Stay up to date with key trends in Licensing as 500 px’s Art Director, Karen Biilmann, analyzes common threads and present styles throughout our Unique Factor photography submissions. From GenZ travel to trains, here’s what’s trending in the 500 px Licensing Collection.

Detaching and leaving the grid were the most popular 2019 travel themes. We likewise saw people gravitating towards solo travel, with numbers increasing by 7%in the in 2015 alone. Travelport examined data from the last 12 months, developing travel personas, and discovered that solo tourists produced 18%of all international bookings.

Current data from brooking.com determined that GenZ is leading the solo travel movement with 20%of this age group announcing the desire to embrace a solo expedition during a gap year before they head into post-secondary education.

Sunny day in an old city by Roksolana Baran on 500px.com

Alley Cat by Anthony J Rayburn on 500px.com

Part of the appeal of solo travel is totally disconnecting with what is comfy, and discovering yourself as you completely welcome your new travel location.

This may include leaving the grid, following unforeseen courses, finding surprise gems, and fully immersing yourself in the native culture of your destination.

morning in the mountains by Sam Brockway on 500px.com

the road less traveled by Joshua Herrera on 500px.com

A woman at Holocaust Memorial, Berlin by Morten Byskov - 5050 Travelog on 500px.com

As we dive deeper into this pattern, we discover that the location is not the only part of the journey that has actually caught the eye of travelers.

The experience of getting to the location has actually now become part of the travel itinerary– there has been a movement towards more sustainable and environment-friendly travel choices. While this will frequently extend your journey, there are a variety of benefits associated with slowing down your travel. In the UK alone, there were 439 million passengers who elected train travel in 2019, according to The Workplace of Rail and Roadway.

Through the train window by Andres Saa on 500px.com

The desire to decrease while traveling may also be an outcome of the growing health movement, as health and wellbeing continues to be a leading concern for millennials.

The international wellness economy is valued at $4.2 trillion, according to the Worldwide Wellness Economy Screen Report. Traveling by train, cruising, or taking a road trip can contribute to this motion since it encourages travelers to decrease and be more mindful of the journey to their location. The focus on hurrying is eliminated, and the experience of travel extended, developing a more wholesome journey that embraces self-discovery as part of the journey.

Roadtripping. by Jelle Canipel on 500px.com

Source of life by Halid Kalkan on 500px.com

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Husband and father of two children under age 5, Marco also enjoys walks in nature, squash, running road races, and photography. He regularly contributes significant time and resources to the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the MSPCA and other animal rights organizations, and the Bitran Charitable Foundation. Marco has also volunteered and consulted for public housing support organizations such as the Somerville Homeless Coalition, created by the local community’s grassroots response to the social crisis of homelessness.