TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY
THIRTY-one weeks of Sharing travel stories around the world
Welcome back travel peeps. Where in the world are you? What are you up to this week? I was lucky enough to spend some time with Faraway Files co-host Katy from Untold Morsels at the end of her Scandinavian super tour. Super fun to share some of the magic of summer in Copenhagen in person!
Thank you to everyone who contributed last week, sharing your posts with the Faraway Files Travel Community. If missed any, don’t worry – you can still catch them here.
I especially loved this image by Sharon from Exploring our World. Part of the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, Sharon’s post brought up a lot of emotions for me, particularly this beautiful mosaic and quote. Thank you for sharing Sharon.
I can’t make sense when tragedy strikes. My heart aches for families who have lost loved ones in senseless acts in the past and now. Most recently in Manchester and then this weekend in my hometown Portland, Oregon, where three men from three different backgrounds stood up to terrorism on their regular train commute home. Heroes Rick Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche were killed protecting two teenage girls from a white supremacist. A third hero Micah Fletcher was in serious condition, but survived the attack. The victim Namkai-Meche’s last words to the good samaritans who stayed with him were, “Tell them, I want everybody to know, I want everybody on the train to know, I love them.”
Heavy sigh. Thank you, brave responders. And stander-uppers. And protectors. And believers. That humans are more good than bad. That we are better together. No day shall erase you from the memory of time. I’m sticking with love.
The following favorites are a little lighter and full of color, because life is about balance. No matter how far away.
FAVORITES WEEK #30
Let’s give a warm Faraway Files Community Welcome to Shobha from Just Go Places. If you missed her post about Catalan master Antonio Gaudi’s crypts outside of Barcelona – go say hej and check it out. I did not know about these beautiful unfinished sites where Gaudi was able to test the ideas he would later implement at the famous Sagrada Familia. How beautiful and imaginative and hopeful are these butterfly stained glass windows!
My favorite part of Faraway Files is finding new gems and learning of far-flung places. Raincity Librarian Jane showed us Fantastic Fukuoka, Japan. She had me at the coffee shops and craft-brew popular here. Must be the Pacific Northwesterner in me! They sound fantastisk. Yes please.
Continuing with colorful Japan, I loved this post about Kyoto with Kids shared by Jenny at The Little Explorer. Full of joy and adventure, I can almost hear the laughter!
Faraway Files Co-host Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles is off exploring the island Crete with her family this week. Sending her warm wishes for sun washed swaths of sand, colorful fishing villages and plenty of sandcastles to fill future posts. I’ll share a shoutout for Clare’s favorites from last week. She loved:
This week, I’m soaring back to Seahouses in Northumberland, UK. Take a tour around the Farne Islands which are full of nesting seabirds this time of year.
FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #31
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.
- Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least two others.
LINKUP IS WITH KATY AT UNTOLD MORSELS TODAY – GO SAY HEJ!
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