Make the most of your travels
When you’re backpacking around the world, you often only spend a day or two in one place at a time, so it’s really important to make sure you’re getting the best of what’s on offer before you move on. But how do you know what to focus on when there’s so much out there that you can see, and do and eat? The internet is full of blogs and photo slideshows and video travel guides, all offering a huge number of things you MUST do, but will never get the time to fit in. Looking through these guides or talking to locals can get you overwhelmed with ideas, so what you need is minimalist travel advice.
Luckily, Expedia has come up with these minimalist travel posters for 7 of the most iconic destinations in the world. They’ve cut out all of the boring stuff and tourist traps and given you the best places to get the essentials. As any backpacker knows, that means a good place to get a legendary selfie, a fun activity, a sample of local culture and a taste of what’s cooking.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Take Buenos Aires for example. There’s so much life and colour in the Argentine city that you could spend weeks there without seeing it all, so the best way is to pick out the essentials. So that means a photo of the stunning floral displays at Floralis Genérica in Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, checking out the equally colourful houses of the La Boca district, a plate of asado beef and sausages and an evening of tango at a milonga. So that’s what’s on the poster, nothing more, nothing less.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
If your backpacking trip takes you – as so many do – to Cambodia and the famous Siem Reap, there’s some key tips for you here too. The ancient ruins are a must, of course, especially Angkor Wat, which is an ideal photo location, especially if you climb Phnom Bakheng to catch the stunning sunsets. Equally cool is the floating village of Kompong Khleang, which is also a good place to sample some kuy teav noodle soup.
London, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, USA
The other destinations that get the minimalist poster treatment like London, Paris and LA, but also the Serengeti (caution: may include lions) and Varanasi in India (caution: may include fire ceremonies). So if you want inspiration for your next trip but without all the information overload, check out Expedia’s minimalist travel posters and see which destinations leap off the screen at you.
Now you’ve got your ultimate minimalist travel posters to guide you, you’re ready to hit the road!