

Shetland, Scotland

WHY?

Isolated north of Scotland, the northern most point of the British Isle. A northern archipelago of 100 islands, delicious food, picturesque views and the legend and tales of Shetland. A place of dramatic contrasts and landscape that is so vast and open. Its a place where Scotland meets Scandanavia with over 6,000 years of history. Because Shetland lies closer to the north pole than any other part of the British Isles, it’s the best place to see the ‘Northern Lights’. Over a typical winter, a keen observer checking the skies on every clear night could certainly expect to see the aurora several times.

WHO TO BRING?

Your travel buddy that is happy to be exploring and observing silence while nature takes its course.

Saariselka, Finland

WHY?

A small town North of Finland beyond the arctic circle, the unique northern countryside, national parks, lake areas, rivers and highland fells offer a wealth of opportunities for year-round travel. In winter, the Northern Lights dance across the sky up to 200 days a year. There are so many things to do and so much to see. You can read more here.

Click here to find out where to stay.

WHO TO BRING?

Your adventure buddy, your family and even solo traveler with your camera!

Jaipur, India

WHY?

The capital of Rajasthan state set against backdrop of  rose-hued facades in the old city. It sits within the golden triangle route of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur making it easy to get to as it has held on to its rich heritage, culture and architecture. Jaipur has some of the best restaurants serving traditional Rajasthani food and has some of the best festivals in Rajasthan which bring colour, life and revelry to the city!

WHO TO BRING?

Your mom, your shopping friend and your camera

Kyoto, Japan

WHY?

A place where time stood still and where everything looks so mystical. A magic place where the culture and history still remains untouched, barely affected by westernization. Here, everything you learn is remembered and everything you do has a meaning. A place where the sakura flowers blossom in the spring. Visit the temples, the colorful shrines, world heritage sites and Samurai castles.

Click here to find out where to stay.

WHO TO BRING?

Your family, your camera, you historian buddy and your best friend who is a food lover!

Boracay, Philippines

WHY?

From island hopping to diving off a cliff, from the white sand to the blue water, Boracay in Philippines in known to have one of the most beautiful beaches from food delicacies to friendly locals.

WHO TO BRING?

Your family, diving partner and your camera

Montenegro

WHY?

If you are a lover of medieval towns and beaches, the Montenegro is definitely a place to look out for. Montenegro can be much more affordable than Western Europe with beautiful forests and waterfalls, The Tara River Canyon/Gorge is one of Europe’s three deepest, at a staggering 1300m deep. The best views are from the water, which explains why rafting along the river is one of the country’s most popular tourist activity!

WHO TO BRING?

Your camera, your family and your adventure buddy!

Machu Picchu, Peru

WHY?

Hiking the Inca Trail in the most beautiful mind blowing landscape of Machu Picchu is on the bucket list! Its the fact that no one really knows what happened here that makes it a proper enigma! Despite the theories, including alien landings, you can wander around the mysterious mountain forming your own idea and taking it all the beauty in.

WHO TO BRING?

Your camera and your buddy who craves adventure and mystery!

Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

WHY?

A religious site, a complex of buddhist pagodas constructed in between the 11th and 13th century. It would take many weeks to see all of it and a lifetime to fully understand it but Bagan is a place where you go to feel at peace. A place of history and culture and off the beaten path.

WHO TO BRING?

Your camera.

Isle of Skye, Scotland

WHY?

Scotland’s most iconic landscape and a paradise for scenery. Driving around and exploring this little magic island with castles and crofts, granite- grey seas and crystalline fairy pools. Hikers climb the peaks, wildlife watchers spot the sea eagles.

WHOTO BRING?

Your family, your camera, your lover.

Ko Tao, Thailand

WHY?

It’s quieter here, the water is calmer, and the diving is incredible. It won the hearts of divers and snorkelers with sharks and rays and beautiful corals on a white sand beach. It also popular amongst hikers and local bars on the beach.

WHO TO BRING?

Family, friends, beach lovers and your camera.

The Maldives

WHY?

The isolated islands gives you a sense of freedom from the world. Luxury barefoot resorts, swimming with Manta rays and endless spa days. Maldives is the perfect getaway for everyone looking for a place to relax, enjoy and have fun without the pressure of sightseeing and exploring. Everything is a snorkel, boat or swim away!

You can read more here on where to go.

WHO TO BRING?

Depending on what sort of holiday you want, you can take you family, your lover, your camera, your girlfriends and boyfriends!

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2 comments

  1. dubaitara says:

    This has become my bucketlist bible – thank you Travel Junkie Diary for putting this together in the most inspiring beautiful way. Now, I have lots to organise to get going…Here’s to exploring this amazing world!

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