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
Although most people think of Labor Day as the start of autumn, it really doesn’t feel like fall yet. Not until the weather cools and the leaves start to change do we really start to celebrate the season.
If you want to get out there and enjoy it, though, it’s already time to be making plans! In fact, for some places, it may already be too late, as popular “leaf peeping” destinations tend to fill up early. Our own plans to visit Vermont next month were made a year ago, but we still see some great hotels with open rooms. We have a few posts on fall travel to give you some inspiration and motivation. We hope you’ll join us during one of Mother Nature’s most impressive and enjoyable moments!
Meanwhile, another edition of The Weekly Postcard is here! We had a lot of fun reading last week’s posts, and we’ve highlighted some favorites below. We hope you’ll check them out, along with all of the new entries being added this weekend. You can use the links above to move through this post, and make the most of The Weekly Postcard! Thanks for joining us.
Let’s Get this Party Started!
Highlights from The Weekly Postcard
It’s a sad reality that we cannot go everywhere we want to every weekend. It’s just not physically possible. But it is possible to see the world vicariously through the blog posts of our fellow travelers on The Weekly Postcard! This past week, there were some pretty stellar posts. Here’s are a few of our favorites, along with our tips on how to “sneak” into some fantastic museums for free! (No actual sneaking required.)
We love walking through a city and discovering its gems on foot, so we really enjoyed reading about The Boys Abroad’s Two Day DIY Walking Tour of Madrid. I mean, it’s Madrid! Gorgeous at every turn, and they captured some great highlights.
Something else we love is a colorful, charming European village, and At Lifestyle Crossroads has a great post on The Most Colorful Villages in Spain! We loved the article, even though it made our Spanish Travel To Do list a whole lot longer. See what colorful new villages you want to visit!
Speaking of colorful and oh-so-cute, the World is a Book family found colorful hand-woven treasures and adorable Awanakancha Alpacas and llamas in Peru! We loved this post because there is nothing makes a better souvenir than traditional craftwork, especially when you can pet the source!
- One more thing we love is the word FREE! Never more so than when it’s something actually worth paying for, such as entry into a great museum. We discovered there are a few ways to get in for free, starting with Free Museum Day this month!
See The Weekly Postcard on Pinterest!
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!