The world is a magical place and every day people are doing amazing things. I’ve been surfing the electronic waves of the internet trying to gather the most exciting travel blogging stories of the week. Here’s a selection of some of my personal favourites that have all been collected from Nomadic Samuel’s top 100 travel blogging list. Click the links, explore the pages and enjoy some great travel writing.

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Painted Doors

The dilapidated streets of Madeira get an artistic makeover and Time Travel Turtle is here to tell the story. It’s a nice piece about how art can promote change.

Embrace Change

If you’re feeling stuck in a rut and you think your life needs a change, then this article by the Young Adventuress might be just the inspiration you need.

Mexican Thanksgiving

You’ll be surprised to learn that Americans probably should have been tucking in to tacos and fajitas instead of turkey and cranberry sauce. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read this interesting post on Changes in Longitude.

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Diving in Panama

Being denied the right to dive off Isla de Coiba by the Panamanian military doesn’t mean the end of your diving trip. At least that’s the message I got after reading this post by Alex from Alex in Wanderland.

Churches of Quito

Great photos and an interesting story make this post by Finding the Universe about the old churches of Quito an interesting read.

Funny Photo

There’s really not much more to say about this article. Just click the link and have a laugh at this funny photo by Johnny Vagabond.

Eating Fish

Have you ever wondered what cod sperm tastes like? That’s really all I have to say about this entertaining post from Migrationology.

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Elephant Rides in Thailand

A pretty serious and interesting article by Nomadic Matt about the elephant and tourism industries in Thailand. It might give you second thoughts about riding an elephant.

Uncovering Italy

Heartfelt story from The Everywhereist about finding her family roots in Italy. It’s a lot better to read about it in her own words than mine. Click here to find out more.

Getting Mugged in Mexico

A case of gun to the face and give me all your cash in this weeks post from Hecktic Travels. Not a nice experience and a reminder that you always need to pay attention wherever you are.