4 May 2016

Travel At Home 7

Welcome to Travel At Home number 7!  Wherever you are in the world there are probably so many wonderful and fascinating things to see.  If you are anything like my family it becomes all too easy to ignore the sites close to home, falling prey to the belief that they will 'always be there'.  Familiarity breeds contempt and we hanker after the exotic.  But the truth is home for one person is exotic to many others.  As an expat family we get to be at home in a wide range of different places and we try to make sure that we make the most of any place we are living right now, getting out and exploring as much as possible.  

The posts on other blogs that I enjoy reading most of all talk about places.  It could be the blogger's home country; it could be their host city.  It does not really matter, reading about locations is a wonderful way to visit and see through another person’s eyes, even if just for a few minutes.  I wanted to see if it was possible to draw them all together into one place and that is where the idea of this link up was born.

Last month we travelled to Denmark (a lot of different places in Denmark which is making me really sorry that I have not been there yet), Russia, Sweden, the USA, France, Cambodia and, Saudi.  My favourite post was on Rabbit Island in Cambodia by the Meanderthals.  I loved my short visit to Cambodia and felt that there was so much more to see when we left.  This post confirmed it big time!

Travel at Home is the linky for people who want to write about their home (or host) location and all the places that don't make it into a guide book (but really should).  You don't have to be an expat to participate, just someone with a passion for their local area.  The link will be open for a week so there is plenty of time to add your post (or posts).  If you notice that something does not work as it should or you think I could improve something please do let me know.

There are just a few rules:
  • Share your post - it can be a new post or an old one you want to share with a new audience.
  • You can write about anywhere you have a strong connection, home country, current host or former host.
  • Add the link up button and code to your post so that people can navigate back easily
  • Comment on some of the other posts on the link up (the more the merrier)
  • Tweet/share your link.  If you include me (@ErsatzExpat) in your tweet I will retweet.
  • Add your post to the Travel At Home Pinterest Board contact me via Pinterest and I will add you to the board.
  • Spread the word - the more the merrier and everyone is welcome.
Monthly link ups will go in the main feed but will then be linked under the Travel At Home page for reference.  Thank you in advance for linking up and participating, I look forward to enjoying some vicarious visits in the next few days.

Ersatz Expat


  1. Thanks for hosting! I'm looking forward to hearing locals' views of the places they live!

    1. Thanks! I love reading about so many diverse places, it gives me things to dream about...

  2. Love this series - looking forward to a little armchair travel!

    1. Thanks - not quite the best travel but a good substitute!

  3. Sorry for taking so long to link up, and thanks for hosting! :D I'm looking forward to future link-ups.

    Please don't forget about Expat Tuesday - http://www.trekkingwithbecky.com/expat-tuesday-teaching-privately/