Travel blogs. There are so many of them. So many epic, wonderful, awe-inspiring stories, bloggers, and wanderlusters – who I admire and aspire to be like.
The past few weeks, months even maybe… I have been trying to figure out how I can add value to this wonderful curation of online information and tales. I have spent a great deal of time lately wondering why is this important to me? Why did I really decide to start this blog anyway? And I realized, in addition to just re-living and sharing my experiences, I want those experiences to inspire and help guide others on their adventures. For me, travelling is sometimes scary. It’s beautiful, mind-opening, and amazing, but let’s face it. When you are in a country where you don’t know anyone, don’t speak the language, are not accustom to the culture and customs, travelling can be incredibly intimidating.
This has inspired my first blog series. A very simple: Back-to-Basics Travel Series. The basics how’s, what’s, reminders, and first-time tips. Every time I have started planning a trip, I end up doing countless hours of research, on the place, on the visa and passport requirements and even what to pack, what to wear, how to pack; and I’m sure many of you do the same! Once you’ve gone to a few places you can begin narrowing these questions down, but where do you start on your first few trips? How about right here.
Over the next few weeks I hope you join me in going back to the basics. Where to start, what to do, what to expect on your very first travels! And if you’re a seasoned traveler? Maybe you can find a few new ideas or pointers, or add a few to help continue inspiring others!
Happy Travel Tales!