I think your site looks really nice. I'm a fan of the clean 3 column template like you have. I also like that your ads all fit around your travel topic, there is nothing random shoehorned in. The Looking Back drop-down is cool too. The only suggestion I would make is that both your links and your highlighted words are in the bold red font, which makes it hard to tell when something is a link and when it is just a phrase that you are bolding. I like how you break up your long posts with lots of smaller paragraphs, that makes it easy to read. One other idea is you might want to consolidate your share links at the end of the post with something like Social Twist.