five photos that make me want to travel

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I read recently that there is such a thing as a 'wanderlust gene' - and some people are just born to travel. Personally I'm not so sure. I think what really happens if that you get a taste of travel - exploring unknown places, getting a buzz from being a foreigner and having to rely on your survival skills to get by (sometimes), and travel just gets addictive.

Whether I have the wanderlust gene or not, travel is definitely something I think about a lot. I'm constantly adding to my list of places I want to visit one day, and it's photos like these five that continually make me want to travel...

1. Stags in snow
I have no idea where this photograph was taken, but I like to imagine it was in Finland. The stags seem so majestic against the freezing cold, silent landscape.

photo travel inspiration - stags in snow, Finland / Canada
stags in snow
{image via Cor Austri}

2. Lavender fields as far as the eye can see
Another photograph where the origin and place is unknown to me, but of course this photo makes me dream of Provence in France. When I gaze at this photo I visualise myself merrily skipping through a lavender field just like this one one day...

photo travel inspiration - lavender field, France
lavender field
{image via Charlie Waite}

3. Ice-cream flavours - Japan
One of the things I love about Japan is the endless variety available for some of the simplest things, and of course plastic display food. This photo ticks both those boxes. What flavour of ice-cream would you like - green soy-bean, melon or pudding?

photo travel inspiration - ice-cream flavours, Japan
ice-cream flavours - Japan
{image via Kaitlin Yapchaian}

4. Stilt fishermen in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has been on my wanderlust list for a very long time, and photos like this only add to this travel itch I haven't yet scratched. Stilt fishing is a dying tradition in Sri Lanka.

photo travel inspiration - stilt fishermen - Sri Lanka
stilt fishermen - Sri Lanka
{image via Kimberley Cole}

5. Charles Bridge at dusk - Prague
Prague is one of the darling cities of Europe - famous in particular for Charles Bridge, which is 621 metres long and 10 metres wide. This photo evokes happy memories for me - the dotted lights against a cold sky, beer halls and steaming dumplings.

photo travel inspiration - bridge at dusk - Prague
Charles bridge at dusk - Prague
{image via Julia Dávila-Lampe}

If you're after some more travel inspiration take a look at my Pinterest travel boards:
Have a lovely, travel inspired weekend...

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18 comments

  1. The picture of the stags in the snow, wow, so beautiful!

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    1. I know right. Wish I knew where it was taken...

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  2. Strange theory about that wanderlust gene... Can be possible..
    But then, when I think of myself, it doesn't make sense. When I was younger, I only wanted to travel, every free moment. But with getting older, I'm happiest at home. Maybe it's a gene that mutates with age ;-)))

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    1. My tastes in travel have definitely matured over the years, but I still get a buzz from going somewhere new that's not particularity well known :)

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  3. Oh wow these photos! I especially love the lavender fields, the stags in snow and those stilt fisherman! They all make me want to travel so much! Great collection of wanderlust-inspiring images :)

    Carly xo

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    1. Thanks Carly. Isn't pinterest a wonderful tool? When I'm not blogging I seem to spend most my life on there!

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  4. Love all the photos here, really want to go to France and see the lavender fields. I think there might be such a thing as a wanderlust gene, I know I have it. I have always loved to travel and as older I get the more I want to travel, I'm 35 years now and it just keeps escalating :)

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  5. I love the one of the lavender fields. I would love to go somewhere like this!

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    1. It's coming up perfect lavender season in France Sammy :)

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  6. I would totally just choose ice-cream flavor by color if I saw that storefront. I'd like the bright blueish green flavor please! P.S. I love this post idea!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I totally know what you mean - the ice-cream display makes me feel like a kid in a sweet store!

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  7. WOW.... Stunning images, especially the lavender!

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    1. I know... I feel some holiday planning inspiration coming on :)

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  8. Just all of these... delicious!!

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    1. Delicious indeed Emma! Hope you have some lovely trips planned for the upcoming long weekends?

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  9. I'm not sure about the travel gene either - I'm with you on an initial taste for travel sparking an interest that you end up not being able to get enough of. That's me! Those photos are really lovely; I really want to go and climb that tree at the end of the lavender field, and I wouldn't mind trying to sit on one of those fisherman's poles, too!

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    1. You and me both. Not sure I have quite the balance though to scale one of those poles!!

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