Faraway Files #14

TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY

VELKOMMEN FELLOW TRAVELERS – WHERE TO THIS WEEK?

With so many corners of the world to share and explore, I want to know – what is it that draws you to seek out a specific place. I have thought about what makes a place sing to us once there, but how will we know that it might before we endeavor to get there?

But where do you begin to gather your inspiration? Is it a picture? Seeing an image, emitting a gasp and thinking to yourself – I would LOVE to go there! It is often as simple as that for me. I’m a visual person. And once my curiosity is piqued, I usually dig deeper. Look up more. Fuel the fire. Feed the urge. I read blogs and surf travel sites and take notes and make pins. You too?

When I first moved to Copenhagen, I came across an image on Instagram of these charming, graphic blue and white lifeguard towers. Where was that? I loved them and just had to see them. I engaged the person who had originally posted and quickly determined the specific location. It was Bellevue Beach. North of Copenhagen in Klampenborg, Denmark. It wouldn’t take long until I could make my way there on a wintery morning. I spent a good hour soaking in the scene and snapping shots. I have since returned often, as it is lovely in all seasons. But I first sought it out because I’d seen it before.

FAraway Files

Faraway Files has definitely helped spark my wanderlust and my wish list keeps growing! Each week, I have been taken to places that I never even knew that I needed to know. Do you feel that way? Can reading about a new place bump other places down your list? I don’t really ever take places OFF my list. I just keep adding!

I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

FAVORITES WEEK #13

So without further ado, I present to you my favorite places that I need to know soon that I learnt of last week. These are my favorite posts. Check with Katy and Clare for theirs.

Ireland is a place that has always been on my list and seemed to be a popular destination to share last week. I loved the pictorial tour through Van’s lens of Snow in Tromso – the light in this image was my favorite!

10 PHOTOS TO MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH IRELAND | Snow in Tromso

Lisbon has long been lingering on my list, but Faraway Files newcomer Catherine Rose at La Vie en C-Rose helped make it climb up a few spots with these ever-loverly images. All I think I need is love and Belem.

A LITTLE BIT OF LISBON | PORTUGAL | La Vie en C-Rose

Catherine at Cultural Wednesdays snuck in a visit to France’s museum of milk. Do you care about Camembert? This quirky stop in Lactopôle may seem cheesy, but it a serious passion here. Take the tour, get a taste. Yes please. I never knew I needed to visit.

LACTOPÔLE, CITÉ DU LAIT | FRANCE | Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays

And lastly, but not leastly – this post from Jonny at The Adventures of Daisy the Bus. He takes us spelunking in the forests around Luxembourg. The mystery and adventure of the magical Mullerthal shines through makes me want to visit.

THE DARK PLACES OF THE MULLERTHAL | LUXEMBOURG | Daisy the Bus

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. Can’t wait to see where you take us today. I’m soaring over Seattle with seaplane flight from to the San Juan Islands.

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #14

WANT TO JOIN IN?

We’d love you to join us in building this supportive and growing community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favorites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge onto the post or your blog (code below) or link back to the hosts.
  • The link up will go live every Thursday at 8 am UK time (9 am, CET) until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles, and Oregon Girl around the World.This week the link up is right here on Oregon Girl – woot woot! Raise the roof! Or just link. Your choice.
  • Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least two others.

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Soar over Seattle to the San Juan Islands | Take a Seaplane with Oregon Girl Around the World

Soar to the San Juans by Seaplane from Seattle, Washington

Fly to the San Juan Islands

A sojourn to the San Juan Islands in Washington State is all the more special when segued by seaplane. Oh come on. You can do it. FLY with me! Let’s start in Seattle.

Soar over Seattle to the San Juan Islands | Take a Seaplane with Oregon Girl Around the World
Kenmore Air seaplane – Seattle to San Juan Island

Come fly with me, let’s fly
Pack up, let’s fly away.”

-Frank Sinatra, Come Fly With Me

San Juan Island, Washington

There are special places that leave watermarks on our heart. I’ve discussed them before. The San Juan Islands are one of those places for me. Nestled near the northwest corner of Washington State, this place has imparted an imprint of epic proportions.

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Faraway Files #13

TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY

Velkommen fellow travelers

You are in the right place. Three months after starting the Faraway Files travel blog community link up, we have 75 bloggers contributing and commenting and sharing and engaging. And whether you join in weekly or once in awhile, we are grateful for your stories. Your tales from faraway places. And while you could write about your backyard, like my contribution this week, it will feel far away to someone out there. You offer fresh perspectives and new points of view, even when you talk of places we already knew. It’s one of my favorite things about hosting.

FAVORITES WEEK #12

These are my favorites from the first link up of 2017. Urska from Slovenian Girl Abroad took us sledding in Switzerland. I am a little bit obsessed with my interest in snow right now and she fueled my fire. Zipping down 2.5km runs dedicated to sleds? Looks soo fun!

SLEDGING AT THE SUNNY SIDE OF ENGELBERG | SWITZERLAND | Slovenian Girl Abroad

Another community newcomer, Groove is in the Heart took us to warm and sunny South Africa and the most charming daily duck parade in a beautiful winery. I could drink to that! Seeing them run down the lane seems hysterically cute.

VERGENOEGD DUCK PARADE | SOUTH AFRICA | Groove is in the Heart

Global Giraffe zipped us around misty corners of the famous Hai Van Pass in Vietnam. Don’t know if you fancy maneuvering a motorbike yourself? Don’t worry, you can ride along with Dan.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO VIETNAM’S HAI VAN PASS | Global Giraffe

Perhaps most moving to me was the account of the Shot at Dawn Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum in England. Trish from Mums Gone To has a personal connection as her uncle was instrumental in helping get pardons for the many young soldiers shot for deserting in WW1. It is a moving and chill-inducing story told from a personal perspective.

THE SHOT AT DAWN MEMORIAL AT NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM | ENGLAND | Mums Gone To

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #13

WANT TO JOIN IN?

We’d love you to join us in building this supportive and growing community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favorites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge onto the post or your blog (code below) or link back to the hosts.
  • The link up will go live every Thursday at 8 am, UK time (9 am, CET) until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles, and Oregon Girl around the World. This week, Clare is hosting over at Suitcases and Sandcastles. Go say hej here.
  • Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least two others.

TWEET US YOUR POSTS
(@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers.

SHARE TRAVEL IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM
Tag @FarawayFiles and #FarawayFiles – and we’ll repost our favorites.


WE’LL PIN YOUR LINKS
We are posting each week’s links on community Pinterest page – join in over there.


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