Victoria Watts Kennedy | Bridges and Balloons

97 Flips | 9 Magazines | 4 Likes | 7 Following | 5 Followers | @BridgesBalloons | Writer | Editor | Blogger | Cake lover | Magazine addict | Semi-nomad | Vegetarian.  I love finding special places to explore at home and around the world. My blog, Bridges and Balloons, is filled with those finds, from magical treehouses to otherworldly landscapes. I love places that have a story behind them or simply knock you off your feet with their beauty – be they little coffee shops, friendly guesthouses, or hidden nooks within the city. The places I find are cosy, creative, unique, and sometimes bohemian, hipster or green. They’re never bland, and they’re always places you want to tell people about.

Best travel security products to keep yourself safe when travelling

Keeping ourselves and our belongings safe is the number one priority of travelling. More and more, there are increasing risks to our safety and …

Homage to SYRIA!

This was one of the countries I had in mind when thinking about writing stories from various parts of the world. So rich in history with such …

Undiscovered Jobs You Could Snag as a Backpacker- Little Known Backpacker Travel Jobs

I have probably read more posts about finding travel jobs than you’ve devoured hot dinners, because I’ve been Googling ‘<b>how to live and work abroad</b>‘ …

Employment

Naga Café: Our Happy Place in Bangkok

By: Heather<p>We can both remember the day we discovered Naga Café in Bangkok, Thailand. The restaurant was located just around the corner from our …

7 Things you NEED to do in Brussels

<b>7. Take a stroll down Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert</b><p>When we first arrived in Brussels, we really didn’t know what to do. After strolling around …

Secrets of Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Somewhere on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, there’s an inlet with incredible views of the waterfront over humongous dunes. Another beach is one of the …

Visiting the Elephant Orphanage Nairobi, Kenya

Watch baby elephants and support a great cause at the Elephant Orphanage Nairobi.<p>When I traveled to Kenya, I <b>volunteered at a wildlife conservancy</b>. …

Must See Spain- A Photo Journey Through The City Of Granada

<i>This is the dream of all the world. The dream is to live in Granada. You know, work in the morning, have a one-hour nap in the afternoon, and at</i> …

Ballestas Islands

<b>The Ballestas Islands (or the Islas Ballestas) are a little-known gem off the Peruvian coast. If you’ve heard of them, you’ve probably also heard</b> …

Kayaking with WildNative Tours on the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta

With only had a limited amount of time in Mobile, I had a hard time narrowing down how I wanted to spend our time. But, when I saw the opportunity to …

Our 2 best beaches in the Algarve • Wyld Family Travel

The Algarve region of Southern Portugal is famous for its warm weather and its beaches. The Algarve beaches are amazing and in the summer tourists …

Best in Travel on Flipboard

By Natalie Deduck | Travel tips, inspiring destinations, planning and everything you need to know about travels. Pure Wanderlust by Love and Road …

Bienvenidos a Miami: The Moderately Exciting Guide to Miami, Florida

Party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach ‘til the break of dawn… okay, all Will Smith lyrics aside, Miami, FL is simply one of …

Travel

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka: What to Know Before You Go

Polonnaruwa is one of those rare places where you can feel the spirit of Sri Lanka’s past within every moss-covered ruin.<p>Part of Sri Lanka’s famed …

Traveling on a Budget | Where Next?

Just like most of the budget traveler, even though I’m just a part-time traveler, I too come across a number of questions from relatives, friends and …

24 Times that Flying Feels like the WORST THING EVER!

Sometimes, you’re leaving on a jet plane, and flying feels like the worst thing ever.<p>If you Travel, you will Need to Fly<p>Have you ever found yourself …

Flying

Ljubljana, The Prettiest City in Europe

Table of Contents<p>Ljubljana: The Next Great Thing on the Tourist Trail?<p>Practical Tips:<br>• Have you been to Ljubljana? What was your favorite sight? Any …

Travel Guide to Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi island, known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah,’ is an archipelago of islands off the coast of northwestern Malaysia. A duty-free paradise home to …

Florida Gulf Coast Road Trip Itinerary: gators, manatees and pristine waters

Since the first time we visited Florida as a family we’ve wanted to see more and more of the Sunshine State. Florida offers a variety of family road …

The Biggest Buddha in Dalat - Gleaming Gold

8 Stories of Gleaming Gold – The Biggest Buddha in Dalat Vietnam<p>Posted at h in Vietnam by The Travel Ninjas 32 Comments<p>The golden Buddha of Dalat is …

Five things you (probably) didn’t know about Nottingham

<i>I love learning new things about a city from a local! Today it is my pleasure to share with you five things you (probably) didn’t know about</i> …

How to spend one day in Amsterdam | Departure and Arrivals

How to get the best out of one day in Amsterdam?<p>I recently went for only 36 hours. If you want to know how to spend one day in this chilled and …

European Travel

9 Things to Discover in Buenos Aires Argentina

<b>Buenos Aires</b> is a huge city with a lot to offer to its visitors. It is a culturally rich city with lots of exciting things to discover. There are a …

Argentina

How To Check All The Apps You've Authorized With Your Google, Facebook, And Twitter Accounts

Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hacked with a swastika through a third party app, which means it's probably time to check on your Twitter apps.

20 deserted European beaches you must visit in May

For all the fine food and culture-filled museums offered by the planet’s big cities, one of the best of all travel experiences is still that moment when you first espy a curve of sand that is yours and yours alone. There is something about an empty beach that sings to the soul – the rush of waves, …

Amalfi Coast

Behind the Scenes: How to Photograph in Misty, Moody Weather

National Geographic Travel photographer Krista Rossow takes us through her photographic journey on an assignment in Asheville.<p>As a travel photographer, I consider myself a puzzle solver. Despite best-laid plans, there are always elements I can’t anticipate.<p>For example, sometimes I don’t find out …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Best Spring Trips 2017

Emerge from your winter burrows and bask in the radiance of spring.<p>Get out the world map and mark off these destinations that are not to miss this season. From the east coast of America to the mountains of Nepal—and everything inbetween—we've got a list to appeal to every wanderer of the …

National Parks