In just 140 characters, these traveling Twitter personalities delight us with their concise tales of exotic destinations. Whether you need a mental break or are planning your next getaway, these social network users will inspire you.
Heather Poole (@Heather_Poole) Serves Inside Airline Scoop
As a flight attendant and travel writer, Heather Poole offers almost 88, 000 followers an insider's look at the travel industry. Whether she's sharing snaps of sunrises and sunsets snapped around the globe or dishing the dirt on her job, her wit shines through.
Stephen Hnilica (@StephensQuest) Walks America
Stephen Hnilica is getting back to basics. While most Americans have embraced road trips, he's seeing his country on foot. He'll walk more than 3000 miles from Florida to Washington State, but that doesn't appear to faze him! He shares images of the people he meets and the natural beauty he finds with his growing list of followers.
Luxe Tiffany (@LuxeTiffany) Lives it Up
Most of us only dream of chilling at five-star resorts in exotic locales, but it's a reality for Luxe Tiffany. As a luxury hotel inspector, she's actually paid to rub shoulders with the world's rich and famous. Luxe Tiffany's frequent updates and stunning Twitpics allow us to live vicariously through her.
Mike Shubic (@MikesRoadTrip) Hits the Road
In 2010, Mike Shubic lost his house, sold his possessions, and hit the road in his Ford F-150. He's been traveling ever since, discovering the local secrets most Americans never experience. He probably knows plenty about auto insurance rates, but he prefers to charm his Twitter followers with images and tales from his adventures.
Jeannie Mark (@nomadicchick) Lives the Gypsy Life
Jeannie Mark is another Twitter personality who escaped the corporate culture three years ago to see the world. Known as the Nomadic Chick, she shares images and videos of the places she sees alongside thought-provoking and humorous observations of the world around her.
Brendan van Son (@Brendanvanson) Shares Images of the World
"I have trouble standing still, have stopped fighting it," writes travel writer and photographer Brendan van Son on his Twitter page. His restless spirit has seen him excel as a travel writer and photographer, and carve out an enviable following online. Almost 36,000 followers tune in for his witty tweets and majestic travel Twitpics.
Stefanie Michaels (@adventuregirl) Walks on the Wild Side
You won't see Stefanie Michaels, or Adventure Girl as she's commonly known, playing it safe. In the last month she's slept in an Italian cave and fed a porcupine in California! Her zest for life has seen her collect more than 1.4 million Twitter followers.
Chris Gray Faust (@CAroundTheWorld) Travels the Globe
Chris Gray Faust has a way with words, even when she has just a few to work with on Twitter! She won the Lowell Thomas writing award for travel blogging in 2010, and is the former travel editor of USA Today. As she prepares to take on the role of destinations editor for Cruise Critic, we can expect tales of her adventures on the high seas.
JohnnyJet (@JohnnyJet) Cuts Costs on Global Travel
You might assume it takes deep pockets to visit twenty or more countries every year. But JohnnyJet does it for a lot less than you might expect. The tweeted tips and news from this self-confessed "money-saving travel expert" are invaluable for anyone with a wandering spirit and a tight budget.
But why stop there? With 135 thousand new members joining Twitter every day, there are always new adventures to follow.