10 things that will inspire you to go abroad


#10. National Geographic

things that will inspire you to go abroad

NatGeo has set the standard for international travel journalism and photography, as the top exploration publication published today. The first publication was printed back in the late 19th century. Since then the magazine has expanded to publishing online and offering 37 local country editions around the world.


#9. This killer travel playlist

A mix of blues, metal, rock, country and folk music that will get you pumped for your next international excursion.



things that will inspire you to go abroad


#7. #Wanderlust:

Check out these amazing travel Instagram accounts: @theplanetd, @roundtheworldgirl, @muradosmann ns @theblondeabroad to feel an inspirational mix of both jealousy and wanderlust. Search for travel tags like #wanderlust #travel #instatravel #travelwriter #passportready.


#6. The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

things that will inspire you to go abroad

A collection of Paul Theroux’s best travel writing and the writing that inspired him, Tao of Travel is the kind of read that will move you to finally book that international flight.


#5. A message from your peers:

“Flying across the world to live and work in a strange country gave me lifelong courage. It’s by taking these chances that you get the most out of life and your career.”Phillipa Rust

“My self-confidence definitely grew. I never saw myself going abroad for so long by myself, so I surprised myself by stepping out of my comfort zone and even having the confidence to do some of the things I did on this trip.”Vidisha Nayee

It really broadens your perspective, challenges the truths that you hold to be self-evident and greatly increases the empathy and understanding that you have for others, both at home and abroad.” –Alex Baum



things that will inspire you to go abroad


#3. (TED Talk) Aziz Abu Sarah: For more tolerance, we need more … tourism?

Travel and tourism can do more than simply make your Instagram feed the envy of your friends – it can break down cultural and political barriers. Learn about Aziz Abu Sarah’s social enterprise that’s improving Palestinian-Israeli relations and get inspired to be a more compassionate, empathetic and culturally aware human being through travel.


#2. Eat, Pray, Love

things that will inspire you to go abroad

Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling book following her self-discovery through travel will take you on many different journeys. Through Gilbert’s likeable voice, you’ll quickly realize that there’s more to international travel than the sightseeing.


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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1 Comment

  1. ViVekananda on November 5, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Good Article ! I like geographic and food. Elizabeth Gilbert’s book is really inspiring. I had read it once.

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