Worth a Read

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Last week I mentioned that I’d be making some changes to the Sunday Stories feature. I’ve heard from readers that they enjoy my reading recommendations, but they don’t always read it on Sunday. Sunday is the day that I seem to do a lot of web surfing and reading, and while it made sense to me, others have said that they thought it was religious related or timely only for that day.

Quite the contrary! While some articles may be somewhat time sensitive, the things that I choose to share here are things that I’ve found to be worth talking about, worth looking into further, or sometimes, they’re just good for a laugh.

So I’ve changed the name of the series to Worth a Read, so you’ll know these are my recommendations and they’re not tied to a Sunday title. Of course, I’ll still be publishing these on Sunday, but hopefully you’ll find the new title more user friendly. You’ll still see the predominant these of travel and tourism, Seattle, food and beverage, and social media, and you’ll also see a new format that I hope will make it a little easier to read.

Let’s dig in!

  • Pope Socks: A Favorite Roman Souvenir – I love finding unusual, yet practical, souvenirs when I’m traveling. I think this might be the best idea I’ve heard yet. Read original article here: Pope Socks: A Favorite Roman Souvenir
  • Flat Packing Versus Rolling: Which Actually Saves More Space?- To roll or to pack flat? Here’s an unscientific experiment in which flat packing allows you to get more in. I do a combination of both. Read original article here: Flat Packing Versus Rolling: Which Actually Saves More Space?
  • Jet Lag Juice Green Smoothie – Fortunately, I don’t often suffer from jet lag, but this is an interesting smoothie option for any number or reasons. Filing this recipe away to make in advance and have at home for a quick pick me up. Read original article here: Jet Lag Juice Green Smoothie
  • Travel Bucket List Update for 2016 – An update on my personal bucket list. The hardest part is not to self edit, not to add or eliminate things because they should be on the list (or shouldn’t be on it). It’s okay to change things, and I do, but you’ll notice there are some obvious things that I haven’t gotten to yet, as well as some pretty crazy things as well. Read original article here: Travel Bucket List Update for 2016
  • 2015:  A Year of Travel in Review – My personal year in review. I visited four new countries, made three trips to Europe and two to Asia, went on three cruises. Plus, a whole lot of domestic trips. Read original article here:  2015:  A Year of Travel in Review



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.

One Response to “Worth a Read”

  1. January 3, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    Lovely suggested reads, and I am so happy to be among them. Thank you!

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