I hope you all had a happy holiday weekend, filled with friends, family and fun. I am looking forward to bringing my stumbling series into the New Year this week, a series I have been doing for just under 2 years now. 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 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 favorite submissions to be featured below and the stumbling continues into the next week.
Just a few things to keep in mind, please only submit one post per person each week. Leave your submission in the comment box below. Your post should be travel related. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit your article. Those submitted after Friday will be carried over into next week’s submissions. I will read, comment, tweet, stumble and post to Facebook throughout the week and weekend. Don’t panic if you don’t see your article promoted until Sunday. 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
“It’s Official, Today I Quit My Job!” From GQ Trippin
Submitted by Gerard
Kieu of GQ Trippin goes over the emotions of quitting a job she loves to travel long term. While she is not the first to do so, I found this post to be so true. She is leaving a great job and there are bound to be some mixed emotions associated with just a life-changing move.
“It’s Okay Not to Travel” From Nod ‘n’ Smile
Submitted by Nod ‘n’ Smile
Nod ‘n’ Smile muses over the idea of not wanting to travel. Sometimes it can seem in the travel blog world everyone wants to travel, but that is not always the case. She outlines some of the reasons people say they want to travel, but never do, lending support for not traveling.
“Visiting The Dog Café in Seoul” From Never Ending Footsteps
Submitted by Lauren
Lauren conquers her fear of dogs and heads to the Dog Café in Seoul. A café that allows dogs to roam freely, Lauren discovers amidst all of the dog hair the countless people-watching opportunities at hand.
“Tell Your Dad You Love Him Day” From The Dropout Diaries
Submitted by Barbara
Barbara shares a personal story of missing her dad on Christmas. As she goes through the tough emotions of his passing, she recalls the importance of telling loved ones, especially dads, you love them as you travel. So often I read travel articles and posts where the author is trying to escape their families and friends back home. This is a good reminder that there is still a part of your life back where your family can be found.
“12,600 Monks, One Street—Chiang Mai” From Skinny Backpacker
Submitted by Dustin
Dustin attends a ceremony in Chiang Mai that calls for thousands of monks to gather and collect donations for victims of the flooding in Thailand. Throughout his photographs, he tells a great story of the event, one you certainly don’t see everyday.
Don’t forget to leave your submission in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.