Straight from Barcelona, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. 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 profile my five favorites submitted last week.
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The 5 Favorites Of Last Week
“Hiking in the Rain at Sunset Crater Volcano” From Kaleidoscopic Wandering
Submitted by JoAnna
JoAnna explores Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in Arizona, completely drenched in the rain. I enjoyed her descriptions of being isolated with her husband in the pouring rain. Instead of running for the hills when bad weather presents, JoAnna takes the higher road, seeing the positives of being completely isolated on a crater.
“Use Travel To Make You Happy” From Todd’s Wanderings
Submitted by Todd
It sounds simple enough, “use travel to make you happy”. However, in the travel community, the traveler vs. tourist, long term vs. short-term traveler debate gets in the way. Todd presents another option. Love what you do and do what you love. If travel factors in to the picture, by all means embrace it. If not, no one is judging. I appreciated Todd’s positive attitude to differing travel styles.
“How To Couchsurf Without Couchsurfing” From Adventurous Kate
Submitted by Kate
Staying on a stranger’s couch, to be honest, does not and will not appeal to me. However, Kate presents a different option to couchsurfing. You can socialize with couchsurfers and not even couchsurf. I enjoyed her take on couchsurfing from someone that didn’t want to sleep with strangers, so to speak, but just used the medium as a way to meet people from all around the world.
“What I wish I knew BEFORE my RTW Trip” From Mobile Lawyer
Submitted by Michael
Nothing is more useful to a traveler than reading what an experienced traveler wish they knew before traveling around the world. For new travelers or veterans, we all can learn something for another’s travels, mistakes or misgivings.
“Travel Snapshots: Dancing Dragons” From To China…and Beyond!
Submitted by Jessica
If you need a blast of color, Jessica’s moments at the Dragon Boat Festival in Shibing, Guizhou will brighten your computer screen. I enjoyed the subtle moments she captured through the camera’s lens. Festivals are undoubtedly the best way to experience a place.
Don’t forget to submit your travel posts to this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel.