Another week flies by and I present you with 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 submission 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 link per person each week. Leave your submission in the comment box below rather than sending it to me on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Your submission should be travel related. You have until the end of the day of 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
“My Day of No” From L’appel du Vide
Submitted by Elizabeth
Elizabeth arrives to Prague during the Christmas season, full of carefully planned itineraries and notions as to how she will spend her few days with the city. However she is meant with “no’s” all around by the travel gods, making for an experience unlike what she planned. Her piece reminds the traveler that planning can sometimes lead to disappointment and an itinerary of spontaneity.
“The Great Fall Foliage Road Trip” From The Opinionated Wanderlust
Submitted by Saadia
To get you in the mood for the fall season, Saadia takes a fall foliage road trip through the East Coast of the United States and up through parts of Canada. The colors Saadia captures are eye-popping to say the least.
“Arak and Tuak: Bali’s Locally Brewed Moonshine” From Lash World Tour
Submitted by Lash
Lash shares insight into Balinese drinking practices, specifically when it comes to arak and tuak, two very potent types of drink. From how the liquor is made to how men imbibe the hard stuff, her post provides insight on to this fraction of Balinese culture.
“10 Phrases You Won’t Learn in Italian Class” From Travelated
Submitted by Emily Sims
What is funny about this piece is that I did learn these bad Italian words and phrases in my Italian classes in college. Travelated presents ten phrases in one of the most beautiful languages in the world that might make you blush. Having lived and studied in Italy, these phrases are actually important to know for who wouldn’t want to snap back at a rude waiter when he thinks you don’t understand?
“Party Town—Todos Santos, Guatemala” From Trans-Americas Journey
Submitted by Trans-Americas Journey
Trans-Americas Journey tells of the Todos Santos Cuchumatán’s traditions for an annual drunken horse race. From traditional costumes to those drunken stupors, the piece says a great deal about clothing and its cultural implications in this part of Guatemala.
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.