As I’ve said, I love reading about travel. Along with books about travel, and travel-related blogs, some of my favorite Facebook posts these days come from Condé Nast Traveler. Usually I see several short posts or photo essays in my timeline each day, ranging from photo essays to articles on packing tips to the best airport restaurants to things not to miss when visiting a particular city. If nothing else, the photos are always magnificent and worth checking out. It’s easy to skip over any article that doesn’t interest me, but if I want to go back and look something up or reread an article I can go to the Condé Nast Traveler website and find the article there, or search for it with Google.
Here are a few recent examples from their Facebook feed:
I’ve been a Rick Steves fan for years, and now his son has published his own guidebook and tour company, directed toward students who want to travel through Europe.
Some famous locations have decided that the harm to the environment, and the disruption to locals’ lives, is not worth the economic benefit that tourists brings, and have proposed or established measures limiting the amount of annual tourists.
Breathtaking photos of some of the most beautiful natural sites in the United States.
Travel can be stressful at times. LiLou is “the first pig to be certified in the Animal Assisted Therapy Program of the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the first non-canine addition to the Wag Brigade, a group of 22 trained therapy dogs that roam SFO’s terminals with “Pet Me!” vests.”
The Condé Nast Traveler feed also included information about great travel deal, updates on and changes to airline rules (e.g. United plans to charge for overhead bin space in basic economy!), packing tips, travel gadgets and so forth. Lots of holiday- and winter-themed articles have been showing up these days, as well as photo essays about tropical getaways.
Travel & Leisure also offers articles on your Facebook, but I have preferred the ones from Condé Nast.
Anyway, even if you can’t afford a trip right now, Condé Nast Traveler is a fun and interesting travel escape, full of gorgeous photos, tips and even some fun every day, for free. Check it out!
(all photos are from the Condé Nast Traveler Facebook page)