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 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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18 Responses to The Friday Five: Awesome Travel Blog Posts: April 8, 2011

  1. ayngelina April 8, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Aaron thsnks so much for including me in your round up, I have already read a few of these posts and agree they are fantastic.

    • Aaron April 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

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

  2. Nomadic Chick April 8, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    What a great round up and that’s not because I’m in here. Just good, personal writing that brings shape to a place!

    • Aaron April 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

      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!

  3. Jaime April 8, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Thanks for including me in the round up. I am always thrilled when you pick one of my post. Thanks again.

    • Aaron April 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

      My pleasure Jaime! Glad you’re safe and sound!

  4. Christy @ Technosyncratic April 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Thanks so much for the inclusion! We’re in great company – these are all amazing travel narratives. 🙂

    • Aaron April 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

      My pleasure! Thanks for writing such a fantastic post Christy!

  5. Norbert April 9, 2011 at 2:24 am #

    Thanks for the inclusion Aaron! So nice to get to read these other great and even scary stories.

    • Aaron April 9, 2011 at 11:45 am #

      My pleasure Nortbert! I really enkoyed your post!

  6. Leslie (Downtown Traveler) April 9, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Love this roundup! I’m reading all these posts now 🙂

    • Aaron April 9, 2011 at 11:46 am #

      Glad you’ve found some great new posts to read Leslie!

  7. Roy April 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Cool, more interesting bloggers to check out. Thanks 😀

    • Aaron April 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

      Glad you found some new posts to read Roy!

  8. Natalie April 10, 2011 at 1:05 am #

    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!!

    • Aaron April 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

      Why thank you fellow Aries! 🙂

  9. Rabihat April 12, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    it’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.

    • Aaron April 13, 2011 at 1:37 am #

      Glad you’ve enjoyed some of these posts!

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