Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of October 29, 2012

As I prepare to head to Europe at the end of the week, 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

Some Lessons on Fear, Fortune and Gratitude: A Cancer Scare in Ecuador” From Bridges and Balloons

Submitted by Victoria

Victoria describes the eight days of utter panic and fear over waiting for test results to come back in Ecuador. As she worries about having cancer, she presents a very human side to travel, one where you realize what matters most.

The Beautiful Changing Culture of Jordan’s Women” From Butterfly Diary

Submitted by Charu

Charu ventures to Jordan, all while six months pregnant. Unsure of what locals might think of her unaccompanied by a man, she discovers the changing culture for Jordan’s women and finds a great deal of hope of a country moving forward on its own.

Iceland Time Lapse- 64° North” From Where’s My Passport

Submitted by Stu

Nat and Stu share a beautiful time-lapse video of their travels in Iceland. From the Northern Lights to bubbling geothermal pools, they capture a land that almost doesn’t look like a real place, providing enough inspiration to want to visit the country.

The Cloisters: A Hidden Museum in New York” From A Taste of Travel

 Submitted by Jenny

Jenny pays a visit to one of New York’s lesser-known attractions, the Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park. As she marvels at medieval tapestries and chapels brought over from France, she transports us not to New York but to a slice of Europe in the midst of big city America.

 Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: In HDR” From Ordinary Traveler

 Submitted by Christy

Ordinary Traveler provides a glimpse at how the other half lives along the Oceanside Harbor in San Diego. The piece captures the yachts parked in the harbor and the vibrancy of the sky above them. Their photos lend a fine respite to a calm and cool life.

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


  1. Suzy Guese says

    Submission from Joseph….

    I really enjoyed reading the “Peak Experience” article. This is one of the reasons I truly enjoy traveling, for that inspiring “feeling” that you get. It’s like nothing else, and you can’t quite describe it but it just reaffirms that drive inside of you to keep exploring the world.

    I’d like to submit the following segment: My Sonnet to Saint Catalina’s Castle.
    It covers just one of the days that I spent during my two week journey in Spain over the summer. I explore the famous castle sitting atop Jaén, Spain, and finish the day off by enjoying Carchelejo’s annual “Christians v. Moors” festivities.

  2. says

    Hello Suzy!

    Given yesterday we celebrated Halloween, and in New York we still are (given the hell of a Halloween that Sandy gave us), I figured what better time to talk about vampires, count Dracula and ghosts than by going to Bran Castle in Transylvania, the place where the legend began (true facts included).

    Here is my submission:

    Where to in Europe are you heading?

    Thanks a lot!

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