Here we go again! Our top 5 picks from the travel blogosphere this week.
And this time round you can read about free things to do in Brookyln to satisfy your inner hipster, the most epic beach destinations in the world, and tonnes more…. enjoy!
27 Epic Beach Destinations For Your Chill-Out Checklist by Goats On The Road
The beach bums amongst you are going to seriously love this new post from Goats On The Road in which they share their 27 top beaches from their worldwide travels. From Mexico to Turkey, there’s sun, sea, and sand for every beach lover.
“There are many factors that play a part in finding the perfect beach. To some, this may mean turquoise waters with snow-like sand, while for others, the most epic beaches may be secluded and have a rocky coastline, with pebbles in the water. Some prefer beach-bars and music, while others like peace & quiet.”
My Open Love Letter to France on Bastille Day by Landlopers
There were many declarations of love for everything French across the travel blogosphere this week because of Bastille Day. But our favourite was this sincere love letter written by Matt from Landlopers.
“I’ve long said that one could spend a lifetime exploring France and it’s true. The level of diversity and the sheer number of interesting places is almost overwhelming. More than just a large country with interesting towns and villages, I think that not unlike Germany, France too fulfills the promise of what Europe should look like.”
A Girl’s Guide to Germany: How to Pack and Prepare by Her Packing List
Caroline from Her Packing List is your go-to blogger for everything you need to know about female travel. In this in-depth post, you can find out the ins and outs (and crucially, what to pack!) for the best possible trip to Germany.
“Whether it’s the World War II history throughout the country or the Bavarian charm of Munich or the chic vibe of urban Berlin, there’s something for every type of traveler.”
Transylvania’s Bran Castle by Travel with Bender
Before Twilight, there was Dracula! And if you are vampire obsessed, you can actually visit Bran Castle in Transylvania, which allegedly has ties to the fang-toothed one. You can even purchase it if you have a cool $80 million lying around!
“When Josh and I watched the movie Dracula Untold I knew in that moment I had to see Dracula’s Castle in Romania. Then we read that the current owner, Archduke Dominic, had placed the castle on the open market for $80 million (£47 million). What a bargain!”
5 Free Things to Do in Brooklyn by Drink Tea and Travel
If you’re a wannabe hipster, the #1 place you need to visit is Brooklyn in New York. But living the hipster bream comes with a high price tag. That is unless you follow Oksana Simakina’s tips about the best free things to do there, including a trip to Brooklyn Flea Market and a night of culture at the Brooklyn Museum.
“Luckily, there is Brooklyn, a more spacious, culturally diverse, and in my opinion, a more interesting suburb of New York City. Everything seems to be better in Brooklyn. It’s cheaper, greener, funkier, and is filled with awesome restaurants, boutiques, markets, museums, and beautiful parks.”
Let us know your top reads from the week in the comments!