Another week goes by and I present another week of Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new to this site, each week I ask writers and readers to share their favorite travel posts of the week. I read each submission, comment, tweet the article on Twitter, stumble the piece using Stumbleupon and place a link to the post 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. Leave your submission in the comment box below rather than sending it to me via email, Facebook or Twitter. I can’t guarantee I will see it if it is not left here. Your submission must to be travel related. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit. 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.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“Wanderlust and Motherhood” From The Spokesman Review
Submitted by Cheryl-Anne
The imagery of Cheryl-Anne’s post is enough to make this a worthy read. She explores the difficulties of being a mother but also having a case of wanderlust. From the early morning goodbye to the questions “why are you leaving”, her wanderlust comes with a guarantee she will always return home.
“It’s Not me, It’s You: An Open Letter to the Travel Channel” From Travel Girl Sees World
Submitted by Samantha
Samantha takes on the Travel Channel’s lack of the female traveler in this satirical letter. A network she once enjoyed is now no longer something she can watch. In a letter of complaint, Samantha begs for the Travel Channel to get its act together and find a place for something other than the 40-something man eating bugs. Her problems with the Travel Channel I think resonate with most travelers who once enjoyed the channel.
“An Epic Day of Frustration, Corruption and Adventure in Liberia!” From Any Road
Submitted by Sam
Adventurous travel tales are sometimes only those in our imaginations, but Sam seemingly cheats death and prison time all in one day in Liberia. Aside from just being a page-turner of a story, Sam highlights the Liberia’s attitude toward money.
“A Hacked Skype Account—The Problem with Automatic Recharge” From The Country Skipper
Submitted by Sabrina
Most travelers use to Skype to connect with loved ones back home. Skype is not just a great way to stay in touch while traveling, but it also comes at an affordable price. However, Sabrina’s experience with a hacked Skype account is a cautionary tale on how you use Skype. If you have an automatic recharge set up with Skype or you use Skype regularly, you will want to give this tale a read.
“How To Get Started Traveling” From This Is My Happiness
Submitted by Jenna
Jenna gives younger travelers or want-to-be-travelers some wise advice on how to make those dreams of globetrotting possible and fulfilling. Even seasoned travelers can follow these tips, such as doing more while traveling or seizing opportunities when they fall into your lap.
Don’t forget to leave your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.