#TheWeeklyPostcard travel blog linkup via @TravelLatte.net

#TheWeeklyPostcard – 13 April 2018

Welcome to #TheWeeklyPostcard!

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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Don’t look now, but it’s Friday the 13th! It’s the first of two of the dreaded days this year. Does that bother you?

Personally, superstition has never weighed on us. Sure, something might go wrong, but we run that risk every day. Frankly, we dread Mondays more, simply because we’ve been conditioned through too many years in office buildings.

While some really bad things did happen (coincidentally) on a Friday the 13th, it hasn’t been all bad. For example, the accordion was patented on Friday, January 13, 1854. Mary Kate and Ashley Olson were born on Friday, June 13, 1988.

Okay, maybe we need to rethink our position.

One good thing happening on this particular Friday the 13th is The Weekly Postcard! As happens every week, we invite Travel Bloggers from around the world to link their stories right here. All you have to do is scroll down a bit, and click to read any that seem interesting!

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!


Highlights from The Weekly Postcard

While visiting the blogs on the last edition of The Weekly Postcard, we noticed that some of our favorites involved temples and churches. Our own travels reflect that interest, too. Some of the most beautiful places we’ve seen are places of worship. They are generally rich in history, as well, and have served as cultural hubs of their communities. All things we love to explore when traveling.

  • Kat Pegi Mana kicks off our list of favorites again! This time, Kat introduces us to the Streets and Temples of Kathmandu. This is doubly interesting for us: Not only are we fascinated by temples, but the Nepalese capital has been a dream destination of ours for as long as we can remember!
  • Among the most spectacular places we’ve ever visited are the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. We enjoyed reliving our experience – and we know you will too – with The World is a Book. This post is particularly helpful if you’re considering your first family visit. Check out Visiting the Vatican Museums with kids and LivItaly Tours.
  • Near the top of our Bucket List is Angkor Wat, as we suspect it is for many people. For the past several weeks, Bryna at Dotted Line Travels has been sharing with us her tours of many of the temples at the Angkor Archeological Park. This week is the main attraction: Angkor Wat!

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.

See The Weekly Postcard on Pinterest!

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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