Sara Gilliam

Sara is a Senior Producer for Travel Channel.com. She has eaten her way through Thailand, sailed around the coast of Greece -- and thought she died and went to heaven in Paris (not literally). In addition to travel, she loves smart design, clever headlines and all things pop culture.

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Thai Food

As we enter this Labor Day weekend and sadly say goodbye to the summer season, here are a few of the travel blog posts that made us smile around the office.

Nomadic Matt has stumbled upon the best Thai food outside of Thailand — and it’s not where you might think.

Refinery29 shares 10 natural jet lag remedies that will come in handy next time you cross a few time zones.

The Expert Vagabond rounded up an impressive list of the 50 best travel quotes. Head over there for an extra dose of wanderlust inspiration.

Whether you love tacos or tequila — or both — check out Fathom’s guide to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Lastly, we suggest you go crayfishing in the Swedish Archipelago with The Blonde Abroad.

Paris, France

The posts and photos that found themselves into this week’s travel blog roundup can be described as none other than full-on travel porn. You’re welcome.

The Lazy Travelers spent a year living in the Île-de-France, here are their favorite Parisian places to drink and dine.

Camels & Chocolate got an awe-inspiring view of Montana’s Glacier National Park on a Glacier Jet Center helicopter ride.

i wander discovered one of the world’s best airport hotels right in his backyard — Singapore.

The Style Junkies recommend Aenaon Villas, positioned right on the edge of the world-famous caldera in Santorini. The “wow factor” is in the pictures.

And for those looking for even more eye candy, Inside the Travel Lab rounded up 7 of the best travel photos blogs out there.

Santorini, Greece

They say curiosity killed the cat, but curiosity about people and far-flung places is intrinsic to travel. This week’s roundup is filled with bits of inspiration that will leave you craving more.

Johnny Jet highlighted a summer destination that’s near and dear to our hearts. May we present to you, 10 Greece moments to live for.

For your weekly dose of eye candy, Fathom featured a couple who free dives with sharks in Honduras — and lives to photograph them.

For an otherworldly experience, live vicariously through the Expert Vagabond as he crawls inside an active volcano on Reunion Island.

Chances are when you board a flight you aren’t particularly looking forward to airplane food. According to Skift, some airlines are trying to change that. Enter: celebrity chefs.

Lastly, we suggest you get lost in The Great Affair’s illustrated love letter to Vashon Island, near Seattle. You’ll thank us later.

Hollywood, FL

By the time August rolls around, you’re already wondering how you’ll spend those last few sweet days of summer (whether or not you’ve already maxed out those vacation days). Our friends at HomeAway ranked the top 5 destinations bursting with vacation rentals perfect for a last-minute long weekend. Chances are if you stay off the beaten path, watch for cancellations and book soon, you can still savor the end of summer’s long days and nights from your own piece of (rented) paradise.

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Oysters

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It’s August and the countdown to the end of summer is unfortunately upon us. Make the most of your vacation days with these tips from some of our favorite travel blogs.

A Luxury Travel Blog shares a local’s top 5 seafood restaurants in Boston.

This is happening: pay-what-you-want hotels in Paris. Check out the details on the Carry On blog.

If you’re still a virgin when it comes to renting vacation homes, check out the Vacation Gals’ experience in Orlando before you book.

Nomadic Samuel has 50 things to do in NYC for an action-packed, end-of-summer getaway.

While Bali, Singapore and Thailand may not be top of mind for your next family vacation, Y Travel blog reveals 12 kid friendly attractions that make Southeast Asia worth considering.

Piedmont, Italy

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Agriturismo. Yakitori. This week’s travel blog roundup will have you brushing up on your foreign language skills and plotting your next trip abroad.

The Points Guy shares the secret to planning a family vacation in Italy: stay in a agriturismo, a guest home on a farm in rural Italy.

We got lost in Fathom’s roundup of the 24 best indie magazines for travelers — we’re newly smitten with Boat.

Nervous about using a site like Airbnb for the first time? Nomadic Matt reveals how it works, how to pick the perfect apartment and how not to get cheated.

If you’ve ever dreamed of backpacking Europe, The Savvy Backpacker has put together a comprehensive and impressive guide.

Beyond insanely fresh and delicious sushi, Migrationology explores another delicacy in Tokyo, yakitori (skewers of grilled meat).

To kick off the summer, we asked Travel Channel fans to send us their most Instagram-worthy travel moments — and they didn’t disappoint. After combing through thousands of awe-inspiring submissions, we chose some of our favorites to share on-air and online. Check out 26 of the best #MySummer photos, sure to inspire a #YOLO adventure during the last days of summer and beyond.

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Martha's Vineyard

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This edition of our weekly travel blog roundup is the stuff dreams are made of … a long-awaited destination, an island getaway to Bora Bora, Roger Federer playing tennis on a glacier … seriously, we can’t make this stuff up.

This week one of our favorite bloggers got to experience one of the things travel writers treasure: finally getting to visit a place you’ve long been researching, writing and reading about. Here is Passenger Conners’ take on 48 hours in Martha’s Vineyard.

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a method behind the madness that is boarding a plane, Skift reveals the math behind airlines’ chaotic practices.

Moving on, Johnny Jet had a rather surreal experience watching pro Roger Federer play tennis against Olympic ski racer Lindsey Vonn on a glacier at 11,333 feet — seems he has a bit of an advantage, no? All of this fanfare was for opening of the world’s tallest chocolate shop (by elevation) at Jungfraujoch, the “Top of Europe.”

Who hasn’t dreamed of staying in a bungalow on stilts over cerulean waters? The Travel Bite shares 5 things they don’t tell you about the dream destination of Bora Bora.

Finally, join the Expert Vagabond on an epic, 6-week surfing road trip from Cape Town to Durban in South Africa.

Paris

Another summer weekend is about to be on the books — how will you spend it? Our weekly travel blog roundup has more than a few good ideas.

“Uncorking a bottle of French wine on a sunny day, spreading Brie on a baguette, gazing out on the Paris skyline in front of the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre,” Nomadic Matt describes his perfect day and shares 22 ways to save money in Paris.

We enjoyed taking a road trip down memory lane with The Repatriate, living vicariously through her travels in Austria.

Airbnb revealed a new logo and website and people had strong opinions about it. Skift rounded up the reactions — thoughts?

How to travel the world for $1.94 per day. Seriously. Wandering Earl explains.

Lastly, Fathom shares 7 breezy accessories for your next beach vacation.

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This week’s travel blog roundup is brimming with information — from essential travel tips to airplane etiquette — straight from the pros.

Has Johnny Jet  answered the age-old question of how to stop the passenger in front of you from reclining? Check out his solution and let us know in the comments if you’d be willing to try it.

Think twice before showing up to the airport if your cell phone is dying, Travel and Leisure’s Carry On blog has the lowdown on new TSA regulations that target dead electronics.

Even the most seasoned traveler make mistakes, the Young Adventuress shares 5 she makes over and over again.

Move over honeymooners, Skift explores the growing popularity of megamoons and many-moons and their equally surprising price tags.

Leave Your Daily Hell reveals the one place you have to see before you die (hint: it’s in South America).

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