Weekend Reads #2

Anyone that follows me on Twitter will know that I read a lot of blogs. I love nothing more than spending half an hour each morning with a pot of tea and my iPad as I flick through my favourite blogs. Then if I can spend a couple of hours reading on a lazy Sunday morning while munching my way through croissants and bacon butties, even better!

Here are some of my favourite posts this week. If you’re a blogger and you’ve posted something awesome this week, please do leave your link in the comments below!

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 11.58.20Nutella Baked Wontons {Wanderlust and Bake}

I’ve been swooning over a new blog this week called Wanderlust and Bake. Seriously, travelling and baking, what’s not to love? Abbey is a foodie with a case of wanderlust and she manages to combine the two perfectly. Baked Nutella Wontons are one of my favourite recipes on the site and even I’d be able to create these ‘little parcels of decadence’.

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 12.07.32What is your responsibility as a traveler? {Twenty-Something Travels}

This is a really thought provoking blog and it will strike a cord with anyone who has travelled in developing countries and wondered if you’re doing more harm than good. ‘In the internet age, ignorance isn’t really an excuse.’


Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 12.10.06Iceland’s Strokkur Geyser {Selena the Places}

Iceland really is a drama queen and Selena captures the drama, the beauty and the landscapes perfectly in this post. I particularly love her short videos that leave you feeling really tense while you wait for the geysers to erupt.

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 12.10.27Toast: Four Ways {Cupcakes and Cashmere}

This is just a quicky because I’m really impressed by anyone who manages to make me drool over toast. Why doesn’t my toast look like this? This has given me some inspiration to get away from my standard strawberry jam and be a little more adventurous in the toast department.

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 12.28.06On Young Industries (Part 1): Blogging {A Beautiful Mess}

This is a must-read for anyone who has an interest in the blogging world. They’re looking at blogging as an industry, where it may go in the future and a few tips to make sure you’re still involved in future of blogging. “There are a million different ways to blog, so choose the one you would want to read.” Fabulous advice ladies.

Screen Shot 2014-03-23 at 09.29.53VIDEO: The Best of Nicaragua {Booker Travels}

It’s not very often that a video has been entranced for the entire 9 minutes and 46 seconds. I love that this video isn’t all about the buildings you should see or the tourist attractions but it’s about enjoying the natural beauty of Nicaragua and it’s totally made me want to go.

Screen Shot 2014-03-23 at 09.35.23Simple Ways to be a Fashionable Traveller {The Love Assembly}

There are some great tips here that prove you don’t need to live in cargo pants and hiking boots when you travel, you are allowed to add some stylish items into your case too! You can’t beat a red lippy to brighten up any outfit.

Screen Shot 2014-03-23 at 09.40.09Travel is more than the seeing of sights {Intrepid Travel}

Here’s another gorgeous video but this time it’s from Intrepid who I’ve travelled with a couple of times. If this video doesn’t make you want to grab your backpack and travel the world then I don’t know what will.

Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of the best holidays. Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!


  • March 23, 2014

    Hi Monika. Great collection of articles. Will certainly be going through them this weekend.

  • March 23, 2014

    So many great reads outside of the travel sphere. Look forward to a bit of weekend reading myself 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • March 24, 2014

    I love reading blogs too! It is so inspiring and is what got me started on my own bog. Thank you for sharing some great new reads. I love that video by Intrepid!

  • March 25, 2014

    Hey Monica

    This is a nice bite-sized resource to come back to. I too read a lot of blogs but often find myself drowning in too much of the mediocre stuff and I get the feeling that lots of the great content slips me by! I just spent like 30 mins reading A Beautiful Mess and that was probably the most relevant and engaging content I’ve read in months! I’ll be back for more soon…

  • March 28, 2014

    OH MAN I LOVE YOUR BLOG. Thanks for your comment on mine by the way, it made me smile with glee. I am so glad I found yours as I am quite fond of travel! I got back from a long holiday to America/Canada recently and I wish I could’ve read The Love Assembly’s post beforehand!

  • March 29, 2014

    Some great stuff. Thanks or sharing!

  • April 17, 2014

    Reading blogs has become a bit of a favourite past time for me now. Years ago I would enjoy the Sunday morning papers. Now I am more likely to be reading a blog of someone elses experiences abroad or devouring pictures of foodie fantasies.


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