For our fellow wander lusters who enjoy a good read - Lonely Planet recently released, "The Best things in Life are Free" - a guide to over 60 cities and destinations worldwide. We have totally been browsing through most of this with post-it tabs, marking down potentials for our next vacation and simply enjoying reading about places we have already visited.
From Africa, Asia, the Americas to Australia - the book lists out a variety of free and cheap things to do when in town. We love the list of places to check out in each city along with the travel inspiration it offers.
Subtitled, 'The Ultimate Money-Saving Travel Guide' - this guide offers everything from tips for travelling during the Summer, to cycling the country side of Milan, watching spectator sports in the States, fun you can have for free, budget activities and the occasional splurge that is worth the buck.
ESTATE ROMANA FESTIVAL: ROME
"While many Romans leave the city in July and August, the folks who stay or come to visit are rewarded with the wonderful summertime music and art series, Estate Romana, when all of Rome explodes in arts and culture. You’ll find outdoor movies, musical acts, street art, concerts and much more. estateromana.comune.roma.it; check website and social media for updates on times/locations; Jun-Sep; many events free."
ONE-DAY FREE PASS: TOKYO
"If it’s a Saturday or Sunday, start early with a visit to the UNU Farmers’ Market (5-53-7 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku; 10am-4pm Sat & Sun), where you can get coffee and brunch from one of the food trucks. Then head to Omotesandō (p062) – to check out the contemporary architecture – followed by a stroll up the pedestrian alley (and teen fashion-mecca) Takeshita-dōri. On the other side of Harajuku Station is the peaceful sanctuary, Meijijingū (p065). From here it’s a short walk to Yoyogi Park (p065) where, with any luck, there will be a festival happening (complete with food stands)."
To purchase your copy of the book online CLICK HERE or head on over to your closest book store.