33 Photos That Will Inspire YOU to Jump Out of Your Chair and Travel the World!

By Mark Wiens 30 Comments

Traveling is not just about visiting the famous sites; it’s about interacting with people, tasting delicacies, and learning about daily life through cultural travel.  2.5 years of Migrationology has brought me to each and every one of these locations. I hope this will inspire YOU to jump out of your chair and begin traveling around this multifaceted world that is waiting to be explored!

1. Magic on the Coast of Tanzania

Tanzanian Coast - Indian Ocean
Coast of Tanzania

2. View from Coron Island – Philippines

Palawan Island
Coron Island, Palawan, Philippines

3. Power of Iguazu Falls – Argentina

Iguazu Falls - Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina

4. Makapu’u Point – Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu Coastline
Makapu'u Point, Oahu, Hawaii

5. Aladdin-like Experience at Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque – Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei

6. Greeted by Children at School – Northern Philippines

Kids in the Philippines
Saying Goodbye in the Philippines

7. Ethiopian Food: A Passion

Ethiopian Food
Ethiopian Food in Nairobi, Kenya

8. Traditional Dhow Sailboat – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Dhow Sailboat in Tanzania
Dhow Sailboat, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

9. Amphitheater of Rice Terraces – Batad, Philippines

Batad Rice Terraces, Philippines
Batad Rice Terraces, Philippines

10. 90 Years of Harvesting Rice – Mayoyao, Philippines

Mayoyao, Philippines
Mayoyao, Philippines

11. Divine Tastes of Nasi Campur in Malaysia

Nasi Campur, Divine Malaysian Food
Divine Cuisine in Malaysia

12. Awestruck by Perito Moreno Glacier – Patagonia, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina

13. Clinging to a Zanzibar Door – Stone Town, Zanzibar

Zanzibar Door
Zanzibar Door, Stone Town, Zanzibar

14. Serving Fried Chicken: 1 Day Old – Manila, Philippines

1 Day Old Chicken, Manila
1 Day Old Chicken, Manila, Philippines

15. Energetic Fish Market – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam Fish Market
Fish Market, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

16. Balinese Friend – Bali, Indonesia

Indonesian Man
Balinese Friend, Bali, Indonesia

17. Traversing the Dunes – Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Siwa Oasis Desert Safari
Siwa Oasis, Egypt

18. Freshly Roasted Nyama Choma (Meat) – Nairobi, Kenya

Nyama Choma Nairobi
Nyama Choma, Nairobi, Kenya

19. Glistening Shwedagon Pagoda – Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda - Yangon, Burma
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma

20. Tranquility of Lake Toba – Sumatra, Indonesia

Lake Toba Indonesia
Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia

21. Trekking Torres Del Paine – Patagonia, Chile

Torres Del Paine, Chile
Torres Del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

22. Unbelievable Turquoise Lake – Krabi, Thailand

Turquoise Lake - Krabi, Thailand
Turquoise Lake, Krabi, Thailand

23. Som Tam: A Wonder of Thailand – Anywhere, Thailand

Som Tam Thai
Som Tam Salad, Thailand

24. Falafel: A Dish for the Pharaohs – Luxor, Egypt

Falafel, Egypt
Falafel, Luxor, Egypt

25. The Great Pyramids – Giza, Egypt

Camel and Pyramid
The Great Pyramids, Giza, Egypt

26. African Elephants – Mikumi, Tanzania

Tanzania Elephants
African Elephants, Mikumi, Tanzania

27. Orangutan on the Move – Sumatra, Indonesia

Sumatran Orangutan
Orangutan, Sumatra, Indonesia

28. Mesmerized in Hong Kong – Hong Kong

Hong Kong Traffic
Lights on Hong Kong

29. Heavenly Plate of Zanzibari Biryani – Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar Biryani
Biryani, Zanzibar

30. Overgrown Temple – Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Jungle Temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia

31. Bun Cha: A Revolution of Taste – Hanoi, Vietnam

Bun Cha - Vietnam
Bun Cha, Vietnam

32. An Inspiring Evening – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Sunset in Kota Kinabalu
Sunset, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia

33. Unadulterated Sunset Over the Rufiji River – Selous, Tanzania

Rufiji River, Selous Sunset
Sunset at Rufiji River, Selous, Tanzania

What inspires you to Travel?