#TheWeeklyPostcard travel blog linkup via @TravelLatte.net

#TheWeeklyPostcard – 9 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


That’s an acronym we first encountered in the gaming world, and it stand for In Real Life, used to distinguish things that happen IRL versus in your game life. We use it in the “blogosphere” as well. It’s easy to escape into a world of exotic destinations and fun adventures, reading tale after tale from our favorite travel bloggers. It’s important to remember to get out into our real lives, too.

Of course, things happen IRL, as we were reminded this past week. We learned quite a bit about fraud issues that we felt happier not knowing. (Nothing bad happened to us; Rob was working to help stop things happening to others.) We had a crash course in new laptop technology. (Honestly, we like upgrading, just not having to do it because something quit working. Like the whole laptop.) On a happier note, IRL it is time to get our outdoors ready for spring!

All of this is to say, “Hey, we’re running a little late. Stuff happens.” But better late than never! Down below, we have a recap of posts from the hosts of The Weekly Postcard, plus our Weekly Postcard Pinterest board. We also have tips and FAQs for anyone who’d like to link up their blog. But first, here is the latest edition of The Weekly Postcard!

Let’s Get this Party Started!


Highlights from The Weekly Postcard

It’s been a while since we gave a shout out to our hosts! We are honored to be among such a talented group of writers and bloggers, and are sure you’ll love their recent posts as much as we do.

  • Anda is the person to thank for organizing The Weekly Postcard. She is the NATJA award winning writer and accomplished photographer behind Travel Notes & Beyond. She recently schooled us on several Fun Facts About Los Angeles that Not Even Angelenos May Know!
  • Despite being Two Traveling Texans, our co-host Anisa is now a Brit – or at least, lives there. She travels and writes about the whole world, but we loved this look at a beautiful piece of her new home in Walsingham Pilgrimage and Snowdrops.
  • Our co-host Lorelei is another American expat. She lives in Germany, where she writes California Globetrotter. While she often shares stories and itineraries about her new home, this past week she gave us an awesome Budget Friendly Guide to Ghent – proving that Belgium doesn’t have to be expensive.
  • Rounding out the hosts with the mosts, it’s your favorite coffee sipping, café loving travel couple, Rob and Ann at TravelLatte. (Yes, that’s us!) When we’re not dealing with events IRL, we enjoy getting away to almost anywhere, and love a good hotel stay. Although short, we enjoyed Our Stay at the Limerick Strand Hotel enough to plan a return trip!
  • Our Stay at Limerick Strand Hotel on @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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