Our 7 Links

We're delighted to have been nominated by our friends, Savi and Madhu at 10 Year Itch to participate in TripBase's project, 7 Links. The project aims to "share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again."

It's like one of those fun emails you receive where everyone has to answer a list of questions and then pass it on to several other friends. Except this time you're choosing seven blog posts to feature and passing the baton to your five favourite bloggers.

We hope you enjoy our selected posts from the archives!

Our most beautiful post

Patagonia's Gauchos: The Cowboy Way (Photo Essay)Gaucho in Chile

We spent an afternoon with the gauchos in Chile's Torres Del Paine National Park and shared our photos in this post.



Our most popular post

Awash in Salt: Photos from Salar de Uyuni in BoloviaSalar de Uyuni Cactus

The world's largest salt flat could practically photograph itself. This post's popularity was helped by being mentioned on a very popular blog, but we're pretty proud of the pictures as well.


Our most controversial post

Hostel Jerks: Reasonable or Reason for Revenge?

Most people agreed with our assessment of rude hostel behaviour in New Zealand, but one or two people thought we were too harsh. This was a fun post because of the stories shared by our readers in the comments.

Our most helpful post

Thinking of Becoming an Expat? 6 Things to ConsiderPineapple welcome

Andrea reflects on her experiences as an expat and suggests that readers consider a few things before making the leap from travel to living abroad full-time.


A post whose success surprised us

Montevideo lock fountainMontevideo's Locks Fountain

This was just a fun little post about Montevideo's fountain that is dedicated to love locks. The lighting on the day we visited wasn't great and we almost didn't post it because of the way the photos turned out. But this page is the sixth most visited on our site.

A post we feel didn’t get the attention it deserved

Wining and Vining on Australia's Mornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Vines

This post was published in the early stages of our blog when we had very few readers. It covers our favourite wine region in Australia and contains some great recommendations for anyone headed to Melbourne.

The post that we are most proud of

Visiting a Dinosaur Excavation in NeuquenDinosaur sign

We checked out an active excavation of some of the planet's largest dinosaur bones in Argentina. This was an unexpected discovery for us and the photos came out well. It's still hard to believe that we saw real dinosaur bones and we felt privileged to witness the work of the paleontologists and technicians at the site. A truly unique experience.

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11 years ago

Great list! Loved reading the few posts that I missed 🙂
(speaking of being an expat, I had to edit this b/c the grammar was all Spanish…I’m still not sure it reads correctly. *sigh*)

Thanks, Erin – I’ve heard that’s a problem for expats speaking more in their second language than their first…have yet to experience that myself! Must be interesting!

11 years ago

Ooh fun! It was nice to read a couple of posts that I hadn’t seen the first time around.

Reply to  emilyinchile

Thanks, Emily =)

11 years ago

Great list- going to read the wining and vining post now- we have so many posts that I love from our earlier stages too that I feel I just want people to read and know about because the experiences were so good. also- of course because of recent events with holding a bone, I love your dinosaur post!

Reply to  Jade

Thanks so much, Jade! That’s one of the troublesome things about blogging – posts move to the archives so quickly…

11 years ago

Good list! Very good idea.

It’s a great idea =) Kudos to TribBase

Randy Kalp
11 years ago

Awesome set of posts! Love reading the insights about each story. Have fun in Europe!

Reply to  Randy Kalp

Thanks so much, Randy! We’ve just arrived and are still stuck in the airport due to our second flight being delayed but we feel excited to be here =)

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