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November 2014 Round Up and Best Links

November has been quite the month! Mike and I saw each other a grand total of 6 days in November, as we both jetted around the country and world. First him, to San Francisco for a long work conference, then me, to Hong Kong and Sri Lanka for the first ever Professional Travel Blogger’s Association Conference. In fact I think I spent more hours in airports, buses and planes this month than I did with my husband. Yikes.

Fortunately the Asia trip and the conference were both a great success, well worth the nearly 70 hours of travel time to get there and back. It renewed my faith in travel blogging conventions, which I’ve been avoiding for well over a year now. I came away feeling energized and inspired, with lots of ideas and changes to deploy on the blog over the next few months so I can make this an even better resource for you guys.

Plus, there were elephants

But first I really need to get over this horrendous jetlag. And hug my husband, he deserves it!

My Writing, Elsewhere

What I do when I’m not here:

Four Arguments for Traveling Solo– RoamRight

A Guide to Italy for Fashionistas– RoamRight

Italian Tourist Traps to Avoid– RoamRight

Stress Free Holiday Travel Tips– TripIt

How to Sleep Well While Traveling– TripIt

Take A Road Trip to the Most Interesting Hotels in the United States– Trivago

Best From Around the Web

First: A fantastic travel blogger, Wes Nations, who wrote the site Johnny Vagabond, unfortunately passed away last week. Although I never got to meet him, Wes and I both started blogging around the same time, and I admired his no-holds barred method of storytelling. This month if you are looking to lose yourself in a great read, I suggest taking a look at his site.

I Took a Break from Travel Blogging– Art of Adventuring– If you’re curious to know what’s going on with my husband these days, here is your update.

How to Handle a Sudden Change of Travel Plans– Wandering Earl– This happens to all of us sooner or later.

Meet Candace: The Girl Cross-Dressing Her Way Across Afghanistan– A Broad Abroad– there is adventurous and then there is… this. Interesting read!

#ProjectLoveNote: An Ode To Solo Female Travelers– Epicure & Culture– Why writing about solo female travel continues to be so important!

How I Saved $11,000 For My Dream Trip While in College– The Kay Days– Our resident student writer Kay has some great money-saving advice for you.

What’s the best thing you’ve read this month?

4 Responses to November 2014 Round Up and Best Links

  1. Megan November 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM #

    I really enjoyed this post http://hecktictravels.com/a-life-without-travel from Hecktic Travels. It got me thinking about where I might be and who I might be if I didn’t travel. It’s a scary thought!

  2. Colleen Brynn November 30, 2014 at 8:07 PM #

    Nice to hear about the travel conference. I have yet to take the plunge…

  3. Jessica Festa December 1, 2014 at 3:36 PM #

    Thank you for the inclusion. Hope you’re enjoying the holidays in Seattle 🙂

    Jessie

  4. Sky December 2, 2014 at 10:40 PM #

    Thanks for including my #ProjectLoveNote piece!

    It seems like everyone who went to Sri Lanka loved it and the conference!

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