Featured Travel Blog: Not Your Average American

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Angela (the blog’s author) has lived abroad for decades because her loved ones are in the military. Her writing, photography and general perspective on the world are rooted in a love of nature, and an appreciation for native cultures and local wildlife. This blog has a sense of respect for places that is very unique.


68 Days. 1000 Places Rated.


For the next 68 days, the team at Yonderlist has one goal: Get more reviews. More specifically, we’re aiming to get 1000 places rated by December 1st. It’s a lofty goal! We currently have ninety-four reviews, but we’re growing fast! Approximately sixty of the those reviews have come in the last thirty days. That’s two per day.

We’re also hosting a social gathering this weekend that will help us accelerate the reviews on Yonderlist. We’re calling it a 10-10-10 Party. Basically, we’re gathering ten we-traveled people, and asking them to talk travel together, and in the meantime write a review for ten places they’ve been. At the event, we’ll serve food and drink, and hopefully spark some great conversation. And as everyone leaves, we’ll thank them for participating with a hug and a $10 bill on the way out the door. We’re pretty excited about it. We’re also excited about our reviews doubling overnight.

Help us reach our goal by creating an account, and reviewing some of the places you’ve been!


Featured Travel Blog: A New Life Wandering

This week, we’re putting a spotlight on one of our contributors named Mani. She writes a travel blog called A New Life Wandering, and she’s a Mexican who married an American after meeting in India. Cool, right?


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They now call the Portland area home, and share with their readers their unique observations about life’s simplicities through travel. Mani has a great perspective that is full of hope. Follow her blog, and her facebook page too!



Buffalo City, Arkansas, USA

BlogPhoto_BuffaloCityThe White River and the Buffalo River are both in Buffalo City.

Little known fact about this area, but probably one of the coolest (ok give me at least Top 50… No? Dang.) things you’ve ever heard, the White and Buffalo rivers actually run together at Buffalo City.

The White River is f-f-f-freezing, and in the summer the Buffalo River feels like a hot bath.

SO, when you’re boating from one river to the next, you can put your hand in the water and actually feel the exact place where the rivers meet. It’s only a matter of seconds that it takes to go from a frost-bitten hand to one that feels like it’s melting.

So don’t miss it!

This place receives negative points for accessibility and an overwhelming number of gnats in the summer.

Enjoyment Score: 8/10

Submitted by krlinck

Seattle, Washington, USA


Seattle is full of museums and galleries, great coffee, diverse food and surrounded by some of the most stunning views you will ever see. From kayaking on the Puget Sound, to Mount Rainier’s outline hovering over the skyline you are never far from something to do!

Enjoyment Score: 10/10

Submitted by Caitlin

Bilbao, Spain


I wasn’t sure what to expect from Bilbao after hearing so-so comments from other travelers, but as always I went with an open mind. I got lucky with beautiful weather and ended up meeting some really nice locals, so I have to say it beat my expectations! The Guggenheim is really impressive, both the building and the exhibits I saw. Walking along the river lined with huge green trees you can’t help but be happy. Plenty of outdoor cafes to enjoy. Driving is tricky, the streets are a set of windy one-ways, but I managed! In the end I wished I had more time to spend there.

Enjoyment Score: 7/10

Submitted by awogoes

Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Nation, USA


Monument Valley just has to rank in the top 5 natural places to visit in the United States.  It is a must see for anyone traveling the southwest.  Pay the fee to travel the 17 mile loop in the Navajo Tribal Park.  You won’t regret it.  Just make sure your auto has good shocks because it is a dirt road with plenty of bumps and ruts.

Enjoyment Score: 10/10

Submitted by Wandering Iris