Faraway Files #47

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

Usually, I love autumn for its natural slowing of pace, but this fall has been busy y’all! In the very best way. Thank you to everyone in the Faraway Files Travel Blog Community who linked up and shared last week. Here are my favorites! Haven’t seen them? No worries – click on the pics and pop over to the posts.

Faraway Files Favorites Week #46

Have you been to Utah in the Southwest United States? It is one of my favorite places on the planet. But you’re from Oregon – right? And I just figured out exactly where Oregon is to be honest. It’s above California! Yes. I am an Oregon Girl. But something about the red, red rocks and quirky landscapes of Southern Utah is mesmerizing to me. Hilary Gudgel at Hilary Style Me shared a bit of her road trip through red rocks territory through several National Parks. But it is always Arches National Park that I love. Those red rocks against that blue blue sky. Can you see why?

ROAD TRIP TO ARCHES NATIONAL PARK | Hilary Style Me

Come to Cambodia says Cathy Winston of Mummy Travels. And stay in these eco-friendly floating lodges along this pristine and peaceful river in the Cardamom Mountains. Take your virtual kayak over to her post to check it out.

DISCOVERING CAMBODIA’S CARDAMOM MOUNTAINS WITH KIDS | Mummy TravelsCa

Catherine Boardman of Cultural Wednesdays offered up a plate of yummy Dutch tastes that even her teens couldn’t turn down. Dutch apple pie anyone? Taking a local food tour is one delicious way to keep tourism sustainable and explore the world.

AMSTERDAM FOOD TOUR | Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays

Milly from Mini Adventures takes us to Brighton for the weekend. I’ve never been, but have always wanted to go. It seems the perfect blend of old and new, kitsch and cool. And I’m a sucker for granny bikes with wicker baskets. Is it the Copenhagen in me? What’s not to love?

A WEEKEND IN BRIGHTON | Mini Adventures

This week I’m sharing a little secret oasis of sculpture and culture in the center of Copenhagen. And you can see it for free! The Glyptoteket is Carlsberg’s gift to the city.

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #47

WANT TO JOIN IN?

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.

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 shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least two others.

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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

WANT TO JOIN IN?

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.

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 shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least two others.

LINK UP TODAY WITH CLARE AT SUITCASES AND SANDCASTLES

TWEET US YOUR POSTS

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

SHARE TRAVEL IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM

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Faraway Files #45

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

Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, tsunamis, earthquakes. What happens when your travel plans are in a zone of potential natural disaster? Do you take it into consideration when planning? Booking outside monsoon months. Paying attention to Hurricane season. Being aware when rolling through Tornado Alley or taking note of tsunami evacuation routes?

What if you live in one of these areas? My social media feeds have been full of red flames and fire ravaged hillsides this week from wildfires devastating the State of Oregon where I am from. Before it was family and friends in Houston with shocking images of flooding. I am worried about those tiny Caribbean nations in the path of Irma, will their infrastructure and emergency responses be able to cope with 175 mile an hour winds. I have fingers crossed that my family on the Eastern Seaboard stays safe as the huge storm makes its way north.

And once the devastation has been wreaked, what responsibility as a traveler do you have to assist the areas affected? Have you ever sought out a place in the wake of a tragedy to visit specifically? Or in reverse, because a place you visited was damaged, do you try to help. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Have your travels been impacted by storms or disasters?

Sending wishes for some rain and wind to the Pacific Northwest as well as dry calm thoughts to the Southeast and a huge vacuum to Houston. Sigh.

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