As we say here on the Islands, “It’s Aloha Friday, no work ’til Monday,” and that motto couldn’t sound more precious than right now. It’s been quite a week — complete with a tsunami in Samoa and Indonesia’s SECOND devastating earthquake. I think we’re all ready for some R&R, so how ’bout I provide some good ‘ole Gadlinks to get your weekend started smoothly?
- Having just come back from a 9-week trip, I can admit to some of the signs I had been traveling too long — and rightfully so! I missed my darling pug Iris so much it HURT. [via Tripbase]
- It’s hard to imagine it, but before couch surfing, there was such a thing as a homestay, which (believe it or not) is just as good an alternative for travelers today than a decade or two ago. [via Vagabondish]
- Now that it is safely past the monsoon season, I believe it’s time to start planning themed trips to Asia. There are five differently-themed itineraries to get you started. [via BootsNAll]
- Ken Burns’s new documentary on National Parks has really sparked some healthy commentary on the state of National Parks as America’s best idea, don’t you think? [via Moon Handbooks]
- Along this same vein, check out these National Parks that are under serious threat due to climate change. Unfortunately, it appears the solution to this problem runs deeper than we know — or are able to prevent. [via Treehugger]
‘Til Monday, have a great weekend!
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