Where to Travel Next: How to Choose a Travel Destination

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  1. Gosh you are very organised! Mind you, like you I have pinterest boards for the places I want to visit.

    • Kiyoko says:

      Yeah, I have a lot of friends and family that give me a hard time for how organized I am. I’ve never been real good with spur of the moment or go with the flow kind of stuff, and while people might say I need to just chill, for me getting organized is actually relaxing. I know I’ll never miss anything spectacular because it will be saved in some way, shape, or form.

  2. I don’t think I will ever run out of places I want to visit! These are great tips for deciding which one is next, and I’m definitely going to check out some of those sites for even more ideas. The photos are gorgeous.

    • Kiyoko says:

      I know! The Pinterest and Instagram accounts I follow are always showing me new places that I’d never even heard of, but definitely would want to visit. It’s a hard decision, but I think my current strategy for tackling that question works rather well.

  3. I have a habit of saving things to Flipboard, the only problem being that i then forget. Some great ideas though!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Flipboard is one of those things that I haven’t really gotten into, but I really haven’t spent much time on it. Maybe I’ll have to take a few more minutes and really check it out.

  4. Indrani says:

    I save a lot through Pinterest. And I have one list to focus on that is of UNESCO sites.
    So most of my travel routes are through these sites.

    • Kiyoko says:

      UNESCO sites are definitely something I want to make more of an effort to visit. I visited a few in Japan without realizing that was what they were, and now I’m itching to go see more. I might have to steal your idea of having a separate board just for UNESCO sites.

  5. Paige says:

    These are great tips! I think the pinning one is so true. I know I’m itching to visit a certain place when I’m pinning the crap out of it. I tend to make my list and then see where I can get the best deal. Great tip for IG as well!

    • Kiyoko says:

      It definitely doesn’t help that once you pin something for a certain place, Pinterest shows more pins from that area. It’s like its whispering, “come on, I know you want to visit here. Feed the addiction…”

  6. sherianne says:

    I use trello to make lists of things i want to see by region/country/trip. The app is on my phone and desktop so I can quickly add things to it. It’s tough keeping so much information straight!

    • Kiyoko says:

      That’s a great idea! I use Trello for a lot of my to-do list needs, but I never thought about using it for my bucket list. Thanks for the suggestion! How do you organize everything? Do you have one board dedication to your bucket list? Do you have different lists for different countries?

  7. Lucy says:

    Great tips! Instagram and Pinterest are great places to find new places you would like to visit. I will check out your accounts and the suggested accounts as it is always good to have new inspiration!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Thanks for checking out my accounts! There are a lot of inspirational accounts, way more than just a few I listed here. I love using them to find new places I’ve never even heard of!

  8. Marcelle says:

    Where to go next is always a good question. There are so many possibilities and we’ll never be able to see all before we are too old. I like your advice to look at pictures on Instagram accounts and to to the research after that. It’s likely I discover a place I’d never dreamed of before this way.

    • Kiyoko says:

      I can definitely say that I’ve learned of so many new and exciting destinations just by scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest. They’re definitely my favorite resources for getting inspiration.

  9. Tami says:

    You never know what will inspire you to travel, do you? I once saw a movie that made me want to see where it was filmed. When I went, it was just as good or better than it looked in the movie! There are so many good bucket lists out there, but the best place to go next is the place that touches your heart!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I have a lot of destinations that I want to visit simply because they were used as filming locations. Being able to stand in the same spots, it’s like you’re right there with the characters! Movies and TV shows are definitely a big source of inspiration for my travel destinations.

  10. Melissa says:

    These are great tips! I really love all the instagram accounts you suggested. Choosing where to go next can be quite overwhelming at times!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Definitely is. People will suggest places to me or I’ll read a blog post about some place really cool, and I’ll write it down, but then I just end up with hundreds of scrap pieces of paper with places that I wanted to visit, but no memory of what about the place had made me want to visit it. This was my way of getting organized!

  11. Sarah says:

    Great list. I have to admit I spend way to much time looking through Pinterest, Instagram and blogs planning my next trip.

    • Kiyoko says:

      I definitely do too! Just when I think I have an idea of what I want to do, I find something else cool that I want to add to my list!

  12. jill says:

    Most of my vacation days are spent visiting my kids – who all live far from me – so the leftover days are used towards “bucket list” travel. I always have a hard time deciding where to use these days as my list is so long. Tough decisions – but I will probably not run out of places I want to go for a very long time!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I definitely won’t either! It’s the fact that my list is so long that I find myself running into the “where do I go next” problem, but I always end up happy with what I picked.

  13. Rhonda Albom says:

    I like your lists and concepts. I also set-up comparison sheets to investigate airfare cost and weather patterns. There are so many places I want to go to that I don’t see the need to go to certain places in the dead of winter or during rainy seasons. I also check out the travel deals (if I have several places I want to go to, I may just pick the one that has a current airfare sale).

    • Kiyoko says:

      This is actually part of my next post! Once I’ve narrowed down to a few places I’m considering, I’ll go through the whole trip planning process – comparing deals, dates, transportation, etc – and then use that to help make my final decision.

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