Is Norway on your travel list? If so, you might want to grab a few tips from an article I wrote on Yahoo! Voices.
I’m a regular Yahoo! Voices contributor. My writing there is slightly different – even shorter, even more terse. There’s less in-depth storytelling and more bullet-ish lists of info. It’s fun to experiment with different voices.
Anyway, the Yahoo! staff liked the story. A lot. Enough to hit me with a Spotlight Award; that’s a monthly deal at Yahoo! that recognizes the top content in any given month. And it seems pretty legit since it’s not based just on popularity (it’s only been posted for a few days and doesn’t yet have a huge number of hits). Here’s what Yahoo! had to say:
Are you pining for the Fjords of Norway? Unlike the (ex-)parrot in Monty Python’s famous skit, Justin Schmid is as lively as can be, and ready to play digital tour guide for your Norwegian adventure. We love travel pieces that share little-known secrets about destinations just off the beaten path. It doesn’t hurt that this one came with stunning original photos. If you’ve never wanted to visit Norway, you may not want to click, because Justin’s pics will have you saving your pennies and scanning daily deal sites for travel packages to the northern European country. From how to travel to a marathon held so far north that Santa Claus might be expected to enter, Justin has the inside scoop on this emerging vacation hotspot.
Thanks, Yahoo! Norway and I both appreciate the love … and the Monty Python reference. Bag of otters’ noses, then.