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:
Photo Credit: Maria Reyes-McDavis
“Chicken Buses” are synonymous with Central America. They’re colorful, loud, diverse and one hell of an experience to ride. Norbert from GloboTreks encountered one in Honduras a few weeks ago, with its unique cast of characters!
It’s easy to dismiss travel as a fun, unproductive activity, but it’s an incredible personal growth exercise. And through personal growth comes the courage and skills to move up in the world. How? Gillian from One Giant Step shares her secret.
The Middle East has been getting a lot of bad press lately as a string of massive protests have sprung up in capitals throughout the region. I’ve previously writen about how the media tends to overhype situations. Leslie from Downtwon Traveler investigates what is really going on in these two tourist hotspots.
I can vouch for the fact that food in China is a bit…well…different and that mundane activities like going shopping can turn into adventures in stamina. The one thing I never did do though is go to a grocery store. Fortunately, Sally, the Unbrave Girl can tell you all about it in this humorous post.
When I was a young child, my family visited the Galapagos Islands and there are only a few things I remember. The boat. The lava tubes. The unique animals. And the mailbox. That was 20 or so years ago and according to Matt from LandLopers, that maibox is still there and going strong! Glad to hear it!
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!