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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!


By Aaron

Hey there! I'm Aaron and this is my travel site, where I document my adventures to all corners of the world. My love for travel started at the ripe old age of four, when a midlife crisis uprooted my family to Ecuador for five years. Since then, I've been to countries on 4 different continents. When I'm not blissfully on the road, I reside in New York City, where I become the ultimate travel junkie and spend my days dreaming up my next great adventure! Read More...

14 replies on “The Friday Five: Awesome Travel Blog Posts: April 22, 2011”

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!

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