My Top 7 Most Beautiful, Controversial and Underrated Articles of All Time
Pause The Moment was recently nominated by Positive World Travel for the Tripbase 7 Links Project. This project was created in order to help travel bloggers share 7 of their best articles all in one creative wrap up post. This should be fun, let’s get to it!
1. Most Beautiful Article:
In my opinion my most beautiful article is definitely the pictorial from Greece titled: Top 15 Photos from Greece. Just looking back on it now reminds me of how incredibly beautiful the islands of Greece really were. I’ll never forget cliff jumping with my friend Nick in Milos, Eating 2 Euro chicken gyros stuffed with french fries, and watching that picture perfect sunset on Santorini. I’ll certainly be heading back there again in the future, that’s for sure.
2. Most Popular Article:
My most popular article at the moment is titled: The Best Travel Blogs to Follow in 2011 and there’s a good reason for that. Not only did I include some of the best travel blogs out there at the time of writing it, but I also added my personal thoughts on why I think you should follow them as well. I put a lot of thought into each and every blog that I chose for the list and I also did my best to highlight the characteristics that I enjoy about each travel blogger. I have to admit that it also helps that many of the bloggers that were mentioned in the article shared it with their readers, so that certainly helped make it my most popular post to date.
3. Most Controversial Article:
Most controversial article? Hands down it was A Trip to Chiang Mai’s Tiger Kingdom, no doubt about it. I won’t get into the reasons because then this 7 Links article will then turn into a “controversial article”. ;) With that being said, I still highly recommend you check out our post from our day at Tiger Kingdom!
4. Most Helpful Article:
Our most helpful article to date has to be – How to Avoid Being Scammed in Hanoi, although looking back makes me realize that the tips that I wrote about avoiding scams in Hanoi actually apply to Vietnam as a whole. I have received a ton of emails thanking me for writing that article. There’s some really great tips in there that will save time, energy, and the sanity of anyone who is planning on visiting Vietnam in the near future.
5. Most Surprisingly Successful Article:
I’d have to say I was most surprised by the success of the article titled: The Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Hassle! I admit it was a pretty damn entertaining post and all, but to become the 4th most popular post on Pause The Moment? Hmm, verrrrrry interesting!
6. The Article that Didn’t Get the Attention it Deserved:
I’d say my most underrated post to date is my Weekend Trip to Death Valley National Park. For some reason, people just didn’t pick up on it. I not only created my best video to date as far as filming/editing goes (IMHO), but I also published an incredibly informative post that takes you from the East side of the park all the way to the Western edge all while taking you for a virtual ride through the park via some of my favorite photos of all time. This article certainly didn’t get the attention it deserved…
7. The Article that I’m Most Proud of:
You know, I feel as if a lot of travel bloggers out there hold back on writing about a lot of the negativity that comes along with travel. Let’s face it guys, traveling isn’t always “another day on the beach”. There’s those 30 hour buses with no toilet on board, missed flights, overly pushy street salesman, touchy people, and how can we forget about the good ol’ scam artists along the way? We all have those bad days on the road and we all experience negative things along the way. I hated to have to be in the predicament that I was in out in Siwa, Egypt but at the same time I couldn’t help but write about my not so “happy go lucky” experience. With that said, I think I’m most proud of my story titled: A Scary Day in the Sahara.
This article has not only been one of my most popular articles to date, but it’s also a story that won me a cool $100 in the “Best Travel Tale Contest” over at Wandering Trader. I think it’s time that we all expose the positives AND the negatives of travel… Whattya say?