With a million things to accomplish before I leave in just a week or so, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new to this site, each week I ask writers and readers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. I read each submission, comment, tweet the piece on Twitter, stumble the article on 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 piece should be travel related. Leave your submission in the comment box below rather than sending it to me on Twitter, Facebook, etc. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit. Submissions left in the comment box below past Friday will be carried over into next week’s submissions. 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. Check back here next Monday to see if you made the five favorites for the week.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“My Top Ten Photos of New Zealand” From Finding the Universe
Submitted by Laurence
After a year spent in New Zealand, Laurence somehow manages to pair down his photos of the country to ten favorites. In what I imagine to be a difficult thing to do, Laurence presents some alluring landscape shots of New Zealand, providing endless inspiration to hop a plane down to the country.
“Free Spirit Spheres on Vancouver Island” From Nod ‘n’ Smile
Submitted by Nod ‘n’ Smile
I always enjoy when travelers highlight where they stay as an attraction, a powerful experience. Nod ‘n’ smile stays in a spherical tree-house on Vancouver Island. Her experience is unique to say the least, proving where you stay can be just as important as where you go.
“Elephants Were Put on This Earth To Entertain Us” From Ordinary Traveler
Submitted by Christy
Christy visits an elephant-breeding center in Chitwan National Park, only to be very alarmed at how these animals are treated. Her observations call into question even visiting these places. She presents an interesting comment on tourism and animal treatment as a result.
“Lake Naivasha” From My Walkabout
Submitted by William
William heads to Lake Naivasha, Kenya’s second largest freshwater lake. He encounters not just a lake, but also a mini safari along the way with zebras, giraffes and gazelles. His experience is one of those travel moments where you have to pinch yourself to see if it truly is real.
“Photo Essay: Hiking in Aletsch, Switzerland (Part 1)” From 100 Miles Highway
Submitted by Katherina
Katherina escapes into the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, specifically to hike around the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in Europe. Her photographs capture the undeniable beauty of Switzerland and even the charm of the country, specifically with a sighting of a Valais’ Blackneck goat, half black and half white in appearance.
Don’t forget to leave your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.