I’m back, after an accidental blogging break. My WordPress completely broke and so I was unable to post for a while, so apologies for leaving you hanging with the California road trip posts I promised. They are coming, but first I wanted to share a little collaboration I took part in with some awesome travel blogging buddies. We got our heads together to recommend our five favourite destinations for each month. I’m sharing our favourites for the month of October, so if you’re looking for somewhere to recharge those batteries, or explore, read on.
Tom from Travelling Tom
Wroclaw (pronounced vroht-swaff) is Poland’s up-and-coming destination and is an emerging centre of
technology in the country. This city has a large student population and, as you can imagine, the nightlife is
In the day you can go on the hunt for one of over 150 dwarfs dotted around the city, take in in the vibrance
and beauty of the colourful buildings in Market Square or see some communist-esque architecture at
For inspiration, visit Travelling Tom on Instagram.
Kieren from Got My Backpack
I visited Munich as part of a 22 day interrail route and it was
one of my favourite stops. If you love beer, you’ll love Munich, and you’ll especially love it during Oktoberfest
(which actually starts towards the end of September) as the city is filled with tents serving delicious Bavarian
If you don’t visit during the festivities, you can still visit the famous Hofbräuhaus or one of the many beer
gardens to soak up the traditional German atmosphere. A visit to the fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle should
also be on your to-do list, as soon as you see it you’ll understand why Walt Disney was so inspired by it.
Katie from Real World Runaway
Timing a visit to Venice can be a challenge. The beautiful canals that make up the heart of the city can often
flood during the winter and the summer sees an unfathomable amount of tourists descend to soak up the
An October visit still provides you with a bit of warmth but with a little more peace and quiet while you enjoy
your Aperol spritz and chichetti at a local outdoor café.
Find Katie over on Instagram and twitter.
A really overlooked destination just down the coast from Croatia. Montenegro gives you all of the history,
sightseeing, beautiful weather and delicious food with half of the tourists.
It is cheaper than other neighbouring countries and very easy to travel around. Climb the city wall fortress in
Kotor, take a boat ride on River Crnojevica or enjoy Jaz beach in Budva.
Me, myself and I…Gabriella Manchester
The Algarve tends to have very mild Octobers with temperatures in the high teens. If you’re looking for a
getaway before the UK rainy season really sets in, head to Sesmarias in The Algarve. Beautiful beaches, relaxed seafront fish
restaurants in a sleepy neighbourhood. It’s my go-to for a sunshine mini-break. Being just a short flight to Faro,
and only 45 minutes from the airport, Sesmarias is the perfect place to recharge those batteries.
I hope that’s given you some food for thought for perhaps your last trip of 2018. If you’re partial to a little wanderlusting, I highly recommend following all of these guys on Instagram for inspiration. I’m also heading on an around the world trip which has been 5 years in the pipeline and has taken 9 months of planning. So please do make sure you’re following me on Instagram and YouTube if you’re interested in seeing what I get up to.
Thanks to Kieren at Got My Backpack for arranging this collaboration, and to Katie, Tom and Kate for the contributions!