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Traveler’s Show & Tell: Honing Your Travel Mindset

Dramatic Texas sky (photo by Tui Snider)
Dramatic Texas sky (photo by Tui Snider)

Welcome to the October 5, 2012 Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival.


While this edition of the Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival includes sightseeing tips, photos and foods of the world, several submissions I received were on the theme of honing your travel mindset and making realistic travel goals so that you can get out the door and make your travel goals happen. For instance:

  • Byteful Travel helps us cut through our mental clutter and clarify our travel goals.
  • Rob explains how he quit his job to travel the world.
  • Jeremy Biberdorf offers money management tips for travelers.
  • Jaques Bouchard shares insider tips for buying the best RV for your travel escape.

Byteful Travel presents How to Get Clear on What You Want, Set Goals that Resonate, & Travel! posted at Byteful Travel, saying,

“Have you ever repeatedly set a goal, such as a travel goal, only to find yourself making slow or nonexistent progress on it, even after months, or worse, years? Well, you’re not definitely not alone. I’ve felt this way, but recently I had a personal breakthrough that gave me a totally new perspective on this problem. (Hint: The “problem” might not be the real problem.)”

eemusings presents In the NZONE: skydiving and surviving in Queenstown posted at Musings of an Abstract Aucklander, saying,

“In which I jump out of a plane and live to tell the tale…”

Pamela presents Something Fishy posted at Escape is Possible, saying,

“Never, and I mean never ever put fish oil capsules in your pocket assuming that you’ll take them later with a meal. Just don’t do it. It’s a trap. A horrifically smelly trap that may infuse your clothing for life. I learned this firsthand recently on a hot and humid day at SeaWorld in San Diego.”

Henry presents Finding Freedom posted at Finding Freedom, saying,

“Need a reminder of summer as we march towards winter? Here you go! In August 2012, I sailed through Panama’s unspoiled, largely undeveloped San Blas Islands. If you could imagine your “perfect island” with its crystal clear water and dark green jungle, and then tried to paint it, you’d paint the San Blas Islands…all 380 of them. This article covers my first day sailing through the area and contains a link to another article of mine offering advice on how to organize your own trip to the San Blas Islands. If you ever make it to Panama, I highly recommend a trip through these islands.”

Dramatic Texas sky (photo by Tui Snider)
Dramatic Texas sky (photo by Tui Snider)

Dawn Xiana Moon presents Things to Eat in Singapore: Chili Crab posted at Kitchen Lore, saying,

“We’re finally continuing our series on Singaporean (primarily street) cuisine! The country of my birth has excellent food, and thus far, we’ve talked about duck rice, popiah, Ipoh hor fun, fish head curry, fish ball noodles, and Hainanese chicken rice. Now for another of my favorite dishes: Chilli Crab”

Leyla Giray presents The Train in Spain Stays Mainly on the Plain – Women on the Road Blog posted at Women on the Road Blog, saying,

“My decision to experience the 13-hour train journey from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona was made by Paul Theroux. Maybe not directly, but The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express and his other railway epics have always drawn me to lengthy train journeys.”

Rob presents Should you quit your job to travel, take a leave of absence, or a short vacation? posted at Quit your job and travel, saying,

“My own experience having quit my job to travel the world. No Fluff. Just the information you need to successfully get ready to travel abroad.”

Lemon presents Hiking Trekking Tours in Tuscany posted at walkingholidaysintuscany, saying,

“Walking tours Tuscany provides you the chance to experience trekking, cycling and walking to discover the place. It also offers unique memories from mountain biking, agriculture to sheep-farming. This holiday tour can help you explore the tradition and culture of the region. Tuscany also offers opportunities for catering tours that provoke you to indulge in the food served by local kitchens. Southern beaches allure you to spend your time having fun under the sun. You can also cruise down the river of the region to relax. This is also your chance to join shepherds leading sheep to pastures and making cheese and other milk products.”

Jeremy Biberdorf presents Managing Your Finances On Your Travels posted at Modest Money, saying,

“Life on the road can wipe out your life savings in what seems like no time at all. However, there are a few ways to reduce your costs so that you can travel for longer on less money, making your return that little bit easier.”

Holiday Baker Man presents Country Specialties – Spain posted at Shit I’ve Seen & Heard on Vacation, saying,

“Every country has their local specialties. In Spain it’s the Jamon (ham) aisle. The difference here is the whole leg is sold with hoof on.”

Dramatic Texas sky (photo by Tui Snider)
Dramatic Texas sky (photo by Tui Snider)

Ty Treadwell presents Smart Trips: Playing the Gondola Game in Venice posted at Smart Trips, saying,

“Here’s how to enjoy Venice without getting ripped off!”

Theresa Torres presents Top Six Ways to Experience Egypt Travel on a Shoestring Budget posted at Egyptolution, saying,

“Wondering how you can see the sights and experience the beauty of Egypt on a tight budget? Check out these tips and see what will work for you.”

Zhu presents Night Time in London posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying,

“It’s no secret that I love cities at dusk—I always find the moment mag­i­cal. Then, night time often offers the chance to see the other side of a place, and night lights can be mag­i­cal, no mat­ter the season.”

Dramatic Texas sky (photo by Tui Snider)
Dramatic Texas sky (photo by Tui Snider)

Jacques Bouchard presents RV Basics That They Don’t Tell You About posted at Onward Healthcare Blog, saying,

“Award-winning author Epstein LaRue shares tips about RV buying — from the perspective of someone who lives in an RV full-time. Great stuff here that the people selling the RVs wouldn’t tell you.”

Sam presents Vacation Spots in Branson Missouri posted at Travel Welcome, saying,

“Branson, Missouri, in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, has become one of America’s top vacation spots. It is less than a day’s drive for one-third of the nation’s population. With 52 theaters for live stage performances, Branson is famous as the “Live Music Show Capital of the World.””

Foxy presents Wet Republic Pool Party posted at, saying,

“Welcome to the WET REBUBLIC pool party at the MGM in Las Vegas!!! This party has had a lot of hype about how great it is, so obviously I had to go check it out and tell you what I think.”


That’s it for this week’s blog carnival, Traveler’s Show & Tell.

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  1. Amazing pictures.I cant wait to visit all this lovely links and read it.

  2. Thank you so much for the inclusion! Off to check out some of these great reads now :)

  3. Brilliant group! :-) Its my first blog carnival (I’m a little behind the times). I love this idea of collaboration and working together, thanks so much for putting this together!

  4. Wonderful round-up, as usual! :) Thanks again for putting these together, Tui. I always look forward to them.


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