What We’re Reading: September 11, 2009

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Each friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read. Enjoy these great posts that you may have missed this past week. If you have any suggestions for next Friday’s round-up, please contact us!


Great article from Matador’s Travel Notebook—Tom Gates was in the World Trade Center 2 nights before 9/11. Here’s what he saw the morning of, 50 blocks from ground zero.

My Melange offers up scenes from a Vermont road trip. The pics are literally dripping with colour!

Two summers ago, Emily Gerson (from Maiden Voyage) went to Haltwhistle, England, a tiny town in Northumberland where she explored the beautiful Hadrian’s Wall country, which is teeming with history. She wrote about her experience in a guest post that was just published on Europe a la Carte, a wonderful blog all about travel in Europe.

Gourmantic drops a great post on Raouché—’The Inspirational Rock’, writing “The Raouché is to Beirut what the Cedar is to Lebanon, a timeless symbol of the city and its most famous landmark”. Check it out here.

Akila over on the Road Forks offers some more essential resources for new travel bloggers.

The Globe and Mail asks “Have you seen 204 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water?” The mystery of Lake Louise’s missing water—the unexplained absence of 510,000 cubic metres of water from resort’s distribution system ‘an embarrassment for Canada’

Jason and Aracely offer some persepctive on Guatemala’s Semuc Champey “a magical place offering panoramic views of natural jungle beauty“.

Over on JetSetCitizen, John Bardos interviews travel writer/consultant extraordinaire Andy Hayes!

Wow. Japanese man redefines budget travel—travelling the world for eight years on a couple of bucks.

A protest by Easter Island locals against excessive hordes of tourists and residence-seekers eased when officials negotiated the re-opening of the Pacific Island’s only airport after two days of disturbances. Check out more info here.

Check out this video wherein British comedian George Egg demonstrates some hotel survival tips for cooking an impressive meal in your hotel room!

Great post on the travel media and budget hotels by David Whitely, aka the Grumpy Traveller (a freelance travel journalist currently residing in Sheffield, England). He writes: “Just because a publication usually indulges in pathetic travel porn about luxurious spa resorts costing hundreds of pounds a night doesn’t mean that anything below that level is ‘budget’.” Check out the rest of the article here.

Dave and Deb over on the Planet D blog their first day on the Chevy Equinox Rocky Mountain Adventure. Good stuff—they are headed to Banff and Canmore.

The NFL officially opened its season loas night. Fittingly, The Brooklyn Nomad asks “”Are You Ready For Some Travel?” and provides us with a list of Five Great Football Stadiums to visit. Glad to see Soldier Field make the list—and the frozen tundra of Lambeau!

Barbara Weibel offers some great insight on why Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics would forever change the city’s south side.

On in2travels, Corina offers up q quick post on how she’s dealing with the road: “Not as well as I’d hoped but probably as well as my wise friend would have predicted. If I’m completely honest with you…the phrase “what the ‘h, e, double hockey sticks’ was I thinking” has run through my head on more than one occasion!”

Rebecca and Gadi have landed in India—and share their initial impressions!

John Traveler, from Travel and Tweet, offers up a delicious post on the best cupcakes in Los Angeles!

Bootsnall Threads

A bootie poses a few money matters to the board, asking if traveller’s cheques are a good idea.

Ilana Levine (a 22-year-old American women travelling alone) wants to appreciate the Oz/NZ great outdoors in a friendly group and is thinking organized tour — she asks the booties what they think!

Surferboy258 wants to travel to Canada for the snow season to work and wonders how hard is it to get a job and how to go about it. Check out the thread here.


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  1. Karen Bryan says:


    Thanks for featuring Emily’s guest post about Hadrian’s Wall Country and Haltwhistle in your travel round up.

    David Whitley aka Grumpy Traveller is one of my favourite UK travel writers/bloggers.

  2. Jason says:


    Thanks guys for mentioning our Semuc Champey post. It’s an exciting feeling to know others are reading about our adventures!

    • Daniel says:


      No problem, Jason—it’s our pleasure, really. What’s cool is that we’ve been along for the ride pretty much from the inception of your site, so it’s great that we’ll get to experience everything alongside you, if vicariously!


  3. I know Karen already thanked you for linking to my guest post on Europe a la Carte, but thanks for giving me a shout-out, too! This is a great list — I especially love the one from Roaring Forks for new travel bloggers!

    • Daniel says:


      Thanks! We think these Friday round-ups are usefult exercises. They help us to keep track of things that we’d might like to refer again to in the future as we plan!

  4. Gourmantic says:


    Thank you kindly for the shoot-out to our Raouché post. It brings a warm smile to know the inspiration has touched others. Much appreciated.

  5. Akila says:


    Thanks for including us. Lots of great posts here, but, goodness me, that story about the Japanese man cycling for eight years is just CRAZY.

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