Admittedly we have a lot of content on this blog, that’s why when we were invited to participate in the seven links project, we jumped at the opportunity. The seven links project asks travel bloggers to name seven superlative posts. Reading over the submissions of other bloggers really opened a door into their world, I hope our links do the same for you!
Your most beautiful post
I think we captured the “why” of travel with our post on travel as a political act. Politics aside, I think most people travel to explore new places and cultures and to meet new people. Our readers responded well and it helped me express how important I think cultural exchange can be. Click here to read the article.
Your most popular post
This is surprising to me, but our most popular post has nothing to do with travel- it’s on barefoot running. I guess we have a lot of readers who are runners and/or interested in barefoot running. Click here to read our most popular post on barefoot running.
Your most controversial post
None of our posts are controversial per se, but I think our Hunger Porn series really opened our readers eyes into the world of non-profits. It generated a good discussion among our friends and family and we’ve had several people tell us they never thought about aid like that before. Hunger Porn #1 – Stop Donating. Hunger Porn #2 – Engage and Help.
Your most helpful post
I think posts on the logistics of travel are the most helpful to other travelers. We chose to be completely transparent about our spending on the trip. Although we updated our spending chart per country and posted a per-continent budget reflection, I think our overall spending post is the most helpful. Real numbers and a breakdown of our spending.
A post whose success surprised you
We were really surprised by the popularity of our six months back post. We didn’t realize so many people who had been following all along were still closely following our blog. I guess everyone was interested in a where are they now update!
A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
We wrote in depth about our decision to take anti-malarial drugs and which drug we chose. At the time, it was hard to find first hand information on people taking Lariam (or mefloquine), all we read about were the bad effects. Although some people thought we were crazy to take Lariam, we were happy to lay out our reasoning and our results. In the end, I hope the information helped provide others with food for thought to help them make their own decisions.
The post that you are most proud of
We wrote a post on the effects of travel on our marriage. It’s probably the most genuine and raw post that I’ve ever written. It captures, in an honest way, the true ups and down of traveling on the road.