Sunday, April 24, 2011

Finding Hidden Travel Gems

I find treasures along the road on all my travels, whether I'm in New York City where I enjoy sitting in the shade of tall willows in the tiny patch of verdancy known as the Creative Little Garden or in Portugal where I strolled the narrow lanes in the medieval hilltop town of Marvao or in Iceland where I gazed at a black-painted church, the only other building on a windswept expanse where my accommodation, Hotel Budir, was perched.

These are just some of the travel gems you'll find out about when you read the interview that Elise Reeks at Positive World Travel did with me recently. You'll also learn some of my travel packing tips, including why I always bring along the Xubaz scarf and an Icebreaker hoodie.

7 comments:

Melanie Haiken said...

I love the term "travel gems" it always makes me think of digging for hidden treasure, which is what travel feels like!

JTravel said...

Hi Melanie, Thanks so much. And I totally agree: finding these gems it what makes travel so addictive.

Travle Guide said...

Your post has made a special place in my mind. It seemed to me so simple and expressive that,i have lost myself with your blog.

JTravel said...

Hi Travel Guide, Thanks for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed my post.

Liz | Two Weeks to Travel said...

Great tip on XUBAZ, I'm doing my first solo trip in August and I'm definitely going to look into buying one of these. Thanks!

JTravel said...

Hi Liz, Cool. You'll love the Xubaz. Have a great trip.

wall art said...

What a brilliant post, thanks a lot.