Friday Five: My Favorite Travel Blog Posts

Earlier this week, I left a little tease about exciting things to come here on Aaron’s Worldwide Adventures. Today, I am happy to announce a brand new weekly feature: The Friday Five.

Just what are these Friday Five? Well, I read a lot of other travel blogs and my fellow adventurers write about some pretty awesome things, be them incredible places, great stories or fascinating food for thought. Every Friday, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite posts from the past week!

So, without further ado, I give you the very first Friday Five!

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Photo Essay: Unreal Antarctica

Dustin, the Skinny Backpacker (who is currently en route from Buenos Aires to Sweden), went to Antarctica and he’s got some truly stunning photos to show for it. It seriously makes me want to get on a plane this second and head down there!

Responsibly Irresponsible

In this curiously titled post, Gillian over at One Giant Step writes about attempting to fulfill her travel itch while being stuck at home. She details her new plan which she’s titled “Responsibly Irresponsible,” as a way of taking small steps towards traveling again!

Morals & Ethics of Travel Photography: When Shouldn’t You Take That Photo?

Lisa from Chicky Bus asks some very thought provoking questions in her latest post, laying out a variety of scenarios one might encounter traveling and asking the readers to weigh in on what they would do in each of those situations. She’s sparked a wonderful discussion and the article is definitely some healthy food for thought!

The First Time I Almost Died-Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Todd of Todd’s Wanderings recounts his truly riveting (and frightening) story about being caught in a hurricane while out at sea in Vietnam’s stunning Ha Long Bay. This is a storm that killed 70 other people but spared his boat due to the captain’s wise decision to take an alternate route. And his story has one huge moral. Don’t be a bad tourist! Read it to see why!

Photo Essay: The Magical Landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey

Nicole and Cameron over at Traveling Canucks have highlighted the other-worldly landscapes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey, where truly unreal rock formation rise majestically out of the desert floor, nestling among them a small town that almost blends into the natural world!

Are you a fellow travel blogger who wants to bring a post to my attention for consideration next week? Leave me a link in the comments below!

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12 Responses to Friday Five: My Favorite Travel Blog Posts

  1. Gillian @OneGiantStep January 21, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Thanks Aaron, some great company here. I do a #FollowFriday post also – it’s nice to be able to share what I’ve read in the week! cheers!

    • Aaron January 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

      My pleasure! And it sure is great to share! You guys have such great content!

  2. Cam January 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Awesome! Thanks for the inclusion. Honoured to be with such a great group of travel bloggers. Cheers! 😉

    • Aaron January 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

      Any time! And seriously, awesome photos you’ve got there!

  3. Lisa E @chickybus January 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Thank you for including me on the list, Aaron! The post has been a real learning experience (in a good way) for everyone involved–contributors and readers. The discussion, which is ongoing, has been a powerful one…and that makes me happy.

    Meanwhile, it’s an honor to be on this list with such terrific travel bloggers…I look forward to checking out their work, too!

    • Aaron January 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

      Indeed it has! Considering the influence bloggers have these days, I think it’s important to provide some food for thought!

  4. Todd | Todd's Wanderings January 22, 2011 at 4:32 am #

    Thanks for including me Aaron! Great group of posts and bloggers here and congrats on kicking off the new feature on your site. I completely missed the discussion on photography so thanks for point it out to me. I love these types of roundups because it can be so easy to miss some great content on the web.

    • Aaron January 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

      Indeed they are! Sometimes it’s tough to catch those great posts on Twitter unless they’re RT’d at the perfect moment! Thanks for your great content!

  5. Roy February 7, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Those Antarctica photos are TOTALLY unreal. My next cruise ship is there right now, but I join them right after they leave. So gutted…

    • Aaron February 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

      Aren’t they? Makes me want to go!! Shame you’re missing it!

  6. Bocas Del Toro March 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    Amazing list! Just visited toddswanderings.com and the guy is truly a great traveler. I will check out the other blogs.

    Very useful, thanks!

    • Aaron March 2, 2011 at 12:12 am #

      Glad you enjoyed his writing! I’m also a big fan!

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