#TheWeeklyPostcard travel blog linkup via @TravelLatte.net

#TheWeeklyPostcard – 16 March 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

The Weekly Postcard Pinterest Board ~ TravelLatte’s Favorites ~ Link Up ~ How to Join & FAQ

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This weekend is already one of the best of the whole year for two simple reasons:

The annual Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade, via @TravelLatte.net

  1. It’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! In Dallas, that means a big parade with lots of crazy Irish(ish) people, floats, and beads, for some reason. It’s almost like Ireland meets Mardi Gras. If you’re ever in Dallas on St. Pat’s Saturday, head to Lower Greenville for a wee bit of Texan craic.
  2. The Travel & Adventure Show is in town! This annual travel trade show visits six to eight cities every year, and this weekend it’s Dallas’ turn. If you’re not familiar with it, the show brings together a variety of industry celebrities and experts, and destination organizations from all around the world, for a weekend that is open to the public to enjoy, learn, and shop! You can read about our past experiences at the Travel & Adventure Show here.

Being travel fans who adore Ireland (and Rob is half Irish), this is our kind of weekend! Along with the festivities, we are hosting The Weekly Postcard, too. If you missed it last week, some highlights are just below, along with links to The Weekly Postcard on Pinterest. If you are a travel blogger yourself, down below are tips and steps to add your travel blog to the “linky-link.”

Let’s Get this Party Started!


Highlights from The Weekly Postcard

For many families, March means Spring Break! So our the theme for our highlights this week is Family Friendly Travel & Adventure, with a few blogs that hit home runs on the topic. But don’t stop at the highlights! Down below is our Pinterest board with lots of other great topics from The Weekly Postcard bloggers. Check them out!

  • As they say, Hawai’i is always a good idea! Mary and family at The World is a Book share their great ideas with 20 Great Experiences & Fun Things to Do in Kauai with Kids. Heck, we’re kid free now, and we love these tips, too!
  • Across the country, Adventure Dawgs give you the Local Mom perspective on Things to Do in Myrtle Beach with Kids. Two things that always appeal to us: A local’s guidance, and a beach! That makes this a real win-win.
  • Nothing says Spring Break quite like a water park, and Mexico has one of the world’s most unique: Xel-Ha Aquatic Park, Where Nature and Adventure Meet. It’s much more than a water park, as Where Goes Jo shows us, and it’s definitely family friendly adventure! We’re sure ready to dive in!
  • 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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