The Gen Y Travel Blog Carnival: 5th Edition

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This month we are pleased to be hosting Maiden Voyage‘s Gen Y Travel Blog Carnival, bringing you the best travel blog posts from the last month (well, actually the last two months as there wasn’t a November carnival).

If you’d like to be included in next month’s carnival then submit your best post from December by the end of the month here.

We had loads of great entries but here are the best submissions in the 5th edition of the blog carnival.

Travel Stories

  • Adam from Viajar Sin Rumbo describes his adventures crossing the Syrian and Lebanese borders in An Alien in Arab Lands.
  • Keith the Traveling Savage has finally begun his round the world, one month at a time adventure. First stop: Salta La Linda in Argentina where his first impressions aren’t quite what he expected.
  • Erica at Over Yonderlust writes about falling in love with both her husband and travel.
  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures celebrates her 25th birthday on the beach in La Habana, Cuba.
Sunbathing, Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker, Belize. Photo by Globetrotter Girls.


  • The Globetrottergirls tell us how to stay on budget in Belize, all while enjoying this stunning Central American location passed over by many budget travellers.
  • Kirstin of Ivory Pomegranate looks back on the challenges of her first three months of living in Krygzystan.
  • The Traveling Canucks share their video of a hot air balloon ride over the magical fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey.
  • Around the World L is back from her RTW trip but continues her explorations in her home town Boston through a Context Walking Seminar.
  • Byteful Travel describe a visit to the Coors Brewery in Golden, Colorado — the largest single brewery facility on the planet.
  • Laura at Travel for Love took three trips to Rio and discovered it didn’t deserve its dangerous reputation.
Jazz band, New Orleans

Jazz band, New Orleans. Photo by Emily Gerson, Maiden Voyage.

Travel Tips & More

  • Brad of Oh Hey World recommends couchsurfing to travel cheaply and to meet amazing people.
  • Where is Jenny has helpfully compiled the defining moments in the lives of 27 travel and lifestyle design bloggers.
  • Airtreks explore the concept of the Career Break – who’s doing it and how did they make it happen.
  • The guys at Don’t Ever Look Back give their reasons for joining a gym in preparation for their RTW trip.

The Gen Y Travel Blog Carnival: 3rd Edition

The Gen Y Travel Blog Carnival: 3rd Edition

Written by backpackingmatt

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Emily from Maiden Voyage had a brilliant idea a couple months back. She decided to create a Travel Blog Carnival that would give travel bloggers a chance to showcase their favorite post from the previous month. The carnival is designed to bring readers the best blog posts from the travel blogging community.

Each month, travel bloggers submit a post they have published from the past month by filling out this form. Once a month, a post like this is put together showcasing the best submissions. 

Emily hosted the first and second editions of the carnival and has graciously passed the opportunity to me this month. Below you’ll find the best of the submissions from August.

Creative Commons: storymary

Creative Commons: storymary

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34 Comments (5 pingbacks)

  1. Great selection ! And thanks for including our article. Now it’s time to read all these great stories… And, I noticed some blogs I didn’t know before, nice !


    • Thanks for the opportunity to host it Emily, it was good fun! I now appreciate how much work you put into it though. It takes a while!


    • I know, so much good stuff to read! We want to go to Cuba at some point on our Latin America travels so we may be asking your advice.


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