#TheWeeklyPostcard travel blog linkup via @TravelLatte.net

#TheWeeklyPostcard – 6 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

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

The say a traveler, when not on the road, is dreaming about travel. Compiling their bucket list, sketching itineraries, and planning out the next adventure.

That’s exactly why we enjoy travel blog linkups, and co-host The Weekly Postcard each week! It’s the perfect place to learn about new places, get great travel tips, and see things from several points of view – positive and negative, foreign and local.

From all of the great travel blogs submitted last week, we found a few that really resonated with us. You’ll find them in the hightlights just below. You’ll also see our Pinterest board where you’ll find more posts from the last few weeks. Take a look around. We know you’ll find inspiration for your travel dreams!

If you are a travel blogger yourself, we also have tips and steps to add your travel blog to the “linky-link.”

Let’s Get this Party Started!


Highlights from The Weekly Postcard

Our theme this week is dream trips and bucket lists, inspired by the fantastic travel bloggers who contribute each week to The Weekly Postcard. A few really resonated with us this past week because, for us, they feature destinations that we dream of visiting. We hope you enjoy these highlights, too!

  • First off, how can you not want to go someplace that Bob Seger wrote a song about? We’re talking about Katmandu and, even before we hear the song, images from popular culture of the 1960s and ‘70s had sold us on the dream. Kat Pegi Mana brought the dream back to life with her post, Four Must-See Places in Kathmandu for First Timers. So now we have a dream and the start of a plan. And the voice of Bob Seger stuck in our heads.

  • Speaking of Must See destinations, can we talk about Iran? As Americans, the country has been off limits (at best) for most of recent memory, and that is a shame. Since ancient times, Iran has been a cultural superstar rich in history, art, architecture, and food, with people renowned for their warmth. Even if it’s just a spot on your Bucket List for now, E&T Abroad have a list of Six Must-See Places in Iran for you.

  • It’s no secret that we swoon over castles! I mean, who doesn’t? Now, imagine a gentle river rolling through a valley lined with vineyards and quaint towns, with castles nearly every place you look. Heaven? That’s where Sharon at Exploring Our World takes us for Castles on the Rhine.

  • One of our own dream trips was to Ireland. (Now the dream is to return for a longer stay!) It’s a land filled with beautiful views and charming destinations. One spot we found that was both charming and beautiful lies at the end of the Dingle Peninsula: Dun Chaoin Harbour, Ireland’s Sheep Highway!

    Gems of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula: Dunquin Harbour, via @TravelLatte

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!

See also  #TheWeeklyPostcard - 19 May 2017

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