Posts tagged "travel porn"

Travel Porn: Oahu’s Famous Haʻikū Stairs Are Dying A Slow Death

The hiking trail known as the Stairway to Heaven on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, also called the Haʻikū Stairs, is just that: a stairway to heaven on earth. I resent the word “breathtaking” (it’s so sorely abused), but the vision of this trail really does warrant that label. It looks like some tropical fever dream, the most…

Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Travel Porn: 10 Winter Wonderlands Around The World

Got the winter blues? Pay a visit to one of these real-life snowglobes — or just use them as a little wanderlust daydreaming fodder. In reality you may be scraping off your car at 6 a.m. as the bitter wind threatens to blow your hat into the street; but in your mind’s eye, you’re cupping a hot beverage as you…

Claire Hannum / February 25, 2015

Travel Porn: 14 Tucked Away Beaches To Dream About This Winter

With winter rearing its ugly head, it’s about time we all start lusting over a beach vacation — especially the kind that inspires us to seek out the more pristine and preserved gems nature has to offer, even if they’re slightly off the beaten path. Whether you’re just practicing your daydreaming or making concrete travel…

Claire Hannum / November 20, 2014

Travel Porn: 13 B&Bs Surrounded By Fall Foliage

It’s that time of year again when our formerly lush, green trees explode into the kinds of oranges, reds and yellows that are too beautiful to possibly last year-round. Fall foliage is the perfect excuse to spend a weekend in the middle of nowhere soaking in all those bright colors, or at least to daydream…

Claire Hannum / September 25, 2014

Travel Porn: 6 Cheese Shops To Add To Your Bucket List

My favorite thing about traveling is eating, and my favorite thing to eat is cheese. If I won the lottery tomorrow, my next big trip would be a cheese-themed world tour, stopping off in every country to sample their best fromage, sip expertly paired wines, and go to bed every night bloated and blissfully happy.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 5, 2014

Travel Porn: The Northern Lights Over Iceland

My current life/travel obsession is seeing the northern lights. I’ve been gleefully researching where and when I’d have the best chance of seeing them, and although Alaska, Sweden, and Norway all sound amazing, this time lapse video of the northern lights over Iceland this past winter might have just made my decision for me. It&#8217…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 14, 2014

Travel Porn: 6 Stunning Rooftop Pools

For me, the phrase “hotel pool” instantly conjures images of overcrowded, over-chlorinated concrete boxes teeming with rowdy kids with nosebleeds, but luckily, the airport Best Westerns of my childhood are not the only options out there. Case in point: the spate of gorgeous, relaxing rooftop pools popping up at swanky hotels across the country. These…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 9, 2014

8 Super Fancy Pants Vacations To Blow Your Lottery Winnings On

Congrats! You just won the lottery … you bastard. Now you can finally support that jet-setting lifestyle you’ve always wanted. After all, you endured the trek to the local 711 and chose your (winning) numbers. You worked hard. You deserve a taste of the good life.

If boatloads of money was burning holes i…

Rachelle Hadley / February 14, 2014

Travel Porn: The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World

Any bookworms who are trying to decide where to take their next vacation will definitely want to check out a new tome called The Library: A World History. Author Dr. James Campbell and photographer Will Pryce explored more than 80 magnificent libraries in 20 countries (best. job. ever.) to create a comprehensive view of the most amazing librarie…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 21, 2013

Travel Porn: 6 Stunning Treehouse Hotels Around The World

Swanky hotel rooms are great and all, but sometimes you just want to sleep in a tree. Whether you’re yearning to reconnect with nature or revisit your childhood, reserving a few nights in a treehouse hotel is guaranteed to give you a memorable vacation. I tracked down 6 gorgeous treehouses in forests from Washington to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 7, 2013

Travel Porn: 15 Otherworldly Travel Destinations On Planet Earth

Unfortunately, unless you’re Richard Branson or a card-carrying member of NASA, it’s not looking good that you’ll be able to vacation on another planet anytime soon. Instead of mourning the fact that you’ll likely never wander the terrain of Mars or Jupiter, I have 15 suggestions for bizarrely beautiful otherworldly travel destinations right here o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2013

Travel Porn: 11 Awesome Places To Stop And Smell The Flowers

A couple weeks ago Amelia sent me this gorgeous picture of a tunnel of Wisteria vines in Japan, and it immediately filled me with a sense of wonder and tranquility. I keep going back to look at it whenever I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed (which has been pretty often lately), and it got me thinking…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 27, 2012

Travel Porn: The 7 Best Places To See An Epic Rainbow

As much as I can appreciate a grand cathedral or a museum filled with classic paintings, sometimes there’s nothing better than a big, beautiful rainbow stretching across the sky. After seeing a particularly stunning specimen appear over the Portland skyline this weekend, I got to wondering about the best places in the world to see…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 4, 2012