Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of February 6, 2012

As I consume more coffee, cake and schnitzel in Vienna, 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 article on Twitter, stumble the piece using Stumbleupon and post a link to the article 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. Your submission must be travel related. Please leave a link to your post 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 leave your submission. Anything left past Friday will be carried over into next week’s submissions. I will get busy promoting the articles by the end of the day on 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

Throwing in the Towel” From L’appel du Vide

Submitted by Elizabeth

After last week’s experience in Croatia, I could definitely relate to Elizabeth’s story about throwing in the towel on accommodations in Luxor. After being checked into a sister hotel of the one she booked with no lock on the door and moldy walls, Elizabeth eats the cash and finds a much safer option. Sometimes we have to sacrifice some money for our well being when we travel.

Follow Your Nose to Casale Monferrato, Italy” From GypsyNesters

Submitted by Gypsy Nesters

The Gypsy Nesters head off the beaten path and into the cookie factory in Casale Monferrato, Italy. The traveling duo discovers this town’s most famous treat, the Krumiri Rossi cookie. They learn how the cookie is made and even have some time to explore Casale Monferrato’s market.

Travel Tuesday: Why Twitter Should Be Your New Guide” From Elle Croft

Submitted by Elle

Elle shares some of the many ways you can use Twitter as your guidebook. From asking questions to utilizing searches, she details the many features to the social networking site that make travel researching more personalized and even easier.

Mayan Moats—Laguna Petexbatún & Aguateca Archaeological Site, Guatemala” From Trans-Americas Journey

Submitted by Trans-Americas Journey

I am always amazed at where Trans-Americas Journey finds themselves, this tim eat the Aguateca archaeological site in Guatemala, a Mayan city dating back to 300 B.C. They then head out to Laguan Petexbatún for prime bird watching. And to top it all off, they spend the night on the world’s first Mayan-made island, surviving a crazy storm in the process.

Taking Rides From Strangers” From a Pair of Boots & A Backpack

Submitted by Kristin

When a cancelled flight to Wellington interrupts Kristin’s travel plans, she finds the kindness of strangers at the airport at the frazzled rental car counter when a man and his girlfriend’s mother lend a ride. While a daring move, she experiences the ultimate tale of the journey being the destination and not the other way around.

Don’t forget to leave your submission in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.


  1. says

    Wow! We made the top 5 – thanks so much! Here’s what we’ve got for you this week! BTW, totally jealous of the meat & grain-based diet you must be experiencing right now – it’s way up there on my favorite food places! -David

    Traipse along with us as we ramble the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona!
    From the Human Statues of La Rambla to the deep dark interior of the Quarter to the sea, we find everything the Barri Gòtic has to offer. Music, ruins, street performers and protesters…this place has it all!

  2. says

    Thanks so much for including me this week Suzy! Hope you have a fantastic rest of your European trip. Hope it warms up too — it looks absolutely frigid!

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