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Another week, another edition of the #travel1k charts — last week we were at #122, and for the week of September 12th dropped just a smidgen to #124. Breaking upwards here is a challenge, isn’t it?

This week we saw the biggest climbs from Jodi Ettenberg (up 1480 places to 220th), Matthew Karsten (up 1449 places to 183rd), and Adam Groffman (up 1413 places to 219th).

We also welcome new travel bloggers LDH (221st) and 365 Atlanta Traveler (701st) to the #travel1k Top 1000+ Travel Blogs scorecard.

Well done to this week’s top three Charles McCool (McCool Travel)Matt Matt, and Stef Travel Photographer.

And to see who can help us with that challenge this week, let’s go to someone who made a rather remarkable jump right over us to #27 up from #138: @Nancydbrown’s What A Trip!

#travel #blog What A Trip


When the majority of my classmates were headed to UC Berkeley, a few miles from our high school, I was the one breaking from the flock. I was the lone duck flying to University of Oregon’s Journalism School. Upon graduation, I traveled to Boston because this third generation California girl wanted to experience the East Coast.  About the time that my peers were getting married and starting families, I had started a public relations agency with a friend, but not before quitting my job, putting a few possession in a storage locker and backpacking through Europe with my newlywed husband.

I have not necessarily followed the yellow brick road, but I have followed my passion of travel and writing. What a Trip it’s been! Combining that passion with hard work I have written an active adventure guide to Hawaii’s Big Island for Shape magazine, explored Loreto, Mexico’s underwater world for Alaska Airlines magazine and froze my buns in Anchorage, Alaska while sharing my tips on how to watch the Iditarod dog sled race for the Chicago Tribune. I liked the challenge of visiting Door County, Wisconsin in the dead of winter while taking photos from the windswept deck of an icebreaker ferry or riding a Fjord horse on the steep slopes of Bergen, Norway. Addicted to travel, I’m always looking ahead to my next adventure…

Pretty much the USA and Western Europe in the reviews here, places that we’ve covered pretty thoroughly ourselves, but we haven’t managed to make it to Hawai’i yet, so let’s check out

7 Things to Do on Oahu Hawaii Besides Surfing

We all know that there are plenty of things to see and do in Honolulu but here are 7 Things to Do on Oahu Hawaii besides surfing. I’m going to make the bold assumption that you know what beaches to go to when you visit Oahu, but there is so much more to this island. We visited Kailua Beach, as this is one of the most beautiful beaches and an excellent kitesurfing spot. We attended an authentic luau with island locals, tasted chocolate made in Hawaii, swam under a waterfall, practiced yoga on the beach and I ate my first Alohasada. My absolute favorite thing to do in Oahu was to sail out to the sandbar and spend the night on Kaneohe Bay…

And we’ll give her a Gotcha! Laurel for getting us when we followed Europe > Turkey > and came up with

Giving Thanks for Wild Turkeys


p dir=”ltr”>This is not a story about my amazing trip to Turkey. In fact, I have yet to visit Turkey, but it is on my travel destination list. This is a post about giving thanks for our wild turkeys in California…

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 rather streamlined plugin selection, running a nice lean site here.

So yep, this is a well-written blog for mainstream US and Western Europe travel; what we’re interested in hearing about these days is rather more exotic, so we’ll put this one on the destination reference list personally — but if that focus fits with your travel plans, be sure to check it out!

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