At this point, most of you know the drill. Each week I ask you to leave a comment in the “Suzy Stumbles Over Travel” posts with a link to your favorite travel post, video, or website of the week. This can be a post of your own or from someone else. All I ask is that it be travel related. I read, comment, stumble, and tweet every submission. On Monday, I pick my five favorites from last week and ask you to start the stumbling cycle all over again.
Well, it’s Monday. Take a break from your day with some of these travel reads. Once you are done, leave a comment here with your submission for this week.
Just some things to keep in mind…
- Submit only ONE link per person each week. If you submit two and three posts off of your own blog, I’ll only look at the first one. The others will be deleted. I apologize for this, but it would be chaos to allow people to submit every post of theirs in one week.
- Leave your submission here rather than sending it to me on Twitter
- Be sure to follow me on Twitter to see your posts tweeted and subscribe to my stumbles to make sure I do my job.
- The deadline to submit your link here is by the end of the day on Saturday (Mountain Time U.S.).
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“Desperate Housewives on Wisteria Land—Eat your heart out!” From Bell’ Avventura
Submitted by Scintilla
Bell’Avventura takes us on a walk through spring on the Amalfi Coast of Italy with perfumed Wisteria leaping off of the web page. While this is largely a photo post through Positano’s blooming beauties, the piece sets up with breakfast and the draw of spring’s scent outside. It is almost as though you are beginning the day on the Amalfi Coast too. I appreciated the mental and visual vacation of bringing me back to those impressive cliff towns in southern Italy.
“5 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Planning my RTW” From Freedonia Post
Submitted by Joel
Joel always makes me spit out my coffee when I read his posts, and that is not a bad thing. Even if he is writing a completely useful piece, he manages to throw in a little wit and humor. Not only does this post bring subtle laughable moments, but also it is a great resource if you are just starting to plan a big round the world trip. From gripes about the Schengen Agreement (something I never understood completely until this post) to unnecessary fees, these are all things Joel went through so you don’t have to when you plan your trip.
“Should you give money to beggars when you travel?” From Todd’s Wanderings
Submitted by Todd
There is that sticky question when you travel, “do you give money to beggars?”. Todd deals with this question head on, answering it honestly and openly. He presents ways of giving back to people rather than just paying for their next beer. Whether you agree or disagree, it is a subject matter not always discussed when it comes to travel. I also enjoyed reading all of the comments on this post with other voices telling how they give back to those poverty riddled places or people they encounter.
“Exploring Quidi Vidi Village” From WestJet Up!
Submitted by Candice
One of my favorite aspects to doing this stumbling segment are the new places I discover through everyone’s links. Candice shares a small corner of her world in Newfoundland, Quidi Vidi Village. The pictures are stunning, reminding me of somewhere in Ireland. The post details what to see, where to go for a local brew, and how to reach this village. In other words, it made me want to hop on a boat, plane, or chitty chitty bang bang up to visit Candice. Do you have a couch I can sleep on?
“Transatlantic cruises for backpackers: A way to see more and pay less” From Vagabond Quest
Submitted by Dina
Another reason I love this segment is hearing how others have learned to travel in different ways and at a lower price. Ryan takes us through the whole transatlantic cruise option for travel. Now, cruise ships are not really my thing, but as I read this, I wondered if perhaps they could be. If you work the days just right, it could end up being a significantly cheaper way of traveling over the pond. I liked how this post informed the reader but also took you through the whole experience with the author. If you moan that you can’t afford traveling, read this post. It just makes you want to hop on board, or at least consider it.
Don’t forget to leave a comment below with your submission for this week.