You know how sometimes you find yourself smack dab in the middle of a group of people … everything seems to have come together for a reason and things just generally click?
Man, I love that.
What you might not know, is that there are seven other travel blogging series rotating in the blogosphere on seven other sites.
As I type … .
Lisa at Wanderlust Women’s Travel Dreams is hosting a Sunday Soul series where bloggers write about their favorite way to spend a Sunday alone while Robin of My Melangè is asking bloggers about their favorite French Experience. In fact, I’ve already written on both of those sites … you can hear all about my favorite way to spend a Sunday in Catanzaro Lido or have a glimpse into my life as an expat in Paris.
Mike of Fevered Mutterings is asking what people miss by not traveling, Abi of Cheap Weekend Breaks wants to know about well, cheap weekend breaks, Cecil from Travel Feeder is interested in our favorite city and Danielle from When in Rome Tours wants to hear even more about the bel paese.
But what was really interesting to me, as the group began to take form, brainstorm topics and exchange ideas, was the realization of just how intimate the travel blogging world is. Unknown to me, Laura and Lisa are (gasp!) real-life friends who met on one of Lisa’s trips to the Amalfi Coast. Danielle and Laura are now teaming up for some of their tourism efforts and Mike and Abi are regular twitter friends.
But it doesn’t stop there. Mike, who initiated the round robin-type series idea is a longtime friend of southern Italy’s own, Katja of Driving Like a Maniac and winner of several of the Blogging from the Boot awards I co-hosted earlier this year. Speaking of those awards, my co-host Tina has now set up shop in Puglia and too, has met, that crazy-drivin’ expat, Katja. Mike is planning a trip to Italy this summer and wants to swing by Umbria to meet one of my favorite expats in Italy, Judith, of Think on It!
I was telling all of this to Mike, who echoed my respect for the travel blogging world and at how helpful and generous these bloggers are with their time, ideas and projects.
I feel lucky to be part of this group.
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