These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

In response to The Daily Post’s Blogging 101 Challenge, here are three of the blogs I follow and read most regularly. They also happen to reflect a few of my favorite pursuits: eating travel, and writing, which I often enjoy even more when done concurrently.

Bucket List Publications

Writer and adventurer Lesley Carter shares photos and musings as she tackles tasks on her annual Bucket List. Entries for 2014 span everything from swimming with sharks to taking “The Sound of Music Tour” in Salzburg, Austria.


The author of this blog finished her doctoral dissertation on food and contemporary French literature a few years ago, but she’s not too refined to compete in the annual Brooklyn Mac and Cheeze Takedown. coolcookstyle shares recipes, NYC restaurant recommendations, and more. What’s not to love?

Live To Write – Write To Live

This blog from the New Hampshire Writers’ Network features eight working writers who take turns blogging about “the craft and business of writing.” In addition to new posts several times a week, Live To Write – Write To Live has an extensive set of archives that includes entries on memoirs, marketing, and more.

So, with apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein “when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad,” I simply read about my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad.

Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg, Austria

11 thoughts on “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

  1. Great written post, I like your way to tie it all together with that nice song:) I still have to create my post for day 24 and have not yet decided how…

    1. This is from her About page, so she definitely doesn’t bill herself as a journalist: Let’s Work Together

      If you’re an online travel agency, airline, in-flight magazine, destination magazine, tourism board, or any of the like, then I would love to speak with you. Please send me an email about who you are and what you’re looking for and I will be happy to talk with you more about how we can work together. You can email me at

      However, here are some interesting guidelines for those of us who do:

      1. spamming people is just wrong. either her husband installed software and they “like” everyone 24/7 or they both sit on their asses all day and “click” like on reader… and judging by the size of their bums, it’s the second. I got rid of “like” pretty fast. Now all “lesley carters” of wp, have to actually engage in a conversation like a human being to get any kind of exposure… that’s the reason i don’t have fb, twitter and all the other crap. However I can see now that i get over 100 likes on every story i publish – meaning over 100 “robots” are hitting that “like” on reader .. if you actually read my story, you can’t like it… you can only comment on it.

  2. Congrats on completing Blogging 101 with me and the rest of the Class of 2014! What an amazing journey we have all been on! I look forward to read more on your blog!

  3. I enjoy the posting of blogging as new member,it is very good and enjoyable i will tell others of my friends to come to this,to know all about blogging.

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