Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of November 5, 2012

From a very rainy Copenhagen, I bring you this week’s Suzy Stumbles Over Travel. In case you are new to this site, each week I ask bloggers/writers and readers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. This can be from your own site or another writer’s piece. I read each submission, comment, tweet the article on Twitter, stumble the piece using Stumbleupon and post a link to the article 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. Your submission must be travel related. Please leave a link to your post in the comment box below rather than sending it to me on Twitter, Facebook, etc. You have until the end of the day on Friday to leave your submission. Anything left past Friday will be carried over into next week’s submissions. I will get busy promoting the articles by the end of the day on Sunday. 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. Check back here next Monday to see if your submission made my five favorites of the week. 

The 5 Favorites of Last Week

Why You Don’t Remember Your Last Vacation” From Ways of Wanderers

Submitted by Jessica

Jessica provides us with several ways to stay in the moment while traveling. From pausing to admire what you are seeing before grabbing the camera to backing off planning every moment, she reminds us that we won’t get the most out of the experience unless we are fully aware.

Following in My Grandparent’s Footsteps” From Say Hello To America

Submitted by Christian

Christian decides to make it his mission to capture the same photograph his grandparents took on a trip to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. He finds where they stood in 1981 and juxtaposes the two photographs. His post exemplifies how much travel is not just about places, but how they change over time and how in many ways we are connected to them.

Conquering Fears, Conquering Canyons” From Hike Bike Travel

Submitted by Leigh

For those that might never work up the courage to go canyoneering, Leigh does the nail biting for you. She decides to go for her first canyoneering experience in Utah. While not for the claustrophobic, her photographs and words on the experience present a beautiful view the red rocks of Utah and the appeals of stepping outside comfort zones and trying something new.

A Chilling Haunted Halloween: Dracula, Between Myth and Reality” From Monica Suma

Submitted by Monica

Monica lends a look at Bran Castle in Romania from the perspective of the daughter of a Transylvanian. She details the history of the infamous castle and how the legend of Dracula came out of the structure.

Photo Essay: Craters of the Moon” From The Constant Rambler

Submitted by Kenin

The Constant Rambler takes us to Craters of the Moon National Monument in rural Idaho. With a landscape so desolate and unusual, the traveling duo capture a stretch of that feels more outer space than United States. 

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


  1. says

    Hi Suzy,

    Thanks so much for including my post. Canyoneering is certainly an exciting way to discover southwest Utah. I’ll be checking out the other reads too.

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