Somewhat delayed after battling a cold and jet-lag, I bring the five favorites in travel submitted last week. You may have noticed the title of this week’s “Suzy Stumbles” to be different. While I have enjoyed helping writers receive more love and attention for their travel posts along with reading other traveler’s adventures and ways of thinking about travel, Suzy Stumbles takes a great deal of time on my part. Coupled with my love of procrastination, this will be the last week of “Suzy Stumbles Over Travel”. I hope to delve into a similar segment on my site in the near future, or even start up “Suzy Stumbles” in time, but for now, this will be the last week to submit your travel posts. I would love to read loads this week for the last week of the segment so feel free to keep me busy one last week. Also, just because I am ending this segment on my site does not mean I don’t love stumbling. If you ever need a stumble or reader, send me an email or direct message me on Twitter and I would be happy to lend a helping click.
In case you are new here, since April, I have asked readers and writers to submit their favorite travel posts of the week. I read, comment, stumble (using Stumbleupon) and tweet every submission. The following Monday, I select my five favorites of last week to be featured here. Just some things to keep in mind, you have until the end of the day on Saturday (US Mountain Time) to submit your post. Please only submit one link per person. Leave a link to the post in the comment box below. This can be a post of your own or one you enjoyed reading from another writer.
The 5 Favorites Of Last Week
“A Simple Man is Not Always What He Seems” From Lost In Cheeseland
Submitted by Lindsey
Lindsey had me with her clever title and even more compelling writing on this little snippet. She observes a man in Calvi on the island of Corsica, drawing up a story on his life and being. I could relate to this piece as I feel as travelers, our imaginations are always at work, creating stories of people we see. Lindsey leaves you with a twist in her observations that is certainly worth a read.
“Is America A Real Country?” From Thom and Sean
Submitted by Thom and Sean
Also a little snippet, Thom and Sean bring up an intriguing point on American travel. Thought provoking, I wasn’t sure I agreed with their opinions on Americans not traveling to their own country, but the duo brings an outsider’s viewpoint. As I contemplate where my next travels will be, Thom and Sean may have convinced me it is time to explore more of the USA.
“The Wall” From The World Is Calling
Submitted by Lisa
Lisa explains her experience of crossing from Palestine into Israel, complete with a daring van ride I’m not sure I could handle. I enjoyed her story and the energy it creates as you read along with the intensity Lisa experiences.
“Hakas, rucks and scrums, oh my! Attending a NZ rugby match” From A Dangerous Business
Submitted by Amanda
Amanda takes us to a New Zealand rugby match, packed with the perspective of a traveler and novice to the world of rugby. I was intrigued by the customs and traditions that go along with a rugby match in New Zealand. Amanda also highlights how cultural differences often transcend to the world of sports. It is interesting to ponder how closely tied these two realms can be.
“What I Don’t Like About Travel” From The Mobile Lawyer
Submitted by Michael
After just returning from three months in Europe, I was a little upset to be back home and not traveling. However, for an instance, Michael’s qualms with travel reminded me of some of those aspects to life on the road that are not so pleasant. I often find people think travel is one long vacation. This piece will convince anyone of that opinion that just as there are dozens of things to loath at home, so too are their aspects to travel that are not one big long vacation.
Don’t forget to submit your travel posts to the LAST week of “Suzy Stumbles Over Travel”.