Quirky Travel Guy has now been providing silly anecdotes and sometimes-useful information on U.S. travel sites for six months! And it still feels like just the beginning.
This anniversary means it’s time for a retrospective. This post follows a format somewhat similar to Tripbase’s awesome “7 Links” project that was all the rage among travel bloggers last month, but of course I’m not nearly modest enough to limit my retrospective to just seven links 🙂
Whether you’re a loyal reader or a newbie on the Quirky Travel Guy bandwagon, thanks so much for reading, and here’s a summary of what you may have missed over the past six months.
My first post:
I wanted to introduce the blog with something fun and useful. Of course, being that it was written so early, few people read it. Come on, you know you’re curious about Voodoo Doughnuts and the Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother!
Posts that didn’t get enough love:
Rhyolite was cool because I’ve always wanted to visit a ghost town. My visit there was really fascinating. And free booze – who can turn that down?
Best Quirky Attractions:
Deciding to feature quirky attractions every other Friday was one of my best blogging decisions so far. I’ve been able to profile some really strange places and can’t wait for you to see some of the wacky places I have lined up for future posts.
Once in a while, I provide information that is not just trivia to fill up your brain cells with but can actually assist you while traveling 🙂
Silly but entertaining:
Some of the sillier posts I’ve done about interesting destinations and festivals. I think the Solstice Parade in Seattle may be my favorite, but the wax museum was a lot of fun too.
I first got into travel and blogging when I took a four-month trip across the U.S. and slept in my van. The RV/vandwelling communities are friendly and fun and I love focusing on these topics when I can.
Besides travel, music is my other passion. Combining them both is a win-win. The Grammy Museum is an interesting destination. Don’t forget to sneak your cameras in!
Seeing a California condor in the wild at the Grand Canyon was one of my favorite wildlife sightings ever.
Where I’m traveling next
I’m currently saving and planning for a handful of trips. By this time next year, I hope to have taken new trips (fingers crossed) to Miami, Mexico City, Alaska, Phoenix, Washington DC, central Canada, and all the national parks in Utah.
Quirky Travel Guy is currently a U.S.-focused travel blog, but it won’t stay that way forever. In the not-too-distant future, I plan to begin pursuing overseas travel, perhaps including a round-the-world trip. There’s been talk of a Thailand excursion in the spring, but we’ll have to wait and see.
I know this: As much as I love Chicago, there’s too much out there in the world for me to stay put.
A sampling of upcoming articles:
Why I will never complain about airline fees
The story of my travel van getting set on fire and blown up
A stroll through the Mormon Church grounds
Quirky Attraction: The Dukes of Hazzard Museum
I no longer have my travel van, and it’s time to tell the reason why. I’m also excited to share a different perspective on the issue of airline fees.
Upcoming Featured Destinations
My Featured Travel Destinations column runs every Monday. In the first six months, I’ve highlighted St. Louis, Death Valley, Memphis, Los Angeles, Yellowstone and Boston. Upcoming featured destinations include New Mexico, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and possibly Austin, Seattle and the Grand Canyon.
Are there any specific areas of the U.S. you’d like to see featured in the future?