Welcome to another partially late installment of the Freewheelings’ Five on Friday. This week’s roundup is going to take us to more than just five locations. We have submissions from some of the best travel sites on the web as well as collaborative efforts from Lonely Planet’s blogsherpas. Check it:
This is a collection of posts from @nbpath (hosting the carnival) about revisiting the good cities and places of the world over a period of time. One great way to reflect on oneself and one’s experiences is to sit in the same spot that changed your life years ago. Here you’ll find a dozen great posts from life changing spots all over the world.
This one comes from @JohnnyVagabond I’m a sucker for an Indian train story and he’s a talented and entertaining writer. It was a match made in heaven. You have to admire his persistence in this article facing an unusually tough crowd in a second-class birth. As he points out, this is the true way to travel India. Read the article and just wait until he shaves his head and shares his full moon excitement. It’s hilarious.
The title says it all. What’s your favorite? Is it the junk boat in Hong Kong, the zorb in New Zealand or maybe the dog sleds in Norway? I personally like the chicken bus in Guatemala. Nothing makes you feel quite at home in a country like riding the local bus with the local livestock. Apparently they are retired US school buses as well. Kind of makes you feel like a kid again. Thanks @WildJunket
How do you make a living and travel the world at the same time? @wanderingearl has one answer. You work on a cruise ship. This post is more than just wandering from place to place on a boat. This post is about the subtle nuances of everyday “ship life.” If you’re considering this as a means to an end you just might want to have a thorough read through this post first. Wandering Earl covers the ins and outs of the business in detail.
With a Hawaii trip on the horizon for the fall you might see a few more Hawaii post than normal here. That’s okay. Why? Hawaii is awesome. This post come from @thevacationgals and you can follow their jeep adventures from the garden of the gods to shipwreck beach in this excellent story from two gals in a 4×4. And you just can’t beat two gals in a 4×4.