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
Last week, we asked how far is far enough to be considered “a trip”. This week, the question is how long? A day? Two? A month? (Yeah, we wish we could take off for a month, too!)
Most of our trips range from four to seven days. We don’t get very many three-day-weekend opportunities, but we do grab then when we can! (Something we’re trying hard to do more of.) And once a year or so, we head out for 10 to 12 days. But really, we will take whatever time we can get. Even if it’s just one day someplace new, we’ll go!
Short trips are the focus of our highlights from the last edition of The Weekly Postcard. It just happens that several of our bloggers fit that theme this week. Which got us wondering: What’s your average? Are you King of the Three Day Weekend? Emperor of the Extended Stay? Or are you like us and taking whatever time you can get?
Thanks for taking the time this week to join us for The Weekly Postcard! We know you’ll enjoy it, no matter how long you can stay.
Let’s Get this Party Started!
Highlights from The Weekly Postcard
As we were devouring the blog posts in the last edition of The Weekly Postcard, we noticed quite a few were about what to do in three days or less someplace. Unfortunately, that happens to a lot of us more than we’d like. Don’t let that dissuade you from going, though! These guides show you how great it a short visit can be. Let us know: which one would you pick if you only had a day or two?
There are a few cities on everyone’s wish list. London is one of them, and there is a lot to see and do there! Naturally, you want to spend a lot of time in London, but don’t rule it out if you only have a few days. Jessica and Laurence, the Independent Travel Cats have you covered with The Perfect 3 Day London Itinerary – and we can’t wait to use it!
- Sometimes, a day is just enough time to get to a city, enjoy it, and get back home, or to where you’re staying. Hence the time-honored tradition of a Day Trip! Anda at Travel Notes & Beyond shares her day Toledo Day Trip from Madrid, and she has us anxious to visit this beautiful city, too!
- Our friend David at travelsewhere spotted a town in Slovenia that we have to visit! Fresh seafood, awesome views, laid back atmosphere…just a few of his 5 Awesome Reasons to Spend a Day in Piran. We’re convinced; how about you?
For a lot of people, the island nation of Malta might be a bit far for a short visit. On her blog At Lifestyle Crossroads, Anna tells why even 48 Hours in Malta is enough time to enjoy – and fall in love – with this country!
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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!