Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of August 9, 2010

I am delayed again this Monday in bringing you my five favorite stumbles of last week. I have a good reason though. As I explore Portugal, I was able to squeeze in some great travel reading. Take a look at my five favorite travel posts submitted last week.

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 (using Twitter) every submission. The follow Monday, I feature my five favorite submissions of last week. If you would like to submit for this week, leave a comment here with a link to your post. You have until the end of the day on Saturday (US Mountain Time) to submit your post. I can’t take 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

Thoughts From Riad” From The Adventures of D

Submitted by DTravelsRound

Imagine a place that annoys you yet satisfies at the same time. Reading this account of Marrakech, I couldn’t help but feel the same emotions as the writer. The sensory overload of exploring the streets is present for the reader, the basis of the greatest travel writing. If you feel like spending some time in Marrakech’s medina today, I highly recommend reading this conflicted, yet not, account.

Featured Travel Photographer: Bethany Salvon” From Over Yonderlust

Submitted by Erica

Over Yonderlust interviews Bethany Salvon of Beers and Beans. With so many travel interviews out there from travel writers, bloggers and photographers, it can be difficult to find one that really inspires you. Beth has some powerful and inspiring words about travel photography, how she started capturing travel through a lens, and of course the post features some of her work.

Making Friends on the Road” From GloboTreks

Submitted by Norbert

Norbert reminds readers of the importance of making friends as you travel. It sounds simple enough, but if you are like me, you may not trust people easily, especially while you travel. Remain cautious, but open up to relationships with people all around the world. Norbert stresses the need to make these connections and we all could use a reminder every now and then.

Visiting Paris? Follow These Rules” From Lost In Cheeseland

Submitted by Lindsay

Lindsay takes a humorous look at observing tourists in Paris. She applied her observations into rules visitors can follow in keeping with Parisian ways of life. These tips are great for first time travelers not just to Paris, but also to other European cities. While locals complain about tourists in heavily inundated areas, it doesn’t hurt to practice what they preach and may be those stereotypes of foreigners will reverse.

The Crossroads of Travel and Materialism” From The Traveling Savage

Submitted by Keith

Keith explores, or rather confronts, travel and materialism. You sell all of your prized possessions to travel, yet find yourself colleting intangibles in the process to remember the experience. Keith’s post is thought provoking to say the least. Get ready to be lost in a cycle of traveling to rid yourself of materialism while at the same time engulfing yourself in acquiring or collecting.

Don’t forget to submit your travel posts to this week’s stumbling in the comment box below.


  1. says

    Thanks for including my post, Suzy! It was a headache to write and a headache to read, but worth it for the insight. Glad you liked it too.


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