Today is the last Faraway Files Travel Blog Community link up for 2017 . It’s been a good year for travel in our house. We saw Paris, Athens and New York. We explored islands from above the Arctic Circle in Lofoten, Norway to mid-Baltic Bornholm, Denmark and south to Kefalonia, Greece. I am grateful for the opportunities to explore and share these amazing places with my family. Thank you for sharing your travels and faraway places with us each week.
As you know, we have added two amazing bloggers to our hosting team – Hilary of Hilary Style, who is hosting this week, and Corey of Fifi + Hop. Of course we needed a new Faraway Files badge to celebrate. Check it out. We’ll be using this one starting today. We hope you like it! Continue reading “Faraway Files #58”→
Last week was American Thanksgiving and for the first time in four years, I made the entire traditional meal complete with full turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn casserole, pumpkin AND pecan pie. We invited some Danish-American friends and even watched some American football. And while no one had work off or were out of school, it was lovely to embrace the tradition again.
When you live abroad, it isn’t always easy to recreate those special dishes and rituals that make a holiday feel like home. Especially when the adopted country doesn’t celebrate that day! But we are thankful for this experience of living in Denmark and that I could find everything I needed to complete my recipes this year! I am also truly thankful for this amazing community of inspiring travel writers, bloggers and photographers that share every week with Faraway Files. Cheers to you! Continue reading “Faraway Files #56”→
In a little over a year, the Faraway Files travel blog community has shared stories, images and tips from over one hundred countries. 165 bloggers from the opposite ends of the earth have contributed, commented, inspired and informed. As your hosts, Clare, Katy and I have enjoyed getting to know individuals in this community in person and online. Today, we are very excited to introduce two of these people to you. If you are a Faraway File reader or contributor, you may have already read posts from our new co-hosts. Drum roll please…
We are happy to introduce two new Faraway Files co-hosts who will be joining our merry band of pranksters, I mean bloggers. Please welcome Hilary from Hilary Style and Corey from Fifi + Hop. Clare and I will be partnering with Hilary and Corey going forward. Katy will continue to host and contribute and engage after she is all moved in and settled in new digs around the world. She’s headed back to Australia! I personally can’t wait to see that side of the globe from her perspective. Go wish her best of luck for a smooth transition and joyful re-entry!
We are excited to start this new evolution of Faraway Files. To start us off? Hilary and I are your happy hosts today. Link up here, but definitely go meet Hilary if you haven’t already! She loves street art, the open road (sometimes) and knows ALL the cool places in Los Angeles, California – her adopted hometown. But first, I’m gonna go ahead give a mountainous amount of love to these favorite posts from last week’s link up. Hint hint. They all about peaks this week.
Faraway Files Favorites Week #53
I am all about mooning over mountains after last week’s plethora of posts featuring pristine peaks. Faraway Files newcomer Jacki who blogs at Hit the Road Jacki shared a jaw-droppingly epic hike in the Rocky Mountain National Park. I am smitten and need to do this. Instantly. Thanks Jacki!
And Lorelei of California Globetrotter took me back. To a place that imprinted on us many many years ago. Ebenalp and the Appenzeller region of Switzerland has one of the most amazing places we have ever stayed in. The Berggasthaus Aescher only offers up its views and great food these days, but see why the region has so much to offer. Heart strings officially tugged.
From Switzerland to Austria, take me here now too. Thanks to Trish of Mums Gone To I now want to take Option C and see all of this! Wondering what Option A and B were? Traipse on over to her post and she’ll share. But I think you’ll only choose C after gawking, possibly with a little drool at this stunning place. Mountain loungers? Yes! And… please?!
And lastly, check out this magical trail in the Hohe Tauern National Park, also in Austria. Emma from A Bavarian Sojourn traipses down this magically beautiful trail finding gnomes and sparkles amidst serious amounts of swoon-worthy scenery.
Today I’m sharing Kefalonia, a mountainous and lush island beauty in Greece. Come see what you should kick it there off-season. And please – go say hej hej to Hilary! She’s going to be fantastisk!
FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #54
WANT TO JOIN IN?
Jump in! The water is fine! Faraway Files is a creative community of travel bloggers who inspire, engage and share each other’s posts. All participating hosts will read and comment on every post that participates in the spirit of the link up. We will also share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favorite posts 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.
Link ups work best if everyone engages so please comment on each of the hosts’ posts and at least two others that take your fancy.
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