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Blog Day 2007- my travel blog discovery

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Since the mission of “blog day 2007” is to get new blogs and bloggers know each other. I decided to participate it and share my discovery of 5 new blogs dedicated to travel experiences. Why? Here my three reasons:

  1. People don’t write a travel blog post if there is no story on the road. So, if there is a blog, there are stories which we will love or not. Who cares?
  2. People show photos of their family vacations, romantic getaways or guy adventures… and I love photos.
  3. People create maps for us to spot where have they been, who won’t love this.

Blog Day 2007

Before jumping into the link love generating game, let’s refresh the rules:

    1. Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting
    2. Notify the 5 bloggers that you are recommending them as part of BlogDay 2007
    3. Write a short description of the Blogs and place a link to the recommended Blogs
    4. Post the BlogDay Post (on August 31st) and
    5. Add the BlogDay tag using this link: and a link to the BlogDay web site at

1. Alexs Travel Blog : Alexs works in a media company in Brighton. He has been to Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives, Serre Chevalier, Thailand, not a lot, but he has 1622 photos on this travel blog site. He showed us the eastern toilet that he shot in China, skydiving adventures and some more beautiful photos about Australia.

2. Viator Travel Blog: This is a blog contributed by passionate traveler and “online travel addicts”. Each post in this blog is very well organized and rich in up-to-date tips. It is a helpful research platform if you are planning to visit any of the destinations featured in the site.

3. Shu-wu’s Travel Blog: This is a very very very new blog, 2 months’ old? Wu (blogger) is my friend and when she sent me the link today, it caught my eye balls instantly with the journalizing photos and log. Who wants to climb Kilimanjaro too? ME! And you?

4. Kango Blog: “Kango…know and then go!” Leaned from the “About Us“, one of the authors Elliott Ng was also a Kilimanjaro person. hmmm… In fact, I like the map ideas on this blog and have been followed it for a while. It looks like has some interesting idea in online travel area. I have signed up for this private beta invitation, hope to get some scoop the first time it launches…

5. 耀輝的旅行與攝影筆記 (Translation: Yaohui’s Travel and Photography Blog): If you don’t read Chinese, it is Okay. Since you won’t read the text anyway with some many fantastic photos on the screen. Yaohui (the blogger) was an IT manager in Taiwan, but he quitted his job in 2000 to pursuit his dreams on travel and photography. Since then, he has been traveled around the world.

Ok, Enjoy!

Lanai City Vacation, Your Private Vacation Spot

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Lanai city is located in the center of Lanai island – the smallest island in Hawaii. The island has been regarded as”pineapple island” in last century. Almost 98% of the island was owned by Dole Pineapple. Back to ancient time, this island was thought to be overrun by evil spirits until the son of a Maui chief, Kaululaau, was exiled to Lanai Island and freed the spirits.

Not until 1980s, the island has begun to be classified as a travel destination. Since then, Lanai island has been marketed as a “private island” that provides secluded vacation spots. The event that made Lanai a world romantic vacation name is a wedding in 1994, when Bill Gates took over the Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay – and pretty much the rest of the island for his wedding. Now, Lanai is a wedding location choice for couples who want privacy as well as the most beautiful scenery in Hawaii. A few luxury accommodations on the island also make Lanai perfect romantic getaway destination.

Hulopo’e beach is believed to be one of top 10 beaches in Hawaii by review for providing some best snorkeling spots in all Hawaii. The snorkeling spots are famous for the rich variety of colorful fishes and surprising clear water. While editor John Fischer in has nominated Shipwreck Beach to be a top 10 beach for its interesting features: boulders, lava rock, washed-up timber and sand. Some other “things to do” in Lanai island include golfing and renting a 4WD exploring the island.

Besides of Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay , Hotel Lanai is a nice 10-room lodging choice. Their restaurant Henry Clay’s is recommended as a”best bet“ by Frommers.

Things to do in Lanai Island, rent a 4WD Jeep and explore the island

photo from Flickr, drdrewhonolulu

Hello world traveller!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

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