TBD Top 5 – The Best of February Travel

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A slightly different format for the Top 5 – February flew by so this top 5 encompasses the whole month. So many amazing posts to choose from, so hard to whittle them down!

First up is Leif from The Runaway Guide. I always find his take on travel interesting and this post in particular caught my eye as it’s more than a little mischievous! Trains are a hugely popular way to travel around Europe and Leif shows us how to do it on an even cheaper budget than most can manage – by train jumping! Some may question the morals of it but if you’re on a tight budget and fancy an adrenaline rush then this guide’s for you! http://www.runawayguide.com/jumping-trains/

Next, a post from the guys at Thinking Nomads who churn out top notch posts all the time so it wasn’t going to be long before they featured here! The post is actually via National Geographic but Alaska has always been a dreamy, mythical kind of place for me so i love reading anything about it. Coupled with the amazing photos and story that was provided here it kept me in a daydream the rest of the day! http://thinkingnomads.com/2011/02/18/the-ultimate-alaska-trip/

Another place which has captured my imagination which i’m yet to visit is Mongolia (you’ll notice the trend of posts with the places i’d love to go!). Sherry at Ottsworld indulged me with this one though it was more through the amazing, fun idea of being able to be taken along on the trip with her via a bid on Ebay. You’ll have to read the post to find out the rest, but i thought it was an ace idea! http://www.ottsworld.com/blogs/travel-with-me-mongoli/

Next is Barbara from Hole in the Donut. I love her site for the name alone but this post caught my eye and again made me dream of visiting Nepal. As someone who spent an extended time in the country we get a bit of an insiders view and Barbara pulls out the best spots for travellers heading there. I’ll certainly revisit the post when my flight’s booked! http://www.holeinthedonut.com/2011/02/17/travel-handbook-pokhara-nepal/

Finally, one from Todd at Todd’s Wanderings. This is a bit of a cheat as it was actually published before February, but i read it in February so who cares! It’s another fantastic guide, this time to the enchanting land of Petra. Todd’s photos are fantastic and give you a real insight into this amazing place. http://www.toddswanderings.com/2010/12/petra-jordan-photo-essay-a-walk-through-history.html

So there you have it for another month! For me, travel and travel writing is all about inspiring and these posts certainly did that for me during February. Hope you like them too if you’ve just read them for the first time and i’m sure if you’ve seen them before then you’ll agree that they were just as good the second time around…

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4 replies
  1. Barbara Weibel
    Barbara Weibel says:

    Hi Tom:
    What a nice surprise to find my post on Pokhara, Nepal featured in your top five backpacking destinations. For years, people have asked me what is my favorite destination in the world and I could never give a one-place answer – that is, until I went to Nepal. From the moment I set foot in the country I was in love, and the city of Pokhara has become my adopted home, so I especially appreciate the inclusion. Hopefully, my guide to Pokhara will help all travelers considering visiting this lovely city on the shores of Phewa Lake.

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  2. Todd
    Todd says:

    Hi Tom, thanks for including my Petra article in your round up! Petra has long been on my mind and finally being able to visit was a dream come true. Luckily it lived up to my expectations and my camera battery didn`t run out 🙂

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  3. Eva
    Eva says:

    Hi Tom,

    First of all, Thanks for writing such a nice post and it was well formatted too. I loved the sunset photo you used in this post.

    I’m planning to visit Nepal next month. It would be great if you can post an article on tourist attractions in Nepal and good hotels over there.

    @Barbara I love Nepal.

    Thanks,
    Eva

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