Planning a trip is exciting; even the boring bits like getting your vaccinations in order or skipping on your daily cappuccino to top up the travel fund.
Yet, in a world with so many amazing destinations and potential adventures, sometimes the most difficult thing can be deciding exactly where to go.
If you’re ready for your next big trip but need a little inspiration, well, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to discover how to choose your next travel destination.
EXPLORE YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL BLOGS
But seriously, bloggers get around a bit. And whilst most of us haven’t been everywhere in Africa, travel bloggers more than happy to tell you where we love, where to avoid and where’s up and coming.
Keep an eye out for your favourite blogger’s ‘best of’ articles, bucket list ideas and off-the-beaten-track adventures – or do as we do and fall down a rabbit hole until you discover the sort of place you simply can’t get out of your head.
Take a look at some of our favourite bloggers:
- Scrapbook Journeys by Marion Mithamo
- Go Phari Travel by Farirai Sanyika
- Black Case Travel by Noxolo Kapela
- The Solo Wandera by Mukhatshelwa “Katchie” Nzama
- The Lived Experience by Thobile & Senzelwe Mthembu
TAKE A LOOK ON INSTAGRAM
Now, whilst we don’t think that what looks good on the ‘gram should be the only or main deciding factor when picking your next trip, it’s not a bad place to start for a little bit of inspiration.
Can’t take your eyes off those desert hues? Consider a trip to Morocco! Fallen a little bit in love with little coastal villages? Lamu might be for you. Keep fawning over accounts of perfect beaches and turquoise seas?
Follow popular hashtags like #travelblogger #travelvlogger #blacktravelfeed #blackgirlstraveltoo #travelingafricans #blacktravel #myafrica# #exploreafrica #africatravelmovement #thisisafrica #travelafrica #BeautifulDestinations, #MyTinyAtlas, #TheAfricanWanderer, #HelloAfrica, #LifeWellTravelled #OpenMyAfrica and #LoveToTravelAfrica for all the drool-worthy insta-fodder your heart could desire! And while you’re there, hop on over to our profile and give us a follow!
PICK THE ACTIVITY FIRST
There’s no point heading to Victoria Fall’s if what you really want is a surf holiday or the Kruger if you’d quite like to hit the mountains.
If your passion is for a particular outdoor activity, search the information and inspiration around that. Discover those epic treks you’d never considered, the windiest spots to make your kite-surfing dreams come true or the best mountains to indulge in some hiking – and pray you can afford to visit the place that looks absolutely perfect for you!
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How many times have you heard about an airline’s24-hour flash sale an hour after it ended, or gone in search of a promotional deal only to discover the last seats remaining were on a 2.30 a.m. flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls? Turns out there’s an easy fix – sign up for regular newsletters. You’ll be the first to know about any new offers, and every week you’ll have an inbox overflowing with new travel possibilities!
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Have we missed anything out? If you’ve got any great tip to help others find their perfect adventure, let us know in the comments.