Kiddyzone by Betshopboy

Now that I’m back from my trip to Australia, the regular speedlinks on Wednesday can resume as per normal. Last week, I highlighted some of my Outback accommodations, so I thought it would only be fitting to dedicate this week’s roundup to the concept of travel… even if it might mean never leaving your living room.

We start off with a vacation post from Betshopboy, who takes us on a journey to Bali Safari and Marine Park. This destination combines, as you can imagine, a wildlife park with a water park. You can get up close and personal with such animals as komodo dragons and cheetahs, then relax with some waterslides and wading pools. Looks like a great time in the sun!

Next, Jane Meighan has a guest post up on Problogger, talking about how to keep track of your accounts as a remote blogger. The great thing about making money online is that you can do it anywhere with an Internet connection, but you still have to have a system in place for managing your finances and other pertinent information.

What about more permanent travel? RT Cunningham has been living in the Philippines for nearly six years and now he is considering a move back to the United States. There are many considerations at play, like affordability and convenience. He also has to consider what he’d do with his house and car, as well as how he’d handle relative proximity to family. Tough call.

It wouldn’t be fair to say that Raul Pacheco-Vega went traveling when he put his blog on temporary hiatus, but he did “move away” from the site in some ways. Now that a month has passed, he reflects on his experience with the hiatus and how he spent his time. Blogging is a way of life, so it’s good to see that he’s giving change a try.

And finally, John Bardinelli decided to travel back in time by trying Chrono Trigger on iOS. How did the classic game transition onto the newer piece of gadgetry? According to John, not so well. The visuals are blurry, the controls are awful, and the high price tag is a definite turnoff. Some retro goodness should perhaps stay retro.