Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of May 23, 2011

As I get ready to hit the road for California in less than a week, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new here, each week I ask writers and readers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. I read each submission, comment on the post, tweet the article on Twitter, stumble it using Stumbleupon and post a link to the piece 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 link per person each week. Leave a link to the post in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit. The article must pertain to travel. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my stumbles on Stumbleupon and “like” me on Facebook to make sure I give your submission the attention it deserves.

The 5 Favorites of Last Week

How to Attend a Black Tie Event While Backpacking” From Inspiring Travellers

Submitted by Andrea

Inspiring Travellers share how they made attending a formal wedding possible while backpacking. You might not throw in that formal dress and suit while you are backpacking, but you never know where the road will take you and what events you might be invited to you will want to attend. This post gives you a few tips to make it all possible.

Why I’m not a “true” travel blogger (aka why I really write this blog)” From Oneika The Traveller

Submitted by Oneika

Travel blogs are a big part of how people prepare for adventures. However, sometimes travel blogging is not what it seems for the author. Oneika reflects on why she writes her travel blog with a number of reasons far from the goal of making money. Her post reminds me that the best travel writing is not set up for pageviews and SEO, but the writing that inserts a personal traveler and reflects a passion for packing up and hitting the road.

A Traveler’s Regret” From Travel Funny Travel Light

Submitted by Claire

We all have them, traveler’s regrets. Claire shares some of her missed travel opportunities along with experiences she would rather forget on the road. This is an aspect to travel I think we often forget. We should reflect back on our excursions around the globe, considering what we missed and what you wish we didn’t do. In the end, travel reflections on regret help shape better travelers in the future.

Thinking about Abbottabad” From Disarm Doors and Crosscheck

Submitted by Ben

Ben shares his desire to head to Abbottada, Pakistan to see where the world’s most notorious terrorist lived and died. His post had me thinking about tragedy and how travelers do have a certain fascination with visiting these sites.

Tailgating for Culture Vultures” From TripWolf

Submitted by Adena

One aspect to American culture is the tailgate, the eating and drinking in parking lots before games. However, I learned through this piece tailgating in the US is not just limited to sporting events. Megan Eaves writes of tailgating for the opera in Santa Fe, yes, the opera.

Don’t forget to leave your submission for this week in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.


  1. says

    Hi Suzy,
    Great Stumbles this week! I always enjoy seeing what’s new out there and what you choose. I especially liked Claire’s travel regrets – have had a few of those myself!
    Here’s my submission for this week from my blog:
    Travel Guilt Relieved by Cheap Eats in Brussels

  2. says

    Hey there Suzy! Long time reader, first time poster. :)
    I’m submitting my latest post “48 hours in Budapest” where I cover all the sights and sounds, food and drink, history and culture of the Hungarian capital in a weekend timeframe.


  3. says

    Loved reading all of these this week. Enjoy why I am not a true travel blogger and Andrea and John’s black tie affair at Andi’s wedding!

    For me, I want to share my personal story with Scotland and some professional athletes. I had the chance to meet guys who compete in Scottish Games professionally and I was amazed at what I learned. This is Part I.

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