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Vagobond Travel Museum for February 24, 2012

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pandas in ChinaThe 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. To let me know about a great story either contact me on G+, Email me, or simply use the Twitter or G+ hashtag  #travelmuseum

These are my Travel Museum Inductions for the week of  February 24, 2012.

 

For me, one of the markers of great travel writing or travel posting is just a sheer wanting to make me go there. This great little article on the great migration by Travel Tweaks did just that.  I can’t even express how much it made me want to see this…but maybe you will feel what I’m saying if you have a look.

 

This short urban myth which in fact IS TRUE, is a lesson to all travelers whether they be home or abroad – take the time to stop and enjoy that which is beautiful. Life is not all about the rush. Thank you for sharing this inspirational story +Josh Armour for sharing this on G+ – Take a second to read this and then take a second to make sure you aren’t missing something truly unique and special.

When I see something about VW buses, obviously, I take a look. I’ve had four buses, lived in three of them and wish I’d never sold one of them. In fact, it turns out that I could have made a pretty penny keeping them since the first one I bought for a TV and VCR in trade and the rest were less than $200 each. Nice post by LifeCruiser to remind me of that (and show me the coolest tent I’ve seen in a while). While I was at it on my stroll down the virtual memory lane, this wonderful video of my old stomping grounds on the island of Kauai showed up.  Wow, can you say homesick!

This great piece on finding vintage clothing shops in Montreal made me want to grab my shopping bag (recycled of course) and head out for some awesome 2nd hand shopping. Nice job from Downtowntraveler.com

 

TravelBelles took a totally delicious sounding walk through London this week. Delicious photos, great text and even if you don’t think of great food when you think of London or England – this is an exceptional foodie piece that may just change your mind.

 

This crazy looking palace from India the Mahabat Maqbara in Junagadh, Gujarat of India by Jetpac caught my eye on Google+. It looks like something from the mind of Antoni Gaudi, but in fact, it predates him by quite a bit. Maybe it was this sort of architecture that somewhere influenced his distinctive style.

This New York Times article about the Andaman Islands was another one that made me thirsty for adventures. With the great writing and depth of reporting you would expect, I bet this piece inspires plenty of adventurers to set off for the Andamans.

 

Finally, here’s a post from Go See Write in which he argues that perhaps the guide book as we know it, will soon be dead. What do you think? Tune in tomorrow for my interview with one of the original old school guide book authors Tom Brosnahan and you’ll get to hear what he has to say on the subject too.

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, 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 Vagobond.com

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Vago Damitio

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

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