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
This is it. Today is the last day of August. Although summer officially lasts for a few more weeks, school is back in session, and Labor Day (in the U.S.) will soon be past us. For all practical purposes, it’s the last day of summer.
We’re actually okay with that. It means fall is on the way, and we love the fall. (Nothing personal, summer, we love you too.)
In coming weeks, we’ll be enjoying (hopefully) cooler weather by getting outdoors more often for some hiking. Looking ahead a couple of months, it will be time for our favorite fall activity, leaf peeping! Speaking of which, if you haven’t made plans yet and want to see some fall color, you’d better hurry up! Here are some ideas on where to find bunches of color across the USA.
Happily, we found several great posts about hiking in the last edition of The Weekly Postcard! Down below, you’ll find some of them in our Favorites section. With a three-day weekend upon us in the U.S., we’re inspired to take advantage of it and do some hiking of our own!
Thanks for taking the time this week to join us for The Weekly Postcard!
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Highlights from The Weekly Postcard
It’s been an unbearably hot summer around the world, but cooler weather is on the way. And that means opportunity to #OptOutside for some hiking! It seems we’re not the only ones with hiking in mind, as several of our bloggers on The Weekly Postcard posted about hikes and hiking in our last edition. We picked out a few favorites below, along with our post about Ireland’s Slea Head Drive. While we chose to drive, the entire route is also a walking trail through some of the Dingle Peninsula’s most scenic landscapes!
We always enjoy Eva and Thomas’ posts on E & T Abroad, but we enjoyed this last one more than most. One big reason is they went to one of our favorite National Parks, Sequoia and King’s Canyon, for some hiking and The Biggest Trees in the World!
Our cohost Anisa at Two Traveling Texans was a long time New York resident before turning expat. She shares her local knowledge of an area we are eager to visit, and shows us The Best Hikes in the Hudson Valley. We can’t wait to follow in her footsteps…literally!
Our jaws are still dropped from the gorgeous scenery in this next one. (Okay, and from trying to pronounce it!) Mark and Paul at Anywhere We Roam took an amazing Landmannalaugar Hike & 4×4 Self-Drive Day Trip in Iceland. It looks spectacular! Not for the feint of heart – we’re talking remote mountains, dirt roads, fording streams…and then hiking! But the rewards…oh my!
- Our own post last week was about Ireland’s Scenic Slea Head Drive. As the name implies, it’s a road trip around the end of the Dingle Peninsula. But it’s also a walking route, so you can drive or hike, as you see fit. We did a bit of both on that trip, but have added completing the Dingle Walk to our Irish Bucket List.
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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!