Where to Find the Best Travel Inspiration


I get asked quite often where to find travel inspiration, whether it be for seeking a new destination or planning an itinerary for the next trip. Today I’m going to be sharing you my favourite ways to do so!

» Pinterest

Pinterest is like my bible when it comes to any kind of inspiration, and if you follow me along there, you’ll probably notice I’m mostly pinning travel. I look at pinterest like a digital moodboard. I follow many travel related accounts, groups and even look through the “travel tag” from time to time. If you’ve not jumped on the pinterest board yet, I would highly suggest doing so!

» Instagram

Instagram is another way to find travel inspiration, but I look at it with a different perspective than pinterest. It more so gives me ideas for where and how to take the best photos of a place, as well as real-time information. Every now and then I do discover some pretty amazing places, you just have to be looking in the right direction.

» Travel books

Yes, travel books still exist and are a great way to find inspiration. Lonely Planet’s travel guides are a favourite of mine and I always have a few sitting in my book collection. There’s something about picking up a book and reading about a city that feels a little special. For travel stories, here’s a wonderful list of 35 books that will take you around the world (without a plane ticket).

» Travel websites

There’s an endless amount of travel websites and online magazines to be found, starting with cntraveler, travel + leisure, national geographic travel, pure wow travel, AFAR, wanderlust & outside online.

You might also notice airlines, hotel brands and tour companies have blogs and websites of their own, such as Qantas insider and Intrepid travel.

» Travel blogs

Last, but certainly not least, is travel blogs! Strangely enough I don’t actually follow a lot of travel blogs as I try to keep my content authentic and don’t want to be influenced by other bloggers too much. Also I’m guilty of always comparing my blog to others, which of course never ends too well. However, I do still follow some travel blogs as I love reading other travel stories and personal guides. They keep me inspired seeing the amazing opportunities other travel bloggers are achieving nowadays!

Plus, travel blogs inspired me to turn my passion for travel into a blog, so it’s only fair a share a few favourites.

Where do you find travel inspiration?


  • Love all of these travel recommendations – Pinterest is my main influencer, I think, when I’m looking for places to travel, not only are there pretty pictures but there are also so many interesting articles I find! I also love Lonely Planet books, I always try to pick one up before travelling somewhere so I have a few more recommendations :)

  • These are fantastic. i am such a visual person that Instagram is where I find most of my inspiration. I have also find certain books really inspired me to travel, like Wild, by Cheryl Strayed or Eat, Pray, Love by Liz Gilbert and The Kindness of Strangers by Mike McIntyre.

    Inma x

  • Good list! On number one: Pinterest! Also Instagram and websites.

  • Great post, I’m alwayyyss scrolling through Pinterest, not that I need more inspiration or motivation to travel hehe

  • I use Road Trippers a lot! Plus it lets me plan the trip. And Pinterest!


  • Pinintrest is just perfect for inspiration. I’m not sure what I did before it!

  • Anastasia

    Pinterest and travel bloggers instagram accounts are the things that give me travel envy!

    xo Anastasia
    Natbee’s Fashion, UK Travel Blog

  • I don’t know what I’d do without Pinterest! Whenever I think of somewhere I’d like to go, the first thing I do is search there! I follow so many instagram accounts too for travelling, and I follow a few travel blogs too. I’m going to check out a couple of the others that you listed – I always love to find new ones to follow!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • We share travel articles too Angela! Hope you can check us out and let us know what you think :) These are some great tips. I get travel inspiration from Instsgram as travel instgramers manage to capture really beautiful pictures :)

    Happy April x

    Real Life Nerd

  • Ana

    I love finding new inspiration to travel so this article was really useful! xxx

  • Simi Atanda Lindgren

    This article was so useful, I have serious wanderlust, like every tuesday on my blog! x

  • Diana Maria

    I think I follow all of those instagram travel accounts, they post such inspiring photos! I’m looking for a new travel book after finishing Eat, Pray, Love so I definitely need to look into some of these. Lovely recommendations!

    My Lovelier Days

  • Lily

    I like this post :) anything inspiring is always good xxx

  • This list is awesome! I’m always looking for new inspiration and you just gave me a few ideas. I’m going to check out these few websites right now. Thanks for sharing!

  • Damjana


    Have a great day, Angela!