By the time you read this, I will be on my way to Virginia’s Luray Caverns. Maybe I’ll even come back with photos like this one.

Let me rephrase that. I hope I will be on my way to Luray Caverns.

This assumes that while I was sipping my morning tea on my deck, Back Yard Squirrel hasn’t chucked an acorn or several my way to brain me into buying a new bird feeder he can get into.

He broke the last one. Cheeky little booger, isn’t he?


Assuming BYS did not brain me, and assuming I am on my way, I thought I’d leave you with seven great travel-oriented blog posts to whet your wanderlust.

See, I love traveling. Road trips are the best.

I haven’t done a proper road trip since last year’s homage to country music/Elvis, so the prospect of the relatively short – yet not too short – drive to LC has me drooling like a mariachi in a music store.

Fasten your seat belts. Off we go.

1. Passports with Purpose 2010 – Travel Bloggers Raising Money Together, from Chris Gray Faust‘s Chris Around the World.

Why: Peregrination + philanthropy using social media = paradise.

2. British holidays are not that bad, from Darren Cronian‘s Travel Rants.

Why: If I could, I’d make every holiday a British holiday. But I thought this was a great reminder of how fun times can be had without going halfway around the world (like Luray Caverns, heh).

3. Dealing with ants in your house in Thailand, from I Travel About.

Why: Forget about Thailand, I periodically get ants here.

4. Pet travel lessons learned from one couple’s DIY pet move, from PetRelocation.com.

Why: PetRelocation is a great resource for folks who like (or need) to travel with their pets. Plus, they were stellar at trying to help me find an orphaned German Shepherd a home last year.

5. Pitfalls on travel writing from the road, from the Travel Tart.

Why: It’s funny. And it’s a good reminder of what not to take for granted.

6. Cow in a car, from April Wendy Hollands’ Le Franco Phoney.

Why: The photo says it all.

7. The Shrink-Wrapped Traveler, by Eric Weiner from World Hum.

Why: The Geography of Bliss is a great book. And this is a great read on why we travel… and why, at the end of the day, we all need some place that feels like home.

So. Where are you going next?

Image: Flickr user John Menard, CC 2.0

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
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