LandLopers Picks of the Week

Photo courtesy of Skinny Backpacker

Traveling Mamas

As you probably know, I will be leaving on my trip to Lana’i next month as part of the Lana’i Visitor’s Bureau New Media Artist in Residence Program. This program will include several travel bloggers and podcasters who will each visit Lana’i at different times over a six-month period and tell their own personal stories about this unique island. The first of the group to journey to the island is Shannon, of Traveling Mamas. In the spirit of the inventive nature of the campaign, she has asked her readers to help decide her itinerary while in Hawaii. I hope you’ll stop by and vote for your favorites.

Help Me Plan My Lanai Island Adventure in Hawaii

Skinny Backpacker

I don’t have a travel bucket list, but if I did this would be at the tippy top. I really want to visit Antarctica; so much so that there is simply no way to be emphatic enough. Suffice it to say, I want to go and would be wiling to sell rights to future children in return. That’s why I love this photo series by Dustin. The photography is stunning and makes me want to see it in person that much more.

Photo Essay: Unreal Antarctica

Brendan’s Adventures

Brendan is a great person, based entirely on online interactions of course. He could be a complete jerk, who knows. What I do know is that he runs a phenomenal web site and works hard to recognize the efforts of many other bloggers. In keeping with my apparent travel lust for Antarctica, here is a video post highlighting his recent trip. (is everyone going except me?)

Antarctica: A Preview

Chicky Bus

I’m a little ashamed to say that this is a new site for me, but I’m thrilled that I found it. Although I’m not a backpacker, I do like to save money and often times find myself in similar circumstances as those who wear their lives on their back. I absolutely loved this post about spending time on a chicken bus, a once in a lifetime adventure that Lisa does a masterful job of illustrating.

The Chicken Bus Workout

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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. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

8 Responses

  1. Dustin Main - Skinny Backpacker

    Thanks for featuring my photos Matt!

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    • Matt Long

      My pleasure – thank you for the stunning shots!

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  2. Andi

    “I really want to visit Antarctica; so much so that there is simply no way to be emphatic enough. Suffice it to say, I want to go and would be wiling to sell rights to future children in return.”

    Haha that’s it EXACTLY how I feel mate!

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  3. Brendan van Son

    Thanks for featuring me Matt, and just for the record I am totally a jerk 🙂 hahaha love that!

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  4. Lisa E @chickybus

    Hi, Matt, and thank you very much for this pleasant/wonderful surprise! It’s an honor to be featured here and I’m happy that you’ve discovered my site (and vice versa). Thank you for the positive feedback and for getting/appreciating my unique sense of humor! Believe it or not, a couple readers fell for it and thought it was a real workout initially…LOL. 🙂

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    • Matt Long

      LOL, I believe it. I wrote a satirical piece last week that most people took seriously. 🙂 Thanks for the great post!

      Reply

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