Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of April 2, 2012

Back from New Orleans, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new to this site, each week I ask writers and readers to submit their favorite travel post of the week. I read each submission, comment, tweet the article on Twitter, stumble the piece using Stumbleupon and post a link to the article on my Facebook page. The following week I select my five favorites to be featured here and the stumbling begins again into the next week.

Just a few things to keep in mind, please only submit one post per person each week. Your submission must be travel related. Please leave a link to your post in the comment box below rather than sending it to me on Twitter, Facebook, etc. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission. Anything left past Friday will be carried over into next week’s submissions. I will get busy promoting the articles by the end of the day on Sunday. 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. Check back here next Monday to see if your submission made my five favorites of the week.


The 5 Favorites of Last Week

5 Aspects of Montreal I Love” From Sam’s Playground

Submitted by Sam

Sam details five captivating aspects to life in Montreal. From four seasons to summer festivals, he provides some compelling reasons to head up to the distinctive city and a few of his favorite things about Montreal.

Packing For Paris” From All Things Paris

Submitted by Erin

Erin shares her tips of what to pack for Paris in the spring. While I can’t resist a good packing post, I appreciated how Erin incorporated fitting into Paris and not standing out as a tourist. Also her packing guide can be applied to most places in Europe.

Family Kayaking in Southern France” From Raising Curiosity

Submitted by Julie

Julie and her family take to the waters below Pont-du-Gard in southern France. She presents a fine family activity or anyone activity to seeing the area’s Roman remains. Julie also lends practical information for spending the day kayaking in this part of the world.

Train Madness: The Never Ending Voyage to Montreal” From L’appel du Vide

Submitted by Liz

Liz details one of the longest train delays from Montreal to Washington D.C., some 12 hours. From lack of communication about the problem to the hours of people watching on the train, Liz tells her travel delay horror story, one we all can relate to on our travels when something goes wrong.

The Glory of Xiaolongbao” From Flip Flop Caravan

Submitted by Kelly

Kelly samples a distinctive taste of Shanghai, Xiaolongbao. The form of dim sum hailing from the city over a century ago has become every traveler’s first taste of the city. Kelly explains how these envelopes of dough are made and how to avoid disaster when eating them.

Don’t forget to leave your submission in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission.


  1. says

    Hi Suzy,
    Thank you for including me in your post. It’s a great way to start my week!

    I leave for Paris on Wednesday and my bags are packed according to “my rules”. Though still no idea about what to do with my very white legs.

    I am bringing my computer with me for the first time and hope to share more of my Parisian adventures.

    Happy travels,

  2. says

    Hi Suzy, I’ve been over to Cyprus this past week in search of Aphrodite. I didn’t find the goddess of love but I did find a Harry Potter lookalike with magic fingers, and a relaxation room as comfortable as a womb.

  3. says

    Hi Suzy!

    Just wanted to say thanks again for sharing my kayaking piece in your Stumbling Segment this week! Greatly appreciated!



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