The Friday Five: February 18, 2011

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Welcome to this week’s installment of The Friday Five, featuring five of my favorite travel blog posts for you to check out! Think of it as a great way to introduce you to some awesome new bloggers who are having some truly incredible adventures! Here are my picks for this week:

A Wider World Means a Smaller Me

In this truly touching post, Caz of yTravel Blog writes about how travel puts the world in perspective. You see that you may not live in the greatest country in the world and that your life really isn’t that difficult compared to our compatriots in other countries. This is a truly fantastic post!

Hostel Jerks: Reasonable or Reason For Revenge?

Staying in hostels can be a real mixed bag of experiences, as Andea of Inspiring Travellers reminds us in this humorous post. If you’ve ever stayed in a hostel, you can probably relate to one of the jerk-like scenarios featured here! Brings me back to my hostel days…

7 Waterfalls Tour, El Salvador – Episode 11

Jason and Aracely of Two Backpackers have put together quite an impressive collection of travel videos of their travels throughout Central and South America. In this wonderful latest installment, they show off the striking 7 Waterfalls of El Salvador!

A Cremation in Bali

Theodora from Travels With a Nine Year Old writes about experiencing an exciting cremation for 3 members of the Balinese royal family. Considering their status, this is no ordinary cremation and she’s got the incredible photos to prove it! All I can say is, what an experience!

Travel With a Conscience and “Experience”

Jamie and Jess from Adventures With Cloud People write an important message here about responsible travel that we should all bear in mind…supporting local businesses is one of the most important things you can do. That chain hotel or restaurant doesn’t need your business nearly as much as the local place next door does and the food and service is bound to be better anyways!

If you’re a fellow travel blogger and would like to bring one of your posts to my attention, please let me know in the comments below!


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12 Responses to The Friday Five: February 18, 2011

  1. Andrea February 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Thanks so much for featuring our post, which we endured some excruciating “research” to produce, haha =)

    • Aaron February 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

      Hahaha I’m sure you did! (Trust me, I’ve been there…). And congrats on your blog turning 1! Mine just did this past Tuesday!

  2. Caz Makepeace February 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Thanks so much for the shout out Aaron. I’m looking forward to reading the other posts that are here as well.

    • Aaron February 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

      My pleasure Caz! I found your post to be really touching and a great reminder as to why I travel!

  3. Theodora February 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Aaron, Thanks for including me in this. It’s a really nice round-up and was good to see a couple of posts I hadn’t seen before. Looking forward to next week’s.

    • Aaron February 18, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

      Any time! And seriously, what a cool thing to witness!

  4. jamie - cloud people adventures February 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    just wanted to say thanks for including our humble little post in this list!

    • Aaron February 18, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

      My pleasure! It was definitely a great read!

  5. Natalie February 18, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    I read the hostel jerks, that was quite funny and increased my resolution to always stay in a hotel!

    • Aaron February 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

      Hehehe. Hostels DO have many redeeming qualities, though I personally prefer CouchSurfing to any other foprm of accommodation!

  6. crazy sexy fun traveler February 21, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    Good ones, I have to say!

    • Aaron February 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm #


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