Back in Florence, I finally was able to catch up on some travel reading. Hopefully you will as well with this week’s favorite submissions. In case you are new here, each week I ask readers and writers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. I read, comment, stumble (using Stumbleupon) and tweet every submission. The following Monday, I highlight my five favorites from the week and the stumbling begins yet again.
If you want to submit, leave a comment here with your submission. This can be from your own site or another writer’s post you enjoyed. Please keep it to one link per person each week. The deadline to submit is Saturday (US Mountain Time). I can’t accept submissions on Sunday. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon to make sure I get to your post.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“Drinking and Travel” From Tiburón -Shark- Žralok: Writing Cooking Traveling
Submitted by Andrea
Andrea explores the connection between travel and drinking. Could you live without drinking on your travels? I thought the topic of her piece was particularly interesting and had me thinking if drinking helps or hurts the travel experience.
“Has Your Travel Style Changed?” From World Curious Traveler
Submitted by Mary
Somewhat along the same lines, Mary takes on her changing travel lifestyle, examining how she traveled when she was 23 and how she travels now. Much of traveling, we forget, is a growing process. Travel styles change and so do you. I think most will read this piece and find themselves dialing back memories of their first travels and travels today. It is remarkable how much you change and your travels change as a result.
“Parents: Bane of the Adventurous?” From The Traveling Editor
Submitted by Dylan
Just as drinking and age can affect our travels like the two posts above, Dylan explores how much his parents’ words affect his travels. To bungee jump or not? That is the question with Dad’s “Is that safe?” comment looming in the background. I appreciated Dylan’s honesty on the subject. Perhaps may be not just parents, there are always going to be people in our lives that caution us when we travel. Parents just happen to carry a great deal of weight when they utter their opinions about travel, good or bad.
“9 Surprising Facts About Southern Mexico” From Sean and Lauren
Submitted by Lauren
Sean and Lauren lend the reader some compelling reasons to head to Southern Mexico, a country these days the media does not always represent as a great travel destination as a whole. Their piece offers up some humorous facts about the area and their experience in Southern Mexico.
“Photo Essay: A Day in Vatican City” From Maiden Voyage
Submitted by Emily
Perhaps it is my upcoming trip to Rome at the end of my travels in Europe as I enjoyed how Emily captured her time in Vatican City. Her photographs are moving for the religious or not so religious. The grandeur of Vatican City requires no connection with Catholicism to appreciate.
Don’t forget to leave a comment here with your submission for this week.