Travel around the world may be on hold for the moment, but this month we’re taking a look at the websites that have been sharing inspirational travel content that offers a little escapism from the current climate. Whether you’re planning trips for next year or just want to wander the world via your screen, here is our favourite travel escapism content from the past month.
Looking to get lost in travel articles for hours upon end? Conde Nast Traveller have collated their favourite ever travel stories into one easily accessible place, offering everything from Zimbabwe safari adventures to Arctic explorations in Svalbard. The CN team chose the articles, recalling the stories that have stayed with them.
National Geographic Traveller have compiled a similar piece, asking their team to share the destinations that they’re missing the most with a fun twist – how to evoke the sights, sounds and tastes of their chosen places at home. Have a read for suggestions of films, drinks, meals and books to evoke that holiday experience.
Looking for a longer read to inspire your future travels? We thoroughly enjoyed this article detailing a trip to New Mexico on National Geographic Traveller, adding the American Southwestern state to our post-lockdown wish list. The detail and language used in this piece really transport you to the hot desert.
The New York Times Travel have launched a new series of articles entitled The World Through a Lens, in which photo essays visually transport the reader to incredible places all around the world from the comfort and safety of their own homes. We particular loved reading this article, sharing Benjamin Lowy’s incredible photos from his Easter Island trip back in 2008, showing that travel content doesn’t need to talk about recent trips to be interesting and inspiring.
Wanderlust online travel magazine have shared plenty of inspirational articles, getting us excited to start planning travels again in the near future. They asked their readers to share their own dream destinations that they hope to travel to, featuring their favourite contributions in this piece. Did your dream destination make the list?
Always dreamed of visiting Africa? Another inspirational piece by Wanderlust is this roundup of twelve virtual travel experiences allowing you to explore this wild and diverse continent from home. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, landscapes, culture or adventure, there’s something for every type of traveller on this list.
Matador’s video content is particularly enticing at the moment, allowing viewers to get distracted by the beautiful destinations they feature. We particularly loved this video focused around the Japanese concept of forest bathing, taking you wandering down an ancient Japanese trail.
Suitcase magazine is another publication focusing its content on inspirational past travels. We loved scrolling through this photo journal of Renee Kemps’ trip to Namibia, the vast empty deserts providing the perfect antidote to our current views of our own four walls.
And finally, if you’re still feeling bored at home, head over to Conde Nast Traveller and take their ultimate travel quiz. We scored 30 out of 38 – see if you can beat us!
Emma Lavelle is a UK based writer and photographer and has her own blog Field and Nest.