The new year is a perfect time to start "mapping" out your travel schedule! A new adventure could be as close as your city's downtown, or as far as Europe. Though travel can seem daunting, there are plenty of resources to help you know where to go, what to pack and more. We've done the leg work for you and picked a few articles that can help inspire you to make the next move.
20 Life-Changing Trips - Not sure where to start, but know that you really want to mix things up? Our friend and travel writer Stirling Kelso (featured above, sporting her Sky Fotostrap in front of the Blue Nile Falls in Ethiopia on a trip with Cox & Kings), along with a few other writers, complied a list of places to see if you want to change your life and change the world in the process!
Planning a Trip: Guidebook Versus Web - If you're not sure whether to consult online sources or your trusty guidebook, be sure to check out this article on the New York Times. Depending on what your focus is, both may have a place in your travels this year!
Coolest Places to See The Northern Lights - If this magical, natural phenomenon is on your lists of things to photograph, take a look at this article on Food and Wine. You're able to read about the top places to view aurora borealis, while also getting the scoop on the best food in the area!