Eight Great Travel Twitter Tweets for October

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

10.29.10 | 3:07 PM 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.

And if you have a nomination for November in the coming weeks, give us a shout out @worldhum on Twitter, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) a tip.

Morning in Santa Monica. Raked sands, violet skies, sleek surfers. LAX launching airplanes by the second like black BBs across the Pacific.

‘nother hotel beef: LEARN WHERE TO PUT THE DEFINITE ARTICLE. I’ve just gone from Arc The Hotel to Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth.

On the Accela they’re always showing previews for The Wire out the window.

That Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossbow in my Vegas hotel room: Is a crossbow take-it-home like a pen, or leave-it-there like art?

Wandering back streets of Abu Dhabi as half moon rises in the gloam. Mosques empty. Bollywood tunes, smells of curry, glow of neon.

Pilot just announced we’re landing in twelve years. Searching movie list. OH NO! ALL MY OWN FILMS!

Shovel-ready stimulus idea: hire electricians to install a million electrical outlets in airports across America

Belting the Counting Crows ‘Mr. Jones’ w/ my cabbie in Lima. He plays a mean air guitar, but I wish he’d keep both hands on the wheel!

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6 Comments for Eight Great Travel Twitter Tweets for October

G @ Operation Backpack Asia 10.29.10 | 9:15 PM ET

lol what a great idea for a post! Just found this for the first time so I think I’ll have to look back through the oldies. :)  I love the last one. Hey - that’s a friend of mine, too!

Jodi (legalnomads) 10.30.10 | 7:57 PM ET

Thanks for the inclusion! It was quite the cab ride: after Mr Jones the radio played Don’t Stop Believin’ and let’s just say I’m glad I made it to my destination in 1 piece!

Spencer 10.31.10 | 8:36 AM ET

Great Tweets! Its amazing how creative and inventive people can be with their communications.

John M. Edwards 11.02.10 | 12:28 AM ET

Call me old-fashioned, but I think “tweets” are a little too precious for the discerning traveler, who reads the Classics on the beach. Things like “R U ready to party?” or whatever else that can be forwarded in a text meassage are not only unnecessary but are bleached of essence. Give me a real letter or postcard, even an e-mail, any time of the week. As we thumb our Iphones like chimpanzees, we might revert backwards on the evolutionary ladder, too.

John M. Edwards

David Frey 11.04.10 | 7:47 PM ET

Honored to be included. And glad I wasn’t in a cab where they were playing “Don’t Stop Believin’!” I think I would have jumped out early.

Kimberly 11.12.10 | 3:42 PM ET

I hope he gets the Buffy crossbow. It’s hard to spot a cabbie who is a mean air guitarist=) love the Tweets.

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