Pinterest for Travel Inspiration and Ideas

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There is no dearth of ideas and inspiration for travel. With so many amazing blogs and websites out there, you can’t run short for vacation ideas.

Pinterest is one major source of travel inspiration for me.  Take a look at some of my favorite travel boards on Pinterest

1. Abandoned Places and Things

2. Here, there and everywhere

3. Path less travelled

4. Great Beach Shots and Sunsets

5. Homes of the world

6. Nomading

7.Travel the World

So, which are your favourite travel boards on Pinterest. Do share in the comments

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Life is short. Travel Often

If there is one thing that I would regret not doing if I just had few days to live, it would definitely be travelling. Travel teaches us things that books never can. Travel makes us happy, and connects us with all the richness in the world.

Here are few quotes to inspire you to travel more this coming year.

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Sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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I recently had a trip to Kuala Lumpur. Filled with a great number of shopping centers and hotels, this capital city Malaysia is a must-visit place for food and fashion lovers.

We started our exploration of KL with a visit to the Golden Triangle. This place boasts of the city’s iconic skyscrapers known as the Petronas Twin Towers. Standing 1,483 feet tall, these towers are considered one of the world’s tallest buildings. The Golden Triangle area is also filled with high-end shopping malls and five-star hotels.

The Merdeka Square which is one of Malaysia’s famous heritage buildings is also a must-visit. This place signifies Malaysia’s independence from the Britishers in 1957 and dons the Malaysian flag on a 100 metres tall flagpole.

Do keep a day a day or two to explore the shopping centers in the city. Suria KLCC,  Bangsar Shopping Centre, Bukit Bintang, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and Chinatown are some of the premier shopping destinations in the city. From branded clothes to electronic gadgets and  Malaysian wooden souvenirs, the stores in these shopping centers sell a wide range of items. You might be tempted to over-spend so do keep your budget in mind and shop for the things that you need the most.

If you are on a relaxed trip and have more time in hand then you can also head a little outside Kuala Lumpur to the city of city of Subang Jaya and check out Sunway Lagoon. It’s a theme park featuring several interesting rides – a great place for kids and adventure junkies.

The best thing about visiting KL is that it allows you to have an interesting international trip without spending a lot on travel. The city is filled with budget hotels and restaurants. I checked out this website called Wego India to find low-cost places of stay in KL. So, before you reach the city make sure you have finalized on a good hotel or resort for stay.

Solo-Travelling vs Travelling in Groups

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Pros of Solo Travelling

  • I love travelling solo. Being a solo-traveller allows you to control your itinerary and do what you want to when you want to.
  • Being a solo traveller also forces you to initiate conversations with strangers and meet loads of interesting people during your travels.
  • We rarely find time to get inside our heads and spend some quiet reflective time enjoying our own company. Solo-travelling provides us with an opportunity to do that.
  • You are not distracted by the people around you during solo-travelling and this allows you to be more observant of your surroundings and gain more out  of your travel experiences.

Pros of Travelling in Groups

  • Solo-travelling can get a bit lonely. Travelling with a group of friends or with other travel lovers allows you to have loads of fun and have some memories to take back from your travels.
  • You can get discounts on accommodation and flight tickets when you are travelling in a group.
  • When you are travelling in a group, you get to learn not only from the place you visit but also the people you interact with in your group. You get to view a place from more than one perspective.

Both solo and group travels have their own advantages. Which one do you prefer and why? Do share your ideas.

Some Inspiring Quotes on Friendship

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I love collecting quotes. I just bought a colorful new journal where I can write down my favorite quotes. Here are some of the inspiring quotes about friendship that I have in my journal.

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

― Muhammad Ali

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”

―William Shakespeare

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.”

– Robert Brault

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.”

-Pam Brown

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”

– Arnold H. Glasow