Faraway Files #46

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FORTY-SIX WEEKS OF SHARING TRAVEL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

We are definitely marching into fall here in Denmark. It’s been stormy and damp and I’m deep into planning our fall escape. How about you? Do you ever find that reading posts from fellow travelers around the world inspires you to do some shuffling of your own travel to-do list? Thanks to Faraway Files contributors Rob and Anne of TravelLatte, who taught me not to think of it as a “bucket list,” but call it a travel TO-DO list. Let’s do this kind of list that means action.

But have you set your sites on seeing somewhere after reading about it? Has a Faraway Files post helped push you that way? I’m collecting stories about our community and would love to hear if one has! I’ll go first. My co-host Clare, over at Suitcases and Sandcastles has shared her love of Greece and its islands often. Her pictures of those blue, blue waters, delicious food, and serene beaches will soon be our scene. Greece is on the books for October. I’m super excited. Hit me with your favorites in Athens and Crete!

 

Speaking of favorites – here are mine from last week. There were so many good posts and I can feel my travel to-do list resorting once again, but these are the ones that really spoke to me.

Faraway Files Favorites Week #45

Birgit from Groove is in the Heart showed us the colorful neighborhood of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, South Africa. You can’t help but be charmed by the technicolor homes, but I was taken with the history and character of this delicious sounding area. Threatened by rising commercial interests, will development dampen its unique flavor? A problem many growing cities face. Thanks for sharing Birgit.


Vaucluse Dreamer took us to a dreamy place in France – her specialty. If you haven’t met her blog, go say hej! Last week we went to Les-Baux-de-Provence and while the ancient chateau is stunning, I loved these reproductions of Arcimboldo’s Four Seasons. Timely for the Northern Hemisphere, here is Autumn. Pop over to her post to see the rest and the views over Provence.

TREADING IN ANCIENT FOOTSTEPS AT LES-BAUX-DE-PROVENCE | Vaucluse Dreamer

Angie at Changing Pages is a relative newcomer to the Faraway Files Community, give her a welcome if you haven’t stopped by before. Her post about group travel was thought-provoking and interesting. What do you think? Do you avoid it? Can it add something to your travels? I was in the no-thanks camp before our Glamping Safari above the Arctic Circle this summer where we spent three days exploring, camping, kayaking and hiking with strangers. By the end we were friends, exchanging stories, contacts and photos and I would confirm it definitely added to our adventure. Cheers to that!

GROUP HOLIDAYS – SHARED ADVENTURE OR COLLECTIVE NIGHTMARE? | Changing Pages

This week I’m linking up a little more Norwegian flavor. I love tasting the food when I visit a place and think it is important to eat local when traveling. We tried a lot in Northern Norway – here’s what you can expect to find on the menu when traveling way up north.

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #46

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Jump in! The water is fine! Faraway Files is a creative community of travel bloggers who inspire 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 favorites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.

As Faraway Files hosts, Katy, Clare and I love our link up and this supportive travel community. With over 130 contributors, we have read about 80 countries and territories around the world. If you join in and leave a link please reciprocate and comment on the hosts’ posts as well as at least two others that spark an interest. If we see a pattern of people not joining in, sadly we have decided to remove the links of those posters in the future.

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5 thoughts on “Faraway Files #46

  1. Clare Thomson

    I really am so excited that you’re off to Athens and Crete. I can’t wait to read your stories and look at your (inevitably fabulous) photos. We really must get ahead with planning an October half term trip ourselves. Xx

  2. Thanks for highlighting my blog from last month – I’m so pleased you enjoyed it – I’m in the ‘avoid’ group travel camp, mainly because we tend to like to turn left when we want to or we change our minds about what we’re going to do as we walk out of the door and I have always struggled with having to stick to a plan or routine – I may try it again one day you never know. Thanks again #FarawayFiles

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      This is normally how I feel as well and I think our positive group experience had more to do with lucking out with getting cool people to spend the time with. I was happy that it was 3 days and not our whole trip, as I prefer the freedom of finding what we will find as well! Cheers, Erin

  3. Hi Erin thanks for the lovely mention. I am so enjoying being part of the #FarawayFiles community. Even if I don’t contribute every week I look forward to reading the posts. Always such a great variety and very inspirational. I am discovering lots of new places and new blogs to visit. Angie

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