I recently stumbled upon Wander Journals, “a guide for inspired destinations in Southeast Asia.” The site, its founders write, features “a curated selection of cafes, shops, hotels, restaurants and points of interest.” They add, “We are a group of friends who share the same passion for traveling and we created this site in the hopes of sharing our thoughts with fellow travelers who value depth and beauty in their journeys. Our site aims to show our readers that sophisticated impressions need not mean expensive charges. We provide a discerning view of our favorite places in each area through our city guides. It is our aim to enable our readers to experience the best a city has to offer.”
While some of Wander Journals’ travel photography is rather predictable, several photo-essays are quite inspired, including “Discovering Bike Trails and Joy,” on bicycles and Singapore, by Jean Paolo Ty.
Wander Journals invites submissions, but pays only in kind words and “exposure.” Still, it’s a beautiful platform on which to showcase one’s travel writing/photography.