Faraway Files #35

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What motivates you to travel? For me it’s about discovering new places, people and experiences. And I’m always fascinated to learn why others choose their destinations.

Some people just want a relaxing holiday and others crave the thrill of adventure and pushing themselves to new limits. Others are on the pursuit of information and learning.

This week my aunt has been visiting us from Australia. Over the past 3 decades her travels have taken her all over the world on a quest to learn more about our family history. This mission was inspired by a 300 year old silk dress she was bequeathed as a teenager and has taken her to the north of Scotland, India and the hills of Jamaica. The next stop is Amsterdam and it involves matching the dress to some others found in a shipwreck off the Dutch coast!

She has so many fascinating stories to tell from these travels and some of the people she has met along the way have become great friends. Thankfully she is thinking about documenting her experiences as it is definitely a tale worth telling.


Thanks to all the wonderful posts from last week’s Faraway Files we have even more inspiration to draw on. My favourites from last week:

I loved Lori’s guide to Lubljana so much that we are looking to reorganise some travel plans around visiting that area. I need to see that pink church with my own eyes

Las Vegas is a place I’ve been to and never felt the need to return.. until I read Ruth’s post on the Neon Museum! Now that’s the kind of kitschy cool place I’d love to explore

If you thought Mauritius was all about lazing on the beach then you should read Julz post on ziplining across the sugar cane fields in Domaine L’Etoile


Oslo maritime symbols Norway

I love a maritime city, being from one myself. So it really should have come as no surprise that I enjoyed our visit to Oslo.

To be honest, I was expecting a bit of an anticlimax after experiencing the magnificent fjords but Oslo was the perfect next stop on our journey through Scandinavia. Oslo has an enviable mix of cultural and outdoor pursuits. Coupled with a relaxed coastal atmosphere, Norway’s capital was the surprise stop on our trip. You can read all about why on Adventures in Oslo – museums, island hopping and art with the Oslo Pass.


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 Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles hosts the link up so head over to her Faraway Files post to join in. Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available on Suitcases and Sandcastles 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

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5 Comments

  1. 3rd July 2017 / 6:31 AM

    Ooh, we want to hear more about the dress! What a lovely post. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet another Housemartins fan 😉

  2. 3rd July 2017 / 5:32 PM

    I’ll check these posts out, I’ve been to Mauritius and loved it but not stayed at that hotel. As for Vegas and Lubljana, they’re definitely on my to visit list!

    • 7th July 2017 / 9:41 AM

      I dream of Mauritius!

  3. 6th July 2017 / 7:05 AM

    I miss your shout out about Ljubljana! So glad you enjoyed it and I hope you can go one day! 🙂

    • 6th July 2017 / 10:12 AM

      Booked for September! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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