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It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in what’s known around the Interwebs as a meme. Basically a bunch of bloggers get together and share a collection of themed links and tag others to share as well. And so on, and so on….
It can make for an interesting round-up of diverse content that remains buried in the archives.
I was nominated by Jeanine of J The Travel Authority to participate in the 7 links project initiated by TripBase. And thought it takes a bit of time to scroll through almost five years of content, it seemed like a fun one worth participating in. Here are my 7 links:
- most beautiful:
This is a tough one, because I try very hard to include lovely photos in most of my posts. Nothing brings a place alive more than some drop-dead gorgeous photos of a destination. But I’d have to say that one of my personal faves is my photo essay on Seaside Towns on Italy’s Mediterranean.
- most popular:
Thanks to the wonderful world of WordPress stats, I didn’t have to dig too deep in order to find my most popular post. And it’s no surprise that it would involve France and gorgeous castles. With over 57,400 page views and counting, Five Chateaux in France takes the top spot.
- most controversial:
I’m not sure anything on my site is really that controversial, but I did write a post, really it was more like a rant, way back when I was fed up with the TSA. New TSA Rules…Who Are We Kidding? lit a fire under me and sparked quite a few comments from the community.
- most helpful:
I’d like to think that I’ve written more than a few helpful posts over the course of the last five years, but the one that I feel really resonated with travelers all over the globe was my Seven Tips to Make Travel Less Stressful. Take a gander and see if it can help you travel stress-free on your next trip!
- most surprising success:
It always amazes me how some of the most successful blog posts are not the ones you plan in advance, or take the most time and care in writing. My Six Reasons Why Italy May Not Be For You post was something I wrote about on the spur of the moment and I don’t even remember what sparked the idea. Since I’m usually giving folks reasons to travel to Italy, I was surprised how successful it was, considering the title.
- not enough attention:
I love writing about food experiences when I travel and I’m also a fan of spending time in a good wine bar. This little left bank gem in Paris combined both of those passions. Serving up great fare in a tiny storefront with an interesting history that only seats a handful of diners is Le Crémerie , a recommended wine bar near the Luxembourg Gardens.
- most proud of:
Though I have many posts I am proud of, and all for very different reasons, it stands to reason that credit needs to go to the very first travel-related post I ever wrote. I was so enamoured with this Italian city, it inspired me to write my very first post about Italy – Lovely Little Lucca. Thought my blog has become much more focused and writing style has definitely changed since then, Lucca still remains one of my favorite places.
I’m hopping on the bandwagon a bit late, so it was challenging to find five other bloggers who have not been nominated. Thankfully, I was able to find a few that I want to hear from.