Vagobond Travel Museum Week of January 27th, 2012

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The web is full of great travel blogs, travel stories, travel photos and travel videos – the hard part is finding them amidst all the garbage. Through the week, I curate the best travel stories I find at Vagobond Travel Media and then each Friday, I bring you the highlights here at the Vagobond Travel Museum.

These are my Travel Museum Inductions for the fourth week of January 2012.

Travel Bucket List I found this list from Bored Panda of 21 places to see before you die remarkable because of the selection of photos and the sheer ginormity of the places.




secret travel holidays I’m a big fan of WanderLust Magazine’s Insider Travel Secrets series, but this piece on Insider Secrets for budding Adventure Film Makers was particularly useful and good if only for introducing the site



travel in canyons Great post about the Canyons of the Southwest USA from GypsyNesters. I’ve always enjoyed traveling in the USA’s Southwest and these ruins make me look forward to doing it again.



Islands of Malaysia Keith Jenkins of Velvet Escape brought out a great post about the top 10 Islands to visit in Malaysia this week. Great photos, well written guide.




youngest teen to sail around the world A Dutch teenageer named Laura Dekker managed to break the record for youngest solo voyager around the world this week. She and her parents had to fight in court to get permission to even make the attempt. Travel is not what it used to be.


This stunning photo was shared on G+ this week as a part of the charity project ‘Best 2011 Photography on G+ Book”. All of the photos of the project are amazing and will transport you to places you may have always dreamed of.

Speaking of dreams – this week a stunning video made the rounds of the travel blogosphere. An amazing encounter with a troop of wild gorillas in Uganda. Watch this and you will know why Gorillas need to be protected – seriously, this brought tears of amazement…

Northern LightsThe Aurora Borealis this week blew everyone’s mind as one of the biggest solar storms on record brought astounding light shows to Northern Hemisphere countries. In particular, I like this line “The Sun has a heartbeat”



Lonely Planet Sports oddities Lonely Planet, of course, continues to produce some of the most entertaining travel content on the web. This week was no exception with this Sports in Unlikely Places piece offering more than a few surprising sports travel oddities.


rainforest walkway The Daily Mail wrote this great article on a revolutionary walkway that is going to be constructed through the Amazon Rainforest. The days of crunching undiscovered species under tourist boots may soon be behind us.



travel to see amazing houses Great travel stories don’t always come from strictly travel sites. This nice photo essay on 25 Fairy Tale Houses was a pure delight to ponder. Yes, I’d like to live in all of these.



buy a mummyFinally, this odd photo on Instagram in which a mummified monk appears to be on sale. Does anyone know what the heck is going on here? 16,888 Malay Ringits seems a bargain to own your own Buddhist Mummy.



And while there were plenty of other great travel stories this week – that’s it for this weeks inductions into the Vagobond Travel Museum. To let me know about any great travel pieces use the twitter hashtag #travelmuseum, contact me at Vagobond Travel Media (where you can see lots more great stories that I curated this week) or using the contact form here at

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Damitio  (@vagodamitio) is the Editor-in-Chief for Vagobond. Life is good. You can also find him on Google+ and at Facebook