LandLopers Picks of the Week

No Checked Bags

1. TravelDudes

Last year I faced one of my biggest problems – overpacking. With the help of Scottevest, I took the light baggage challenge and spent a week traveling around New Zealand with only my vest and a small, very small, duffel bag. Since then I’ve become a much more judicious packer and I love the freedom it gives me. That’s why this post appealed to me so much as it provides practical advice so that anyone can travel without bringing along a steamer trunk.

Ten Tips to Freedom – How to Travel with One Carry On Bag

2. Chow and Chatter

I meant to highlight this post last week but, well, I forgot. Sorry about that. Anyway, Bhutan is one of those travel mysteries since so few people actually get to visit this mountain nation. Instead of the photo posts I so often see though, this one tackles the food of Bhutan in a fun and engaging way. So go learn all about the culinary side to one of the least visited countries in the world.

The Food of The Kingdom of Bhutan

3. Irish Fireside

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I couldn’t think of a better blog, or post for that matter, than this one. I love Irish Fireside every day of the year, but visiting the site on St. Patrick’s Day just seems so right. Erin Go Braugh!

Tour a Part of Ireland’s Sacred Past: Follow the St. Patrick Trail

4. No Checked Bags

I’m very pleased to share this for a couple of reasons. One, it’s a newish site by a good friend of mine and I think it looks great and the posts are interesting and engaging. Second, this post in particular is about a remarkably tragic event and Erin shares with us all her very personal connection with that all too sad day.

Remembering Japan one year after the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

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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

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