Finally a breeze is blowing through Florence to quiet the intense heat. At any rate, I was able to get through all of the stumbles this week without air conditioning. In case you are new here, each week I ask readers and writers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week in the comment box below. I read, comment, stumble (using Stumbleupon), and tweet every submission. The following Monday, I select my five favorites submitted last week to profile here and start the stumbling all over again.
If you would like to submit for this week, leave a link in the comment box below to your post. Please only submit one link per person each week. This can be from your own site or another travel post you really enjoyed. You have until the end of the day on Saturday (US Mountain Time) to submit. I have had a few people submit on Sunday that I have let squeak by, but it gets too hard for me to be writing my favorites for Monday when I am still getting submissions at 6PM on Sunday. If you could respect my deadline, I would greatly appreciate it. Be sure to subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and follow me on Twitter to make sure I get to your post.
Without further delay, here are the five favorite submissions of last week.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“Forget The Tall Poppy Syndrome: Let Your Light Shine” From yTravelBlog
Submitted by Caz
Caz breaks down the tall poppy syndrome and its origins in Australia. I was fascinated by the story Caz told of how that human emotion was coined into a term, the emotion of feeling jealousy and revenge toward another’s successes. Not only was this an interesting insight into an Australia cultural tendency, but also the post had me realizing the tall poppy syndrome is all around, no matter where you go. When traveling and encountering new customs and cultures, syndromes like the tall poppy remind me we are really not so different after all.
“Rwanda By Bus =Possibly Not My Best Idea” By Nerdy Nomad
Submitted by Kirsty
Kirsty decides to take the slow road through Africa, on her way to Rwanda. Her selection of a cheaper bus route to her destination is one she seems to regret, yet makes for an incredibly entertaining story. Hours on end hitting speed bumps at full speed along a dirt road, I found myself picturing the scene so vividly. We have all had those hellish rides in far off places, those that you can’t wait to get off the train, plane or bus and reach your destination. Kirsty’s might take the cake.
“On Traveling And On Staying Put” From Ephermera and Detritus
Submitted by Mary Anne
Mary Anne takes on the problem of long term traveling, staying in one place for a few days or weeks and then heading out to somewhere new. Long-term travel can be exhausting, moving from place to place every few days. Mary Anne explains her want to stay longer in a place, popping in on locals and asking what they are having for dinner. Everyone deals with travel differently. Some can handle just the stop over trips, while others like Mary Anne find going at a slower pace helps her deal with places and herself on a better level.
“Nostalgia and Road Trips” From Over Yonderlust
Submitted by Erica
Erica discusses how road trips as a kid made her a better traveler today. I couldn’t help but see so many similarities between how much road trips shaped how I travel today. This is a great reminder for travelers to always look back at where their traveling began. Perhaps it wasn’t on road trips across Texas like it was for Erica, but the origin of your travels seems to tell the most about how you travel today.
“48 Hours on Kangaroo Island: Pardana Wildlife Park” From Vagabond 3
Submitted by Jade
Lastly, I leave you with cute and cuddly kangaroos. The trio at Vagabond 3 shares a video of their time at Parndana Wildlife Park on Kangaroo Island. I was surprised at how gentle the kangaroos seemed. If you need a bit of a pick me up this week and don’t hate animals, Vagabond3’s video will make you want to experience feeding and hanging out with kangaroos for a day.
Don’t forget to leave a comment here with your submission for this week.