#travel #blog Emotion Recollected In Tranquility

Ah, fleeting fame: last week we were all proud to crack the top 50 with a #travel1k ranking of #43 — but for the week of February 6th it doesn’t seem to have found any of our “travel”-containing tweets, and we’re down to #117. Better luck next week!

This week we saw the biggest climbs from Mary Charie (up 539 places to 146th), Drifter Planet (up 442 places to 87th), and Europe Diaries (up 432 places to 577th).

We welcome our two new travel bloggers Holly (1729th), and Christopher @ Rudderless TRVL (1729th) to the #travel1k Top 1000+ Travel Blogs scorebook.

Well done to this week’s top three Matt MattCharles McCool (McCool Travel), and Claire Hall (Tin Box Traveller).

And for our new blog to check out this week, here we are at #27 down from #25, the most literary mouthful of a blog we’ve seen yet: @Giovyfh’s Emotion Recollected In Tranquility!


Viaggio, scrivo, creo storie, studio il passato, programmo, racconto, invento.

Dato che adoro parlare e raccontare, ho studiato e parlo correttamente in Inglese, Tedesco, Francese, Spagnolo…

Oh, wait, it’s another Italian travel blog! Let’s try that translated:

I travel, I write, I create stories, I study the past, program, story, I invent…

… and another thing this blog does is not allow you to copy its text, unless you’re willing to go to the trouble of digging through the page source. We don’t quite get why people do that, really, seems to just annoy anyone with even the slightest technical knowledge while only inconveniencing those that don’t —

— personally, we not only encourage copying but specifically license it with CC BY-SA 4.0 the “help yourself, just say thanks” license!

Normally, that doesn’t impede these reviews in the least, as we do have some grasp of how web browsers work; but digging into the page source of a translated page, well now that turns out to be not as easy as stripping tags to get at the text. Who knew?

So for this review, we’re not going to quote any of the interesting articles like we usually do, you’ll need to go over there yourself to check it out; looks like a particularly interesting section is

Cammino di Santiago

with stories about walking the Camino de Santiago, which is certainly an accomplishment if you can find the time to do it!

Technically, BuiltWith tells us it’s a standard WordPress setup, and as always we recommend Dreampress as your best choice for that, free Jetpack Professional and all; and a bare bones selection of plugins…


p dir=”ltr”>… hmmm, although one we haven’t seen before, what’s this Wordfence? Wow, an endpoint firewall for WordPress? Didn’t know there was such a thing. This website is a walled garden indeed!

For us, a mainly European focused travel blog in a language we don’t read isn’t one that we’re too likely to follow closely — but if you do happen to speak Italian, head on over and check it out!

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