Frugal Monkey’s Web Wrap – 15 March 2013

in Travel News

With the working week winding down, it’s the perfect time to look back at the travel articles and budget blogs that have caught our eyes over the last two weeks. Read on to see Frugal Monkey’s latest online highlights.

      • Go, See, Write – Michael Hodson set off in 2008 with aims of circling the world without ever leaving the ground. Sixteen months later he achieved his goal, but that doesn’t mean he put away his suitcases. Well and truly bitten by the travel bug, Hodson continues to log his adventures in Go, See, Write. It’s better written than many sites in the blogosphere, and its mix of exciting photographers and videos beautifully complement the words.
      • Road Trips – The Ultimate Planning Guide @ Y Travel Blog – When Caz and Craig Makepeace say they’ve compiled the ultimate guide to planning road trips, they mean it. The couple have a young family, so they know how to save money on the road. The packing and pre-departure checklists are also invaluable. Make sure you download our top 10 free road trip apps before you set off!
      • Tourist 2 Townie – In 2009, Gareth was a well-paid marketing director living the American Dream in sunny Southern California. But on one fateful afternoon, “the beer lost its taste and the view lost its inspiration”, so Gareth booked a one-way ticket to Buenos Aires. His travel blog follows his attempts to go from tourist to townie, or to make the transition from ordinary vacationer to part of the Latin American communities he visits. Plenty of videos and frequent updates make this blog worth bookmarking.
      • Maybe This Groupon Deal Wasn’t a Deal at All @ Christopher Elliott – Before you jump on that too-good-to-be-true vacation package, perhaps you’d better read this article. It shines a light on the downsides of popular group buying websites and their deals.
      • Mommy Poppins – New York City can sap your finances, but this great family-friendly blog showcases the Big Apple’s budget-friendly side. It’s targeted at locals, but families visiting the area will find its information invaluable. We particularly like the regular weekend guides crammed with free and fun things to do across the five boroughs.

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