It is now a little past June 1st, and we’ve officially made it to the summer (Memorial Day weekend in the USA marks the beginning). In celebration of summer, I’ve invited a group of very talented and interesting individuals to share on their favourite escapes for the season. I did this for two reasons, (1) these wonderful contributors have amazing stories to share and incredible insight on their destinations of choice, and (2) I simply haven’t been to enough places in the world to fill up an entire summer worth of posts.

Thus I’m unashamedly tapping into the wealth of experiences these well-traveled souls have had over the years, and I’m taking the opportunity to share them with all of you. The end goal would be to create a curated list of places we love to vacation at that we could share with each other and with all of you as well.

Of course, if you all just wanted to know more about a particular place, you’d go out and buy the lonely planet. A blog however is able to offer so much more than that. These posts are peppered with personal experiences and come with anecdotes and stories that make the readers’ experience that much more complete.

Some of the places you’ll have to look forward to this summer include San Francisco, Napa Valley and Oregon, Bali and Phuket, Cinque Terre, Sardinia and Lucca, Seville, Granada and Malaga, and many many more.

I strongly believe that sharing is caring, even if it is with seeming strangers, and I believe the places we know and love will do well in the long run if there’s word-of-mouth advocacy through a network of trusted friends who can be great guides to new and old places.

It is my sincere hope that you all will enjoy reading these posts as much as the writers have enjoyed putting them together, and if you do, I encourage you to comment because nothing makes us happier than constructive criticism, and knowing that our pieces are well received. If there are questions, fire away! We’re happy to respond because we care to share about the wealth of experiences we’ve had wandering the world.

With that, may I wish you all a fabulous summer season ahead!

xx ash

p.s. if you are keen on contributing, please email me at littlepplanes[at]gmail[dot]com
For a full list of posts go to Escape 
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