What is Gasm Travels?

I was searching for the right word that would best describe my travel experience and my feelings whenever i am planning a trip or visiting a new place….that ‘ahhhh’ feeling when something excites me every time i see new things….that ‘oohh’ feeling whenever i have satisfied my curiosity….that ‘wooow’ feeling whenever i am awestruck with a beautiful scenery in front of me….that kind of exhilarating feeling that i always get every time i am on the road or upon arrival to my destination.
The first word i came across was TRAVELGASM. Urban Dictionary defined it as getting excited to go on a trip. Example given was, “Omg, I’m going to Paris! I’m having a travelgasm! Wee!”  It does hit on that ‘exciting’ feeling but something is NOT right. There is something lacking to it. Yes i do get that ’ahhh’ and ‘ohhh’ and ‘woooow’ feelings every time i go on a trip. But there is more…..
I realized that it is not just traveling that gives me that ‘gasm’ feeling. In my travels, i also explore other things…like food, culture, arts and other adventures that give me the same kind of exhilarating feeling i get from traveling.
Hence, I also have foodgasm, artgasm, winegasm, eyegasm and any other ‘gasm’ feelings I experienced during my travel.  I have captured through my viewfinder all the things, places, nature, wildlife and moments with local people that brought back this ‘gasmic’ feelings of comfort and pleasure.
This blog will show you images from my travels that gave me these ‘gasmic’ feelings.  So please join me as i show you the world as i see it and get that unforgettable, exhilarating, elating, thrilling, breathtaking, stimulating, invigorating, enlivening ’gasm’ experience!

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101 thoughts on “What is Gasm Travels?

  1. I’m starting to be enticed. Nice one, Mae! Lots of good luck to your new venture. I know you’ll be good at this.

  2. Sliced Science

    Beautiful photos and a very unique perspective. I’ll be looking forward to more great photos from you!

  3. Love your photographs – they are gorgeous!! Thank you for stopping by my blog at http://www.midihideaways.wordpress.com and the like!

    • hi @midihideaways. You are welcome. I love Southern France but never really visited Languedoc…reading your blog makes me want to go next time i visit France. Thanks for visiting my blog too….

  4. Travelgasm. Love it! Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ll find you on FB.

  5. LOL…your gasmisms crack me up…I briefly looked at some photos and they are beautiful…I will return after I get some sleep. Ciao 😉

  6. Thanks for liking a post on my blog: http://paulajophotodesigns.com I hope you will return often. I am off to look at your photos!

  7. Nice shots and nice blog!

    Thanks for the visit by Photo & Coffee!

  8. Thanks for liking a bunch of recent posts. Have a Happy New Year!

  9. Thank you for following Kids Talk Radio. We have opportunities for kids to submit articles from around the world. You might want to keep that in mind as you travel. All the best and send us some photos from time to time. Our audience in kids in grades K-12.

  10. Anna Failla

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog -I’m definitely following yours, love your pictures! Wonderful work :))
    Love, Anna

  11. Very nice, Susan. Your words and photos are lovely. ~Rainey

    • Thanks Rainey…I feel the same way with your blog though yours has a deeper sense of emotions to it both can be felt from your photos and words….stay strong … 🙂

  12. Angie K Walker

    I like your joyful blogs and joyful ideas. It’s raining and dark outside, it’s good to have some sunshine. Thanks for reading my blog.

  13. love the macro melting ice images

    • thanks carylbeach…im currently looking at your blog now and wow you have achieved so much…i feel honored to receive a compliment from an award winning artist….thanks a lot!

  14. I especially loved the posting on Pisa. Was just there last summer and the people were the real show. Great work.

    • thanks @pathelmers, i was there last summer also..you sure you are not one of those people with raised hands? 😉 thanks for visiting my blog….more travels to you this 2013

  15. Hilda Steyn

    Thanks for visiting my blog http://www.broomformybrain.wordpress.com. I really appreciate it.
    I love your blog and will certainly follow it. You have to include South Africa in your travel itenerary… This country will definately give you the gasms…

    • Thanks Hilda for dropping by….i have been to south africa many times including Cape Town…you remind me to upload photos of SA….will do so….and yes it gave me so much gasms not just with the sceneries but also with foodgasm! love reading your posts…do write more this 2013!

  16. Delightful! A perfect term! Many joys and wonders and gasms to you in the new year!

    • thanks! hope you will have that gasm feelings too just by looking at my photos…..appreciate you visiting my blog…more gasm adventure to you this 2013!

  17. THIS is a marvelous find, Susan. One of my 2013 life goals is to choose a new place to explore with my kids, every year. I look forward to going down your list! Whee! How about a “blogasm?” 🙂

    • Thank you for visiting my blog Victoria. I also started with a goal of one country a year to visit but then traveling gets addictive that most of the time, 1 country is just not enough!! :)…Let me know what country you have chosen for this year so i can recommend a few places for you and your kids…indeed have a ‘blogasm’ this 2013!

  18. fransiweinstein

    Hi there. I’ve only recently found your blog, but love it already. Don’t know how you feel about the awards bloggers give each other, but I am nominating you for the Inspiring Blogger award. Details will be on my blog tomorrow (Sunday).

    • Hi there, thank you for the nomination…i feel honored to be nominated by a fellow blogger…i will find time to respond to the requirements for the award. Thank you for the nice words you have written about Gasm Travels on your blog Three Hundred Sixty Five . You just made my day….. 🙂

  19. I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award.
    More info on http://francobolli666.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/liebster-blog-award/

  20. Junsjazz

    Hi Susan! I don’t know if you have seen it but I publish a digital magazine version of my blog Junsjazz Images & Inspiration of which five issues are already online. Its not a commercial magazine, just another online project of mine, an offshoot of my blogging. I plan to release the latest issue by end of February and I’d like to devote a spread for a guest photographer to showcase his/her works (probably 5 to 6 images). Some 12 photo bloggers have already been featured in the past three issues. I would be honored to have your amazing works presented in Issue #6, if it is alright with you. Of course there will be backlinks to your blog and full credit to you for all your works that may appear in the magazine. Here’s the link to my digital magazines: http://junsjazzimages.wordpress.com/digital-magazine/ I await your reply. Thanks!

    • Hi JJ, thank you for considering me to be featured in your lovely magazine…even before you sent me this message, i have already been reading your digital magazine since i followed your blog (and secretly hoping to be guest photographer someday…so now you know how happy you made me today 🙂 So yes, I would love to be part of your magazine! I have a few things i want to ask about the photos though.. like do i need to pattern it from your theme among others… However, i cant find your email address on your blog. Could you please send me an email at maedetera@gmail.com? Thank you a lot and just to let everyone know…i am a big fan of your artistry. 🙂

      • Junsjazz

        Thanks for the green light Susan! No need to follow any theme, the pages for guest photographers are separate from the theme I follow for every issue. And no need to do anything on your part, I’ll just pick out 6 of your best photos from your blog (which is quite a task as you’ve got lots of great images from your world travels). One thing though, may I request a short write-up from you? Some 4 to 5 sentences about yourself, how you started in photography, what you look out for when taking pictures, something along those lines. Kindly email me the write-up at jazzmanjun@gmail.com. BTW, you’ll be featured together with 5 other women photo bloggers, each with their own magazine spread. Welcome aboard Issue #6! Thanks again Susan!

      • thanks JJ. will email you the write ups….

      • Junsjazz

        Thanks Susan! I finished lay-outing your magazine pages and it looks great! I’ll just wait for the write-up, and its done with. happy weekend!

      • thanks… i cant wait to find out what photos you have chosen for your magazine…i will be sending you an email pretty soon…thanks a lot again for this great opportunity to showcase my art!

  21. loved your passion for travelling…its contagious….thanks for liking my blog…looking forward to know more about your travelling plans 🙂

    • and so are you 🙂 I think the reason why we both like each others blog is because we share the same passion…the difference is i show a sneak preview while you share the full trailer 🙂 ….love reading your posts 🙂

  22. Wow! What a great blog. Why haven’t I found you sooner?
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today 🙂

  23. ajaytao2010

    Nice reading about you.Susan

    Thanks. for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

  24. I totally hear you. When I was 40 I took myself to Paris, spent a week, hopped a train to Avignon, rented a car and drove to a hilltop town that I had only ever dreamed of seeing after decades of poring over photographs in pretty, french picture books. And then, there I was! It, the whole experience, was beyond incredible and I found myself so frustrated with a lack of words that would begin to describe my feelings, I wanted a new vocabulary altogether!
    Thank you for visiting my blog on ‘writing a memoir’. How did you come across it? I am new to it all and am curious how to get better found. Can’t wait to look you up on Pinterest, I too have boards there Pinterest.com/Loriparr11

  25. Wowgasm! Your blog is awesome. I see myself in you. I love to experience travelgasm too and photography.Thanks for visiting my site also..

  26. Lovely blog. Great images and beautiful narration.

  27. Thanks for liking my post.Nikola Koydl

  28. Travelgasm! Ohh I do understand the feeling. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leading me to your wonderful one. 🙂

  29. great blog and thanks for visiting mine

  30. susanmaedetera, than you for discovering my blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. It gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and Follow your blog. Hope we both enjoy.

  31. Hey – Thanks for dropping by to visit SkySense. Your blog is awesome, I’ll be back!

  32. Thanks for liking my blog. Beautiful photos – I will come back.

  33. Hey – thanks for stopping by my little blog. I love yours – some lovely photos. So jealous of all your travels!

  34. Hi there,

    love you concept and thanks for liking ours! We would love to host you if your travels lead you to Prague in Czech republic or even further south to Slovenia! Word is indeed about good food and photography.. And I see we enjoy both.. Keep in touch!

    foodadventurer Yuri

    • hi yuri, thanks for the invite…my next visit to europe will be in your region…its another dream ive been wanting to do…would love to have a food trip with u 🙂 will keep in touch….

  35. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you stop by again for another visit soon.

  36. Jerry

    Very funny but I know what you mean. That’s like I love nasalgasms. Beautiful photos.

  37. Nice blog and pics. Hope you will also visit Bavaria and Israel. 🙂

  38. Donny Joe

    I like the passion that you have for your travels and photography. Great stuff!

  39. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post. I really appreciate it!

  40. Thanks for reading my blog. I totally get what you describe in yours. I can’t think of any other activity that brings me such joy! I just returned from an 18 day trip to Lomdon, South Africa and Israel. Many photos were taken!

  41. Love your blog! Can’t wait to keep exploring it… the pics just inspire me, every time I see them. Also, thanks for the like 🙂

  42. Hello Susan – I love your photos and the blog! Thank you for taking the time to view my blogs and the likes, especially the nomination! I look forward to viewing more of your creativeness and travels. Regards, Sally.

  43. pintentionalliving

    Thanks for stopping by and “liking” my latest post. Never heard of a travelgasm. lol! I always think I want to travel, but the introvert in me freaks out whenever the prospect actually comes up. I’m more of a bookgasm girl, I guess.

    • I am also an introvert but the moment I started to come out of my comfort zone and travel, I have been hooked at it. It became addictive….you can start with out of town trips and see how it goes 🙂 thanks for coming back to my blog…

  44. Deky

    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please check http://anglozine.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/feelingthelove/for the details! Congratulations on your award!!

  45. So happy to have found your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine and leading me to it 🙂

  46. Hi Susan, you really have a beautiful blog. I’ve nominated you for the Inventive Blogger Award. Please click on this link for further details. http://alygeorges.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/the-inventive-blogger-award/ Congratulations! 🙂 I hope you will accept it.

  47. Hi Susan! What a wonderful blog, with some many beautiful pictures from your travels! Looking forward to see more! Happy I found your inspiring blog! You now have one more follower and fan… 😉

    • Thanks Hanne for visiting my blog. Its been awhile since i updated as im on a humanitarian mission the past months….hopefully i can squeeze in the time to post new stuff on my blog….

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