LandLopers Picks of the Week

The past week was truncated here in the United States due to Thanksgiving. Because of the holiday, I have not had a chance to spend a couple of quiet hours perusing my usual online travel haunts. Nevertheless, these posts and even a new site all came to my attention this week. I hope you take a few minutes to learn more about the picks of the week, November 21-27.

Got Saga

The fine folks over at Got Saga are pros when it comes to engaging travelers around the world. Their site is unique and honestly interesting, an increasingly hard feat to achieve. This week they asked several travelers the question: If you had one week to live and could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? The answers are fascinating.

We asked the question…. PART 1

On Our Own Path

Bessie and Kyle have been traveling the world for more than two years and their blog never fails to both educate and entertain. Since I was in Thanksgiving mode this week, Bessie’s honest post on dealing with the holiday while away from home really struck a chord with me.

Coming to Terms with New Thanksgiving Traditions

Go See Write

Once again this week, one of my favorite posts was on Go, See, Write, the site of Mr. Michael Hodson. I love this post, and his site in general, for Michael’s fierce sense of humor and ability to really take the reader on a journey to places many will never visit. This week’s focus was a witty and informative introduction to a fascinating spit of land in the Caribbean.

Castara, Tobago: an undiscovered gem wrapped in awesomeness wrapped in paper cliché

1 Dad 1 Kid

My last pick of the week isn’t a specific post, it’s an entire web site. It seems that everyone lately is quitting their job and traveling the world. (at least in the insular world of the travel blogosphere) But once in a while there is someone who is embarking on a journey that is truly remarkable. Such is the case with the self-described Windwalker Duo.

The Dad is a single parent and hospice chaplain who had a simple dream – to raise his child as a citizen of the world, experiencing new peoples and cultures. After years of working in intensive care and trauma, he decided to “Live a Life Without Regrets,” as he puts it.

I intend to follow their adventures as they meander around the world before setting up a new home in Thailand and I encourage you all to do the same.

1 Dad, 1 Kid, 1 Crazy Adventure

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By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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6 Responses

  1. The NVR Guys

    Wow. Great line-up! Save one, these are all sites that we genuinely enjoy ourselves. Loks like we have a new site to explore.

  2. Ayngelina

    Great round-up, I hadnt heard of 1dad1kid before

  3. Kirsten Alana

    Really great round up. I was happy to see you as part of the GotSaga “if you had one week to live” post Matt!

  4. Matt Long

    Thanks everyone for supporting the picks, they really are a great group of folks!

  5. Bessie

    Thanks for sharing my post! I’m also excited to follow the travels of 1 Dad 1 Kid.

  6. Michael Hodson

    thanks for the shout out — very kind. Hope everyone enjoyed the humor. As to 1 Dad, 1 Kid, I have been aware of him for a few weeks. He’s been one of my most avid retweeters and I am glad he is starting to get some well-deserved recognition. Really interesting stories are due to come from him.


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