Hope everyone had a wonderful and cupid filled February! Even with that extra day it flew by, and here we are, once again at the monthly round up. I realized the (sad) fact that February also marked the first time since September that I’ve left Virginia/DC. That’s four whole long months without any kind of travel! That’s okay – there is a very good reason why I am limiting travel right now….
This month I announced my trip to San Francisco. I got back last night and I’ll be posting some updates from the trip in the next couple of days.
L’appel Du Vide
This month I continued to recap some of my trips from this summer with pictures from my Drive Down Route 1 in California and a recount of my cheese obsession in Amsterdam. I also did a photo essay about the monks of Cambodia.
I also did a few posts with some helpful travel tips. The first article gave information about finding good accommodations when on vacation. The other article dealt with ways to identify and avoid common overseas travel scams.
L’appel Du Vide around the Web
This month I had a guest article on the Traveling Canucks travel blog with my article: An Insiders Tips for DC. Take a minute, check it out and add your own tips!
Several Pieces of big blog news this month. The first is that I began a new blog feature called Misadventure Monday’s which I am very excited about. In these posts, fellow travel bloggers will share their tales of travel woes. I always find that things seem to get more interesting when travel goes wrong (Check out the first and second installments of Misadventure Monday).
The second big blog announcement is that I have officially opened up my L’appel du Vide to advertising! Right now I’m just pulling down a very small amount, but hopefully this will grow in the coming months and I can keep you up to date on my progress.
Blogs Around the Web
Here are my favorite posts by other travel bloggers this month:
- The team behind “Always Twirling” share an inspiring post about why NOW is the time to travel -don’t wait until you’re old.
- I’m always a sucker for these adventure stories. Toni from “Reclaiming My Future“ gives us the blow by blow of swimming across Victoria’s Falls through the “Devil’s Pool.”
- Speaking of extreme adventures, “The Planet D” shares a post about the Polar Plunge in Antarctica. PS. Travel Gods, if you are listening, still dying to go to Antarctica!
- The next article by John from “Travel Rinse Repeat” is about ways to speed up the TSA process. The article itself is good, and John adds some much need humor to everyone’s least favorite part of the airport, but the best part is how much this poor article was butchered when it was featured on another site. Clearly the point was missed.
That’s all for February. As always, don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS feed or sign up to get daily email updates to your mailbox!