Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of August 15, 2011

With a plane ticket booked for September, I am anxious to have some new travel plans on the horizon as 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 post a link to the article on my Facebook page. The following week, I select my five favorite submissions 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. Leave your submission in the comment box below rather than sending it to me on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Your article must be travel related. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission here. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I give your article the attention it deserves.

The 5 Favorites of Last Week

A Memory of Mexico” From The Life That Broke

Submitted by Lauren

Lauren shares a personal story of her first trip abroad. With her family, she discovered those first joys of traveling outside of the country in Mexico. However, with the loss of a family member a year after the trip, Lauren can only associate Mexico with loss, with a better time. Almost a cathartic piece, Lauren proves memories intertwined with travel can never fade.

6 Reasons NOT To Travel Light” From Aspiring To The Middle

Submitted by MoeDawg

This humorous article calls into question those that always tell you to travel with just one pair of underwear. Rather, the piece presents 6 reasons why you don’t have to travel light all of the time.

How Foreign is Fez? A Travel Yarn in Two Parts (Part 1)” From The Displaced Nation

Submitted by ML Awanohara

In a guest post for The Displaced Nation, Joy Richards shares her observations on culture and assimilation while in Fez, Morocco. Specifically, she explores gender roles and whether you can really share the same beliefs and values of a place so far removed from your home.

Expats, the Property Ladder and the London Riots” From The Working Traveller

Submitted by Shane

Shane casts a light on to the riots in London and the problem with political policies contributing to much of the violence. His educational and informational comment on police, politicians and unruly teens makes the situation a little bit clearer to someone not from London or the UK for that matter.

Confessions of a San Francisco Travel Blogger” From No Onions Extra Pickles

Submitted by Ashley

Ashley confesses some of the aspects to San Francisco an actual local, not a transplant, would recognize. From worries over the Big One, the pending earthquake set to rock the area, to tourists in their shorts in one of the coldest cities in summertime, Ashley’s observations and tastes on San Francisco are humorous and insightful.

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


  1. says

    Hey hey Suzy
    I got my 1st video blog today and some great travel information for the most visited town in all of Bali, Kuta. Kuta can really be a drag if you don’t know where to go so these tips can be valuable (and the video is fun too). I hope you enjoy it and I would really appreciate and mentions you can give. Thanks as always and I love your comments and blog posts too!

    Thank you,

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