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Created by Jackie De Burca, the author of Salvador Dalí at Home, Travel Inspires is a ground-breaking travel blog: the only travel blog for all the family. Through its approach the blog aims to promote cross-cultural appreciation, sustainability and meaningful family experiences.

Travel Inspires creates media for children to entice and educate them about destinations

Inspired by her work on the Salvador Dalí book and her own life experiences, Jackie De Burca felt that it would benefit both sustainability and cross-cultural understanding to have a travel blog that is accessible to children. Travel Inspires incorporates free, fun colouring pages that include a short story about the destination featured.

For example, in the feature Silver Coast Portugal, the Colour & Learn colouring page is about postcard pretty Peniche, which has a special geology. In fact, in 2006, it was confirmed that the bone of a dinosaur found there was that of a Duriatitan humerocristatus. Experts revealed that up until this discovery it was thought that this particular type of dinosaur could only be found in England. These findings suggest a very ancient possible link between England and Portugal.

Peniche Portugal free colouring page dinosaurs

Up to now, the most developed example of this concept is the Tarragona travel guide page. Tarragona has a five colouring pages, featuring important aspects of the city's history and culture, such as the animals' blessing day, Human Castles and its UNESCO World Heritage status.

Tarragona Spain travel colouring page Tres Tombs Animals Blessing-Colour & Learn

Tarragona also has an adapted legend for children, along with other sections such as Tarragona: 9 cool places to take your parents, 14 facts about the Roman lifestyle and a local recipe that the family can make before and after going to Tarragona.

See the Tarragona Spain Family Travel Guide by clicking on the photo below.

Tarragona Spain family travel guide

Inspiring adults and children

Travel Inspires intends to highlight the magical inspiration that can be found in places that we visit and spend time in. Travel Inspires is currently collaborating with talented travel bloggers, photographers, tour guides and other experts, offering comprehensive travel guides, from a range of perspectives. So both younger and more mature family members will be catered for in an incredibly well-rounded and imaginative way.

Travel Inspires also partners with important causes to help raise awareness.

Below you can see some more examples in our flip magazine!

ALSO CHECK OUT THE FAMILY GUIDES ON THE MENU AT THE TOP OR BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

"We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity.” Jonah Lehrer, The Observer

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Why travel inspires?
Travel Inspires is unique


Read on to find out how Travel Inspires is unique & why you should find it extremely useful.

get your children involved
For all the family

Our Tarragona Guide is only the beginning. We have written stories for your children, educational articles for them as well as the great informative travel guides for you.

Expert
Tour guides

Travel Inspires reaches out to top tour guides to bring you the best expert information on the destinations featured, with the best local tips. We have some really excellent information for you, beginning with our Madrid, Barcelona & Rioja guides.

Talented
Travel bloggers

In the world, there are 1000’s of travel bloggers; people from all walks of life, who write about their travels and adventures. We feature lots of talented travel bloggers here.

comprehensive
Travel guides

Each travel guide is an evolving work in progress & will never stop growing. Our aim is to create entertaining, unique, comprehensive travel guides.

Explore Spain’s capital city
Madrid: A City Full of Temptations


Discover Madrid through an expert’s eyes. Travel Madrid virtually with top tour guide, Patricia Morcillo. Her feature is packed with local information and tips.

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Madrid

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“A bit of distance, however, helps loosen the chains of cognition, making it easier to see something new in the old.”  Jonah Lehrer, The Observer

Discover Barcelona
Barcelona: a magical city full of energy, symbols and hidden secrets


Travel through Barcelona with Eduardo..as he unearths lots of fascinating hidden secrets, as well as showing you some of the top sights.

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Barcelona

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"Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
Gustave Flaubert

Top Tour Guide Carol Gutiérrez about
Rioja Spain

Food

Carol Gutiérrez is the creator of Thabuca Wine Tours; a wine and gourmet tour company, that has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. 

Thabuca Wine Tours have also been featured in USA Today, Bradt Travel Guides, Elle magazine and Condé Nast Traveller.

Carol’s feature, La Rioja: where the magic of wine happens is a wonderful, intimate introduction to not only the wine experiences of this region, but much more besides.

With over twenty-five years experience in the tourist industry and a true passion for her work, Carol’s in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for La Rioja is truly infectious.

A lover of food and wine, she has travelled to almost sixty countries, and speaks seven different languages.

Discover La Rioja through her eyes and check out her wonderful tours.

La Rioja: where the magic of wine happens

Thabuca Wine & Gourmet Tours

Explore Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Spain: A hidden gem overflowing with culture, tapas & beauty


Discover Zaragoza with travel blogger, Ellie Quinn. Spain’s fifth largest city is waiting to be explored.

Discover
Zaragoza

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“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” James A. Michener

Food

Discover
An Idyllic Olive Oil Route in Western Granada

Discover
The Olive Oil Route

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“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” Anita Desai

Have you had that feeling of not having quite left a place behind?  That sensation that when you have returned to wherever you call home, that somehow that place you visited has made a mark in your heart and perhaps your cell memory?

If you think about it, apart from the effect that visiting a new environment has on your emotions and senses, this feeling could be connected to science.

The first law of thermodynamics, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. So in a way you may absorb some energy of the place.

In fact there have been articles about how travel can benefit your mental health. Travel increases creativity, makes you a more open person, boosts happiness, relieves stress and can even help improve relationships.

What happens to you on a psychological level when you travel?

Travelling to new environments triggers different brain reactions. Brains are wired to be sensitive to change, therefore travel affects your brain’s neuroplasticity –  how your brain is wired.

Your brain reacts and adapts to take in the influence of these new experiences and environments. This brain reaction leads to heightened creativity.

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