Wanderable’s Sources for Travel Inspiration

Here at Wanderable everyone on staff suffers from acute cases of wanderlust. The lovely thing about our line of work is that drooling over photos of Santorini, Buenos Aires, and Bora Bora is considered part of a normal work day. As a result we’ve come up with a list of the best places to search for travel inspiration and thought we should share them.

Read on, but we’re warning you now, we can’t take responsibility for unplanned flight purchases.


The New York Times 36 Hours: We have been obsessed with the New York Times’ 36 hours column for years. It’s our go-to resource for brilliant travel insights both on and off the beaten path. In fact these guides have inspired and guided our past travels in MontevideoMexico CityBangkok, and Chicago.
Our 36 Hours pick: 36 Hours in Sarasota, Fla. 

AFAR: Be prepared, both AFAR’s print magazine and website will be the source of much travel-lust. We absolutely LOVE their Wanderlists, beautifully curated mini-guides with different themes and focuses.  Their twitter feed is a great source of travel resources, they really have their finger on the pulse of current travel trends.
Our AFAR pick: 15 Honeymoon-worthy Getaways

12HRS: One of our most recent discoveries, 12HRS, features gorgeously designed and curated 12 hour itineraries. Each one highlights a city’s ‘great discoveries’ and are created using the knowledge of locals and travelers. You won’t find the standard ‘obvious tourist highlights’ here, these itineraries were created for people with a passion for art, design, fashion and music.  We can’t wait to see their guide for San Francisco, until then we’ll keep following them on their blog and instagram.
Our 12HRS pick: 12 hrs in Berlin

The Everywhereist: Geraldine regularly has us laughing out loud with tales of travels with her husband and her search for the perfect cupcake. We love her weekly round ups of links, some of which are travel related, others which aren’t.
Our Everywhereist pick: The Ten Commandments of Air Travel

We Heart: We love this online magazine’s travel section. Full of gorgeous photos and a stunning layout, we lose ourselves in their articles. For design obsessed honeymooners this is a great resource for finding the perfect hotel.
Our We Heart pick: Sunset Beach

Traveling Inspiration: This is our go-to source for wanderlust-inducing images. Scrolling through the posts has us dreaming of floating down Venetian canals, hiking through Scottish Moors, and watching the sun set behind the Taj Mahal. If you’re looking to get a sense of where you’d like to go on your honeymoon, this is a great resource.
Our Traveling Inspiration pick: Sesimbra, Portugal

Maptia: We first discovered Maptia when we saw an image of their travel manifesto on Pinterest and were immediately intrigued. We’ve been following their blog for a few months now, and love their interviews and adore their photo essays. While the Maptia map hasn’t been released yet, we’re excited to see what they create.
Our Maptia pick: Photo Essay: Dawn To Dusk

What are your sources for travel inspiration? We love learning about new places to inspire our travels!