Happy Monday travel junkies. I am currently sitting on a secluded beach in Zanzibar, enjoying Safari beers and all the BBQ and pizza I can handle, thanks to my friends at the awesome Ndame Beach Lodge In Paje. My job as a travel editor is to show the world some of the most amazing places, but this slice of paradise I wanted to keep all to myself. But my ethical code says I must tell you about it. But while I have been here, I have been loving the journey that our Instagram community brings me on by using the hashtag #ResourceTravel.
With Labor Day being in full swing back in the United States, I have been treated to lots of weekend roadtrips, BBQs, and adventure with the photos you are sharing. I wish I was there with you, but alas, I must take my beer into the crystal blue water for a late afternoon swim. But before I do that, here are this week’s Resource Travel Instagram Photos of the Week!
Chinguetti, Mauritania by @brendanvanson
Mauritania Sun. "Hike an hour into the desert that way," my guesthouse owner in Chinguetti said casually. "There's an ancient mosque in the dunes." So, I walked alone with the heat of the afternoon sun baking me. #Mauritania is a "red zone" for #travel according to the Canadian government. But after stowing away on an iron ore train for 12 hours, hitchhiking another 6, and now hiking from the ancient town of Chinguetti, I felt nothing of fear or worry as I watched the sun set behind the stone-built mosque. I felt pride for making it about as far off the beaten path as one can go in this world. I felt solitude out alone in the desert too, sure. But the peace of the spirit that I felt this afternoon I took this pictures, well, I'm not sure I'd ever felt so purely before, or again to this day.
Queenstown, New Zealand by @bare_kiwi
San Francisco, California by @tobyharriman
Mount Assiniboine, Canada by @calsnape
Alberta, Canada by @sinclair_photo
Havana, Cuba by @cubaphoto
Castle Mountain, Calgary, Canada by erikmcr
South Africa by @grahamwerner
Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland by @tylerdtd
Kohala Forest Reserve by @shanemichaelblack
Bondi Beach, New South Whales, Australia by @warrickeadyphoto
Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona by @michaelheiland