Today I have a brand new plan. We will see if I’m actually as in love with it as I think, or if it’s just a whim (in which case I’ll be back to the same old song and dance next Tuesday). The plan is, every Tuesday, I will put up a “Tuesday’s Trifles” post. I’ll show you a random photo that I’ve taken on my travels and list some of my favorite travel posts (with free or mostly-free activities) from other bloggers from the past week or so.
Here goes! Don’t keep your opinions to yourself folks…let me know what you think!
I took this photo in 2008 when my family and another family sailed around the British Virgin Islands.
My Favorite Posts This Week:
1. Sunday Post: Close-Up by Tahira
This post had me in stitches. Tahira’s interpretation of Jake’s Sunday Post Close-Up Challenge was so fun. Short sweet and to the point. But what really did it for me were the pictures. I’ve never had this happen to me at the beach, but if I did, I don’t know if I’d be able to keep myself from laughing. Plus, I’m a sucker for good captioning.
Bonus: This post by Tahira makes the list too: A Girl’s Guide to Traveling Solo: A Guest Blog by Tahira
2. Vibrant Ubud – Cremation Bali Style by Balistylelife
I learned something new with this post. History, culture, and beautiful, colorful pictures all rolled into one. I guess cremation might seem a little morbid, as the author points out, but it’s really quite a lovely cultural tradition. Not to mention, it’s in Bali, which is quickly moving up my list of places to travel.
3. What Would Jonathan Stuart Mill Do? The Ethics of Street Photography by Still Thrill
Photographing people is something I’ve always been curious about. I swear I’m always passing people on the street doing strange things, wearing funky hats, or just doing something so beautiful you could cry. This post uses some personal experience, philosophy and a great sampling of photographs to provide an answer to what is ethical when photographing others.
4. A Bit of Whimsy for Your Weekend-New Zealand Style by Sweet Tea Apothocary
Nature and art are two of my favorite things, and when you can smush them together and see both in one go they’re even better! This short post about a cartoon-y Neil Dawson sculpture in Gibbs Farm (New Zealand) is a sweet bit of eye candy. Makes you want to see for yourself!
5. The Seven Stages of a Solo Road Trip by Doctor Quack
I’m hoping to go on my first solo road trip, but this post had be guessing again. Doctor Quack writes with such clarity and humor. I absolutely love this post, and you know it’s good if I’m reading something more than 500 words.
Safe Travels, and Happy Tuesday!!