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#TheWeeklyPostcard – 27 April 2018

Welcome to The Weekly Postcard!

Just like the postman once delivered updates from friends and family traveling around the world, we’re delivering weekly posts from travel bloggers all over the globe!

A Brief Introduction

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You know what we like most about travel blogs? Each one is like a mini journey to some exotic location, amazing experience, or destination we’ve been dreaming about. Although, we also enjoy reading about places we’ve already been to, so we can relive our experience and maybe make plans for next time.

On the last edition of The Weekly Postcard, there was a little bit of all of the above! We loved reading about places we long to visit, tips on what to see and do there, and even a tour or two we’d like to take! (Thanks to our co-host Anisa at Two Traveling Texans for tipping us off to the Inside Broadway Tour in New York – we’re going to try that this summer!)

If you’ll scroll down a bit, we highlight a few more of our favorite posts from the past week. If you didn’t get the chance to read them earlier, you can catch up now. Even more are featured on our Pinterest Board for The Weekly Postcard (also down below). But first, let’s get his week’s party started!

Don’t forget: If you are a travel blogger yourself, we also have tips and steps to add your travel blog to the “linky-link” for our engaged and growing audience to enjoy!



Let’s Get this Party Started!

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Highlights from The Weekly Postcard

  • While we are not truly fanatics, we are fans of the Harry Potter franchise, and of Scotland. Those two things come wonderfully together in the Independent Travel Cats’ guide to Edinburgh Locations where J. K. Rowling Wrote Harry Potter! As a bonus, there’s a healthy helping of another thing we love: Cafes. Just when we thought Scotland couldn’t possibly get any cooler. 🙂

  • We’ve dreamt about sitting at a café and writing a novel just as often as we’ve dreamt about sailing to remote island ports in a clipper. (Sounds like a Hemingway complex, doesn’t it?) No surprise, then, that our next favorite is aboard a boat! But not just any boat. World Wide Wendy did something right off our bucketlist: Sailing with Star Clipper! Imagine plying the crystal waters of the Caribbean in a four-masted clipper. If that doesn’t scream romance and adventure, we’re not sure what does!

  • Perhaps it’s the result of too many spy movies as a child, or a love for history and elegance. Either way, we are dying to visit St. Petersburg! So much great architecture, culture, art, and history…where do you start? Right here, with our friends Russian Voyages’ detailed recommendations for the Top Places to Visit in St. Petersburg. All we have to say is, “Yes please!”

  • Finally, we have our addition to the current edition of The Weekly Postcard. We had a chance to meet a guy who’s had the chance to travel and experience many of the things we dream about, and more than a few that we haven’t! Bill Weir, host of The Wonder List on CNN, spoke at this year’s Travel & Adventure Show, and we had a chance to speak with him for a few minutes. We came away with a new Favorite Travel Quote, and a new admiration for this accomplished journalist.

    Bill Weir of CNN's The Wonder List at the Travel & Adventure Show, via @TravelLatte.net

If you have a favorite from last week – or this week – be sure to share it on Social Media, and let us know in the comments.



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If you have a favorite from last week – or this week – be sure to share it on Social Media, and let us know in the comments.



How Does It 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!

2 comments on “#TheWeeklyPostcard – 27 April 2018

    • You guys are definitely pushing Scotland up our Bucket List! 😉 The Harry Potter sites are definitely must-dos, and we loved your NC-500 posts. Thanks for introducing us to so many aspects of your new home country!

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