Travel guides and tips can sometimes seem a bit boring. Stay here, eat this… I’ve always wondered how on earth I can make this more fun. How can I show someone how awesome a place is without droning on?
When moodAway asked me to use their platform to create travel guides through a sort of mood board/postcard combination, I was more than happy to do so! Especially seeing as I still send postcards to family and friends when I’m away. Finally, a more creative, fun way to document the places I loved and the tips I could suggest with them!
It’s like a more travel-focused Pinterest which lets you choose photos and put them on a background, arrange them in any sort of style you want. You can add frames, add text (with lots of font options) and even make an image polaroid-style.
On the flip side of your moodAway, you can tag where each image is and give a description or travel tips as well as the phone number or website for that place. It works well for anything from a cafe or restaurant to attraction or natural wonder. *Holds back from saying the world is your oyster*
Here’s a little instruction video on how it works.
I’ve created five moodAways which you can check out below to give you an idea. It was so fun to go through my adventures and think about what I would really recommend to someone going to the same place!
I knew Canada would feature pretty heavily on my moodAways and I couldn’t wait to create one for Bruce Peninsula. Since moving to Canada in July, this is the place that has taken me aback most so far. Incredible area that you would hardly believe is in Ontario and only 3-4 hours from Toronto!
I was so camera happy when I was in California over Christmas, so I thought it would be a good idea to document it and explain what I did over the festive period in such a sunny place! (Something I’m very much not used to having grown up in London.)
I’m quite proud of this little one on Toronto. This city is where I’m based now (I’ve just about been here for 6 months now!), so I was looking forward to dishing out a few of my favourite places to check out so far. Graffiti Alley and the Distillery District come high.
Oregon has to be one of the most scenic states I’ve ever been – ideal for my next moodAway board. It was incredibly hard to choose pictures! In the end, I decided that Voodoo Doughnuts had to make an appearance alongside the wonderful nature because nobody should be near Portland and NOT indulge in these crazy treats!
I’m a big fan of road trips, what can I say? I always refer to my trip along the Great Ocean Road as one of the best weekends I’ve ever had. From Erskine Falls to lunch in Lorne to the 12 Apostles and my all time favourite, Loch Ard Gorge, there’s so much to love. Plus, you might just spot a koala!
This post was sponsored by moodAway, but all opinions, overenthusiastic rambling and picture and anything-like-a-postcard infatuation is, as always, my own!