Travel Blogger Friday 15

Travel Blogger Friday 15

I don’t know about you but I have moments when I’m all over my RSS reader like a pit pull on a poodle and everything gets read. Then there are other times I refuse to open it for fear of loosing a day catching up on everything. Today I forced myself to catch up because I was feeling like a bad blogging buddy for not reading my friends blogs.

Progressing through the list I stumbled onto a gem I was yet to share with everyone. Lindsay from has retired and is off travelling and learning new skills for 6 months with her best friend Lauren.

One of those new skills was learning to drive on the left side of the road. Now OK that’s going to take some getting used to but c’mon Lauren Australia’s cars are normal as well, aren’t they??

Lindsay’s blog is just another reason why we should incorporate video into our blogs. Watching them really makes you feel like your part of the trip. You get to experience the moment, hear whats happening and laugh along.

While I lack the looks of these girls I can assure you that come Europe time I will attempt to bring you similarly awesome videos, thus allowing you to share a bit of Europe with me.


9 Responses to Travel Blogger Friday 15

  1. LINDSAY March 19, 2010 at 8:51 AM #

    Wow Chris! I don’t know what to say! You’ve been incredibly supportive since I began this journey, and I’ve felt you were one of my few links to the rest of the blogging community as I’ve been traveling. It’s hard to keep up with such fast moving people when you’re on the road! And regret we didn’t get to meet up while I was in Melbourne, was still getting my travel feet underneath me!

    If we can cross paths in Europe this summer, you’ll have to be in one of my videos with me : )

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD March 19, 2010 at 10:07 AM #

      Hey Lindsay, it’s been a great journey so far and I so love your videos.

      I can just imagine how hard it is to juggle travelling and blogging at the same time. I’m not sure how I’m going to deal with it all but time will tell.

      Would love to catch up with you in Europe somewhere, I can hit you up for video editing tips as well 🙂

  2. ANDI March 21, 2010 at 5:51 AM #

    Can’t wait to see your videos!!! Checking out Lindsay’s blog now. 🙂
    .-= Andi´s last blog ..Brasil Day 7: Part 3 =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD March 22, 2010 at 10:49 AM #

      hehe don’t get too excited Andi my face on camera might be a little scary. Def check out Lindsay’s videos they are super cool.

  3. LEIGH SHULMAN March 21, 2010 at 7:05 AM #

    You make a really great point here. I, myself, have not taken the time to incorporate video on my site. With the exception of one video Lila took of my dad doing a little dance.

    But you’ve given me a little bit of a kick in the ass to move toward more video. Particularly since there have been particular videos requested.

    Oh, one quick tip about driving on the “other side of the road”? You always make sure that you, the driver, are in the center of the road or next to the line dividing lanes.

    Of course, this doesn’t apply in some places. We went to St Croix and there the roads are American/European while the cars are English/Australian. (Or the opposite). In that case, you’re SOL.

    • LINDSAY March 21, 2010 at 7:35 PM #

      Good tip Leigh! I’m so disoriented since I’ve only been in countries that drive on the left side of the road since I started my trip. BUT in Cambodia, they drive on the right side (or the left side if they please), but my taxi driver had a left-side style car. It was outrageous! But now that I’m in India, I’m just going with the flow. You don’t have any other option 🙂
      .-= Lindsay´s last blog ..Skate Welly =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD March 22, 2010 at 10:55 AM #

      Hey Leigh thanks for stopping in. So when can I expect to see a video up then??

      Good tips on driving too, I always thought that was the case but having never driven overseas I was never sure.

      • LEIGH SHULMAN March 24, 2010 at 7:00 AM #

        Oh no! A challenge. I can’t ever say no to those.

        I have tour of the area around our house in Salta — we call it Sapoland — planned. No idea when I’ll post it, tho.

        But you’ve given me that little kick in the butt to do it soon.

  4. POI March 24, 2010 at 4:45 AM #

    Another new blog for me to keep an eye on, these are great but its getting hard work to follow them all.

    Brings back memories of driving on the wrong side of the road (the right hand side is the wrong side) in france a few years back, few near misses then but lets not talk about them.

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