Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of July 16, 2012

Back from a very restful vacation, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new to this site, each week I ask bloggers/writers and readers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. This can be from your own site or another writer’s piece. 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. Check back here next Monday to see if your submission made my five favorites of the week. 

The 5 Favorites of Last Week

Global Running Routes #3: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy” From World Out There

 Submitted by Laura

Laura explores the runner’s paradise of Cortina d’Ampezzo in northern Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. Complete with an interview with a local runner, she finds out just why this area is a runner’s dream. Laura also rewards herself for scaling mountains and hills with some of the drinks and sweets of the area.

Meet The Dropouts: Christ and Jill’s Mob” From The Dropout Diaries

Submitted by Barbara

Barbara introduces us to a very inspiring family. Chris and Jill dropped out of the rat race to travel the world, all with their 5 kids. One of their kids has cerebral palsy. In the interview, the reader uncovers a traveling family that somehow, with all those kids makes it work.

Your Travel Dreams And The Opinions You Shouldn’t Listen To” From Pack Your Passport

Submitted by Beverley

Beverley finds herself in Auckland, a city that the choir of voices largely told her to pass by when visiting New Zealand. She delves into the trouble with always following advice and concludes that with travel you should go where you want, not always where everyone tells you to in the end.

Tourists-Are They Really “Ugly Human Beings?” From The Redheaded Traveler

Submitted by Julie

Julie presents the thoughts on tourists in one of the Caribbean novelist Jamaica Kincaid’s works. While Kincaid calls tourists ugly human beings, Julie looks at the argument from all sides. Throughout Julie and Kincaid’s words, the long debate about tourists proves to be deeply rooted in perspectives.

24 Hours in Sao Paulo, Brazil” From Mrs. O Around The World

Submitted by Mrs. O

Mrs. O takes us to Sao Paulo, Brazil. From bikini and shoe shopping to caipirinha sipping, she provides a nice look at the city for those with just 24 hours. The little glimpse lends Ana enough reason to return for perhaps a few more hours.

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

    Thanks for including my Meet The Dropouts post, Suzy. I think Chris and Jill are super-inspiring. I hope their story can help some people who would like to travel but think they can’t because they have so many kids, or a child with a disability. It’s not easy and it’s not always possible (because of finances and level of disability), so I’m glad this family found a way to chase their dream.

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