Welcome to the inaugural edition of the G-Rewind. Each week we will take a look back at some of the more memorable items we saw while browsing the interwebs. From Twitter to Facebook to the blogosphere, we’ll pick our favourites and post them here. Have a story you think should make the G-Rewind? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason and Aracely of 2 Backpackers just returned from a last-minute adventure to the Galapagos Islands. It was Aracely’s 30th birthday (what a gift) and while they had a check list of things to do, one thing they really wanted to experience was hanging with turtles. The two even tweeted along the way using the hash tag #hangingwithturtles. Stay tuned here for more from their unforgettable experience next week. Follow Jason and Aracely on Twitter.
Need a reason to visit Brussels? How about 42! Over at the always informative LandLopers blog, Matt Long gives us ‘42 Things I love About Brussels‘. The list includes good beer, better chocolate and freshly made Liege waffles. Yup, I’m sold. Follow Matt on Twitter @landlopers.
Why Chiang Mai? Why not. Wanderers in Residence own Jodi Ettenberg explains why she loves visiting this Thai city often over on her blog Legal Nomads. Oh and she also shows us a little food porn too. If you haven’t heard, Jodi likes to eat…A LOT. Follow her on Twitter @legalnomads.
Speaking of Wanderers, Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere just released his very first travel photography iPhone app. Gary explains his cool new product,
“The app comes bundled with over 750 photos taken by myself from around the world over the last 5 years. It will also be updated daily with the daily photos posted to my website. As I visit new countries, they will be added to the application so it will grow along side my travel resume.”
Other good reads this week include:
- A Locals’ Guide to Dublin’s Pubs via BBC Travel.
- The Top 10 Gross Things Flight Attendants Have Seen Passengers Do on Airplanes via Jaunted
- Five Toilet Paper Alternatives For The Road (or if you live in New Jersey) via Gadling
- The Wonderful Ruins of Angkor Wat via Nomadic Matt
- Midnight Express: Iran to Turkey by Train via Uncornered Market
Finally, our Twitter “must follow” of the week goes to @reidontravel who taught us that leprechauns did not in fact always don green outfits. Click here to find out what color they originally wore and other fun facts just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.