If you haven’t heard, I decided to end the “Suzy Stumbles Over Travel” segment on my site (dry your tears). This past week was the last week you could submit your travel posts to be read, commented, stumbled and tweeted.
Since I began this series in April, I have really enjoyed helping out the travel blogging community and new writers looking for some notice. I know some of you are disappointed I am stopping the series, but I hope you know how much I enjoyed doing it. Unfortunately it does take a full workday of time each week for me to do and I want to focus on other projects for this site. I will hopefully find another fresh idea toward helping out my fellow travel writers. In the mean time, if you ever need a stumble or reader, don’t hesitate to ask (suzy [at] suzyguese [dot] com).
Here are the last five favorites in travel submitted last week.
The 5 Favorites In Travel Last Week
“Words Can’t Explain a Life-Changing Travel Experience” From Globetropper
Submitted by Lauren
Lauren returns home after experiencing some life changing travel experiences. I could completely relate to her sentiments of being home yet having these experiences you can’t really share with that world.
“Where Are You From? A Nomad’s Guide To Asking and Answering The Question” From Uncornered Market
Submitted by Audrey
There must be something in the air with travel posts addressing home this week. Uncornered Market hones in on the quintessential travel question, “Where are you from?”. I thought their discussion was interesting. For me, what does it matter, but it is a question all travelers will face at some point or another.
“The Handyman of Via Bad Soden” From I Eat My Pigeon
Submitted by Liv
I couldn’t resist selecting Liv’s exchange with a handyman in Italy over complaints of smelling gas in her apartment. The dialogue resonates with travelers that have dealt with foreign landlords and customs. In Italy, the “don’t worry about” attitude rings true throughout the country. Cultural lessons may be great on the streets of a city, but a simple conversation with a handyman proves just as insightful and telling.
“One Unforgettable Day at Patara Elephant Farm” From Pause The Moment
Submitted by Ryan
For your viewing pleasure, Pause The Moment take us on a travel experience you might not have everyday, hanging out with elephants. While in Chiang Mai, the duo visit the Patara Elephant Farm. It was nice to have an experience I’m not sure I would have through their eyes. Elephants seem so gentile that it is hard to imagine them any other way. Travel isn’t just about meeting people. It is also about meeting its animals.
“Montmartre chéri- Montmartre forever” From Prête-Moi Paris
Submitted by Prete Moi Paris
Finally I leave you with some charming photos and words on Montmartre in France. I enjoyed the mental travel to this French town, one that seems to wear a number of hats.
Thank you for all of the great submissions every week!