The Friday Five: February 4, 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:

Vang Vieng Tubing Deaths and Dangers

Kate of Adventurous Kate has put together a pretty comprehensive warning on the potential dangers of tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos. This is a post that needs to be read by anyone going to to Vang Vieng to go to tubing and plans to partake in the bars that line the river…a real wake up call!

Depression, Burn Out and Renewal on the Streets of India

Wes over at Johnny Vagabond shares some enlightening personal details in his wonderful story about overcoming travel fatigue in a hair raising ride in an Indian Tuk-Tuk.

Reflections on Egypt in a Time of Turmoil

Having watched the Thai political crisis unfold on the streets of Bangkok over the last few years, I know how hard it is to see a country you love descend into turmoil. Katie from Katie Going Global has shared her thoughts along with the words of some locals about the current chaos in Egypt It’s a wonderful perspective from someone who’s actually been there and has a working knowledge of what’s going on, less filtered through they eye of the media.

When Should You Cancel Your Travel Plans?

Anil at foXnoMad has put together a comprehensive guide of things to consider when Egyptian protests or snowpocalpyses get in the way of your travel plans.

Dromomania-Do I Suffer?

In this amusing post, Jason over at DigiDrift, details a supposed medical condition called Dromomania that causes one to have urges to wander endlessly. So now what I want to know is, can I get a doctor to diagnose me with this disorder and then get an excuse note from work for, oh, say, 9 months?

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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8 Responses to The Friday Five: February 4, 2011

  1. Katie February 4, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Thanks for including me Aaron!

    • Aaron February 4, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

      Sure thing! Great perspective on what’s happening in Egypt!

  2. Jason February 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    Aaron, these’s no doubt your suffering from an acute case of Dromomania, and your prognoses is not good. There is no cure, and I think you’ll be suffering for many years to come. My only advice is to find a way to manage this hideous condition. Dr DigiDrift

    Thanks for putting my post out there……Glad you liked it.

    • Aaron February 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

      Thanks for the diagnosis Dr. DigiDrift! Now, can I get an excuse note to miss work with pay to help me recover? :-D

      And your post seriously gave me a chuckle so I’m happy to spread it around!

  3. Globetrottergirls February 5, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Excellent picks, Aaron!! Enjoyed reading all of these posts.

    • Aaron February 5, 2011 at 11:49 am #

      Thanks!

  4. Lisa E @chickybus February 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    Great list, Aaron…all fantastic blogs. Well-done!

    • Aaron February 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

      Thanks Lisa!

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