Faraway Files #25

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Twenty-five weeks of Sharing travel community

It’s like a silver anniversary up in here – let’s celebrate! This is the twenty-fifth Faraway Files travel blog community link up. Oh the places we’ve been!

FAVORITES WEEK #24

Last week I was taken by the color of connection in the community posts. From Cuba to Japan to California to Malaysia and more, such beautiful ways to celebrate color. Lee from Bumble Bee Mum showed us a unique and special festival in Hokkaido, Japan. The Yosakoi Soran festival looks so fun and noisy and happy and joy filled, I would love to see this! She has a ton of gorgeous pics on her blog if you missed them, check it out.

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL SAPPORO HOKKAIDO JAPAN | Bumble Bee Mum

Phoebe at Lou Messugo blog showed us how picturesque little French Riverian town of le Bar sur Loup celebrates with the annual Orange Festival. More color and more fun and I can almost smell the citrus from here!

ORANGE FESTIVAL ON THE FRENCH RIVERIA – LA FÊTE DE L’ORANGER | Lou Messugo

Faraway Files newcomers Eva and Tom of E&T Abroad took us to the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia for tea tasting and rain forest exploring. And while it may not be a celebration per se, finding this rare Rafflesia in bloom is worth celebrating.

TEA PLANTATIONS IN MALAYSIA: WHAT TO DO IN THE CAMERON HIGHLANDS | E&T Abroad

Can you feel the rhythm? I loved the energy, color and charisma of Santiago de Cuba from Wilbur’s Travels. Beautiful buildings, incredible history and amazing people.

SANTIAGO DE CUBA | Wilbur’s Travels

And lastly, because I’m on a color kick and can’t pass up street art – I have to share one from Hilary Style Me’s post about a downtown Los Angeles graffiti and mural art walking tour.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES GRAFFITI & MURAL WALKING TOUR | Hilary Style Me

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Faraway Files #24

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TIME TO GET OUTSIDE

The Norwegians believe that there is no problem that can’t be solved by going outside. Danes put their babies sleep outside. In all kinds of weather. Sweden created allemansrätten or everyman’s right to roam. Outside. All land is open and available to explore and encourage people to get outside. And you will find all of the Scandi’s with faces to the sun when it is out. It’s good for you. Soak it up.

But what does getting outside mean to you? Is it active? Hiking, biking, skiing, surfing? Is it something that makes your heart pump and adrenaline flow? For some it does. The two go hand in hand. For me, it can. But these experiences are more the exception than the rule.

For me, getting outside is a way to restore balance. Fill the buckets. Right the scales. It is contemplative and rejuvenating. It can be that crazy, balls-out, exciting endorphin rush. Sometimes. But mostly, it’s communing. With nature. Or seriously, it’s as simple as a sit on a bench with a view. Vitamin D. Vitamin me. Outside. I need to do it more.

Clearly, the Faraway Files Travel Blog Community has been getting outside lately. There was a clear theme last week with many posts offering ways to get outside for both the adrenaline junkies and the nature communers. Which are you? I’m a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Depends on the day. Missed last week’s collection? Check it out here.

READ MORE ABOUT ALLEMANSRÄTTEN : Fall in Sweden | Everyman’s Right to Roam

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Faraway Files #23

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HAPPY VERNAL EQUINOX TO YOU

This Monday was the spring equinox – did you know? It’s officially spring now. Whether the weather in your corner of the world believes it or not! With equal parts daylight and darkness, my world feels a bit more balanced.

I kicked off the spring with a trip to the Danish coast. It was perfect. Where do you do spring? Tell me. Show us! Let’s link up.


FAVORITES WEEK #22

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week, we had a bevy of cool posts and in case you missed any, you can catch up here. These were my faves. Continue reading “Faraway Files #23”