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You’re young, you want to travel, but you’ve got a lot of questions. Where should I go? What should I do when I get there? It’s difficult to know where to begin. Read on for some ideas that we’ve compiled on getting abroad.

Once you decide where to go, half the race is won. But how do you pick where to go? And once you’ve picked a place, how do you know what there is to do there? The best thing you can do is get as much inspiration as possible from everywhere possible – fill your screen with holiday destination galore! We've brought together some examples to help you do just that:

 

Pin it
The CEO of Pinterest describes it as a "catalogue of ideas" to inspire people to "go out and do that thing" – is there anything more perfect for travel inspiration? You could search through general travel boards or start your own by pinning places you’d like to go or things you’d like to do. A new feature of Pinterest allows you to pin to a map – perfect for tracking your travels round the globe!
http://www.afar.com/magazine/11-pinterest-travel-boards-you-should-follow-right-now

 

Insta-inspiration
Being insta-famous is so hot right now, but wouldn’t you rather be Instagram-ing from somewhere hot? (Filters may distort how hot it actually looks; even Britain looks sunny with a 'Rise' filter on it...) The photo sharing social network has become an incredible source of photo travel blogs. Check out some of the best ones out there at the moment:
http://www.frommers.com/slideshows/848044-the-25-best-travel-instagram-accounts#slide849589
http://triphackr.com/best-instagram-travel-accounts-2015/

 

Use-it
Want to do as the locals do? USE-IT maps and websites are made by young locals, are not commercial, free, and up-to-date. They pride themselves on being no-nonsense tourist info for young people. So whether you want to know the best place to get your favourite drink or where to find a hidden gem of a nature park, trust the locals and USE-IT:
https://www.use-it.travel/home

 

Blog hunt
When in doubt – travel blog! There are some amazing travel blogs out there and a simple Google search of a country or area will bring you up tonnes of examples. But if you’re still not sure where you’d like to head, check out The Expeditioner’s top 50 travel blogs and let the inspiration flow from there:
http://www.theexpeditioner.com/the-top-50-travel-blogs/

 

Spotted by Locals
Want to ‘experience cities like a local’? Spotted by Locals is a collection of city guides with up-to-date tips by locals which can be accessed on iPhone, Android and PDF. So you can have your travel tips at your fingertips while you’re abroad!
http://www.spottedbylocals.com/

 

After all this, you may run the risk of having too many places you want to visit, but you can always start a travel bucket list! Vacay-away!

 

Let us know where you get your travel inspiration from @EurodeskUK

 

Published: Wed, 13/07/2016 - 18:21


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