In Which I Share Some Travel Links…& Ask For Your Help

by gigigriffis

A gorgeous Swiss tomato known as the “bull heart.”

Before I dive into this month’s link round-up, I have a favor to ask.

You see, in the continuation of my winter disasters, this month I learned that I have to pay a totally unexpected (and really unjust, though that’s a story for another time) $500 bill. As I mentioned last month, I’ve just started breaking even, so an extra $500 is a pretty horrifying prospect for me.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you for money. But this is where you can come in.

Next time you order something on Amazon, first come to this page and click on this link. When you do, Amazon gives me a percentage of the full sale price of your order. There’s no extra cost to you and you don’t have to purchase anything extra or specific. Just click the link and buy whatever it is you were already going to buy. It’s a simple thing – an extra second of your time to come here and click the link – but it has the potential to make a big difference for me.

And if you aren’t making any orders, but do want to help? You can also leave a review for one of my books on Amazon (these make a HUGE difference to my rankings and sales there), donate directly (see the right sidebar where it says “Love this Site?” for details), or help me find free/cheap accommodations along France’s Eurovelo 6 cycling trail, where Luna and I will be cycling our hearts out this September. If you know someone who has a couch or owns a B&B, hotel, or campground anywhere along the Eurovelo 6 between Stein am Rhein and Nantes, shoot me a note.

Alright, enough of my requests. Let’s talk travel and inspiration…

Let’s start with a couple interesting ideas for the bucket list:

:: Once one of the world’s most dangerous walks, the Caminito del Rey has been re-built and reopened to the public.

:: Feeling less adventurous? Visit a gorgeous French castle instead.

:: Or even an abandoned French castle.

:: And if one isn’t enough, here’s a whole trail full of castles.

:: Rather be away from civilization? Here’s a list of the world’s uninhabited regions.

:: Switching gears, here’s a lovely interview with a travel photographeress.

:: Oh, and did I mention I’m on Instagram now?

:: To end this round-up somewhere beautiful, watch this.

And in case you missed them on the blog, a few oldie goodies:

:: The Art of Backing Off

:: Solo Travel Is Hard. Do It Anyway.

:: Ask a Local: What Should I Do/See/Eat in Venice, Italy?

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