Traveling with MJ December Travel Link Up: Art

Last month the monthly themed travel round up focused on Inspiration. There weren’t a lot of participants, in large part due to an error on my part cutting off the submission date. Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading what inspires people to travel.

My favorite of the linked up travel inspiration posts was from Suzanne Fluhr at Boomeresque. Her story about Mexico, specifically San Miguel de Allende, in 1963 and how that was the genesis of her desire and love of travel, was heartfelt and inspirational. If you haven’t read it, click on through and do so. I think you’ll be as moved as I was.


What’s Up This Month

This month I want to know a little more about how you have experienced and appreciate art while you’re traveling. Perhaps you have a favorite art museum, or a piece of public art that captured your imagination. Maybe you met a local artist in your travels, or perhaps found a favorite gallery you love. Or maybe you’ve traveled somewhere that motivated you to create a work of art. Whether profound and famous, or homespun and kitschy, please share a story that talks about the intersection of your travels and art.

If you’re a blogger and would like to participate in the link round up, here are the guidelines:

  • Post should be of good quality and related to the monthly travel theme. No sponsored or advertorial content, please.
  • Only one link per blog per link roundup.
  • The roundup is moderated, so it may take a little while for your link to appear. Don’t worry, I’ll get them all approved and they’ll show up in the order they were submitted. Posts that don’t match up with the theme of Art will not be added.
  • When adding your post, please use the title of your post where it says Name (name of post, not your personal name).
  • Be a good participant by taking the time to visit the submissions of other participants. If you’re hoping that others will share your post, be sure to follow the golden rule and do unto others first – leave comments and share posts.
  • You’re encouraged to leave a comment on this round up post and, if you’re so inclined, to indicate on your post that you have participated in this round up. This is a nice thing to do, the sort of sharing that was at the heart of blogging when we started, it’s not a requirement.
  • Check back often to see new link participants.
  • Share on your social media networks as you think is appropriate. I hope you find some interesting and creative stories that you’ll want to tell people about.
  • The next link up will be Monday, January 27th, 2014. Be sure to check back then for the January theme and for more great travel sharing.


Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

8 Responses to “Traveling with MJ December Travel Link Up: Art”

  1. December 30, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Thanks for the shout out, Mary Jo. I’m glad you enjoyed the post about what was definitely a formative childhood travel experience for me.

  2. December 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    This is such a great theme! I love this idea! I included a link to a post I wrote about the MALBA. It’s funny, because I don’t love contemporary art for my home, but it’s my favorite type of museum to visit! I always have so much fun at a modern art museum!

  3. December 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Love this month theme. I have submitted post about street art, as I’m totally addicted to it 🙂 Gonna check all the links!

  4. December 31, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    Hi Mary Jo – Here’s my submission. Thanks, Kathryn

    • December 31, 2013 at 9:11 am #

      Hey Kathryn,

      You need to click on the button below and add your link that way. That’s the only way to get the info and the photo to populate. Give it a try that way, please.

  5. December 31, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    what a great list – thank you!

  6. January 8, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Thanks for this. Good fun and great list!


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