LandLopers Picks of the Week

Bologna sunset

1. Hecktic Travels

Travel is transformative in many ways but what I love most about it is how it forces us all to learn and ultimately grow as people. This post details one such eye opening moment and after a read I think you’ll be just as moved.

Witness to a Protest

2. yTravelBlog

Social media can be overwhelming at times, even for me; someone who has made it his career. That’s why I’m thankful for posts like this one, advice written by true experts. Read through this and you’ll be using Pinterest in no time for all of your travel planning needs.

How to use Pinterest for Travel Planning

3. Beers & Beans

The Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is one of my favorite places in the world to eat. Many of the classic Italian foods come from this are, including balsamic vinegar. True artisan, aged vinegar though isn’t anything like you’ve tried before; it’s a culinary experience in its own right. The process of selecting the right one though can be tricky, which is why this guide (with amazing photos) is so great.

Heart of Viscid Darkness: Our Guide to Buying Balsamic Vinegar

4. Velvet Escape

There have been a lot of tributes to Nelson Mandela following his death last week. They’ve ranged from the sublime to the overwrought, but all show the magnitude of affection felt around the world for this very unique man. I enjoyed reading Keith’s personal tribute because, unlike so many other writers, he let Mandela speak for himself.

Never forget

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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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