Lanchid budapest sepiaPlanning a 5-week trip to Europe could be overwhelming if I tried to wade through the enormous amount of information out there – or it could be boring if I just stuck to Lonely Planet like I normally do. I’m trying to strike a balance by exploring a few eclectic, focused sources.

City-specialist photographers are some of my favorites on Instagram: @thomas_k in Berlin and @audiosoup in Instanbul make me feel like I’m there every day.

City guides by fashion and design focused sites are always more interesting than guidebooks: I’m looking at Paris city guides by Design*Sponge and Lucky magazine for my upcoming trip.

And I’ll be referring to Legal Nomads’ amazingly comprehensive and practical World Travel Resource Guide while packing.