Heather on her travels around the web in September

Heather on her travels has been busy getting around the web – here’s a round up of guest posts and other travels news.

Many thanks for the mention on the Carnival of the Cities at Emm in London for my post on the Nightglow at the Bristol Balloon festival – see the video of the balloons lighting up at night in time to the music. It’s the first time I’d been in 15 years in Bristol. You never appreciate what’s on your doorstep (until you become a travel blogger).

A couple of other blogs hosted my guest posts in the last few weeks;

Hostelbookers have been running a womens’ independent travel theme and featured my article
Girl’s Backpacking Guide to Berlin covering my trip this spring with my teenage daughter and some of her friends. I gave my hints on how to eat cheaply, best ways to get around, the sights we enjoyed, and the edgier side of Berlin.

At Rovinj in Istria, Croatia

At Rovinj in Istria, Croatia

Over at Ciao Bambino, they’ve just published my guest post on Family fun in Istria, Croatia, featuring the things we enjoyed on our holiday there in August. Istria’s a self-contained region of Croatia close to the Italian border, with something for everyone. You’ll find a gorgeous rocky coastline, picturesque old hill towns and wonderful food and wine, including the famous truffles and seafood.

As always I’ve been doing my regular weekly post every Thursday at Europe a la Carte – take a look at my recent posts;

 Free podcasts and other resources for Berlin
I always enjoy listening to podcasts when walking or travelling and here are some that I found about Berlin – just the thing to download and listen to on the plane or train going there – they’re all free. Thanks to Caitlin for the mention on her travel link round-up on Roaming Tales

Great free museums for the family in London
In London you’ll find the big 3 family friendly and free museums, all together in South Kensington – read my post about what’s on offer. Thanks to Debbie from Delicious Baby for the mention in her round up of travel links that are of interest to family travellers.

Old Town in Vannes, Brittany

Old Town in Vannes, Brittany

Sailing boats and the medieval city of Vannes in Brittany
Vannes is a great combination of picturesque medieval town and a mecca for sailors and sea lovers.

Eat local, eat truffles in Istria, Croatia
Truffles are the big in Istria – in fact the biggest truffle in the world was found there – it’s in the Guiness book of records. If you never tried a truffle, Istria is the place to start.

Travel News and Resources
Not long ago I featured a guest post from Lanzarote Guidebook website and now their Autumn version of their free downloadable guide to Lanzarote is available, so do head over to check it out. You’ll find there’s a lot more to Lanzarote than the package holiday image would suggest.

I’m planning to do this round-up on a regular basis, so if you have any travel news that you think my readers would be interested, particularly free resources and anything that’s not madly time sensitive, then let me know and I may feature it.

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    September 17, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Great site! Sounds like a great trip to Croatia! I’ve never been but it’s definitely on my list! I hope to visit by boat one day.

    We went to the south of Turkey this summer and loved it. It was our first summer trip without the kids and we found we could do things on our own time, at our leisre, without those long faces of teens who have their own ideas… 🙂 Still missed them though 🙂

    Will be back to read more!

    Holli in Ghana

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    Donna Hull
    September 18, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Heather, you’ve certainly been a busy writer in September. I look forward to reading your guest post about Croatia. I’ve been to Dubrovnik but would like to see more of the country.

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    September 20, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Getting to know more about your blog and how cool! Went the balloon festival which really was awsome…

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    Nan Davidson
    March 12, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Love your style of traveling and was wondering if you had been to Budapest Hungary? I am in Salem, NH and my boyfriend Istvan and I travel every year for his judo. We have been to Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, etc. I love traveling and it is an obsession once you start – it is so amazing! See ya . .

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    Heather Cowper
    March 13, 2010 at 9:00 am

    @ Nan – Thanks for your comment. No, sorry I haven’t yet been to Budapest, although it is one of the locations I can get to easily with direct flights from Bristol, so perhaps I should add it to the list. There are just so many great places to see, as you say.

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