It’s about that time. Holiday time, which is either one of two things for most people: the most wonderful time of the year or the most dreaded time of the year. But even if you like the holidays, the travel that comes with it isn’t always the travel that has us counting down the days on our calendar and getting excited about all of the things we’re going to do.
Salzburg could easily be one of the prettiest cities in Europe. There’s something about the Austrian city that makes you feel like you’re in a European fairytale, or The Sound of Music, which is kind of the same thing.
OK, let’s get this out of the way first: I am fully a proponent of travel being about culture and experience and cuisine and life and learning how other people live. But I’m also a proponent of seeking and sharing the beauty of a place. On Instagram in particular.
When you ask a foreigner—or TripAdvisor—what’s the best beach in Grenada, most signs will probably point to Grand Anse. But there are so many other beaches that prove less popular is just what we want sometimes.
Since Instagram is my favorite idle hobby, I’ve practiced and explored and tried to figure out all the best ways to take better Instagram photos. There’s always more to learn, but I’ve figured at least a few things out.
The same islands tend to make best lists over and over again. But this world’s got a lot of island beauty that no one ever talks about.
There are so many places in the world that we’ve either never heard of, never heard said out loud or have just spent our entire lives thinking the way we say it is the way to say it.
The thing about travel is it’s meant to free you. Make you feel liberated, alive, inspired. It’s meant to be new, an experience that’s different from what you normally experience. So…if you do the same things you always do when you travel, you may be cheating yourself out of everything that adventure could be.
Everybody thinks they’ve got a tip when it comes to scoring the best deals on trips: book flights on a Tuesday, clear your cache so “they” don’t know you really want the flight, book hotel and airfare together, book four months in advance—no four days in advance. Ugh. The mixed signals are enough to set anyone crazy and make them just book what they see when they see it, deal or no deal.
Whether you’re a food blogger, food writer or just a really big fan of food (me), we’ve all been at least a little guilty of reaching for our phones before our forks—all for the best grub Gram.