In case you missed my travel announcement, I will be off to North and South Carolina in just a few weeks. In the meantime, I have been busy reading about travel as I present 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 post per person each week. The article must be travel related. Leave a link to your submission in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit. If you leave your submission past Friday, I will just carry it over into the submissions for 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
“5 Things You Must Do in Nashville NOT Related to Music” From Visual Vacation
Submitted by Erin
When most think of Nashville, myself included, they think of music. The challenge in Nashville comes with finding other things to see and do that don’t involve music. Erin presents five things to see in Nashville with no relation to music, from a life-size replica of the Parthenon to the city’s Farmers Market.
“Why Do We Travel?” From Man on the Lam
Submitted by Raymond
Raymond explores that classic travel question, “Why do we travel?”. Rather than turning it into a sappy explanation, he presents various questions travelers get asked all of the time and how he responds. I appreciated the humor and succinct nature of the piece for there really is no “one-size fits all” explanation for traveling, as Raymond puts it.
“My 7 Travelling Truths” From Oneika the Traveller
Submitted by Oneika
Oneika reveals her seven traveling truths from her hatred for museums to her problems with eating the local cuisine. She opens up the comments to share your traveling truths, something I don’t think travelers confront enough. Sometimes we have to come to terms with how we travel, even if how we pack or how we social with strangers would horrify the next traveler.
“An Outdoor Market in Brazil: Ordinary, yet Beautiful” From This is My Happiness
Submitted by Jenna
Sometimes we don’t notice the beauty in the ordinary until we travel. What is a local routine in São Paulo, Brazil, attending an outdoor market, quickly becomes so much more to Jenna. With careful arrangements and colors so bright, Jenna finds the beauty in someone’s ordinary.
“Conversations with Katrina” From With Sparkles
Submitted by Verity
Verity heads to New Orleans to find Hurricane Katrina still everywhere in the city, even after nearly six years. What I found most poignant about this piece are the fragments of conversations she includes with locals who were and still are deeply affected by the destruction.
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.