Welcome to The Weekly Postcard Travel Blog Link-up!
Just like the postman once delivered updates from friends and family traveling around the world, The Weekly Postcard delivers posts from travel bloggers all over the globe every week!
A Brief Introduction
What do you think are the best and worst parts of traveling? Barring something drastic happening, we think coming back home is both. It’s the best because you’re back home, surrounded by friends and family, and tucked into your own bed every night. At the same time, if you love to travel, coming home can be the worst. There’s laundry to do, nobody makes that bed you were tucked into, and the only train we’re catching is to the office.
But back home we are and, for the weekend, we’re doing one of our favorite things to do when we’re not traveling: Catching up with our favorite travel bloggers! To borrow an old phrase, “Those who can’t do, read about it!” It’s one reason we enjoy co-hosting The Weekly Postcard, with a fresh batch of awesome travel blogs delivered each week.
So, while we may be homebound this week, we’re anxious to find out where we’re going with our fellow bloggers! What wonders will they show us? What new destinations will they add to our Travel To Do List? We’ll find out with the Link Up down below. We’ll also take a look back at some of our favorite posts linked up last week. We hope you enjoy them too!
You can use to the short cut links up above to quickly navigate this page, or just scroll down to see this week’s posts, our Pinterest Board, and how to enter your travel blog. Thanks for joining us. Enjoy The Weekly Postcard Travel Blog Link-up!
Let’s Get this Party Started!
Highlights from The Weekly Postcard
Wow, there were some great travel posts from our fellow Weekly Postcard bloggers this week! The stories were wide ranging, from dealing with Mother Nature to a detailed guide to one of today’s top Instagram spots in Northern Ireland.
We are big fans of history, quaint towns, and big churches. You can find all three in Salsbury, and this week Ladies What Travel showed us the highlights, and tips on how to Make the Most of One Day in Salsbury. This is one destination that’s very high on our Travel To Do List, and this post helped fill out our itinerary for the area.
Sometimes, while you’re traveling, Mother Nature is not very cooperative. What do you do then? Do you abandon your plans, or press on with your sightseeing? Our friend David at travelsewhere deals with that problem in his post, Visiting Taitung During a Typhoon. You read that right, a typhoon. Note that he still managed a #BeachDay! Proving again that our Aussie friends are just a bit more adventurous than most of us.
- It’s kind of funny how pop culture can turn someone’s driveway into an internationally known “must see” destination. That’s pretty much what happened when Game of Thrones shot a scene at Dark Hedges. It’s now a super-popular Instagram hot spot. Should you want to visit, Independent Travel Cats Jessica and Laurence have a detailed Complete Guide to Visiting the Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland. Complete with tips to get the best shot for your Insta feed or, even better, your wall at home.
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If you see something you like, Pin it! See something you missed? Click on the Pin to read the post. We keep this archive for you, so feel free to use it!
How Does The Weekly Postcard Work?
There’s a new batch of blogs ready for reading every Friday afternoon. You can find them on TravelLatte, and at our co-hosts: Travel Notes and Beyond, Toddlers on Tour, Two Traveling Texans, and California Globetrotter.
Each one of us will have links to all of that week’s featured blogs. Find a few that look interesting, and click to read – it’s really that simple! Don’t forget to leave a comment – bloggers love comments, and that’s how we build a community of like-minded travel lovers! Feel free to share with your friends on Social Media, too. You can Pin, Tweet, or share on Facebook right from the thumbnails, or from each post you click on. I know all of the bloggers truly appreciate it when you read and share.
What if I have a blog, too?
Then join the fun! Participating in #TheWeeklyPostcard is a great way to reach new readers, and build your comments and social shares. Plus, you get to know some of your fellow travel bloggers, network, and learn about tons of destinations, travel tips, and more.
Housekeeping Rules for Bloggers
- Can I use an older blog post?
- Sure! #TheWeeklyPostcard is a great way to show off a new post, but also to show an older piece some love.
- Does it have to be travel related?
- Well, it is about travel, so yeah. Show off your favorite destination. Teach us how to take a train or save money on airfare. Tell us your favorite travel tips. You get the idea! Posts that are not travel related may be removed.
- Where do I get that snazzy badge for #TheWeeklyPostcard?
- We know, it’s cool! And it’s easy: Just copy the badge html code (from the gray box on the page where you add your link) into your editing program. You can add it to the bottom of your page or in a sidebar.
- Uhm, that code thing isn’t working for me.
- No worries. If you have issues adding the code, add the badge as a picture and include text saying that you have linked up with #TheWeeklyPostcard, along with a link back to one of the co-host’s blogs.
- Do I have to add the badge?
- You want people to know you’re part of the cool crowd, right? The badge helps get the word out and identify community members. Having the badge on your sight lets readers know you’re part of an established, respected community of travel experts. Plus, posts without a badge will be removed.
- When can I add my post?
- #TheWeeklyPostcard opens each Friday at 12n Pacific / 3pm Eastern, and closes on Sunday at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern.
- Anything else?
- You can help spread the word by using the hashtag (#TheWeeklyPostcard) in your tweets. We will like and re-tweet your Tweets when we see the hashtag, and encourage everyone to do the same.
Helpful Hints for Bloggers
- Be sure to include a nice, tall portrait-orientation Pin so everyone can add you to their Pinterest boards! Here at TravelLatte, we’ll use that to add you to our board for #TheWeeklyPostcard, and may feature you on next week’s roundup!
- When you do make a Pin for your post, be sure to give it a name that includes the post title, blog name, and keywords. That will help your Pin (and post) travel farther.
- Not up with the Pinterest? No worries, but do try to include at least one portrait orientation image that people can use if they’d like to Pin your post.
- Be sure your posts have your Social Media channels, so readers can find and follow you right from The Weekly Postcard linkup!