Friday Five: Travel Link Roundups 5/29

Interesting stories from around the world (wide web).

Loved National Geographic’s photo essay of the Camino de Santiago—a friend of mine did the pilgrimmage after she finished grad school and it sounded like an incredible trip.

When I get tired of a desk job, I want to be this guy—a copywriter who is freelancing his way around Europe in exchange for gas money and beer.

For those not craving the freedom of the open road, maybe this list of the world’s 10 Most Heavily Guarded Locations will tickle your fancy.

Road Warrior Voices shows you neat hacks to finding the cheapest flights (and sticking it to the big airlines).

Travel and Leisure’s got a rundown on things we should expect in the hotels of the future


Friday Five: Travel Link Roundups 5/1

Interesting stories from around the world (wide web).

In honor of Earth Day, here’s a list of 10 travel sites that are in danger of extinction—an important reminder to be humble when travelling and respectful of our planet. (via Budget Travel)

Before you leave for your summer trips, check out this NYTimes article about avoiding unnecessary bank and currency fees abroad.

Also from the NYTimes, this gem featuring photos of readers’ favorite streets in Europe.

Cities not your thing? Check out this collection of stunning Kiwi landscapes from Matador Network.

Travelling for business and pleasure just got easier if you’re into surfing—check out Quiksilver’s new business suits that double as wetsuits. That’s #badass. (via Adweek)


Friday Five: Travel Link Roundups 4/17

Interesting stories from around the world (wide web).

Royals aren’t the only ones flying commercial. Travel and Leisure has an adorable story of the latest Australian cultural ambassadors buckling in for their flights—a quartet of koalas!

Want some off-the-beaten-path Caribbean fun? For those who’d prefer to leave the cruise ship behind, Prestige Vacations has prepped a list of Aruba’s hidden gems—no “fun” director required.

Just in time for spring, Travel Zoo has a list of the world’s most swoon-worthy flower fields.

Because I’m feeling nostalgic for my time in the Kingdom, here’s a list of ten must-try dishes when you head to Thailand.

It happens to all of us—you’ve filled your phone with travel pictures but have no clue how to share them. Wanderlust Travel has some tips for getting your photos formatted and printed into photobooks.

Cheers to Carlsberg: Beer Billboards

What’s better than beer? Free beer. What’s better than free beer? Beer that comes from a billboard.

Okay, I don’t know if that last claim is true, but it sure is rad. (Of course, you all know I have a weak spot for innovative beer dispensaries). Carlsberg is making a load of Londoners happy with what they tout as, “Probably the best poster in the world”—a billboard that pours perfect pints of cold draught beer.

From Adweek:
“We want to get the Carlsberg brand in front of as many beer drinkers as possible,” says Dharmesh Rana, senior brand manager at Carlsberg U.K. “To do this, we have to think differently with our approach and can’t just rely on great TV advertising.”

Can’t beat that strategy. Cheers!

Friday Five: Travel Link Roundups 4/10

Interesting stories from around the world (wide web).

The view is always better from above—Travel and Leisure shares the world’s coolest tram rides.

BBC throws Atlanta some props as a city deeper than Coca-Cola and the world’s busiest airport.

The Dutch make art come alive with a brilliant staging of Rembrandt’s “Nightwatch” (in a mall, no less). The fact that it’s an ad makes it that much better.

Attention Wes Anderson fans—NYTimes has a story on a real life Grand Budapest Hotel.

I’m never one to shy away from a comprehensive list of useful travel resources. Claimair does a great job curating a tried-and-true list here.



Friday Five: Travel Link Roundups 3/27


Interesting stories from around the world (wide web).

When did sleeping in your car become cool? When you’re spending the night in the Tesla hotel. (via Autoblog)

As the season of April Showers approaches, Taxi shows us what rain sounds like in different languages.

Mashable has a great story about what it’s like to be the host of a travel program (it’s as fun as it sounds).

In the mood for an intellectual discussion? The Guardian asks why white people are considered expats and the rest immigrants.

Just in time for the weekend party, Eater sets you up for a pub crawl of New York’s classic literary haunts.