Friday Five: Travel Link Roundups 6/4

Interesting stories from around the world (wide web).

The weather is getting warm (in everywhere but San Francisco it feels like!) and for those of you heading to, or living in, London this summer, here are 10 of the best beer gardens in the city. (via Visit London)

I love these vintage travel posters from the Golden Age of Travel…gorgeous illustrations that I haven’t seen before!

Traveling solo and ready to meet new friends? A post from Wanderful recommends using Tinder.

In desperate need of a quick escape? Google’s offering a free scuba trip…virtually that is! Explore the reefs and “swim” with dolphins in honor of World Oceans Day.

Check out this awesome interactive map of LA through the years.


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.

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.

Friday Five: Travel Link Roundups 3/20

Interesting stories from around the world (wide web).

Buzzfeed’s got a roundup of 18 useful sites for booking travel and planning your trips. (Full disclaimer: Some are kind of obvious, but there are also some gems)

Adweek discusses just how realistic Ryanair’s supposedly-$15 flights to Europe are.

The NYTimes claims this Norwegian view of the solar eclipse prompted people to travel from all over the world. You’ll understand why.

Like world music? You’ll love this story from NPR about an incredible collaboration amongst African musicians.

The Netherland’s “Original Cool” campaign gets a new addition in a slow and lovely spotlight of Van Gogh. (via Adland)


Friday Five: Travel Link Roundups 2/27

Interesting stories from around the world (wide web).

Are you ready for the Underwoods? Roadtrippers has put together a guide to the House of Cards filming locations.

In or around London? I charge you with checking out the new pop-up owl bar…guaranteed to make your office happy hour a hoot. (SORRY, it was too easy) via PSFK

Speaking of the Brits, NPR had a fascinating article about the science behind Britain’s tea-drinking culture.

Planning a jaunt to Europe this summer? Sidestep the crowds with some of these lesser-known hotspots. via Travel and Leisure

And finally, treat yourself to a moment of zen with these crazy-cool-creepy cinemegraphs, as seen on The Bold Italic.