#TheWeeklyPostcard travel blog linkup via @TravelLatte.net

#TheWeeklyPostcard – 30 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

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And I think to myself, what a beautiful world!

Anybody who knows us – and especially Rob – knows that we always find song lyrics to fit a situation. And anybody who browsed through The Weekly Postcard link up this past week saw tons of gorgeous photos that show what a beautiful world it is!

One reason this week seemed to be especially well-rounded is that it’s was one of the biggest link-ups we’ve had! Welcome to our new bloggers, welcome back to a few who’ve been absent for a bit, and thanks again to our regulars. It’s so great to have such a diversity of destinations and points of view!

Roam where you want to. Roam around the world.

Our family of travel bloggers brought us stories from around the world, literally! Looking for something to see in Canada? It’s in there. Curious about India? It’s in there. We’ve got more hightlights just below, along with a link to our Pinterest board where you’ll find more from the last few weeks.

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!

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Highlights from The Weekly Postcard

On the theme of our beautiful world, this week we wanted to highlight a few blogs that captured some gorgeous destinations. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

  • As they say, Paris is always a good idea. And it’s always a good idea to enjoy A Walk in the Latin Quarter of Paris! If you’ve been, you’ll nod in agreement as your read Sharon’s post on Exploring Our World. And if you haven’t been, you’ll understand why this simple stroll belongs on your bucket list! Its narrow lanes overflowing with art, architecture, history and culture are well captured in this photo-essay post.
  • In any list of the world’s most beautiful cities, you’re sure to find Venice. Unfortunately, you’ll also find it on many “most expensive” lists, too. The World is a Book can help you stay on-budget with 5 Free Things to Do in Venice with Kids – only this list is not just for kids! Have a read and see if you don’t agree.
  • Wherever we go, some of the most beautiful sites are found at churches, synagogues, and temples. When it comes to temples, we just can’t get enough of the Temples at Angkor! Bryna at Dotted Line Travels has been taking us through them one by one, this week exploring the beautiful Preah Khan.
  • Almost as if we needed to prove our point about beautiful churches, our own post last week visited the breathtaking Sainte Chapelle, home of The Most Magnificent Windows in Paris! In a city with lots of beautiful sights, this one should be high on your To Do list in the City of Lights.
    The upper chapel of Sainte Chapelle in The Most Magnificent Windows in Paris via @TravelLatte.net

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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