Shiny Travel Objects: July 25, 2010

by Gray Cargill on July 25, 2010

Liquor bottles

Shiny bottles

Having just spent a couple of hours last Sunday recording some video in downtown Burlington, most of which was complete crap, I have a new sense of admiration for well-made travel videos. So I was excited this week to discover the videos of  Travel Bug Robert.  He has more recent videos than this one, but my favorite so far has got to be his video of Malibu.  Check it out.

Nellie Huang of WildJunket is running a series called “Your Wildest Adventure”.  This is a series where those of us travelers who are kind of chickenshit can live vicariously through the thrills, spills and chills of other travelers.  This week’s installment, Running Into a Landslide, was written by guest blogger Ben Colclough of Tourdust Adventure, and is about a wild bus ride he and his travel partner had in rural China.

Sally Kay of Adventuressetravels has been writing about her trip in the Deep South of the US, a major component of which was seeking out and eating Southern specialty foods.  I found myself drooling over her recent post Shrimp with an Attitude, about her quest for crawfish.  I especially loved her descriptions of people’s reactions to her being a vegetarian.

Oldest backpacker in the world?  You decide:  Suzy Guese posted an article about Ötzi, the Iceman, a 5,000 year-old mummy perfectly preserved in ice discovered in 1991 by two hikers in the Alps.  Suzy was able to see Ötzi in person and pay homage to him with Travel Lessons from a 5,000 Year Old Iceman.

Have you ever noticed that when you ignore some aspect of your life, the imbalance makes you sick or causes great stress in your life?  People need balance in our lives:  A balance of work, sleep, and play.  Trouble is, many of us, once we become adults, short-change ourselves in the “play” department.  Andy Hayes shares with us his thoughts on the benefits in Travel is Play at Sharing Travel Experiences. Yet another great argument for you to start planning your next trip.

SoloFriendly July 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm

My pleasure, Andy. That article really spoke to me.

Andy Hayes July 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Thanks for the mention 🙂

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