Eight Great Travel Twitter Tweets for March

Lists: What makes a good travel tweet? Here are eight favorites from the past month.

04.01.10 | 11:05 AM ET


After all the talk about whether to Twitter from the road and how best to go about it, we started keeping an eye out for particularly good travel tweets.

Here, in no particular order, are eight more memorable tweets from the past month that evoke a sense of place, or that offer some humor or insight about the travel experience.

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Sun never does any favors to Brooklyn’s gritty Coney Island Ave, but today’s dreary gray drizzle is working for it.

You know your a long way from anywhere when you see a sign pointing the direction to Barstow.

is in the lobby of the Jakarta Hyatt, watching a six-piece classical mini-orchestra play “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. The cellist looks sad.

What I like most about the old wooden subway cars in Buenos Aires is the old wooden subway car smell.

If I take a Michael Pollan audiobook on a road trip to Texas, does that mean I can’t stop for junk food? Just asking.

That glow-in-the-dark crucifix above my bed in a rural Rwandan hotel? Great for the evil spirits, not so much for the mosquitoes.

“Exploration” is clearly down to short strokes. First Armenian skiddoo trip to Tarr Inlet by a party of four wearing only yellow socks!

Do not breathe in when a beignet topped with powdered sugar is heading toward your face. #RookieMistake #NOLA

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2 Comments for Eight Great Travel Twitter Tweets for March

Trisha Miller 04.01.10 | 1:55 PM ET

Great selection - no doubt it’s challenging to winnow down the twitter-stream to a handful (I see a lot of really great tweets pass by) but these are all particularly evocative - I laughed at @davidmfrey’s and @frozengrapes, and can smell the powered-sugar covered beignets mentioned by @joanna_haugen. :)

Peter J 04.01.10 | 2:22 PM ET

Haha nice picks!  I espcially liked the Lady Gaga orchestra line from Indonesia :)

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