If you are an American or in the US today, I wish you a Happy Fourth of July as I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. 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 post 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.
In case you are unfamiliar with this segment, there are a few things to keep in mind. Please leave you submission in the comment box below rather than sending it to me on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Otherwise I can’t promise I will see it. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission for the week. Your post should be travel related. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I give your article the attention it deserves.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“So Then…I saw the mother of all checkout lines (Salvador)” From Life Out of a Suitcase
Submitted by Nithya
Diana details her frustrations with the Brazilian supermarket line in a humorous post. It is truly amazing how much cultural insight supermarkets can lend travelers around the world. Diana’s experience is proof you better bring a good book and get comfortable as you wait hours in some of Brazil’s supermarkets.
“Salt Making in Amed Bali” From Lash World Tour
Submitted by Lash
Lash explores salt production in the village of Amed in Bali. An interesting read not just as to how salt is made from the sea water in Amed, but also how laborious the process is, lending locals very little income. Despite being on the island of Bali, Amed’s salt production generally only goes to the village.
“Destination: Madrid” From That’s G
Submitted by Gillian
Gillian provides some extensive information on visiting Madrid. From transportation and tourist attraction tips to where you must go to eat, drink and be merry, her informational article had me wishing I made the trip to Madrid last summer, especially for the churros con chocolate.
“5 Common Airline Practices That Should Make Passengers Angry” From Budget Travel Adventures
Submitted by Jeremy
Jeremy gets mad at the airlines, as should every traveler who flies, over some of the injustice practices in the industry. From overselling flights to making you pay for things that are required of you like checking in, Jeremy encourages travelers to get angry and take action against these practices.
“Won’t Look Back in Anger” From The Shirt Off My Backpack
Submitted by Scott
Scott revisits his travel mindset of last year, detailing just how much he has changed since that time. A refreshing perspective, one of the guy’s relationship impeding a life of travel, I appreciated Scott’s honesty and bravery for following his want to click that purchase button.
Don’t forget to leave your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.