As I pack up to leave Charleston for Savannah today, 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, 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 begins again into the next week.
Just a few things to keep in mind, please only submit one post per person each week. The submission should be travel related. Leave your submission in the comment box below, rather than sending it to me on Facebook, Twitter, etc. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit. Any submissions left after Friday will be carried over into the next week. 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 you made my five favorites of last week’s submissions.
The 5 Favorites of Last Week
“10 Things To Know for your First International Trip” From 1000 Fights
Submitted by Mike
1000 Places to Fight Before You Die share a very complete and helpful list of tips for those making their first trip aboard. From advice on how to roll with unplanned moments to simply smiling, I found their tips not just useful for first time travelers, but also a nice reminder to more experienced travelers to never get lazy on the road.
“Why I Travel: A Dedication” From Leah Travels
Submitted by Leah
Leah tells a very personal and moving story as to why she travels today. After losing her mother to cancer, Leah recognizes just how short and unexpected life can be. Her story reminds travelers to appreciate what they are doing and where they are for you just never know where life will take you.
“The day I became a Shark Photographer” From The World is Waiting
Submitted by Liv
Liv shows off her courageous and fearless side as she joins an underwater film crew in the Bahamas. Her job is to capture sharks through her lens, something she must get in the water to do. While something that might terrify many to do, Liv approaches the experience with excitement, showing the fearful like myself just how “once-in-a-lifetime” a shark feeding can be.
“Cuba Journal 5: How Trinidad Thwarted My Every Attempt to Take (Good) Photos of its People” From The Philiad
Submitted by Philip
Philip explores the streets of Trinidad, Cuba, on a quest to finally capture a good photograph of locals. Instead he comes up empty, until a big moment presents itself. Philip gets a photograph but not exactly what he bargained for. His quest is similar to so many others. Buildings and landmarks are the easy points in travel photography. It is finding the people and their stories that are always easier said than done.
“Now THIS is a Crazy Mountain Road in the Chilean Andes” From Traveling Canucks
Submitted by Cam
Rounding out this week’s favorites, I couldn’t resist the images of the Traveling Canucks’ mountain road journey from Argentina to Chile in the Andes. The twists and turns are almost artistic, but certainly not for those who get carsick.
Don’t forget to leave your submission for this week. You have until the end of the day on Friday to submit.