Gnarliest Travel Articles: September 15th-21st


Welcome to your weekly travel digest. Just like a young chap in the early 1900’s, I will be playing the role of town cryer telling you all of the best travel articles hot of the (word)press.

Each week I will be posting up my favorite blog reads that catch my terribly low attention span. No, I will not be in overalls and a golf cap like this dapper young lad on the left.

When I’m not wandering around the world, I’m reading about it, so I want to collect some entertainment to light that travel spirit under your ass!

There will be no “Top 10” posts here, no “Best Beaches” bullshit, just straight up travel adventures and motivation.


Why I Prefer Solo Travel (and Probably Always Will)
by Kristin of Be My Travel Muse

Exceprt: “I actually have come to love and crave the challenge and the sense of accomplishment that comes along with handling everything on my own.  Things absolutely do go wrong, but now I’m prepared for them.”

Kristin left on a solo travel endeavor not one to travel alone, but soon discovered that through the challenges, experiences, and opportunities of solo travel, there is no other way for her.



An Unforgettable Summer
by Globetrotter Girls.

These two gals have embarked on some rad road trips, but this upcoming one should prove to be a doozy as well. Recapping the past year of adventure while laying out their new plans, this will surely put some wanderlust in you!


Travel Photography

Taking Via Rail Across Canada 
by Brendan of Brendan’s Adventures

Excerpt: “For me, it’s the only method of travel that lets you feel like you’re moving, without making you feel like your travelling, if that makes any sense.  If comfy enough, riding a train is like travelling in your house.”

Brendan shows you just the reason why I love travel travel. I’ve never had the pleasure of taking Via Rail in Canada long distance, but I have fallen quite in long with travel by the rail.


Travel Videos

The Spirit of Canoa
by Ayngelina of Bacon Magic

Ayngelina’s blog is a new find for me, but her videos are wickedly fun. This one is footage from Canoa, and is a visual showcase of why it makes her smile. It’ll make you smile as well, trust me.



Recent Posts on the Blog:

When Travel Doesn’t Heal: The Night I Almost Ended My Life.

This article was the hardest piece I’ve ever written. It is a 5,000+ word memoir of the one of the darkest points in my life, the fierce struggle I had with depression, and the effects of traveling with demons. In a raw and honest short story, I divulge information I’ve never told anyone until now, and in the end, it is a tale of triumph.


Does that have ya pumped up?! Find other awesome reads this week or want to be featured next week? Comment below!



  1. James September 22, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Great finds. I wasn’t able to watch the video as my internet connection is operating at the same speed as one circa 1997 which is hugely frustrating!

    Really like the layout of the site with the hand drawn stuff.


    1. JustChuckinIt - Site Author September 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks a ton James, glad you dig it! Sounds like internet from New Zealand! Whereabouts were ya?

  2. Jayne September 22, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Great reads! Cheers for sharing – Loved all of them 🙂

    1. JustChuckinIt - Site Author September 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Of course Jayne, glad you liked the picks!

  3. Adam Finan September 22, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Nice collection. The video is sweet.. Gave me ideas for my own!!

    1. JustChuckinIt - Site Author September 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Yeah Adam, totally inspired some ideas if my own as well.


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