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Vicarious Traveling

Vicarious Traveling

We’re hearing a lot about grounded travel plans, from American weddings in Italy to family plans to visit the ancestral highlands of Scotland.  It’s hardly an adequate substitute, but to bring some visual solace to our flightless friends we’re sharing a few links for your travel viewing pleasure. We hope it encourages new journeys or at least keeps your eye towards reuniting with a former itinerary.

An enthusiastic travel bug takes pleasure indulging a digital plunge into good travel photos. National Geographic is an obvious go-to (with a limit to how many free look-sees you get without subscribing). Through their “Find a Trip” feature, you can explore images of some of the most beautiful places on earth without leaving the comfort of your keyboard. And of course, there’s their Instagram page that’s teeming with amazing imagery. And if you really want to jump into the rabbit hole, click the post photo credit to visit one-on-one with the artist behind the lens.

Speaking of Nat Geo and artists, Steve McCurry, the man behind the iconic “The Algerian Girl” with her piercing green eyes, shows with Los Angeles-based gallery, Peter Fetterman Gallery. His photos are breathtaking and worth exploring.

CNN shared “The World’s Best Travel Photos on 2019” and there are some breathtaking beauties in its lineup. The Los Angeles Times also does an annual roundup of the best reader submitted photos, but we thought it’d be more interesting to share their professional tips for great travel photos. (And when you get your own photos published, please remember us).

A travel website that we really enjoy is Atlas Obscura. Described as a “global community of explorers,” Atlas Obscura shares what they term travel “discoveries” whether it’s publishing interesting stories of little-known world wonders and “hidden places,” or leading “unusual trips to remarkable places.” And they just added a Food and Drink Section. Sign us up! Their weekly newsletter always delivers fascinating and uncommon travel tidbits.

There’s also travel wisdom for your ears. Not sure how old this list is, but Travel Channel culled this list of the “Best Travel Podcasts to Download.” The travel community website six-two also shared their picks for 2020. Bud up and away you go!



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