It’s time for our weekly round-up of the best of the travel blogosphere. This time around we share posts on dealing with bad weather on your travels, the best free things to do in Paris, and more besides!
Dealing With Bad Weather on Your Travels by Twenty-Something Travel
When you’re on a backpacking trip, you can control your budget, you can control what you see, and the food you eat – but you can’t control the weather. So then what happens when you end up battling Monsoon season or super-cold travel days? Kay from Twenty-Something Travel has some tips for you…
“It rained, poured, snowed, or stormed every single day while I was in there. Not only that, but it was cold for summertime, even by Iceland’s standards.”
Top 10 Free Things To Do In Paris by I Am Aileen
Who doesn’t love Paris, the city of love? But as beautiful as Paris is, it’s definitely not the cheapest place to travel in the world. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be explored on a backpacker’s budget – especially when you learn about all the free things you can do in the city in this post from Aileen.
“A trip to one of the world’s most sought after destination — Paris — surely doesn’t have to be expensive. As you can see by now, if you’re into doing ‘budget travel’, there is no shortage of FREE things to do in Paris.”
A Cheap, Adventurous Trip to Machu Picchu by GloboTreks
Machu Picchu is one of the most jaw-dropping sites of natural beauty in the world. But what about exploring this mountain on a budget? Norbert from Globotreks gives you the inside track so you can avoid the expensive tours and stick to your tight budget.
“This year, I returned to Peru and its ancient Incan capital, Cusco. I was traveling with a marvelous group of friends visiting Peru for the first time, and obviously, they wanted to see Machu Picchu. For a while I debated visiting the ruins again, but I got easily convinced by my friends to go with them. In truth, I wanted to see the ruins again to relive the experience. But, there was one condition. It had to be a cheap trip!”
Wander Through the Sicilian Village in a Cave, Frozen in Time by Messy Nessy Chic
Travelling is all about having the kind of experiences that you’d never be able to have at home. And what’s more out-of-the-ordinary than exploring an ancient village that still functions inside a cave? Sounds good to us.
“In the province of Trapani, Sicily, there’s a portal through time about eighty meters high and seventy meters deep. Nestled inside the natural opening of two mountain peaks, lies a tiny village, consisting of quaint earth-colored houses, a chapel, stables, workshops and one cobbled main street.”
9 Summer Read to Satiate Your Wanderlust by Nomadic Matt
Gearing yourself up for your holidays or a summer backpacking trip? Get yourself in the mood with these awesome book suggestions from Nomadic Matt!
“After years of sporadic reading, digesting so many books this year has nourished my long book-starved soul. And, with the summer travel season in full swing, I wanted to share my recent favorite reads. A good book makes long flights go by quicker.”
And that is that. What are your favourite travel reads from the week? Check back next week for more travel goodness from the blogosphere!