Faraway Files #131

Faraway Files #131

Faraway Files #131

How is everyone’s summer going? Lots of traveling and travel planning? For us, it’s been a very mellow summer (though it’s only been a few weeks since school got out so late this year), and we’ve been hanging out on the Long Island Sound in our hometown, going to the farmer’s market, taking the dog for walks, and lots of paddle boarding. We got a paddle board this year and we are all hooked!

For us, our travel plans will take place in August. We’re going to the Pacific Northwest and later back east, up to Cape Cod. So very tame this year – no European family vacations! I did, however, manage to squeeze a quick trip to Florida in June to visit my good friend Colleen in Jacksonville, where she recently relocated. A quick 45 minute day trip away is the picturesque and European influenced town of St. Augustine. America’s oldest city, we spent the day there and had a blast. I’ve linked up my guide to St. Augustine below. It is like nowhere else in Florida!

Onto favorites from last week. Erin says hers are:

Diary of a Londoness | Must-See London by London Bloggers
A Hole in my Shoe | Three Weeks in Japan, What to See and Do
Exploring Our World | The Historic Farmer’s Market in the Heart of Los Angeles

Congrats all!


Faraway Files is a travel link up hosted by Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles, Erin from Oregon Girl around the World, Hilary from HilaryStyle and Corey from Fifi + Hop.

This is the place to link up your travel posts every Thursday. Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, to make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to places we’ve never considered before or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.

We love our link up and the supportive community we’ve created. If you join in, please reciprocate and comment on the hosts’ posts as well as any others that take your eye. If we see a pattern of people not joining in, we have decided that it’s fairest to all of us to remove the links of those posters.

So let’s inspire and share each other’s posts. We’ll try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favourites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.

  • Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge onto the post or your blog (code below) or link back to the hosts.
  • The link up will go live every Thursday at 8am, UK time, until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles, Oregon Girl around the World, HilaryStyle and Fifi + Hop. This week’s link up is with me (see below).
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  1. July 18, 2019 / 10:25 am

    What an honor to have my post on Farmers Market chosen as a favorite from last week! Thank you so much! I appreciate all of you running this travel link party!

  2. July 19, 2019 / 5:10 am

    Wow, thank you for choosing my most recent Japan article as one of the favourites in last weeks’ linkup.

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