Travel Inspiration

Weekly Travel Linkspiration

Maybe I should stop trying to fit words into other words….

While I ponder my syntactical choices, you should check out these awesome links from around the travel blogosphere:

Spain, How do I say goodbye? from The Big Travel Theory: Jessica waxes poetic on what sounds like an amazing 6 weeks living in Vilanova i la Geltrú, a small town outside of Barcelona, which I have had the privilege of visiting.

Why I Decided to Travel Solo for a While from Keep Calm and Travel: Sometimes travel bloggers gloss over how big a decision it is to travel solo and jump straight to advising their readers to do it, but Klelia goes into detail about how she decided it was right for her.

Unexpected Challenges of the Nomadic Lifestyle from 1 Dad, 1 Kid: I’m not nomadic (although after leaving Hawai’i, facebook keeps asking me where I live, and my response is “I don’t know!?”), but I could relate to some of his challenges — I’d also much rather have to use a squat toilet than slow wifi, and I loved his take on alternative “souvenirs.”

Discovering Cambodia’s Deserted Beaches from Over Yonderlust: This guest post recommends checking out the beaches in Cambodia, and gives a rundown of the vibes on various beaches. I’m a beach lover so I’m bookmarking this one for future reference…

Mini Travel Guide: El Salvador from yes and yes: I love this mini travel guide series because it’s written by locals and expats who have intimate knowledge of their countries. (Also, I’m sponsoring this blog for April and May, so you’ll see my lovely ad on the sidebar!)

And, here’s one news story and one humor article to start your week off right:

Poi: Hawaii’s Recipe for Revitalizing Island Culture from npr: I didn’t try poi while I was in Hawai’i, but I think this article has a positive take on preserving Native Hawai’ian culture, and we did grow taro (the plant poi comes from) on Hana Farms.

What it’s Like to Go to School in Boston from buzzfeed: Going to school in Boston doesn’t have to involve as much drinking as this silly article implies, but as a Tufts alum who drove through Boston yesterday, parts of this hit home.

What have you been reading and bookmarking lately? Whether it’s travel-related or not, let me know in the comments!

Emma Holliday is well-traveled. After 5 years in Boston, she and her husband upended their lives to move to Berlin where she is currently writing a (funny) book about travel and grief and attempting to learn German.

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