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Sunday Traveler – recommended reading

Sunday Traveler – recommended reading




Every couple months I like to do a roundup of recommended posts from the Sunday Traveler linkup. Here’s just a few of my recent favorites:



The Thrifty Gypsy’s Travels –  How Travel Provokes. “But travel isn’t always smooth sailing, friendly locals, and delicious food.  Sometimes travel provokes you in ways you never expected or would have encountered if you had stayed home in the comfort of your recliner.  ”

Queenstown – My Highlight Reel - Escape With Kids has all the best things to do, see, and – most importantly – eat, in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Submerged Oaks: 6 Things To Do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber  “. . . probably one of the most popular and quaint German towns you will ever see, and for good reason. This small walled city is oozing with medieval charm. From the half timbered houses, to the uneven cobbled stone streets, to the ancient walls that surround this city, there is so much to explore.”

boy & girl globetrot –  mount john summit: “… I still don’t know what to say. Except, maybe: LOOK! BREATHTAKING! HARD! GO! SEE! CLIMB! SIT! ADMIRE!”

Feet on Foreign Lands stayed in a booklover’s dream at The Alcove Library Hotel, Saigon

Kidding Herself -  Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. “And best of all, there is no obvious educational point to any of it. I mean, I daresay you could get all enthused about light, physics, computing power, psychology and so on and so forth but you don’t actually have to. Minimal explanatory placards!  Wooohooo!”

Bryna’s Window: Imjingak: Reminders of the effects of war at the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Tanama Tales Cabot’s Old Indian Pueblo : ” Yes, in the middle of the bare Californian desert, a four story, 5,000 square foot Hopi-style Pueblo raises over a higher elevation spot known as ‘Miracle Hill.’”

Aperture of my Soul discovered a surreal museum in Louisiana: The Day I Entered An Alternate Reality – Abita Mystery House:

slightly astray – A year of travel (in food!) – “Before setting off on our adventures, I never imagined that food would become such a heavy part of our travels. How many days are planned solely around meals? How many major attractions have we skipped in favor of more food? How many destinations are chosen purely for the cuisine?”

From Olive, Feta & Ouzo, An Expat View of Immigration

The Boho Chica - Trekking to Lao Chai from Sapa : “Sapa is very popular with tourists looking to explore the surrounding villages inhabited by various ethnic minority tribes such as the Black Hmong, Flower Hmong and Red Dzao people and those aspiring to conquer Mt. Fansipan, the highest peak in Indo-China. So it was no surprise that we had plenty of company on the trail; enthusiastic hikers of all ages from different countries, Black Hmong women either acting as guides or trying to sell brightly colored scarves and the occasional xe om (motorbike taxi) with the riders offering to make our hike easier by dropping us to the point where we could see the terraced fields.”

Laugh Anyway has beautiful photos of spring: A Rainy Day in Junggye-Dong:

Wanderlustin’ – Do You Eat Alone in Restaurants When You Travel?: “As I’ve travelled more, I’ve gained confidence in walking into a place and asking for a Table For One. Occasionally you’ll get an odd look, sure, but more often than not the staff will help you out with recommendations for food and drink.  Food is a huge part of travel, trying what each destination has to offer is a big part of finding out what a place is like.”

Hiking to the Eiskapelle | Berchtesgaden National Park :  A Kean Sense of Adventure lives up to the blog name with an adventurous hike to an ice cave in the Bavarian Alps.

PIRAN CAFÉ  Scene & Heard: 55 Minutes in Quito’s Centro Historico – Easter Edition – : “I’m feeling proud, too: transvestite prostitutes recognize me on the street. That’s an Easter Sunday first for me and I decide that my Quito ‘moment’ had finally arrived.”

My cycling adventure in the Okanagan Live, Laugh, Explore mixes wine and a scenic cycling tour.

One Tiny Leap: Finding Texas’ Wildflowers in Austin  “Getting lost and not knowing what we’re doing has treated us nicely so far in our journey through the US.”


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