A lot of love to National Geographic this week. The travel essentials of a National Geographic Traveler. You know you are a true world traveler when you can recommend the best anti-malarial out there.
Kickstarter is a website that allows people to post creative projects and raise money for them. Be warned that you can easily while away many hours looking at all the interesting projects people have dreamed up. We went in search of some travel related projects that you can help fund. Get some good karma & help your fellow travelers while you are at it!
Please note that these projects are only up for a limited amount of time, if they don’t receive funding by the deadline on their kickstarter page, the project does not receive any of the money.
Part of the fun of traveling is meeting and interacting with local people. Luckily you don’t have to wait for your trip to begin to start making contact with locals. Here are 6 websites that can help you meet locals while traveling.
Virtual Tourist is an ongoing series at TripLogic where we create an itinerary for an amazing trip that you can follow from home. Each post in the series includes a shopping list, instructions and links to resources. Let us know how your armchair travels go, photos are most welcome!
To Do Before Your Day in Paris:
- Find a small family owned bakery near you.
- Find a café or restaurant that serves espresso or hot chocolate and where you can sit outside.
- Find a French restaurant or a restaurant that you’ve been wanting to try.
- Buy anything that you don’t have on the list below.
One of my biggest fears when traveling abroad is losing my passport. You could say that I am passport-losing-aphobic. With that in mind I decided it was about time that I did something about these worries and research what to do if you lose your passport while traveling overseas.
What I found out helped to calm my fears and hopefully will help you in case of an emergency*. The good news is that you can get a temporary replacement passport while abroad, often within 24 hours of applying for it. The bad news, well, it will take a little time and money, but if you are prepared you can make the process a lot easier on yourself. Here is what you need to know: (more…)
There is a town that Van Gogh never saw even though the asylum in St. Rémy where he committed himself is a short five minute walk from it, even though he spent many days painting the olive groves and surrounding countryside. Excavation of this ancient Roman town, Glanum, began in 1921, many years after Van Gogh’s death. One can only wonder how he would have painted the ancient ruins that now appear cradled within the Provence landscape as if they have always been there. (more…)
This is more then just a travel journal. It is full of exercises that help you to sit back and really take notice of your environment. From starting a collection of local toiletries to having strangers draw you a map to somewhere they love, you’ll find yourself exploring in ways you never even thought of.
While this is not classified as a travel journal, we think it would make a great one. How To Be An Explorer of the World contains multitudes of prompts that will help you to explore and document the world around you. Document smells, textures, trees and more. If you can finish the book on your vacation (it’s pretty long), you’ll end up with an amazingly detailed document of where you were and what you did.