The Directionally Challenged Traveler

Letting the bucket list flow while getting lost around the world.

The Directionally Challenged Traveler blog is designed to feature all of the things our beautiful world has to offer; the people, the food, nature, cultures, and of course, experiences! This blog is going to show the good, bad, and ugly of traveling. I do not edit any of my photos – I want you to see what traveling is really like.


I’m Pamela and I’ve been getting lost around the world for as long as I can remember. My travel motto is simple – I’ll travel whenever, wherever, and with anyone. I don’t edit my photos – what you see is what you get.

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From travel inspiration, itinerary guides, and planning tips – you’ll find everything you need to plan your perfect trip.

Photo of a hot air balloon in Kenya. Find your inspiration to Travel!

Travel Inspiration

Inspiration for your next trip – whether it’s what to watch on Netflix or 25+ ethical animal encounters around the world.

Photo of baby penguins in Antarctica. See here how to plan this trip and more!

Planning Guides

Planning your trip but need help with the logistics of planning? Go here!

Abu Simbel in Egypt: Find destinations no matter where in the world you are searching.


Find your next dream destination with locations on all seven continents!

Animal Tourism

Experiences with animals are some of the most magical moments. However, not all animal tourism is in the best interest of the animal. Some are drugged and beaten for the sake of a selfie. Learn what is animal tourism and discover the best ethical animal experiences around the world. This series of posts covers all seven continents with ethical animal experiences.

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Featured Destination: Iceland

Discover this month’s featured destination – Iceland!

Photo of San Marino castle - 23 amazing places to visit in Europe

23 Amazing Places to Visit in Europe

Get inspired with 23 dream destinations in Europe to visit!

Photo of a city - See here for steps for planning a trip

8 Steps for Planning a Trip

I break down how I plan EVERY trip – no matter where I end up!

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