Happy Monday friends! Did you all have a nice weekend? I must admit something here today. My wanderlust is a bit out of control. I am constantly dreaming about new places, mainly returning to Italy (where I lived for half a year) and taking up residence in European cities that I fell in love with on that trip. And you know what doesn't help? Sites like Pinterest and other cool blogs where people share their expat adventures. Yep, those only fuel my fire. Oh yes and I watch House Hunters International like it's my religion. Am I alone in this? I am slight crazed, or passionate as I like to think of it, but I am so inspired by those who wander and discover and live this passion. I hope that one day my life will reflect this but until then, a girl can dream.
This weekend I discovered a new e-mag called Wayfare Magazine which is going to be a great new source of travel inspiration for me. It is a beautiful publication and I devoured its pages, soaking up every picture and all the information.
I love the mission that Wayfare has for itself which states,
'We recognize that travel is not defined by how many miles you cover. It’s about finding inspiration along the way and celebrating the everyday moments. It’s about the spirit of discovery.'
For me that mission could not have been more clear after reading their pilot edition. As a travel magazine you may expect large pictures of exotic far away places. And you definitely get that with Wayfare (gorgeous pictures in fact) but you also get a lot more. The talented team behind the magazine also wants to highlight the journey, the small moments, the people behind our travels.
We travel not just to see pretty things but to also to interact and experience adventure with others. The strongest memories from my travels are not those singular moments with me and a place. They are about how I experienced that place with my friends. That interaction can make a place even more meaningful. And I think that is why Wayfare struck such a cord with me. The magazine did such a great job of capturing that.
Nothing was expected either and Wayfare emphasized places like Burundi, Africa, Oregon and Ontario, Canada as well as more mainstream attractions like Paris, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Large or small, the locales featured were enjoyable to read about.
Have you checked out Wayfare Magazine yet? What do you think? I highly recommend it for you travel enthusiasts out there. It will have you planning your next big trip. I know I've started to plan mine already.
Do you agree that the moments spent with loved ones and the interactions with a local culture are sometimes more memorable than the actual destination itself? What are your strongest travel memories?
*images are screenshots from Wayfare Magazine