Seeing The World In A Different Way: Off The Cuff Ideas And Where To Find Inspiration

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. 

As someone who has traveled extensively, and as I help so many wonderful people plan very special trips, I can understand the real need to start seeing the world differently these days. The world is no longer the big place that we used to imagine it was many years ago. We can travel from one side to the other in a day, we can explore unspoilt islands and beautiful places easier than ever before, and because of that, more people are wanting to be a little more adventurous with their travel plans. 

So if you find yourself in a bit of a conundrum of how to spend your vacation, and want to avoid the standard resort with a beach and hotel pool to enjoy, then here are some of the ways you could see the world a little different and some of the places I think you can find inspiration to help you do it. 

Read blog posts and articles

One of the best things to do when you have a destination you want to see in mind, but not really sure on where to go, what to do, or how best to experience it, is to look online. These days there are so many blogs, such as my own, full of wonderful insights and information about many different locations. These are people talking about real experiences, which often means you are getting the facts and the information you want to know. They can be an excellent resource and also be full of inspiring ideas. 

Use social media like Instagram

We can all use social media for different things, but in actual fact, the main use of it would be to be a wealth of information, up to date news and advice. So use the platforms in this way. Searching a location as a hashtag on the likes of Twitter and Instagram will bring up an array of posts. Some might be linking to articles; others like Instagram posts, sharing pictures, tips, and advice. 

Go against the normal mode of transport

Most of the time when it comes to booking your vacation, you consider grabbing your passport and jumping on a plane, but there are other modes of transport you could consider. The road trip is fast becoming a new way to explore, especially when it comes to the country you live in. Having the right equipment in your vehicle, an awnings added to your vehicle maybe so that you can take advantage of good weather and scenery, places like 4WD Supacentre and loading up the boot with camping gear. 

It could be that you like the idea of sailing off into the sunset, and so more people are choosing to arrive in different countries by cruise ship or boat. If you look around, there are many ways you can get somewhere, and although a plane can be fast and easy, is it really your only option?

Finally, my only other tip would be to consider seeking advice from experts, planning and researching a lot, and also consulting your own bucket list for destination ideas. After all, there is a reason why we mentally bookmark those places, isn’t there?

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