Faraway Files #8


It was my birthday this weekend! In Denmark you say,

“Tillykke med fødselsdagen!”
– Danish Birthday Congratulations

Congratulations with your birthday! It was lovely. There was singing and kage (cake) of course! And I am grateful for the love from old friends and new. From family here and abroad. For cards and notes and simple pleasures.

And while maybe not a birthday present per se, I am grateful for this growing and engaged collection of bloggers from all corners of the globe today. Last week, we had a broad, diverse and beautiful selection of stories, activities and experiences from far-flung corners of the world. This is a gift to me.


Here are my favorite gifts from last week, in no particular order. Bumble Bee Mum showed us that all that is fall in Tokyo is not maple. The gorgeous golden Gingko trees that line the boulevards are celebrated as well. They even get their own festival with food and fun.

Gingko Festival | Toyko by Bumble Bee Mum
Gingko Festival | Toyko ny Bumble Bee Mum Net

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Faraway Files Travel Blog Community Linkup hosted by Oregon Girl Around the World, Suitcases and Sandcastles, Untold Morsels

Faraway Files #7


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
– Mark Twain

This is one of my favorite quotes. Never have I ever believed it to be so true. And don’t worry, you don’t have to move all the way around the world to feel and see and understand the benefit that travel brings to your corner of the world. Just open your mind. Let your heart explore. Let’s travel together. That’s what Faraway Files Travel Blog Community is all about. Educating. Illuminating. Sparking interest.

To travel. To experience. To see. To learn.

Last week on our Faraway Files travel community linkup – we were taken many places. Shown exceptional and unique corners of the world from the beautiful perspectives of our engaged and growing travel community. There was #swoonworthy photography. Excellent writing. I was happy for the education and inspiration.

Take me somewhere this week. Show me your faraway place. Didn’t travel this week? Don’t worry. Your own backyard may be just the faraway sought by someone else. Illuminate us. Build our world garden.


Faraway Files is a weekly travel blog community link up hosted by Katy from Untold Morsels, Erin from Oregon Girl around the World and Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles. Continue reading “Faraway Files #7”