After a trip up to northern Italy, I am back in Florence bringing you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. Just in case you are new here, each week I ask readers and writers to submit their favorite travel post of the week. This can be from your own personal site or another travel post you enjoyed from someone else. After leaving a link to the piece in the comment box below, I will read, comment, stumble (using Stumbleupon) and tweet the submission. On the follow Monday, I will feature my five favorites of last week. The cycle continues each week with the goal of bringing new travel reading to the table and helping draw traffic to your travel posts.
Keep in mind that I only accept one submission per person each week. The post must be travel related (no spam please). Leave the link in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Saturday to submit (US Mountain Time). Be sure to follow me on twitter and subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon to make sure I get to your post.
The 5 Favorites of Last week
“Quirks of Travel Time” From Mobile Lawyer
Submitted by Michael
Michael explores the oddity of travel time, the ability to live one day over again by crossing the International Date Line, the strangeness of time zones in China so far apart, and how all train times in Russia revolve around Moscow time. This post had me thinking about travel and time and its very existence. It truly is an odd system, failing to make sense most of the time, get it? Travel technically takes away our time and then gives it back to us, depending on where you are going.
“Dangerous Travel” From Land Lopers
Submitted by Matt
Matt discusses dangerous travel or what many deem “dangerous” places to travel to. This post presented a great discussion and had me considering the dangers of travel and why people seek out these countries or locales unfit for visitors. I hadn’t really considered the passport stampers, those that just want to backpack through Iraq or Iran to say they have, risking their lives at the same time. In the end, you should be traveling for the experience Matt concludes while being mindful of just where you are. The comments on this post present an interesting discussion to join.
Submitted by Jason
Jason explores the idea of travel nirvana, that moment in travel where you feel incredible freedom, embracing a special balance of company and a time stands still element. This post explores a moment in India of travel Nirvana, but had me dialing back through memories to figure out my travel nirvana moment. When do you last feel travel nirvana, when the weight of life magically lifted from your shoulders?
“Versailles Palace and Gardens” From Where is Yvette
Submitted by Yvette
Yvette takes us through Versailles Palace and Gardens in France. Her post brought back memories of visiting as a kid, in awe of the opulence before me. I also found her descriptions to be incredibly interesting and witty, making for a good travel read and travel transportation moment for the reader.
“The Ledge Bungy in Queenstown, New Zealand (Travel Video)” From Backpacking Matt
Submitted by Matt
I leave you this week with a little bit of travel adventure from Backpacking Matt. He takes the plunge for the ledge bungy jump in Queenstown, New Zealand. I thought his second travel video was very well put together and you really could sense his excitement and nerves leading up to the jump. The scenery in this video is also remarkable and Matt adds to the landscape with screams on his jump down.
Don’t forget to submit your travel posts to this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel in the comment box below.