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Looking Back In Time – My 7 Links

July 16, 2011 • By


I have the good fortune of being nominated by two dear travel blogger friends, Mike from StruxTravel and Grace from Pinay on the Move to participate in’s My 7 Links project.  The purpose is this exercise is to unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.  While it is never comfortable to toot your own horn, it would be disingenuous to say that you do not have favorite posts.  Here’s mine:

1)      My most beautiful post

is a fantasy piece that I wrote that expresses how I would feel to scale the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro.  I haven’t realized that dream yet and not sure if I ever will, but I enjoyed imagining it.


2)     My Most Popular Post

Curiously enough, my  Sailing the high seas in a…..freighter? post went viral.  I suppose freighter cruising is still novel enough to garner a lot of interest from folks who love to cruise, but hate the crowds.

3)      My most controversial post

is without a doubt is Following your heart doesn’t mean leaving your brain behind, mostly because some misinterpreted my intent when I espoused putting yourself first.

4)      My most helpful post

I believe is A Step by step primer on how to bid on Priceline .  I wrote it after finally conquering my fear of using it.  It wasn’t until I realized that it’s all in how you play the game did I begin to start getting the best deals of my life.

5)      A Post Whose Success Surprised Me

was Navigating Oahu’s Circle Island tour.  Not that I don’t think it’s a good article, it’s just that I was taken aback that so many people are searching for the circle island tour route.   Currently, ranking # 1, I find that 99% of my traffic comes directly from Google searches for it.   It’s definitely a popular topic for those planning trips to Oahu.

6)      A Post I Feel didn’t get the Attention it Deserved

I don’t think All Aboard the Chinese Express got the attention that it deserved.  I guess the idea of traveling long distances on a bus isn’t appealing to most no matter how comfortable, clean and technologically advanced it may be.

7)   The Post that I am Most Proud of because I was not sure how it would be received by the readers.  To my surprise and amazement, it proved that despite what we may witness from day to day, most people are decent, thoughtful and caring.