Being a new travel blogger, I was honored by the invitation to participate in the My 7 Links project I received from Cathy of Traveling with Sweeney. The timing of this actually coincides with the 6 month anniversary of European Travelista so it is a great time to take a look back at some of the posts I’ve published. It was much harder than I thought to choose the posts to include even though I only have 6 months to sort through!
But I jumped in and here are My 7 Links . . .
Most Beautiful – Italy’s South Tirol: Wine and the Dolomites
Spurred by a wine tasting my husband and I enjoyed in Avila Beach, California this post has relit my interest with the Dolomites. I just can’t get over how dramatic and beautiful this region is. This is where I can combine some of my favorites: quaint villages, dramatic mountains, outdoor activities and wine!
Most Popular – Rocamadour – A Miraculous Village
This post could have also made it in the Most Surprising category! At the last minute, I put up a few pictures I had taken while in Rocamadour France for Travel Photo Thursday. I wasn’t very happy with the photographs but was out of time so that is what went up. Who would have known it would be so popular! I still can’t figure it out.
Most Controversial – Bamberg plus Beer equals Dilemma
Well I’m not sure this really fits in the most controversial category but I really don’t write about controversial things. But this could be controversial, right? I mean if people get all upset because of a sporting event someone could get real positional about a beer or brewery, don’t you think?! ? Go with me here on this one 🙂
Most Helpful – Baroque: The Emotional Style
I have written a series on the different architectural styles you will find in Europe. So far I have covered Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Rococo but chose Baroque because it was my personal favorite. I’d like to think this series has helped us all learn a little more about the styles we see so often when traveling.
Most Surprising Success – Rhine Falls – Europe’s Biggest
Deserved More Attention – Wine Tasting in Paris with O Chateau!
This was my first and only interview I have ever done and I was so excited to share O Chateau with everyone. I really enjoyed putting this together as I was really tickled by Olivier’s sense of humor and I like wine (in case you didn’t know 🙂 )! It didn’t totally bomb but I was surprised it didn’t get a better reception.
Most Proud Of – Welcome to European Travelista. . .
This was the very first post I published on European Travelista. I am most proud of this one not because it is an example of exemplary writing or because the topic is so grand but because it was a huge step forward for me to launch this blog. By pushing the “publish” button I stepped into a foreign world and I am so glad I did! I have learned so much from you all and appreciate your camaraderie even if we have never met. So thank you all for a great 6 months!
My nominations for the My 7 Links project are: