Looking Back - Seven Posts that Changed Wandering Educators

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 12, 2011 /
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The 7 Best Links for Tripbase- have you heard of this project? It's spreadinglike wildfire around the travel blogging world. I was nominated by Lash of Lash World Tour and Barbara from the Dropout Diaries (thank you both!). You take 7 categories, and then talk about your best post from each one. It's so hard - we've been online for more than 3 years, and I've written thousands of posts. Without further ado, here we go!

 

 

Most beautiful post:
The Most Picturesque Home on the Ring of Kerry

Westcove Harbor, Ireland

I love this because Pier Cottage is SUCH a special place. I have thousands of photos from when we stayed there. I woke early each morning (and if you know me, that is a near-impossibility) and traipsed out through the dew-laden grass (watching out for those huge slugs) to a large rock, right on the edge of the sea. It was magical, life-affirming, and one of our best family memories, this time in Ireland.

 

 

Most popular post

Top Ten Tips for Budget Travel

 

Kenmare Market

 

Surprised? I'm not!

 

 

Most controversial post

Kathmandu’s Kumaris

 

Kathmandu's Kumaris

 

Written by Seth Sicroff, our Nepal Editor, this post is about Living Goddesses in Nepal. Seth notes, "I see the Kumari cult as the literal apotheosis of misogyny in Nepal." Lay on, MacDuff...

 

 

Most helpful post

10 Ways to Raise an Intercultural Child

 

Art Museum

At an art Museum

 

 

One of the most important things you can do for your kids is to teach them about global citizenship and the world. These 10 easy tips are a great starting off point.

 

 

Post whose success surprised you

Foodie Finds: The 7 Best Places to Eat In Chicago

Now, we love Chicago. And we love food. And we love food in Chicago. But this is one of our top traffic articles - those Chicago foodies know their stuff!

 

 

Post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved

Culloden

 

Culloden

 

Probably because we've been there and felt the spirit of the place - but this is one of my most heartfelt posts. We were stunned at the depth of feeling at visiting the Culloden Battlefield Centre, and it was the highlight of our time in Scotland. Culloden is the site of the Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his supporters were thrashed by the British. It changed the course of history - and a country as proud as Scotland. This place? It changed our lives.

 

 

Post that you are most proud of

Why We Love Traveling with our Daughter

 

Mallaig, Scotland

Mallaig, Scotland

 

 

So many people think that traveling with kids is SUCH a chore. It isn't. It's a blessing beyond anything you will ever have. We Love it. Here, I try to dispel some myths and encourage joy in family travel.

What are your favorite posts, on Wandering Educators?

And, we're supposed to share the love, and nominate some of our favorite travel writers. So my nominations?

I hereby nominate:

Go! Overseas
My Several Worlds
Quirky Traveler
La Tavola Marche
Music Road
Cheeseweb
the Sattvic Family