I’m not a fan of the term “armchair travel.” It seems to imply inactivity, or worse, wanderlust-filled dreams that are destined to never come true. But if, by definition, the term describes a penchant for looking longingly at pretty pictures from faraway places, then I'm guilty as charged. These three new projects bring travel photographers together to give spectators a view of the world that a single person couldn't capture by themselves. Get ready to be inspired to add a few more destinations to your bucket list.Let's Travel Somewhere (pictured above): Launched at the beginning of 2013, the goal of this website is "to capture the essence of every country on the planet through stunning photographs and gripping stories." So far, dozens of talented photographers have documented approximately 70 countries, and counting.
Adventure Seekers: This website is only a little over a month old, but it's already full of some high-quality photography and storytelling. Built purposely for those with an adventurous spirit, topics range from a look into the world of ice fishing to a fast-paced race around a velodrome, with road trips and paddling in between.
Maptia: Another brand new website to keep an eye on, Maptia aims to be the world's most comprehensive user-generated storytelling map. Right now, only a select number of guest photographers have been asked to share their work, but the founders are promising to open the platform up to the world soon. In the meantime, there are plenty of published photo essays to fuel your wanderlust.
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