The Friday Five: January 28, 2011

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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:

How to Avoid Being Being Ripped Off By Taxi Drivers

Earl of Wandering Earl fame has written this truly exceptional piece, offering his observations from his 11 or so years of traveling about cab fares around the world. His advice on how to avoid being ripped off just might surprise you too…

Don’t Be a Hooker Unless You’re Into That Sort of Thing

Nick of Locationless has a knack for writing some real thought provoking material. In this inspirational post he wrote back in November, he asks you to take a long hard look at what you’re doing with your life. Are you compromising your values? Maybe that’s not such a good thing…

Sleeping On a Bed of Straw in Switzerland (and the story of a big pizza)

Meet Jack and Jill. They like to travel the world and even have a blog about it. They have a charming little story that is pretty self described by its title. But it’s still a pretty cool experience…I mean, it’s literally a bed of straw. And yes, there’s a big pizza for a good price too!

Photo: Iguazu Falls

Magda over at Destination World snapped this truly stunning picture of Brazil’s famous Iguazu Falls. Seriously, it’s that impressive…

How to Live at Home and Not Go Insane

Stephanie from Twenty-Something Travel has written this helpful guide to tell you that living at home with your parents really isn’t the end of the world, especially if you’re trying to save up some money for a round-the-world (RTW) adventure!

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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14 Responses to The Friday Five: January 28, 2011

  1. Lisa E @chickybus January 28, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    I’ve only read two of these so far (and they were excellent), so I look forward to reading the others, based on your recommendation. I’m sure they’re great ones, too!

    • Aaron January 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

      Thanks Lisa! Glad you are finding new stuff to read!

  2. Jill - Jack and Jill Travel The World January 28, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Thanks for including us, Aaron. What an honor!

    • Aaron January 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

      Any time guys! It was a great read! And how many people can say they slept on straw?

  3. Nick Laborde January 28, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Hey Aaron, Thanks for including me and the kind words. I try to make people think, if I can through in a hooker… that’s just a bonus.

    • Aaron January 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

      Absolutely Nick! You’ve got some really fantastic content! And I think I’ll leave the thinking through in hookers to you… 😛

  4. Earl January 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Much appreciated Aaron! I hadn’t seen that post from Nick before so it’s great to have found it through this post 🙂

    • Aaron January 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

      No problem Earl! I’m a big fan of your site! Keep up the great work and I’m glad that some of the posts featured here are new to you!

  5. Maria Pavel January 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    Hello Aaron,

    Great serie, I read a few of these articles, looking forward to reading all of these articles. Keep up the good work, the 2nd post made me laugh, lol.

    Best regards,


    • Aaron January 29, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

      Thanks! I’m glad to hear that you’re finding some great new material to read!

      • Maria Pavel January 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

        Oh, Aaron, by the way. You have a mistypping error in the article name : ‘The Friday Five: Janaury 28, 2011’ – the month should be January, not Janaury.

        Best regards,


        • Aaron January 30, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

          Thanks for catching that!

  6. Katie February 1, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Hey Aaron! Great new feature. Would love it if you considered my latest post on Egypt for inclusion this Friday!

    • Aaron February 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

      Thanks, I’ll check it out!

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