Roundup of Posts

Howdy friends!

 

I’ve done my fair share of internet research about where to travel, how to travel, what to take, and where the (horse) riding is good.  I thought it would be a grand ole time to share some good travel blog posts to get you curious about travel.

 

Home Travels:  Want to travel?  Why not start with Mississippi!  This article is a great reminder of how much there is to see in my own backyard.  You know, whenever I’m actually there.

Mississippi road trip destinations: 12 stops you need to make

 

Travels Past:  Horse Riding in Scotland, which I have done (just not this ride) was a beautiful experience.  This post is a fun little description of a week long ride that takes me back to the one I had with my mom a year and a half ago.

http://trailridermag.com/article/scotland-trail-ride

I took lots of photos throughout my journey, but this one does a significantly better job of showing what the inside of a Kyrgyz yurt feels like.  Colorful and close without being claustrophobic or closed in.  Very well done!

National Geographic Announces 2012 Photo Contest Winners

 

Travels Present:  As I am currently located near Nelspruit, South Africa, I found this to be a very helpful post!  I will not be exploring the caves, but you can bet the wild horses of Kaapsehoop are on my list of must-sees for this trip.  Kruger Park and Hazyview are (obviously) already checked off the list.  🙂

http://www.gonomad.com/18-destinations/3586-south-africa-top-ten-day-trips-from-nelspruit

Deciding if you will interact with ex-pats or locals isn’t always up to you.  But in my opinion, making a concerted effort to get to know the people who are from where you stay makes a much more fulfilling experience.  And that’s why I haven’t spoken to another American since I got my feet on African soil 3 weeks ago!  Here’s to another two months here.

http://www.vergemagazine.com/work-abroad/blogs/1717-how-to-build-community-abroad.html

 

Processing Travel:  I find this article speaks to me about the transition process of returning home after a year-long journey.  I’m sharing it with my other Watson Fellows now!

http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/14-08/honoring-travel-lessons.html

 

Hopefully some of you enjoy the articles I’ve posted.  There are so many more about packing lists, gear recommendations, and travel tips that I decided to skip for your benefit (even though they were my bread and butter in the planning phase of my trip).  Happy reading, folks!

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