Unfortunately, today is the last ever Travel Tuesday link-up – in its current form, at any rate. I’m genuinely really sad to see the Travel Tuesday link-up go, because it’s the first link-up I ever joined as a brand shiny new blogger. I added my post about my favourite things to do in Middle Head, Sydney (including my favourite ever afternoon tea) way back in January 2015. Whilst that seems like forever ago to me, I know that some of you reading were linking up way before that.
In bidding farewell to Travel Tuesday, I don’t want to wave goodbye to the community it created. That’s why I blog; it’s not for the numbers, for the Instagram fame (ha) or the freebies. This is my hobby, something I do to escape my sometimes stressful day job, and to connect with others who like the same things as me. Through this link up I’ve met people who’ve lived in the coolest places (quite literally), plenty of expats with really interesting lives, and even a fellow alumna on the other side of the world. So I’d encourage you to take our OG Travel Tuesday community spirit and spread it around some of the other wonderful link-ups that take place on a weekly or monthly basis.
Alternative Travel Link-ups
#TravelTuesday ¦¦ Bumble Bee Mum writes some of the most comprehensive, tip-filled posts I’ve ever read. If you like travel around Singapore and Japan, and/or travel with children, I highly recommend this link-up which runs every Tuesday.
Travel link up ¦¦ Hosted by Emma, Jessi and Angie with one bonus extra rotating host, this is a monthly link-up with a theme. The theme is emailed out with plenty of notice, so make sure you’re on the mailing list to keep in the loop. It opens on the first of the month, every month.
Wanderful Wednesday ¦¦ Hosted by Van, Marcella, Lauren and Isabel, this brand shiny new link up is off to a kick-ass start and you’ll find many of your previous Travel Tuesday participants hanging out here. This link-up runs every Wednesday.
City Tripping ¦¦ Mummy Travels and Wander Mum host this link-up for posts about city travels. You don’t have to post about travel with kids to join in, you just have to post about city travels. This link-up runs every Tuesday.
Wanderlust Wednesdays ¦¦ This has been a great monthly link-up run by Kerri, Kate and Emily but will be coming to a close next month. Boo! So if you want to join in the fun one last time, it will open on Wednesday 8th June. And I recommend you check these lovely ladies out anyway because they’re awesome.
You can find a more comprehensive list here.
From one blogger to another, please don’t just dump your link and run. The short term boost in page views is nothing compared to getting to know your fellow bloggers. Take a minute to interact with the other bloggers in the link-up in whatever way you like – comment on their post, send them a tweet to let them know you enjoyed it, follow them on Instagram… honestly I can assure you they’ll be delighted.
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
The Final Travel Tuesday
We are inviting all past participants and former co-hosts to join together for one last link-up today with a theme highlighting the best of Travel Tuesday! Share your favourite memories from the link-up or provide a personal montage of the blogger friends you’ve made through Travel Tuesday. Feel free to share up to five posts, whether yours or favourites from other bloggers, so that this last link-up features the best of what #TravelTuesday provided!
I’m excited to link up with all you wonderful people one last time this week for the best Travel Tuesday link-up yet!