As this month flies by, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new to this site, each week I ask writers and readers to submit 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 can begin 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. Your articles must be travel related. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission. Any link left later than Friday will be carried over into next week’s submissions. 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
“Lincoln Castle: Home of the Magna Carta” From See. My. Travels.
Submitted by Alison
Alison shares her visit to Lincoln Castle, home to priceless editions of the Magna Carta. From tragic prison stories in the Castle to roaming the walls of the edifice, the piece proves just how monumental this piece of England is to the foundations of liberty. The photographs of the Lincoln Cathedral Alison captures from the Castle’s walls also make this well worth a read.
“The Agony in the Air Con” From Man On The Lam
Submitted by Raymond
Raymond shells out a bit more to take the luxury bus in Cambodia. What he finds inside the ride is a neighbor usually only found in travel hell. From his neighbor’s bear claw Crocs to elbows that know no boundaries, Raymond finds luxury travel isn’t always so. Most travelers can relate to these bus, train or plane rides where the clock cannot move fast enough.
“Exploring Granada Photo Series Part 1” From Pause the Moment
Submitted by Ryan
Ryan shares a telling photo essay while wandering the streets of Granada in Nicaragua. After trolling through the street markets in town, he finds a colorfully mix of characters, from blindingly pink candy to three friends just trying to sell vegetables.
“It’s Always Sunny at Lake Baikal—Unless It’s Snowing” From Katie Going Global
Submitted by Katie
Katie makes a trip to the deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal and Olkhon Island, the largest of its islands. While covering the island, she finds winter wonderlands and dramatic snow covered cliffs.
“The Ugly Side of Travel” From Ordinary Traveler
Submitted by Christy
The Ordinary Travelers make the necessary plans to spend some time in Panama. When their accommodations bail on them a few days before their flight, they try to make it work. Without accommodations due to a holiday, they make the decision to just head back home. This story is a good reminder that there is no shame in bailing on a trip when you are not getting the most out of it, or without a roof over your head. Travel is not all sunshine and roses.
Don’t forget to leave you submission in the comment box below. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission for this week.