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
Have you been keeping up with the Olympic Winter Games?
We love them and hate them. Make no mistake, we are affirmed Olympic Junkies and unabashed supporters of Team USA. We salute the Olympic Spirit and the incredibly motivating work and commitment of all Olympic athletes, whatever flag they compete under. And by golly, we absolutely love watching the superstars of sport fly through the air, down the mountain, around the ice, and over the ice. Why, we’ll even watch curling.
And that’s the problem. Every couple of years, our productivity falls to zero was we’re glued to our TV and laptops watching every sport we can find. We might know next to nothing about it, but we are happy to watch, cheer, and be awed.
Of course, we love traveling and travel blogs, too. What better way to mix it all together than with our picks for favorites from the last edition of The Weekly Postcard? We noticed some of our fellow bloggers wrote about cities that have hosted the Olympics, or soon will. You’ll find them down below, along with our Weekly Postcard Pinterest board. But first, here is the new edition of The Weekly Postcard:
Let’s Get this Party Started!
A Few of our Faves
This week, we pay tribute to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, with selections from the most recent Weekly Postcard that showcase former and future host cities:
- Lake Tahoe 1960: Technically, the Olympic Winter Games played out at the nearby Squaw Valley Ski Resort, but Lake Tahoe remains the area’s prime attraction. Anda at Travel Notes & Beyond shows why this winter wonderland is worthy of a visit with Fun Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Winter. There is a reason some of America’s medal contenders live and practice here!
- Munich 1972: The Games of the XX Olympiad were played in Munich, though most people associate the city with Oktoberfest. Sense the Place points out there is so much more to the city in Walk in Munich. From the Royal Residenz to the Royal Brewery, this walk takes in some of the city’s best sights.
- Tokyo 2020: The Olympics return to Japan in 2020 with Summer Games in Tokyo. We’ve decided to take the opportunity to combine two Bucket List trips by going to the Olympics in Japan! We’ve started planning, and we really enjoyed and appreciated Travelexx’s fun and informative Top Things to Do in Tokyo. The city is truly amazing!
If you have a favorite from last week – or even 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!