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The Weekly Postcard – 11 May 2018

Welcome to The Weekly Postcard!

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

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Welcome to The Weekly Postcard! If you’re joining us for the first time, here’s what you can expect – besides a heaping helping of travel goodness!

Each week, we like to share some of the posts we enjoyed most on the last edition of The Weekly Postcard. If you missed it, that’s a great starting point, and it’s just below this week’s new entries. After that, check out our Pinterest board, which has a lot more posts from the past few months. If you’re interested in seeing all of The Weekly Postcard series this year, we saved them on our website.

We know the main attraction is the fresh batch of travel stories in this week’s edition of The Weekly Postcard, and that’s just below. Finally, if you are a travel blogger yourself, here are the steps to add your travel blog to the “linky-link” for our engaged and growing audience to enjoy, along with some tips to make the most of your time here.

Thanks for joining us. Enjoy The Weekly Postcard!



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Highlights from The Weekly Postcard

In last week’s summary, we focused on posts that helped us #OptOutside – or at least got us in the proper mindset.

Wouldn’t you know this week had more of the same? Maybe it’s just taking a while to banish the Cabin Fever, but we loved the posts below, all of which featured hiking and biking. We hope they inspire you to get out and stretch those legs, too!

  • Our friend Travel Lexx kicks us off with a half day cycling tour of Capela do Senhor da Pedra, from beautiful Porto. The name means Chapel of the Lord of the Rocks. No spoilers here, but just the name evokes an exotic landscape. As usual, Lex finds a gem!

  • We don’t know much about Ecuador, but KicTravels has been showing us around. (The beauty of living vicariously!) This week, they take us along on their Day Hikes in El Cajas National Park. If you’re expecting a beautiful trek through gorgeous mountains, you won’t be disappointed!

  • Some of the best places to #OptOutside are National Parks, and E&T Abroad explore one of our all time favorites: Bryce Canyon. They show us why it is a Must See stop among Utah’s Mighty Five. If you’ve never been, this post will have you ready to pack and go!

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!

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