Diversity + Advertising

I don’t usually do the Daily Prompt, but when I clicked on it today, it made me remember an essay I wrote a few years back. Recent musings have brought that essay back to mind more than once in the past few weeks, and it dovetails perfectly with the theme of the prompt—diversity. Atlanta, Georgia…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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