As August begins, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new here, each week I ask writers and readers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. I read each submission, comment, tweet the article on Twitter, stumble the piece using Stumbleupon and place a link to the post 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 piece each week. If you submit two, I will just carry over one of them to next week’s submissions. Leave your submission in the comment box below rather than sending it to me on Facebook, Twitter, etc. You have until the end of the day on Friday in your part of the world to submit. If you leave your submission past Friday, I will also just carry it over into the next week. 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
“Weekly Travel Shot: Serendipity in Sicily” From Ordinary Traveler
Submitted by Christy
Christy shares a shot of Taormina, Sicily. Aside from this rather fairytale photograph of the town’s Greek Theatre, Christy’s words paired with what this time in Sicily meant to her life are even more powerful.
“Day trip to Chichester” From Ana Travels
Submitted by Ana
Ana takes us to Chichester, a perfectly British town in every regard. From the Chagall Window in the cathedral to the Arundel Tomb of a couple holding hands to show their eternal love, Ana captures the charms of Chichester.
“Across the Atlantic by Cargo Ship” From Good and Lost
Submitted by Tim
Tim details the process of traveling from Charleston, South Carolina to Antwerp, all by cargo ship. The long journey is one filled with meeting a crew of characters and of unending perspective. Tim outlines his reasons for traveling in this matter, saying they are similar to a passenger who remarks, “I wanted to be able to feel the distance.”
“Bamako to Dakar: A Tidy 35 Hours on the Okra Sauce Bus” From Phil in the Blank
Submitted by Phil
Phil might be the most patient person on earth after enduring a 35 hour bus ride across West Africa. He describes surviving massive flooding on the bus due to a storm, mosquitoes that won’t let up and check points that never seem to end. You really get a sense of travel as Phil describes those 35 hours.
“My Best Encounters: People” From The Travelling Editor
Submitted by Dylan
Dylan shares his best encounters with people on the road. From unexpected kindness to life-long friendships, his travel encounters prove just how serendipitous travel can be. In really no other area of life can you have these chance encounters at chance times and in chance places.
Don’t forget to leave your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.