LandLopers Picks of the Week

1. Grumpy Traveller

Although I may not always show it on LandLopers, I am an extremely sarcastic person and I love well executed examples of this unique style of humor. This post succeeded in its snarkiness, but also addresses some real issues with hotels.

Five hotel services that are not actually services

2. Ultimate Train Challenge

Ok, I don’t normally highlight entire websites, but this is different. Six travel bloggers will be embarking on an amazing journey this summer, they will travel from Lisbon to Saigon in 30 days. I wish I could join, but keeping up with their site is the next best thing.

Ultimate Train Challenge

3. Camels & Chocolate

Kristin is an amazing writer and I include a stop by her site as a daily activity. This week she highlighted one of the many culinary eccentricities found in Hawaii, the unusual shrimp trucks.

Shrimp Trucks and Snow Cones

4. Uncornered Market

I love this dynamic traveling couple and their guide (and amazing photos) to Central Asia will soon become the ultimate resource for the region. It’s an area most people will never visit and this post makes me want to travel there as soon as possible.

Central Asia Travel: A Beginner’s Guide

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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

3 Responses

  1. Audrey

    Thanks for including a link to our Central Asia piece in this week’s picks! I can’t recommend taking a chunk of time to travel through Central Asia if you can. I’d also include Georgia in the Caucasus if you have a bit more time (we’re planning a round up piece for that area as well). It’s really a unique part of the world and we hope we can do our bit in trying to convince others that it is a safe place and worth visiting…but not to the point of having it overrun with travelers. Always a fine balance 🙂

  2. Camels & Chocolate

    Thanks for the link love, Matt! And I’m totally stoked to follow the train travelers as they race…should be entertaining at the very least!

  3. The Travel Chica

    Love the Grumpy Traveller article. I too appreciate some good sarcasm.


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