Launch of the Expedia Viewfinder Image Library

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Growing the Expedia Viewfinder blog with the Expedia Viewfinder Image Library

It’s no secret that images are a driving factor of the entire travel process, from travel inspirations such as researching vacation ideas on Pinterest to posting photos post-trip. I remember as a child flipping through the pages of National Geographic, marveling at beautiful travel images from around the world such as Paris’ Eiffel Tower—a dream that I relived on a recent trip to Paris.  

Compelling, stunning photos serve as the cornerstone of the content we showcase here on the Expedia Viewfinder blog. These images are pertinent in illustrating the stories that each of our dozen bloggers tell. I mean, really, what is a story about Mexico’s white sand beaches or the distinctiveness of Mt. Everest without the photos that showcase these magical spots?

We want to continue to tell these compelling, stunning stories. We want to empower others to tell, them, too. These desires have led to the launch of the next evolution of the Expedia Viewfinder blog: the Expedia Viewfinder Image Library. An industry first, this new online resource will feature more than 40,000 high-resolution travel images for everyone from media outlets to bloggers, journalists and other types of content creators, and more.

Oh, and the best part: The Expedia Viewfinder Image Library is totally free.

An industry first, the new Expedia Viewfinder Image Library will feature more than 40,000 high-resolution travel images for use. 

Travelers have been visiting the Expedia Viewfinder blog over the last year to find tips, recommendations, and resources that inspire them to travel. Our goal with the Expedia Viewfinder Image Library is to extend and amplify the platform and continue to inspire travel for all. The library is compatible with both desktop and mobile devices, allowing users to browse an intuitive, organized collection of images of thousands of the most beautiful places in the world. The Expedia Viewfinder Image Library also displays relevant travel suggestions based on each image search.


Many of the images in the Expedia Viewfinder Image Library are available for display on third-party sites. Each image is tagged digitally with a short description and link to additional information about its location. For more information, please visit

The Expedia Viewfinder blog has sought to inspire readers with compelling stories and images by everyday travelers from all walks of life. We hope that the Expedia Viewfinder Image Library will continue to do achieve this goal, and do so beyond the pages of the Expedia Viewfinder blog.

Expedia compensates authors for their writings appearing on this site, such compensation may include travel and other costs.

Sarah Waffle Gavin

Sarah Gavin is Expedia’s Vice President of Global Communications, overseeing a team around the world that focus on telling travel’s great stories. Her passion lies in bringing people together through the shared experiences and mind-broadening phenomenon of travel – while revealing all the tips and tricks to getting the best value on vacation. Part foodie, part tech geek, part mom, part traveler, Sarah loves a mini staycation with her husband, as much as a power shop through New York. Her family trips are treasured above all else, and when she's not sitting poolside in Mexico with the kids, she hangs her hat in the burbs of Seattle, Washington at the intersection of travel, technology, and motherhood.



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