LandLopers Picks of the Week

Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem
1. The Planet D

I like this post but I have one major problem with it; the use of the world tourist. I love being a tourist and I don’t think it’s derogatory. BUT, skipping that for the moment, the advice given is great and if you follow these tips then you’ll never be mistaken for a touron.

How to Blend in Abroad: Tips To Avoid Looking and Acting Like A Tourist

2. What’s Dave Doing

I love hearing what lessons other travelers have learned over the years and given Dave’s honesty and great use of the number 42, I couldn’t help but highlight this post.

42 Of My Favourite Things From Two Years Of Travel

3. Travel Yourself

I think Cailin is awesome, I think Israel is awesome, so I was meant to love this post. I personally think that Instagram photos are a great way to share the travel experience since they’re usually our very first impressions of a new place. Keeping that in mind, I hope you enjoy these photos.

 Israel as seen through Instagram Photos

4. Velvet Escape

Keith has a great ability to capture the spirit of a new place and his road trip through the Free State is no exception. Take a look and I know you’ll soon be planning your own African adventure.

Free State road trip

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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. Rashad Pharaon

    Thanks for the great recommendations. Really cool how you highlight other bloggers! Off to check out the “How to blend in” post for my upcoming trip to Nepal.

  2. Don Enright

    Interesting that you picked up on the derogatory approach to the word “tourist”. I always chuckle hearing someone say “Oh, I’m not a tourist. I’m a traveller.” Please. We are all tourists.


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