If given the choice, I think most of us would jaunt off for a week vacation to Hong Kong, Istanbul, or Buenos Aries as often as possible - but work, family obligations, kids, and budgets seem to sometimes interfere with indulging the travel bug. As someone who loves to travel (but doesn't do it as often as I'd like), I couldn't have been more excited to learn about the launch of the new digital magazine Wayfare, which is dedicated to the art of journeying. And by "journeying," they are referring to trips halfway around the world and halfway around the block. Trips taken by plane and via your computer, television or bedside reading.
|Retro-fly round-up, courtesy of Wayfare Magazine.|
Founded by Erica Dublin (of See Jane Fly) and Josephine Courant, the many contributors to Wayfare also happen to be great bloggers - bluepoolroad, designtripper, pret-a-voyager, and pictory to name a few. From a beautiful pictorial tour of Hong Kong, to a virtual trip to Paris, to a story about the crazy traffic in Vietnam (one of the most dangerous things I've done was cross the street in Ho Chi Minh!), this magazine captures the essence of what travel is - a voyage of discovery. Below are a few of my favorite features from the first issue and here's to hoping there are many, many more to come!
|The Urnatur Nature Lodge. Photography by Ulrika Krynitz. Courtesy of Wayfare Magazine.|
A round-up of eco-friendly and architecturally stunning wilderness hotels in Sweden will inspire you to start planning a trip to commune with nature.
|Photography by Peggy Wong. Courtesy of Wayfare Magazine.|
Colorful photographs of Hong Kong will remind you how much beauty there is in the everyday, like this vibrant kelly green staircase.
|Photography by Kristy Carlson. Courtesy of Wayfare Magazine.|
A feature on a Midwestern couple living in East Africa with their two young boys reminds us that an adventurous spirit can take you anywhere you want to go.
|Photography by Leela Cyd Ross. Courtesy of Wayfare Magazine.|
The tale of a family who hunts for truffles in western Oregon inspired me to book a trip to take my daughter strawberry picking. It's not quite the same, but I loved the idea of harvesting food as a family!
|Photography by Jennifer Squires Ross. Courtesy of Wayfare Magazine.|
A beautifully shot collection of photographs of coastal Ontario reminded me of one of my favorite artists, Andy Goldsworthy. The natural beauty ensconced in the places where ocean and rocks meet is breathtaking.