It’s that time of the week again, when BNT editor Ian MacKenzie rounds up his favourite links from the web.

Tibetan sings a tune / Photo: wonderlane

To kick things off, I thought I’d share a new list of the Top 50 Travel Blogs, with BNT coming in at #2. Whooo!

Steph over at Twenty Something Travel writes the thoughtful Why Travel Won’t Solve All Your Problems. This is a reality many travelers only realize after they’ve been on the road for some time (and maybe that’s the way it has to be).

A few more lists: the Independent Traveler celebrates 5 Reasons For Travelers To Give Thanks, AC360 blog shares 28 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Traveling, and if you’re thinking of settling for a time, check out 11 Incredible Homes From Around the World.

One more list: Gadling offers up 5 Ways To Thwart Homesickness.

This just in (circa 2005): the future belongs to the Right Brain. (Take that, Left!) A classic Wired article Revenge of the Right Brain explains why.

So you think you’ve become enlightened. Not so fast. Tom Stine shares his own view on what it’s like To Be Half Awake And Half Asleep.

Lastly, when planning your next trip, you may want to read Where Americans die abroad. Then again, the numbers are so low, it’s hardly worth considering (except Mexico… seriously 126 deaths?)

Enjoy your weekend!