For somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Nevada, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new here, 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 article on 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 post per person each week. The piece should be travel related. Leave a link to your submission in the comment box below this article. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission. 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
“A Starbucks Latte with an Extra Shot of African Drug Lord” From Girl With Gumption
Submitted by Melanie
As Melanie polishes off a much-needed Starbucks, she runs into an encounter with some less than reputable characters, she suspects. I really could appreciate Melanie’s knack for storytelling, a key element to travel writing.
“Crossing the Atlantic by Freighter” From Tumblingweed
Submitted by Vicky
This segment always amazes me in the new ways in which people travel. Vicky provides some interesting information on traveling the Atlantic by freighter. I was impressed by how unique her travel experience seemed, complete with mess halls with the crew and just a few other fellow passengers.
“Texas Countryside: A Photo Essay” From Country Skipper
Submitted by Sabrina
Sabrina provides a photo essay of her road trips through Texas. While not your average photo essay, she points on subtle aspects to the Texas open road that Americans might not realize can be so defining and telling of a culture. From giant semis to Bible billboards, you can take a trip through Texas here.
“The Day Estonian Customs found two bags of white powder in my luggage” From Cruise Surfingz
Submitted by Roy
As Roy faces the simple walk through customs, he finds his love of fine laundry detergent makes this trip not so simple. The exchange with airport customs is something most traveler’s can relate to, the ridiculous aspect of poring over white powdery substances that are just a means to clean.
“Christchurch—A Fresh Start” From A Dangerous Business
Submitted by Amanda
Amanda reflects not just on visiting Christchurch, New Zealand post earthquake, but also the positive resolve of locals. Her piece reminds me that when we travel we can discover an powerful optimism incomparable to situation.
Don’t forget to leave your submission to this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.