Where Are Travel Meisters Visiting This Summer?

Summer, the perfect sun bathed 15 to 17 weeks of the year strategically laced with long weekends for that annual vacation we all await. One day on instagram and pinterest is enough to stir some serious vacation goals from travel meisters jet setting from one continent on to another. Some travel meisters are not here for the number of likes alone but to genuinely share their experiences while traveling the world in order to make others travel easier and better. So I asked them about their plans for summer this year and some travel tips to keep in mind especially during summer. If you haven’t planned for your summer holiday it is essential you get inspired and press the booking button on your smartphones now.

Matthew Long

Matthew Long – LandLopers.com

Matthew Long of LandLopers.com makes traveling pretty easy like a summer breeze on his instagram stories. An experiential luxury traveler at heart, Matt Long shares his adventures with thousands of readers every day through his award winning site LandLopers.com. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Based in Washington, DC, Matt has been to more than 90 countries and all 7 continents. This summer he takes his maiden trips to an ancient land in the east. Here is what he has to share about his summer travel plans.

Matthew Long in Tanzania Africa

Where are you travelling this summer?
It’s still a little early for me to be sure, but over the next few months I’ll be visiting India, driving Route 66 and hopefully spending some time in Germany and Ireland.

Is this your first time to this/ these destination(s)?
It’ll be my first time visiting India and I’m cautiously excited.

What was your inspiration to choose this/these destination(s)?
I’ve never been to India, but that’s been purposeful. I think I’m finally at a point where I’m ready to experience the beautiful chaos of the country.

Matthew Long at Machu Pichu, Peru

According to you what tips would you offer travelers during summer?
Don’t follow the crowds, instead pick secondary cities that may be impressive, but not as busy. Also be sure to plan in advance to get the best deals on flights and hotels

Is there a destination you can’t wait to visit this year?
I’m always excited to go anywhere I haven’t been, so I’m hoping for a few of those in 2018! Near the top of the list though is Route 66. I’ve waited a long time to drive this epic route and I honestly can’t wait.

Catch Matthew take a flight to somewhere or if you have any questions about Germany, Ireland or Iceland be sure to follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest or just visit his website LandLopers.com.

Tiffany Dowd

Tiffany Dowd of Luxe Social Media

Meister of Luxury Hotels and Travel, Tiffany Dowd from Boston area in Massachusetts, is an inspiration for upcoming Girl Bosses. She is the founder of Luxe Social Media and is recognized as an online social media influencer in luxury travel as @LuxeTiffany and was recently named one of the “25 Best Luxury Digital Experts To Follow”. She is a contributing luxury travel writer to various luxury travel publications including The Telegraph, USA Today and US News & World Report. She is frequently quoted as a luxury travel expert in Forbes, Luxury Daily and other recognized publications. She has some serious summer travel goals pointing true north this year to a region she has never been before. 

Tiifany Dowd – Luxe Social Media

Where are you travelling this summer?
I’m excited to be going on my second Seabourn luxury cruise to St. Petersburg and The Baltic. We will be visiting Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Denmark.

Is this your first time to this/ these destination(s)?
This is a region I have not explored yet and going on a small luxury cruise is the perfect way to see all these destinations in a short amount of time.

What was your inspiration to choose this/these destination(s)?
I’ve always had a desire to see Russia, and in particular, St. Petersburg. I’m most excited to visit the Faberge Museum and see the exquisite Faberge eggs. I’m also looking forward to a classical Russian ballet performance. In Finland, we’ll be doing exciting things like husky sled riding and in Estonia, we’ll be visiting a famous Estonian chocolate factory.

Tiffany Dowd in French Polynesia

According to you what tips would you offer travelers during summer?
Plan ahead and don’t book last minute. Use a Virtuoso travel advisor who can find you the best rates with added value for both hotels and flights. You’ll save both time and money.

Is there a destination you can’t wait to visit this year?
I’m looking forward to going back to Florence, Italy this spring as well as beautiful Lake Como which is only a one hour drive away from Milan. Spring is such a wonderful time to visit Italy. The weather is nice and you won’t find too many crowds like you do in the summer.

When Tiffany isn’t traveling you can watch her with two adorable furry kids at home and you can catch her experiences on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. If you want to get inspired by her travels please visit luxetiffany.com


Klaudia – The Travel Critic

More popularly known as The Travel Critic on social media, Klaudia has her true happy face when she is travelling. How do I know it because her eyes speak #Nofilter through the filtered and edited pictures on instagram and we all know eyes are the windows to the soul. After acquiring an MBA and going through the regular drill of corporate jobs Klaudia began her journey of entrepreneurship where her heart and soul can be satiated – Travel. Wanderlust is a genuine bug in her system and she operates on it. She is excited to finally visit the land of her favorite cuisine and learning about its culture this summer. 

Klaudia of The Travel Critic enjoying a beach vacation.

Where are you travelling this summer?
This summer I’m traveling to the Middle East for the first time. I am so excited because I have not explored the Middle East yet.

What was your inspiration to choose this/these destination(s)?
Middle Eastern food is my absolute favorite and many of my friends are from Lebanon and Iraq so I’m interested to learn more about their culture.

In a Tropical Paradise – The Travel Critic

According to you what tips would you offer travelers during summer?
Make sure you don’t go to the very touristy spots because summertime is when everyone is traveling so it’s super packed! Ask locals where the hidden gems are – or stumble upon them yourself!

Is there a destination you can’t wait to visit this year?
Turkey – 
I’ve been wanting to visit Cappadocia and watch the hot air balloons early in the morning.

Get to know her one frame at a time on Instagram or visit her on thetravelcritic.co

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Author: Neha Wasnik

Neha Wasnik has been a blogger since 2009. She began her blogging journey with wellness and online marketing blogs while heading the PR and Marketing of luxury hotels. She has been sharing stories about travel and hospitality since 2015 with various travel websites while working with travel apps as a content marketing professional.

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