The Friday Five: Awesome Travel Blog Posts: April 22, 2011

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:

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A Brief Chicken Bus Experience

“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!

How Traveling The World Helped Me Find a Job

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.

Is It Safe to Travel to Egypt and Jordan? US Tourism Leaders to Investigate

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 situationsLeslie from Downtwon Traveler investigates what is really going on in these two tourist hotspots.

Talking Shop: The Unbrave Girl’s Guide to Grocery Shopping in China

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.

The Post Office at the End of the World

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!


14 Responses to The Friday Five: Awesome Travel Blog Posts: April 22, 2011

  1. Matt April 22, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    Thanks so much for the recognition, I really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the Galapagos piece, it was a quirky spot. 🙂

    Happy Friday!

    • Aaron April 22, 2011 at 10:34 am #

      My pleasure Matt! It’s such a strange place for a mailbox and sure took me back!

  2. Leslie (Downtown Traveler) April 22, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Thanks so much for the shout! Glad to be listed in such great company 🙂

    • Aaron April 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

      Sure thing Leslie! Have an AMAZING time! I’m SUPER jealous!

  3. Jeremy B April 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Great posts and all worth a read!

    • Aaron April 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

      Thanks Jeremy!

  4. Norbert April 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Thanks for the mention Aaron! That chicken bus was fun to ride and to write about eventually.

    • Aaron April 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

      Write about eventually? Haha! And happy blogiversary Norbert!

  5. Sally April 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    Thanks for the mention, Aaron. You should definitely consider coming back to China to go grocery shopping — it’s definitely an experience not to be missed… especially if you need lots of chicken feet!

    • Aaron April 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

      Haha! Clearly! Cuz you know I really miss those chicken feet! 😛

  6. Gillian @OneGiantStep April 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Thanks for including me Aaron! It’s easy to not do something b/c we fear the consequences – I like the share that often the consequences are nothing like what we fear. Cheers!

    • Aaron April 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

      Gillian you are so right! And my pleasure to include you!

  7. Acceleratedstall April 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    I do look forward to Fridays and even more so since discovering your “Friday Five.” Always something fresh, always something interesting and always good reads. Thnx again!

    • Aaron April 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

      Glad you’re enjoying these picks! Thanks for checking them out!

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