Category - Travel

Add these 10 travel home decor items to travel the globe without leaving your living room

For many of us, traveling the globe to see the world firsthand is a life goal; but with work, kids, family, bank accounts and all the other daily obligations, it feels more like a daydream than an action plan. If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug but don’t have the funds or the time to make it happen, try decorating your home with these travel-themed accessories. You may not feel the heat of the Tuscan sun, but you will stay inspired to keep saving for that trip to Santorini.

Scratch globe: The only thing better than a scratch off lottery ticket is a scratch off globe. This fun accessory is a great way to explore the world with your kids as they learn about geography and different cultures with each scratch.

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Vintage suitcase shelves: Packing is the worst. No one enjoys trying to cram all their necessary belongings into a suitcase only to have to unpack it all a few days later, wrinkled, dirty and a mess. With these cute vintage suitcase wall shelves, you get all the style and none of the hassle.

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Tripod compass table: Always know exactly where you’re headed with this compass-clock side table. The working clock will keep you on time and the sophisticated look will keep your living room chic.

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Airplane paperweight: Airplanes are heavy, no matter if they’re hulking masses flying through the sky or silver paperweights holding down your stuff. This airplane paperweight will indulge your high flying travel dreams while keeping your most important documents grounded and secure.

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USA travel map pinboard: Keep track of exactly where you’ve been in seriously cool style with this USA map pinboard. Tick off your latest adventures with colorful pins which play off the black and white motif perfectly.

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Travel poster: Truer words have never been written, in our opinion. Keep your wanderlust alive at work with this minimalist mantra hanging on your wall. Plus, the simple, modern design will fit anyone’s home decor style.

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Destinations board art print: Want to feel like you’re in a airport without all the hassle and headache? Hang this cool destinations art print in your living room for a stylish reminder of your favorite travel destinations.

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Travel-themed growth chart: Keep up with your kid’s growth and nurture their burgeoning love of adventure with this super cute travel themed growth chart.

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World map pillowcase with washable markers: You’ll definitely win the award for coolest parent with these color-able pillowcases. Your little ones will learn about the world while indulging in their creative side— and the best part? They’re totally washable so they can color over and over again.

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Cruise Ships Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler – and More Earth-friendly, Too: Introducing the Aria

Listen, I get it. I’m a cruise ship nay-sayer too. I can rattle off a whole host of reasons why a cruise sounds like horror on the high seas, but after reading about architect Jordi Puig’s Aria Amazon River cruise ship all I can say is – sign me up! The ship, an ecologically gentle and aesthetically gorgeous feat in design and engineering, was designed by Puig for the Aqua Expeditions travel company and features 16 cabins with huge windows, a Jacuzzi, bar, lounge, observation deck, restaurant, AC and an exercise room.

Completely opposite from the traditional bright, garish interiors of regular cruise ships, the Aria is outfitted with modern, clean furniture pieces, crisp white bedding, and tasteful accents. Its vibe reads way more boutique hotel than it does Carnival cruise. Perhaps most importantly, the ship’s waste is 100% clean and is equipped with fuel-efficient engines to limit CO2 emissions. So not only can the ship’s guests explore one of the world’s most beautiful and serene landscapes, they can feel good about it, too. [h/t blog.gessato.com]aria_amazon_cruise_gessato_1-1024x683 aria_amazon_cruise_gessato_2-1024x683 aria_amazon_cruise_gessato_3-1024x727 aria_amazon_cruise_gessato_4-1024x725 aria_amazon_cruise_gessato_5-1024x673 aria_amazon_cruise_gessato_6-1024x683 aria_amazon_cruise_gessato_7-1024x683 aria_amazon_cruise_gessato_10-1024x683

Members of this tribe in Malaysia spend their whole lives at sea

In a testament to human adaptability, the Bajau people of Malaysia show us how a group of people can make a living out of any environment, including the sea. Living off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia, they live in wooden huts and sail over crystal clear waters to catch fish, octopus, and lobsters for sustenance. Children as young as four will participate in hunting activities, the spoils of which will be traded for other supplies in the nearby town of Semporna.

Photographer Ng Choo Kia joined the Bajau people on their pirogues, long canoes made from a single tree trunk. Though the lifestyle may look picturesque, the people are doing this out of necessity. As refugees from the Philippines, they are not allowed to enter the land.  [h/t designyoutrust.com]

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