January Link Love: My Favorite Picks of the Month

This month was a busy one. I spent the first two weeks of 2010 knocking off several freelance writing projects. I celebrated my birthday, hosted Taipei’s first Tweetup, and barely had any time to blog. It was a great start to a new year. Here are a few links to my web contributions this month and some links to a few special bloggers out there I’d like to commend for their hard work and dedication to their craft.

In Travel News…

Nomadic Matt is giving away a free trip to Costa Rica! Find out how you can participate!

I am excited to say that I am giving a way a free 2 week trip to Costa Rica with airfare in conjunction with GAP Adventures, an eco-friendly, sustainable tourism company.  All you have to do to enter is write a blog post or post a video telling my why you should be chosen for the get-away. ~Matt Kepnes

Traveling Greener launches a new travel blog on everything you could possibly want to know about mountains. It’s called LiveTravelMountains.

Favorite Taiwan Posts

My friend, Peggy Lee, wrote a great little post about the first Taipei Tweetup.

Friend and fellow writer, Matt Gibson, published the fifth edition of Bunk Magazine earlier this month.

Wa-hoo! Steven Vigar finally got his photography site set up. In addition to his photography, he has also added a blog to his site.

My friend, Olivia Wycech, moved to her own domain at Simply Olivia as well. She’s done an incredible job with her site. Drop by and say hello if you have time.

My Guest Articles Around the Web

This month I went on assignment for  the new travel magazine, Unearthing Asia.

READ:  Photo Essay: Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan

On Travel + Leisure Asia, you can read my article on 5 Unusual Taiwanese Night Market Snacks.

I did an interview with Phottix Journal (Photography Accessories) just before Christmas. You can read my interview here.

Craig Ferguson Images and Taiwan Photographers are cooking up some great photography events for 2010. Read about our first event together for the Taiwan SPCA on Craig Ferguson Images.

A Special Shout-Out to…

Sonya, author of Traveling Greener. I did a short interview with her in December and you can read about it in her post on 10 Asia Blogs You’ll Love.

JoAnna Haugen. Congratulations on winning the grand prize for her short story, Building a Family in Kenya! JoAnna won a 12-day trip to Vietnam in the WanderWomen Write Contest

Pocket Cultures for featuring one of my photos from the Ximending night market.

Travel Blog Top Sites for featuring My Several World’s in their top 100 travel blogs list.

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline. Twitter @globetrotteri Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/. I also have a dedicated page for My Several Worlds at https://www.instagram.com/myseveralworlds/. Each IG feed features different content.

10 thoughts on “January Link Love: My Favorite Picks of the Month


    (January 26, 2010 - 4:18 am)

    Ahhhh shucks Carrie. Thanks for the shout-out. I’m really excited to get back to Asia. In fact, I think my hubby and I are going to make a month out of it. Perhaps we’ll cross paths …?

    Congrats on such a successful month yourself. Loved the interview with you in the photog mag.


      (January 26, 2010 - 8:26 am)

      Thanks JoAnna. It was definitely a fun interview to do. I’ll keep on eye on Kaleidoscopic Wanderings for updates on your travel plans to Asia. It would be great to meet up with you!


    (January 26, 2010 - 7:42 pm)

    I really like this new series of yours – a montly dose of link love. Thanks for introducing me to livetravelmountains.com by the way. Photos of mountains make me smile. Am pretty sure it will become one of my favorite travel blogs.
    .-= Erica ´s last blog ..Music That Makes Me Happy: Run Away =-.


      (January 28, 2010 - 9:06 am)


      One of the reasons why I started this series is because I usually catch up on my favorite blogs via RSS or on my Blackberry. I don’t often have the time to leave comments, and this is one way of letting people know that I am still with them.

      I don’t know if you’re a fan of Traveling Greener. I’m a huge fan, so I was really excited when Sonya let me know about her newest site. If Traveling Greener is anything to go by, I imagine it will be a huge success.


    (January 26, 2010 - 9:15 pm)

    Wow, somebody’s been busy…

    Great links. Love that Vigar site look.
    .-= Fili´s last blog ..English Style Afternoon Tea @ HK’s Peninsula Hotel =-.


      (January 28, 2010 - 9:06 am)


      Ahem. You’re one to talk. I like to think I learned from the best. ;-P


    (January 27, 2010 - 6:17 pm)

    Thanks so much for including me in your January link love! That’s so kind of you, Carrie.

    I especially appreciate the mention of LiveTravelMountains.com, our newest travel blog. For the last 10+ years, I’ve lived in mountains all over the world so it’s a project close to my heart.

    Wishing you continued success,
    .-= Sonya´s last blog ..The Green Winds of New Hampshire =-.


      (January 28, 2010 - 9:35 am)

      Hi Sonya,
      I love your sites and I am always happy to help promote them!


    (January 28, 2010 - 8:50 am)

    Thanks so much for the shout-out Carrie! Your food photos are great. They make me hungry though 🙂

    And belated Happy Birthday. Hope you had a good one.
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..Where in the world is Mongolia? =-.


      (January 28, 2010 - 9:37 am)

      Hi Liz,

      I feel badly that I haven’t had time to put a post together for you, and I’m glad that I can contribute to Pocket Cultures with my photography!

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