After a weekend in Aspen and no celebrity sightings to be had, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new here, each week I ask writers and readers to share their favorite travel post of the week. I read each submission, comment, tweet the post on Twitter, stumble the article on Stumbleupon and post a link to the piece on my Facebook page. The following week I select my five favorites to be featured here and the stumbling begins again.
Just a few things to keep in mind, please only submit one link per person each week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit your article. The post should be travel related. Leave a link to the article in the comment box below. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I give your post the attention it deserves.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“A German Confronted With Nazi Stuff” From Country Skipper
Submitted by Sabrina
Sabrina tackles another culture’s views on Nazi Germany as a German. I think we sometimes don’t always seek out those opinions and perspectives of the Germans about that time. Sensitivities among nationalities can vary greatly. This post is a good reminder to always be mindful of that fact and look at the other side.
“Adventure Philanthropy: A Q&A with Roadmonkey CEO Paul von Zielbauer” From Madien Voyage
Submitted by Emily
Emily interviews Paul von Zielbauer, CEO of Roadmonkey, an adventure philanthropy company aimed at being both a cultural experience, but also one of help. Starting out as a journalist, Paul had a vision and created Roadmonkey. Not only is it inspiring to see how someone saw their vision come to be, but the interview also presents an organization you may want to look into as a traveler.
“Life in a Little Room in a Big World” From The Working Traveller
Submitted by Shane
If you have stayed in many a small and crummy place, you can appreciate this post. We often complain about our accommodations, but The Working Traveller points out just how lucky we are as travelers to have such inspiring surroundings outside those uninspired cheap accommodations.
“Screw You, Ryanair” From The Travelling Editor
Submitted by Dylan
If you have yet to fly Ryanair, I’m not sure you can relate to this post. If you have, you will find yourself in agreement with Dylan’s experience of being nickled and dimed by the airline and treated like a piece of meat. The post also shines a light on the traveler’s ability to pick and choose flights and services, and that strange decision to go back to a service or company we said we would never choose again due to cost.
“In Search of The Perfect Crepe” From 100 Miles Highway
Submitted by Katherina
As travelers, we are always in search of something. For most of us, after a taste of a new culture’s sweets, we usually now know what we are looking for in that place. Katherina explores savory crepes while in Switzerland. If you are hungry, you may not want to read her descriptions of sweet and savory crepes.
Don’t forget to leave a comment below with your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.