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
It’s an old adage that “time flies,” but that doesn’t keep it from being true! It seems like each week goes past in the blink of an eye, and how we’re looking at the end of July. It’s one-hundred-degrees outside across much of the Northern Hemisphere, but it’s time to be thinking about fall and winter travel plans already. (Although, that’s a great way to get your mind off of the heat!)
Just as quickly, it’s time for another edition of The Weekly Postcard. Perhaps we can slow down just enough to relax over the weekend with a frosty beverage, and laze under the air conditioning reading about travel. What better way to spend the last few days of July?
Thanks for joining us. Enjoy The Weekly Postcard Travel Blog Link-up!
Let’s Get this Party Started!
Highlights from The Weekly Postcard
Regular readers know that we like having a theme for spotlighting posts from the The Weekly Postcard. This week, the theme is … not having a theme. We just really enjoyed these posts, and think you might too. Our new post for this week’s edition is in here, too. We hope you’ll take a look and enjoy them as much as we did!
The first post that really captured our attention was by Eva and Tom; they’re the E and T in E&T Abroad. Their Rome Travel Guide to the Best Ancient Monuments is a great companion for any trip to the Eternal City. And their photography is beautiful! Check it out…then book those tickets to Roma!
Would you go on a ghost tour? It’s not our first choice when sightseeing, but Katherine at Bright Lights of America makes a great point: You get a lot of local stories that you might not get otherwise. Plus, they often visit fantastic sites you might have missed. Check out her review of the San Francisco Ghost Tour. Even if you’re not a Ghost Hunter, we bet you’d like this tour!
- Our co-host Anda at Travel Notes 101 is an award winning writer and experienced traveler. She combines these talents to great effect with posts like this: How to Spend 2 Weeks in Europe – Itinerary Ideas for First Time Visitors. Don’t let the title fool you – anyone would love these itineraries, conveniently arranged to cover four distinct areas of Europe, in two weeks each. Great itineraries that have us planning our next trip!
- We just got back from exploring Manhattan with help from our friends at the New York Pass. You might wonder, as we did, if these tourist pass programs really help you save money. So, we put it to the test, morning to night, starting with a birds eye view of the Big Apple in the morning, and ending with that iconic view of the city lights. Did we save any money using the New York Pass as our tickets? Find out in Visiting NYC with the New York Pass.
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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!