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The Friday Five: Awesome Travel Blog Posts: April 8, 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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Colors of the World: 10 Minutes With Gypsies

In this wonderful tale, Jeannie aka Nomadic Chick happens to stumble upon a friendly nomadic tribe that just so happens to have modern conveniences like cell phones. But this little nomadic village was much more than an anachronism. Instead the experience proved became a full circle realization for Jeannie about perceptions and life.

Dealing With Loneliness on the Road

I love traveling alone. Really I do. But on occasion it can be a little bit lonely, especially when you can’t seem to meet any other people. Norbert from GloboTreks has compiled some great tips on how to deal with this issue that every solo traveler inevitably faces.

Held at Gunpoint in Monteverde

Though travel is an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone, sometimes you encounter crazy or malicious people, just as you could in your own home town. Jaime of Breakaway Backpacker experienced just this last week when he was essentially mugged at gunpoint in Monteverde, Costa Rica.The takeaway from the experience? One crazy story…

Nazca’s Got Nothing on Chile

You’ve heard of Peru’s famed Nazca Lines, right? Well Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic may have found something equally as good and far more accessible in nearby Chile!

Trapped in the Dark at Carlsbad Caverns

What would you do if you were deep in an underground cave without a flashlight and suddenly all the lights go out? That’s precisely what happened to Christy of Technosyncratic when she visited Carlsbad Caverns. With visions of a nuclear holocaust and other apocalyptic scenarios, this is a great read!

If youโ€™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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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...

18 replies on “The Friday Five: Awesome Travel Blog Posts: April 8, 2011”

My pleasure Ayngelina! I love learning about new impressive places like the park in Chile you talked about!

Thanks Jeannie! I love those great personal travel stories! It’s why I got into travel blogging to begin with so I am more than happy to feature them!

Considering the amount of time that I spend on the net, I also think I have seen most of the weeks post however these are all new to me. Thanks Aaron and happy birthday for Monday. I like fellow aries!!

itโ€™s a great round up, thanks for including me. I am not a fellow travel blogger but I like it. I have read a few of these posts and agree. I also love traveling alone.

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