October in Review

Whew – I can’t believe October is already over (4 days ago). Since this is the end of the first real month that I’ve been blogging I thought it would be nice to sum up some highlights from my blog and some of the posts I’ve enjoyed reading from other travel blogs. If its your first visit, this post will help you “get your feet wet” without having to go through every post on my blog. (I know that was a stretch but I wanted to make the picture work.)

L’appel du Vide Highlights

Trip Planning Parts I, II, III
This series of posts walks through my normal trip planning steps and explains how to pick a destination, book flights and plan out an itinerary.

When things go wrong
This month I also focused on issues I’ve run into while traveling. From run ins with the Israeli Military to non-stop cancellations in Prague. I also gave tips for what to do when the weather on your trip is less than ideal.

Travel Advice
Several posts this month dealt with advice for traveling based on my experiences. I gave my thoughts on surviving long plane rides and tips on earning frequent flyer miles. I also gave some pointers for visiting big historical sites when abroad.

Photos
In October, I also shared some photos from my recent trips. I did a series of pictures from my visit to the Great Pyramids as well as some from a trip to the market in Accra, Ghana.

My Trips
My favorite kind of posts are ones about the fun things I actually did on my trips. This month I posted about the Wadi Mujib Siq Trail in Jordan and my trip on the Bamboo Train in Battambang.

Guest Posts

This month I also did my first guest post about the Top 5 Phnom Penh experiences over at Top Backpacking Destinations.

Other Travel Blogs

Traveling Canucks – 13 Awesome Miniature Photos from around the world
This really cool picture posts takes classic shots and gives them a slightly different spin. By using tilt-shift photography, they have made these scenes look like they were created in miniature.

A Dangerous Business – The Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Done
Amanda gives us the terrifying details about her Bungee Jumping experience in New Zealand. I love hearing about the exciting things other travelers do when abroad.

Wandering Earl -Amid the Ruins of War in Bosnia and Herzegovina
It was especially interesting for me to hear about Earl’s experiences since I had just gotten back from a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina myself. Its a wonderful place to visit but there is no doubt that the impact of the war is still very obvious.

That Backpacker Montreal Underground Art Scene
A post about graffiti in Montreal. Since its always something I look out for when I travel I was excited to see another blogger write about it.

Never Ending Footsteps – The Stupid Things I’ve Done While Traveling Part II
This hilarious post about mistakes made while traveling really gives some good perspective to what long term travel really entails. Its not all picture perfect photos and amazing experiences.

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4 Responses to October in Review

  1. Amanda says:

    Thanks so much for the mention! Glad you liked my bungy post.

  2. Audrey says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I really enjoyed your series of posts on 'when things go wrong'.

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