Another year older, 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 place a link to the post on my Facebook page. The following Monday, I feature my five favorite submissions submitted last week and the stumbling continues into the next week.
Just a few things to keep in mind, the post must be travel related. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit. Please leave you submission in the comment box below rather than sending it to me on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Otherwise I can’t guarantee I will get to it. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I give your piece the attention it deserves.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“Red, White and Blues: Feeling Homesick Abroad” From The Life That Broke
Submitted by Lauren
As an expat in Australia, Lauren can’t help but battle homesickness abroad. I appreciated her honesty and conclusions on missing her country of origin. It seems so many travelers want to leave their lives back home, never to look back. Lauren explores a connection with your home country you can’t quite shake.
“Where are we really safe? Thoughts on Safety at Home and Abroad” From Katie Going Global
Submitted by Katie
Katie deals with answering the question of safety at home and abroad. As travelers, we might have this predisposition to think we must be more careful in foreign lands than in our homes. Katie concludes that in reality safety is just relative, not based solely on your location.
“Travel Tales from Spiti: Kaza’s Garden Lady” From The Shooting Star
Submitted by Shivya
Along the Spiti River, in the midst of a harsh growing climate, Shivya encounters an old woman and her garden. Like a diamond in the rough, Shivya is invited to share in one woman’s garden, a passion outside of the uncertainty of weather in a cold mountain desert.
“Svalbard—Polar Bear Country” From Sophie’s World
Submitted by Sophie
Sophie places her readers to a small corner of the world with a landscape unlike any other. Just 12 degrees from the North Pole, Sophie takes a peek at the Russian Arctic mining settlements, technically a part of Norway. Svalbard, the name for the entire archipelago is a place where you must protect yourself with guns for fear of a polar bear attack.
“Photo Feature: Apollo Temple, Didim, Turkey” From The Working Traveller
Submitted by Shane
Shane shares some remarkable photographs and information on the Apollo Temple in Didim, Turkey. A work in progress of around 700 years, the Temple was never officially completed. The photographs here capture the size and detail of each and ever corner of this ruined space.
Don’t forget to leave your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.