Summer has hit full force in the Northern Hemisphere and road trip pointers, travel gear tips and other travel fun abounds:
Matador Trips outlines the Top 7 Summer Road Trips in the US/Canada.
Perpetual nomad and freelance writer Christine Gilbert gives readers part one of the lowdown on how her day-to-day gear fared over the last year of travel in A Year of Gear: Road Tested Results Part One.
Our friends over at Gadling outlined 10 Gadgets to Make Your Road Trip More Enjoyable.
Speaking of road trips, bloggers Pam of Nerd’s Eye View, Kelly of Travellious and Peter of The Carey Adventures embarked this week on their cross-country trip to Chicago for the TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) conference (wish we could make it too!). Get some background on their trip on Pam’s post The TBEX Road Trip.
Ben Keene of World Hum lets us in on Six Great Summer Music Festivals in Europe.
Thinking of taking up surfing? Check out BootsnAll Travel’s Learning to Surf on the Road: 5 Good Spots and 5 Helpful Tips.
And lastly, for those mourning the King of Pop, TravelPost brings us Michael Jackson’s Favorite Hotels.