Recently I was nominated by Erin of De La Pura Vida and Cam and Nicole of Traveling Canucks to take part on My 7 Links. This is a project sponsored by TripBase in which travel bloggers dig up 7 posts from the past that reflects some of GloboTreks’ highlights. Hope you enjoy the selected posts!
1. Your most beautiful post
The Feeling Of Going Back Home – It’s been 4 years since I moved from Puerto Rico, the island where I was born and lived most of my life. While I still consider it my home, every time I go there to visit family and friends, there’s a strange feeling that takes place and makes me wonder where home is.
2. Your most popular post
19 Reasons To Ignore Everybody And Follow Your Dreams – We all have our dreams in life and some of them fall outside the norm; and that’s when we have friends and even family discourage us from pursuing them – for one reason or another. In the end, the thing we have to remember is that it is our life and our dreams, and we should do everything possible to have a happy and fulfilled life!
3. Your most controversial post
TBEX: Expectations, Realities, and the Canucks – I don’t think I’ve actually written a controversial post, but this could be the closest thing. After going to the Travel Blog Exchange conference in Vancouver, I expressed my point of view on the things I liked and disliked about TBEX. Surely, many people had a similar impression as me.
4. Your most helpful post
How to Prepare a Travel First Aid Kit – After having the worst accident I’ve had while traveling in Honduras (falling from a Maya pyramid and cutting open my knee), I found myself in the need of using my First Aid Kit. But one thing happened… it was missing the thing I needed the most. So, from this experience, I want to share how to pack a full, yet small, First Aid Kit so that you don’t have to go through the same experience as I did.
5. A post whose success surprised you
15 Things You Don’t Need To Pack – I kind of expected this post to be relatively good, but I never expected it’s massive success. So far, this is the post with the most traffic, by far! As the title says, it lists 15 things I’ve learned not to pack throughout my years of travel.
6. A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
Hiking the Inca Trail: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 - This one is not just one post; it is a series of posts about my experience hiking the Inca Trail. Hiking it was a dream of mine come true and these posts share every detail of what it’s like and how it feels to challenge yourself with this experience.
7. The post that you are most proud of
Dealing With Loneliness On The Road – While I consider “The Feeling Of Going Back Home” the post I’m most proud of (listed above), I think the second most would be this one. As a solo traveler I tend to have my lonely moments, and that’s normal, but the most important thing is not to get down by those moments and use them instead for something positive by being proactive and creative, among other things.
There you have it! Those are my 7 posts… Now I would like to nominate 5 more amazing and inspiring travel bloggers keep the project going. Check them out too!