Faraway Files #27

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Do you like going to industry conferences? Back when I worked in tech marketing I used to design, build and run conferences and I always found the subject matter a little difficult to get excited about.

Attending travel conferences is quite different. All the attendees are buzzing about the cool trips they have planned or have been on. And destinations put their best foot forward in presenting the very best of what their country or city has to offer.

Last weekend I attended the Traverse travel blogging conference. Not only did I have the chance to hear all about destinations and new ways of marketing them but I caught up with many other travel bloggers I had met online or only briefly in person. There are so many talented writers and photographers in the travel industry that I couldn’t help but be inspired.

Here’s a picture of me with some of the awesome family travel bloggers I met on the weekend. Some of them regularly contribute to Faraway Files.

Traverse 2017 family travel bloggers

Thanks to everyone who joined our Faraway Files link up last week. I am always thrilled to read your posts, discover new destinations and ideas for our trips. Last week my favourites were:

The fabulous walking tour of Siena shared by Danielle of Boots not Roots. Posting about Italy on Faraway Files is almost guaranteed to make my favourites list but I fell in love with a city I have never been to after reading this post and can’t wait to visit there soon.

The Seychelles is well known for its pristine beaches and incredible over water hotels but Urska showed us unique and beautiful landscapes and wildlife that I wasn’t expecting.

Lastly, I enjoyed discovering a country I had no idea about previously with Cathy’s post on Cape VerdeIt’s a land of contrasts and diversity and looks like an intriguing place to visit.

Kotiblogit cover

It is not often that you see your words and pictures in a magazine. Especially in another language! I was so excited to see my work in print but it’s a bit sad that people can’t read it! This week I am sharing the English language version of an article that was published in Finnish lifestyle magazine Kotblogit.

So this week I am sharing the English language version of an article that was published in Finnish lifestyle magazine Kotblogit.

I hope you enjoy 5 top travel trends in 2017.

About Faraway Files

Faraway Files is a weekly travel link up hosted by Katy from Untold Morsels, Erin from Oregon Girl around the World and Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles.

Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.

We’d love you to join us in building a supportive community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favourites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.

How it works

✪ The link up will go live every Thursday at 8am, UK time, until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles and Oregon Girl Around the World.

✪ This week I’m hosting the link up on Untold Morsels so link up a travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available below to your blog or link back to the hosts.

✪ Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least one other.

✪ Tweet us your posts (@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers

Untold Morsels

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