It’s been a busy Thanksgiving week, and although I haven’t been traveling, I’ve followed with interest all the travel news going on. I hope you’ll settle in for a few good travel reads, enjoying some of the best posts that I’ve seen this week.
- The Gypsy’s Guide reminds of all the great public art that can be seen in airports. How many times have you dashed through, never paying attention to what’s around you.
- Ciao Bambino debates the child car seat issue – take with or get there. This good review of the pros and cons should help you make your decision.
- PlanetEye Traveler – Adventure Travel offers a good primer on etiquette when visiting a mosque. Following these suggestions will make for a hassle-free experience.
- USA Today’s Today in the Sky reports that a woman called in a bomb hoax to delay a flight so that her boss would make it. There were additional consequences – go figure!
- Brilliant Tips takes us to the Sacred Monkey Forest in Bali. This popular attraction, a jungle in the middle of the city, is both a nature reserve and a temple complex.
- Sharing Travel Experiences had me drooling with a great look at food in Madrid. Great food and great travel seem to go together.
- PlanetEye Traveler – St. Petersburg tells us about a new hotel opening in St. Petersburg. It may be part of a chain of hotels, but the Hotel Reva Sonya is sure to have its own quirky identity. After all, it’s named after a prostitute made famous by Russian writer Dostoevsky.
- Seattle Metblogs reports that Seattle mobile restaurant Marination, which serves up tasty Korean-Hawaiian food in my neck of the woods, was named best food cart in the country.
- Gail at Large, a blog that I enjoy for its great photos, has a great shot of the arch from the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto.
- Consumer Travel reminds us that passengers should be quiet so that others can hear the safety demonstration. And that means even if you’re a pilot.
- The Christian Science Monitor gives us a look at a “women only” hotel in Saudi Arabia, along with a discussion about whether this is a good thing (gives women options) or a bad thing (perpetuates the division of sexes). Not as easy a question as it might seem.
- PlanetEye Traveler – Kuala Lumpur wishes everyone a happy Eid al-Adha, and explains how this Muslin holiday is celebrated.
I recommend that you take a little time and visit these great travel bloggers, some of whom I’m sure you know, and some who I hope you will discover for the very first time. And please take a moment to leave them a comment, and tell them MJ sent you.
Photo credit: SXC