Travel Trends That Will Inspire You to Go Out and Explore

Contemporary traveling isn’t just about the destination, but the journey itself. If you’re looking to explore the world in new, inventive ways, try out the following travel trends.

Local Travel

Visiting other countries is an amazing experience, but it can also get pretty expensive. Why not take after millennials that travel the globe, preferring to experience local culture? Local travel is big this year because it’s not only an enriching way to travel but an affordable one, too.

If you’re traveling to Austin, Texas, head to favorite local spots Barton Springs, which is always a hit all year round, and the dynamic area of Sixth Street, the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Of course, local travel experiences are nothing without sampling the cuisine. So check out the taco places and barbecue joints in Austin.

If you’re out of ideas, download an app, like Visit Widget, to discover more spots and know more about different destinations.

Solo Travel

Traveling with family and friends is always fun, as you get to share rare moments with important people in your life. But as cliché as it sounds, have you tried “soul searching?”

There’s nothing like exploring a foreign place on your own. You get to fully immerse yourself in a new culture and meet interesting people, too. Who knows? You may end up making lifelong friends through this trip.


That’s not actually a typo. When you add leisure travel days to your business trip, you call this “bleisure.” Millennials, mostly women who rarely travel for work, are big on this travel trend. This is because when they do travel for work, they tend to extend and go on leisure trips.

Food Tourism

Who doesn’t love food? But if you’re an especially picky or adventurous eater, then travel as a foodie. Savor authentic food from various places. Take snapshots that will become the envy of your Instagram followers. Explore the gastronomic offerings of your destinations, from New Orleans’s po’ boys to San Francisco’s oysters to Austin’s barbecues.

Planning your next trip? Try out one of the travel trends, and make your trips even more exciting.