Faraway Files #116

March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019 Hilary

Faraway Files #116

I recently published my 300th blog post, which got me to thinking about how, when I started this blog almost 4 years ago, I had no idea how long It would last, and I certainly never thought I’d write 300+ entries about everything from street art in Portugal and my loathing of backpack people to super blooms and how to make your own skateboard.

#superbloom2019 #californiapoppies

Walker Canyon California

The same goes for this travel community of ours. It has now been 2.5 years since I discovered Faraway Files, and completely out of character, decided to share my ideas for 24 Hours in London. I’m so glad I did!

Borough Market London England

Borough Market London England

I don’t spend a lot of time looking at stats, but now seemed as good a time as any, and was surprised at what I learned looking back over the years. Take a look at this week’s article to find out how many different countries have visited HilaryStyle.me.

We’re off on our first glamping trip this weekend, where I’m sure we’ll have adventures worth sharing. Wherever you are or wherever you’re headed have a fabulous weekend.

Erin was our host last week, and her favorites were:

Where the Wild Kids Wander | Winter Weekend in Baltimore, MD
A winter weekend in Baltimore Inner Harbor
Planning Guide & Best Things to Do in Arches National Park with kids or without

Welcome to Faraway Files, 
the travel link up hosted every Thursday by Erin from Oregon Girl around the World, Corey from Fifi + Hop, Hilary from Hilarystyle and Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles.Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. We hope you’ll link up and inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when close to home, so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.

Don’t forget to comment on the hosts’ posts as well as any others that catch your eye. The more links you read and share the more fun and successful our community will be, so please join in.

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. How it works:

  • 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 Suitcases and Sandcastles, Fifi + Hop, HilaryStyle and Oregon Girl around the World. This week’s link up is right here.
  • Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all of the marked hosts’ posts and at least one other.
  • Tweet us your posts (@suitandsand, @oregongirlworld @fifiandhop @hilarystyleme) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers.
  • Love Instagram? Share your favorite photos from your posts with us, tagging #FarawayFiles and we’ll add our favorites to our Faraway Files Instagram feed.
  • Check out our Faraway Files Facebook page too.


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I love to travel & explore the world both near and far! I do my best to make the most out of life each and everyday! I have two boys and they are, at the ages of 13 and 18, world travelers and all around go along guys. There isnt anywhere I cant take them. It is my hope this blog will be a way to share the fun things Ive learned while on our many adventures together!

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