My 7 Links: A Quick Look at Some of GloboTreks’ Posts

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!

At the Maya Ruins of Lubantuun

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.

A view of Belize River from Lamanai

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!

Jaime of Breakaway Backpacker
Jade, Bob, and Rob of Vagabond3
Adam of Travels of Adam
Lisa of ChickyBus
Nathan and Sofia of As We Travel

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    • says

      Thanks Erin!
      lol!! I’m not that cruel to have you see that “gory” picture again. 😛 The scar is not the prettiest, but I guarantee it looks way better than an open wound.

  1. says

    I’m loving this series and thanks for including us! I’m with you- I don’t know if we’ve written a controversial post yet- maybe we need to though!! Usually I just try to say what is on my mind and usually it’s positive- mainly because that is how i like to experience life. Going back to read some of these posts I haven’t read yet!

    • says

      You’re welcome Jade! I know, I consider myself the least controversial person in the world… and like you, I try to always think positive on things. I guess some day I’ll have a controversial post up. lol

  2. says

    Nice selection Norbert. I loved your “going home” post.

    Now, let’s talk about getting a bit more controversial! :) You – like us – seem to be a naturally positive guy, but I think you have an inner rabble-rouser that could make an appearance.

    • says

      Thanks Caanan!
      Ha! You’re right. While I’m a positive thinker, I do have a (small) inner rabble-rouser. I’m sure he’ll make an appearance some time in the future. 😉

  3. says

    Thanks for nominating me, Norbert. Will get to it soon! Meanwhile, great job on your blog. I’d read some of the 7, but not all, and just finished them. Really enjoyed all of them. I agree with the 15 Things You Don’t Need to Pack. And awesome photos in the Inca Trail Post. Excelente!

  4. says

    Thanks Norbert for nominating for this project!!! I am loving it because it is bringing out some old post on just about all my fav blogs that I have missed. I will be sure to go back and read those few.

  5. says

    Cool! I actually did not know that you moved from Puerto Rico. I really liked Dealing with Loneliness and thought that the 15 things you don’t need to pack was long overdue. Everybody seems to be telling you what to pack but not what not too. I’m a chronic nice shoe packer so it really drove the point down.

    • says

      I did! I am originally from Puerto Rico… Completely different from NYC. I loved the idea of writing about what not to pack, since it is easy to know what you want to pack… but we usually end up packing more than usual. Ha! That’s the way I am with t-shirts… I always (still) overpack t-shirts. :)


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