We’ve been very social this week. We reached 70,000 followers on Facebook, 1,000 on Instagram and 500 on Twitter. We also read a lot of great content, both on travel blogs and in magazines like Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast.
Here are our favorites of the week.
4 Rookie Car Rental Mistakes to avoid in Europe, by Suzy Guese
Having rented vehicles in Ireland, Italy and Germany before, I figured that I had the process down. Hidden expenses and catastrophes along the way wouldn’t surprise me. As we jumped in our rented wheels in the middle of Rome’s swarming chaos, I knew right from the first seat belt click, we were already making rookie rental car mistakes in Europe. To prevent seasoned pros and also rental car rookies in the truest sense from making the mistakes I made, don’t sign off on your car rental agreement in Europe until you make sure that you aren’t committing these travel sins.
Read the rest on Suzy Guese’s blog
10 Safest Destinations for Solo Female Travelers, by The Blonde Abroad
Photo - © Kiersten, The Blonde Abroad
While there may be some destinations that are more safe than others, the world is not as scary as some might think. With a positive attitude and general street smarts, there are plenty of places in the world where you can feel totally safe and secure on your own.
She then lists 10 countries, including Ireland, Iceland and Costa Rica.
Check out the list on Kiersten’s blog, The Blonde Abroad.
The Best Places To Relax: A Peaceful Photo Series, by LandLopers
Since it’s the holiday season and people are undoubtedly a little stressed out, I thought sharing some relaxing photos would be best. So here are a few of what I think are the best places to relax around the world.
Photo - © Matt Long
Check out all the places on Matt’s blog, LandLopers
Top 10 Cities in Europe: Readers’ Choice Awards 2014, Condé Nast Traveler
The readers of Condé Nast Traveler pick their 10 favorite cities in Europe.