October links: Donut burgers, fly fishing and mobile mansions

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October was a cool month on the personal travel front, as I finally got to visit south Florida, see some gators and hit the beach. Within the next couple of weeks, you’ll start to see posts about Miami and Key West on the site, and if you’re into planning really far in advance, expect to see South Florida as my Featured Travel Destination for January.

Featured personal link:

The Staten Island Ferry: The budget traveler’s method of seeing the Statue of Liberty
My top New York City tip for this month was to take the Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty from the water, instead of investing the extra time and money to see it up close.

October travel links of interest:

Devour the World: Oklahoma State Fair
I love county and state fairs because they’re so ridiculous. The rides, the fried foods, it’s all pretty crazy (like when I spent the 4th of July at the Greeley, Colorado rodeo stampede.) Jenny at Devour the World wrote about the culinary “treats” at the Oklahoma State Fair, which included donut burgers! They look kinda disgusting, but I would certainly have to try one… even if donut burgers are most certainly not part of a healthy diet while traveling.

Yahoo News: $3 million luxury camper is a 40′ mobile mansion
I love RVs and campers, which should be obvious if you’re aware of my four-month trip where I lived in a van. But this futuristic piece of machinery is just crazy. Look at that picture! That thing is so 3008! It’s a $3 million RV with a shower, fireplace, 40-inch television, and a master bedroom with an adjoining bath.

Technomadia: Five years of love on the road
Real travel nomads are surely familiar with Chris and Cherie at Technomadia, who just celebrated five years together on the road. It’s a sweet story and it will probably make you want to hit the road in a camper, if you haven’t already. I particulary like Cherie’s words of wisdom in the comments section: “Thriving in a small mobile space on the road is indeed a great test for relationship compatibility.”

A View To A Thrill: Learning to fly fish in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
I love posts about the simple thrills, like learning to fly fish. I’ve never actually learned to fish properly. When I worked at summer camp, I would help the kids fish, but if they caught anything, they had to take it off the hook, because I wasn’t touching that ickyness. Renee shares her adventures fly fishing with a guide service in Jackson Hole, a gorgeous part of Wyoming.

Tanama Tales: 20 Bloggers Share How Travel Has Changed Their Lives
I was honored to contribute 5% of this post, where Ruth shared the collective wisdom of some of the coolest travel bloggers out there. They shared their insights about how traveling has improved their lives and why everyone should make time for travel.


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About Scott Shetler

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

18 comments on “October links: Donut burgers, fly fishing and mobile mansions

  1. Mmmm Miami!! I am looking forward to your post =) So many people tried to make me go to Miami for a visit, and I have yet to be convinced to hop on the plane yet.

    As for the state fair link, I was wondering have you tried the “fried butter” stick? I saw that on the news before, and always wanted to ask someone about the taste if they tried it.
    Annie – FootTracker recently posted..SF(15) A Night with My Dead Neighbors @Queen Anne’s Hotel in San Francisco

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