Traveling with MJ October Travel Link Up: Museums

Last month the monthly themed travel round up focused on History. Evidently, history related travel isn’t as compelling for you as it is for me, and we only had a few contributors.

My favorite of the linked up stores was from Jennifer at JDombs Travels. Her story, A Picture of Russian Peasant Life, gave me a glimpse into Russian History. I was a political science major in college, with specialization in Soviet Studies, so that might be part of the reason why I found this story so compelling. Or, it could simply be the way Jennifer tells the story with words and photos.

Mae West at Dali Museum Figueres Spain

So what’s up this month?

This month I want to know a little more about your favorite museum.

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 Museums 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 and link guest 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’ve 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.
  • 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, November 25th, 2013. Be sure to check back then for the November theme and more great travel sharing.

To participate, just click on the link up button and add your post.


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.

9 Responses to “Traveling with MJ October Travel Link Up: Museums”

  1. October 29, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    Awesome idea, we loved the US for museums, they were fab – but are headed to London next week where I am sure we will have even more to write about.

  2. October 29, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Thanks, Mary Jo, for the October “museums” link up! Cheers from up the I-5 / 99 in Vancouver, BC!

  3. October 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Cool idea!
    Already saw some posts on musea I hadn’t heard of yet.

    • October 30, 2013 at 7:57 am #

      Me too – I’m always looking for new ideas.

  4. October 29, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Thanks Mary Jo, this is great! I never was a huge fan of museums, undoubtedly because of the memories from some boring high school trips I took where we were forced to do homework assignments and write about topics not of our own choosing. Only now I’m starting to discover how many amazing museums I’ve missed along the way, and I have some serious catching up to do.

    • October 30, 2013 at 7:57 am #

      It’s a shame that school ruined museums for so many kids. I had great teachers who shared museums as places to discover, rather than places to be buried in work, and my parents took a similar approach. So I’ve always had a passion for visiting them, soaking up the history found there. But lately, I’ve developed an interest in more of the quirky ones, those offbeat, sometimes silly ones.

  5. October 30, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Fun! I love museums–especially quirky ones with odd collections. As for art, impressionist is my favorite! Will be fun to browse the other articles!

    • October 30, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      Some of the quirky ones are the best. So many grew out of passionate collections and have now become visitor favorites.


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