20 Free Things to Do in Paris During the Summer

20 Free Things to Do During the Summer in Paris | WhyRoamTravel.com

Paris can be pretty pricey.  But don’t fear, there are plenty of things you can do while in the City of Lights that won’t break the bank.  Here are 20 things you can do during your summer visit, all for the low, low price of free.

20 Free Things to Do in Paris During the Summer

Louvre Museum in Paris | WhyRoamTravel.com

1. See some of the world’s greatest artwork
On the first Sunday of every month, museums are free. This is a great way to see some of the world’s greatest artwork at the Louvre Museum or Musée d’Orsay. I suggest going early before the doors open to stake your place in line. If you wait around and go a little later, you’ll waste half your day waiting in line to get in as these museums are always very crowded. Stop by your favorite boulangerie, pick up a pain au chocolat (click here to see where you can find the best pain au chocolat) to enjoy while you wait, and hustle to get in line at least 30 minutes before the museum doors open. You’ll be glad you did.
Click here to read more >>

Top 10 Things to Do, See & Eat When Visiting Brussels + A Magazine Feature

Top 10 Things to Do, See & Eat When Visiting Brussels | whyroamtravel.com

Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, is centrally located. It’s two hours or less away by train from a handful of other major cities like Paris, Amsterdam, London and Cologne, just to name a few. This makes Brussels a perfect hub and stopover city when traveling around Europe.

Brussels offers plenty to see and do, but even if it’s not your destination city when traveling and you only have a short time, you can still get a good taste of the city – both figuratively and literally.  And by literally, I’m referring to Belgian chocolate, waffles, fries and beer.  Yum!

If you’re planning a trip to Belgium, be sure to check out my list in the Insiders Abroad E-Magazine for the top 10 things to do, see and eat when visiting Brussels.

To check out the top 10 things to do in Brussels, jump to page 26. Just click on the magazine cover below.

Top_10_Things_to_Do,_See_&_Eat_When_Visiting_Brussels_+_A_Magazine_Feature

Travel and Writing by Author E.J. Simon + A Giveaway

E.J. Simon

The following is a guest post by author E.J. Simon.  After reading, be sure to scroll down to enter the book giveaway he is offering.

Sitting in the Café de Flore in Paris, my imagination goes into overdrive. I watch the people go by. I take in the scene as though it was a stage set for a chapter of my novel, and I think about the famous writers who have sat exactly where I now sit.

Click here to read more >>

10 Stress Busting Tips for Traveling with Your Pet + A Magazine Feature

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet | whyroamtravel.com

I’m a Mom to a little Italian furry baby.  He’s a little cat named Dolce who stole my heart from his first tiny meow.  His name means “sweet” in Italian, and it fits him perfectly.

I grew up living with pets and I’ve always had a soft spot for animals, but I resisted getting a pet after I moved from the U.S. to Rome, Italy.  I didn’t think a pet would fit well with my travel lifestyle. That all changed the day Dolce showed up.

Thankfully, Dolce immediately adapted to a life of travel.  I take him everywhere with me.  He even has a European Union passport.  Seriously. (Oh, the things I have learned being a cat mom.)

He has traveled by planes, trains, cars and boats.  He’s been to numerous places in Italy, as well as to more than a handful of other countries.  Just this year he’s traveled to France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.  He seems to enjoy his adventures, and I’m constantly amazed by him.

Click here to read more >>