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Best of the Rest – The Weekly Roundup


Christmas Best of the Rest – The Weekly Roundup

Happy Holidays from LandingStanding!


Merry Belated Christmas everyone!  I am writing this article a little in advance (Christmas Eve to be exact!) so I can enjoy stuffing my face with baked goods and watching Elf in stretchy pants on Christmas Day, but I wanted to take this time to highlight some of my favorite travel articles from this week:

  • I am so pumped to get on the plane on January 4th and start our RTW trip.  I hope that at this time next year, we can pull together a photo album of all our adventures from 2012.  In the meantime, here is Adventurous Kate’s roundup from 2011.
  • After having left Miami, I am not sure I ever truly loved living there.  But one thing I did love was being able to drive 10 minutes to South Beach to soak up some sun year-round.  As you can imagine, I was a little sad when South Beach didn’t make MJ’s list of Best Florida Beaches… But then again, I haven’t explored any of the ones on her list, so who am I to judge?! 
  • What girl can resist the yummy chocolate samplings in an Advent calendar?  I sure can’t! Daily doses chocolate around the holiday season?  Sign me up!  But for anyone looking to enjoy a more adult version of this Christmas tradition, A Lady in London shares with us the London Andaz Hotel’s  grown-up twist on the Advent calendar… A Cognac and chocolate tasting would get EXTREMELY deadly for me… I’m just sayin’!
  • I am going to need all the advice and help I can get from fellow travel bloggers when I am on the road in a couple weeks travelling the world.  Thankfully, Kim has provided me with a great list of Travel Blogs that I can add to my Google Reader for the new year.  Some I am already following, but many of these blogs came as a great surprise when I was reading her article.  Thanks for sharing Kim!
  • I LOVED the warm weather when I was living down in Miami for the past couple of years, but one thing I missed was snow for the holidays.  As you can imagine, I was wishing for flurries this Christmas season up in Boston before our big RTW trip.  Well, it’s now Christmas Eve and close to 50 degrees out, so I should probably kiss that dream goodbye.  And of course, the Traveling Canucks made matters worse by flaunting their winter wonderland pictures of Whistler Village… Not cool guys!


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily in Chile December 26, 2011 at 10:06 am

Wow, your departure date is really coming up! Safe travels, hope Santiago gets you off to a good start.


Meg January 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

Thanks Emily! Let us know if your going to be in Santiago over the next few weeks – We would love to meet up for drinks or something!


Kim January 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Thanks for the mention and BEST WISHES on your RTW trip. It’s so close!!!! I can only imagine how you’re feeling right now :)


Meg January 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Thanks Kim – You must be getting so excited for your RTW in June as well. We leave tomorrow and I can tell you from first-hand experience that time FLIES! Keep us posted as your trip approaches!


Barb January 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Just remember to save a few weeks at the end of your trip for Princeville and Seattle. Let’s also connect periodically via Skype so we can see your lovely little faces :-) Have a fabulous time and be safe.


Meg January 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Thanks Momma B! We are already looking forward to the Hawaii and Seattle (Part 2) adventures! Love you!!!


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