August links: San Diego photography and Ben & Jerry’s factory

Fair Goodness Cake

I haven’t had a chance yet to sort through the photos & videos from my weekend trip to Cedar Point amusement park, so I’m going to hold off on that post until next Wednesday.

In the meantime, I’ve decided to move my monthly links collection up a week. First, I’m excited to say I’ve purchased a ticket to TBEX 2012, a travel bloggers’ conference that will be held outside Denver on the dates of June 15-17.

In other travel news, I’ve booked a trip to South Florida for mid-October. I’ll be hitting up Miami, Key West and the Everglades in the span of about a week. I’ve never made it south of Orlando during my previous Florida trips, so I’m really psyched about this one!

And now the monthly links roundup…

Featured personal link:

Six Months of Quirky Travel Guy
My top personal link from August was a retrospective of my first six months online with links to some of my wackier posts, like the St. Louis City Museum, the Death Valley ghost town, the Seattle Solstice Parade, and how to visit Graceland for free.

August travel links of interest:

Ordinary Traveler: Best places to photograph in San Diego
In addition to providing photography tips, which I can always use, this post from Christy gave me several ideas for places to visit the next time I’m in San Diego. Horton Plaza looks particularly eye-catching.

Tanama Tales: Traveling with family and friends: Dream or nightmare?
Ruth tackles the touchy subject we all deal with at some point, the issue of traveling with people we like who may have different travel styles from us. Travel compatibility isn’t always obvious, but her tips can help you avoid a nightmare.

Almost Fearless: This is what travel feels like (in case you wondered)
Christine shared these three videos from Rick Mereki that really show why traveling is so amazing. The “Move” video, in particular, is so remarkable that we should probably all just stop trying to make videos because they’re rubbish compared to this.

Jandal Road: Ben & Jerry’s factory tour in Waterbury, Vermont
I’m an uber-fan of Ben & Jerry’s, calories be damned. I’ve been trying to catch up with all of their amazing new flavors, like Fair Goodness Cake (that’s German chocolate cake) and my personal fave, Clusterfluff (peanut butter ice cream with caramel and marshmallow.) Somehow, visiting the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Vermont slipped my mind when I was there, but luckily, Christina made the trip and provided a detailed report.

Expat in Germany: Just married in the Canadian Rockies
For a stunning wedding photo that even includes my favorite creature, the bighorn sheep, check out this great post by Laurel. Talk about a magical moment!

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Scott is a Chicago-based journalist and blogger who seeks out quirky sights and awesome destinations throughout North America and beyond.

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