While you were busy looking at cat videos on the internet, we sifted through, read, researched, downloaded, tested, and compiled lists of the best travel tools, apps, blogs, magazines, and Instagrammers out there. You're very welcome.
And not 10 or 25 or 100? You'll see the number 24 a lot on Popupla. For a few reasons: We want to deliver a balanced but concise mix of options, and sometimes twenty is not enough. Also, 24 is our lucky number.
24 BEST TRAVEL BLOGS AND WEBSITES
Our annual list of inspiring and useful sites. Get ready to bookmark them.
24 BEST TRAVEL APPS
Mobile tools to make your time traveling easier, more inspirational, and a lot more fun.
24 BEST TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHERS
A list of hardworking and passionate pros documenting moments of humanity, humility, wonder, and awe across the globe.
24 BEST TRAVELERS ON INSTAGRAM
Sometimes social media causes Insta-envy, but most of the time it inspires more travel planning. Our annual list of globetrotting Instagrammers to follow.
24 BEST TRAVELERS ON STELLER 2015
We've fallen totally and completely in love with storytelling app Steller. The platform has quickly become one of our favorite places to learn, discover, and share photos and stories with fellow travelers.
24 BEST PACKING TIPS
Our best packing tips and tricks will get you from A to B and back to A with a little more spring in your step and a little less sag in your shoulders.
24 BEST INDIE MAGAZINES FOR TRAVELERS
We may be a digital media company, we love a well-made magazine. These indie favorites stoke our wanderlust.
See also: 2014
24 BEST INDIE TRAVEL GUIDES
In praise of the lesser-known guidebooks that are worth the weight in your carry-on.
24 BEST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD
The world of volunteer travel is a tricky one, but we've found a number of organizations that take great pains to evaluate needs, give assistance with respect, and utilize the traveler's skills and resources to great, positive effect.
And for those occasions when 24 just isn't enough, we go big.
THE WORLD'S MOST ROMANTIC HOTELS
When you're in the mood for love, look no further than our list of tried and tested hotels, resorts, and inns.
ROAD TRIPS IN THE UNITED STATES
Whether you've got a pink Cadillac, a little deuce coupe, or a Chrysler that's as big as a whale — it's time to hit the road, Jack.
AFRICA'S BEST SAFARI LODGES
Families, couples, honeymooners, experienced trekkers, hikers, and wildlife enthusiasts will find the best places to call home base in the wild.
WHERE TO SKI AROUND THE WORLD
We're hitting the slopes around the world. Here's where we've been.
PACK YOUR POPCORN: 25 AMAZING TRAVEL MOVIES
On evenings when we have no getaway plans, we use movies to whisk us to faraway lands. Pop some corn, dive under a blanket, and roam the world cinematically.