It is that time of the week again. In case you are new here, each week I ask readers and writers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. I read, comment, stumble, and tweet each submission. The following Monday, I select my five favorites from last week to be featured. The cycle continues.
After you read my five favorite submissions from last week, leave a comment here with a link to your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Saturday (US Mountain Time) to leave your link in the comment box below. Throughout the week I will read the post, comment, stumble it using Stumbleupon, and tweet each submission on Twitter. Only one link per person is allowed each week. Please leave the link here rather than sending it to me by email, Twitter, etc. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon to make sure I am doing my job.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“10 Travel Lessons Learned From an Unlikely Source” From Married with Luggage
Submitted by Warren
Many of us complain about travel with ridiculous baggage requirements and additional fees here and there. I complained about my 24 hours of traveling from Colorado to Italy this week, but after reading this post, it was all put into perspective. Married with Luggage shares quite the find, lessons about travel they learned by reading a couple’s travel journal from 1837. The statements uttered throughout this 170-year-old document about travel amazed me and put how I travel today into a much brighter light.
“Cycling on the Aran Islands” From The Great American Travel Dream
Submitted by Jessica
Jessica peddles through the Aran Islands of Ireland while sharing her subtle yet important observations. Not only are the photos gorgeous, but also her itinerary through the Islands may make you envious. As she has local exchanges, I was brought me back to my time visiting Ireland. It truly is a different world.
“Way Out West” From Amateurs in Africa
Submitted by Benny
The Amateurs in Africa lend an update on their travels down through West Africa to get to the World Cup. Just reading through some of what they have been through made my mouth drop. Aside for the crocodiles and arrests, their reflections and highlights on their journey are truly inspiring.
“Learning to Love Being Alone” From Twenty-Something Travel
Submitted by Stephanie
Stephanie shares one of her travel lessons, learning to love being alone. She recounts her time spent in Scotland traveling with others that didn’t have the same travel goals as she did. Stephanie broke off from the pack and went it alone sightseeing. The piece concludes on a great point. Just because you are alone traveling doesn’t mean you are lonely.
“Shanghai, A Whole New World” From On UR Way Travel
Submitted by Sasha
I often say I love this segment for the places I get to read about. Sasha heads to Shanghai to have a colorful experience to say the least. Most of her observations are humorous and lively, something a visit to a new destination should always be. The photos along with this post display a well rounded picture into not only Sasha’s experience, but also the feel of Shanghai.
Don’t forget to leave a comment here with your submission for this week. Check back next Monday to see if your post made the 5 favorites.