Ever dream of scuba diving in Roatan? Or stand-up paddle boarding in Belize? Or maybe sunbathing in Copacabana?
Then you'll feel pangs of envy as you read major wanderlust-inducing blog Alex in Wanderland, which takes you through blogger Alexandra Baackes' round-the-world adventures, many of which take place in some of the most coveted beach destinations.
Her blog, launched in 2009, is part travel diary, part how-to travel guide, full of stunning photos, helpful tips and funny anecdotes. We love that it's so well-organized and easy to browse and explore — plus it's full of the writer's honest feelings about her travels and destinations. No sugarcoating here!
Have a certain place you're itching to explore? Under the destinations tab you'll find an interactive map highlighting all the places Alex has traveled and documented. Her writing includes great coverage of her beach trips, including to Caribbean destinations like Aruba and the Cayman Islands, to Central American hot spots like Belize and Honduras and to resort towns like Bali and Koh Samui in Asia.
Scuba diving is one of her passions, so it's no surprise that her underwater photography is especially stunning.
Besides detailing her trips and travel experiences, the blog also helps would-be travelers by providing info on life on the road, travel planning and inspiration, plus her favorite travel-related products and resources. With a robust collection of archives from her posts over the years, there's enough to keep you entertained for many hours.
Whether you're dreaming of a short weekend trip or a months-long jaunt, you'll find something on this site to make your voyage a little smoother.
Don't have much time? Check out her "photos of the week" feature for quick inspiration and travel ideas. And even more vibrant photos await you on her Instagram page, which has more than 75,000 followers.