Our Best Spring Travel Content – Part 2

Earlier this month, we took to the blog to show you some of the best spring-themed content written by the World Words team. But it turns out that we couldn’t do ourselves justice with just one blog. So we’re back with another.

As anyone of the pedalling persuasion knows, spring is prime cycling season, so we’ve dug up two articles from the archives on the topic: the first, a cycling itinerary guide and the second, a blog post on urban cycling events. If you favour two feet over two wheels, we’ve got an article on the world’s best long-distance hiking trails too. And if all that seems a little too active for your tastes, never fear; we have also got some more laid-back outdoor fun on offer in the form of a guide to London’s best parks. Last but by no means least, we’ve included a travel guide we wrote to the Isle of Skye. Although this Scottish isle is beautiful at any time of the year, we think it peaks in spring when the wildflowers are in full bloom and the puffins finally show their faces. Scroll on down to read them all…

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Top Travel Links Blogs for Pimsleur

Every month, we write a blog post for Pimsleur Approach listing the best travel stuff on the web. We call it Top Travel Links. These pieces showcase the best travel articles, news and events, pictures, videos and more from the previous month in a range of publications around the world. Here is a short extract from the latest in a long line of round-ups…
 

APRIL’S TOP TRAVEL LINKS

Is travel a bad idea? Wildlife photographer Paul Souders says it can be. He tells the Mother Nature Network all about his life and career, in which he jets around the world, takes photos and gets paid. That must be awful!

William L Sullivan, on the other hand doesn’t do the world, but what he doesn’t know about hiking around Oregon isn’t worth a damn. And now he’s planning a book tour.

It’s April, so why, you may be wondering, is the word “Santa” approaching rapidly? Simple. Semana Santa (there it is) is Spanish for Easter. Read all about it on About.com. The always-wonderful National Geographic has a list of 10 things to do before April dies – and, unlike us, who will have done it three times by the end of this sentence, it doesn’t mention Santa at all.

Closer to home, it’s Patriots’ Day on April 21. Head to the National Park Service website for a list of events. Meanwhile, British journalist and photographer Lee Howard followed in the footsteps of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler on the Gone with the Wind Trail.

 
You can read the whole of the April’s Top Travel Links blog on the Pimsleur Approach website. Alternatively, check out the rest of 2014’s Top Travel Links blogs so far here and here – or delve even further back into the archives here.