As I try to figure out how to cram a month’s worth of clothes in one bag for my trip to Ireland on Wednesday, I bring you 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, comment, tweet the post on Twitter, stumble the article on Stumbleupon and post a link to the piece on my Facebook page. The following Monday, I select five favorites to feature and the stumbling begins again.
Just a few things to keep in mind, you must leave your submission in the comment box below. Please only submit one link each week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your link in the comment box below. The article must be travel related. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I get to your post.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“Encountering Racism on the Road” From Finding The Universe
Submitted by Laurence
Laurence deals with racism and travel. After encountering a racist comment while in Australia, he ponders notions of standing up for your worldview or keeping quiet. His post reminds me that travel opens up for meeting new people who might not always be up to our standards in terms of beliefs.
“Tips For Keeping Your Valuables Safe While Traveling” From Ordinary Traveler
Submitted by Christy
Christy shares one of her experiences on the road of being naive and getting robbed. In the end, she presents some valuable lessons on how to keep those valuables safe and sound while you are on the road that she has learned over the years. Nothing can ruin a trip more than being scammed or having some precious item stolen.
“Coffee, Crickets and More—Kerala in Pictures” From Flying Suitcase
Submitted by Neha
Neha’s writing always gets me with lines such as “Everything is quiet, even in the noise” and “It’s funny how things start off and where they end”. Apart from being well written, Neha shares peaceful and calm Kerala through colorful photos and words.
“Working Abroad as a Linguist” From Working Traveller
Submitted by Shane
In a guest post for Working Traveller, translator Carla shares how she can live and travel anywhere in the world and work as a translator. If you know another language well or you are still undecided about a career path, for those linguist travelers, you may want to read how Carla lives and works as a translator.
“The Destruction of My Home Town” From What’s Dave Doing
Submitted by Dave
After a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch last week, Dave shares his thoughts on the natural disaster from a local’s perspective. As travelers we sometimes forget about our homes, but Dave highlights those emotions of just how much home can mean, especially after experiencing such a terrible disaster.
Don’t forget to leave a comment with your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to do so.