Grab a Drink with Virgin Atlantic

Just got a whiff of some tropical beaches via these travel ads from Virgin Atlantic. All of them feature the same earnestly quirky bartender, who extols the virtues of each location while sloshing together its signature cocktail: the Grand Margarita for Mexico, the Palmer’s Punch for Jamaica, and the classic Mojito for Cuba. It’s a…

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Everyday Africa: #Nofilters

National Geographic’s new photography site recently interviewed the founders of Everyday Africa, Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrell. Everyday Africa is an Instagram account (@EverydayAfrica) that showcases photos of the lives of Africans. Unlike most media portrayals, these photos aren’t meant to be provocative or dramatic—instead they capture the simple, the mundane, and the extraordinary ordinaryness that is everyday…

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Connections: Young Brazilians Meet Elderly Americans

Often the main issue with learning a new language is trying to find someone to practice with. Who do you talk to? How can you find native speakers in your home country? Agency FCB Brazil solved that problem handily by introducing a speaking exchange that used webcam technology to connect Brazilian English students with retirement…

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It’s a Bard, it’s a Plane!

It’s a Bard, it’s a Plane!

EasyJet, one of Europe’s finer budget airlines (#NODISRESPECTTORYANAIR) is honoring William Shakespeare just in time for National Shakespeare Day on April 23. EasyJet splashed the Bard’s face across the side of their plane in a fun homage to the world’s most famous writer. Check out the link for fun videos, more pictures, and a ton of bad Bard puns!

17 Ways to Travel in Style

“It’s become okay for people to wear virtually their pajamas in airports. And I just don’t think it’s okay. I don’t think it’s okay at all.” –Casey Neistat,  AMEN to that. Casey Neistat (who you may remember from biking through Superstorm Sandy and Nike’s #MakeitCount) has created an epic travelogue/style sheet for those who want to…

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France is in the Air

Remember the last time you thought the act of international travel was glamorous? Me neither. These days the line at TSA feels more like the line to the elliptical machines at the gym, with everyone in variations of sweats and running shoes. The flying experience itself tends to be cramped and bland—I look at the…

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Ready for a Taste of France

I happened to go to Alon’s Bakery, a Euro-style market and cafe here in Atlanta, for lunch today. Now, Alon’s is in itself an equal parts mouthwatering and charming experience. As I munched on my sandwich, I mentioned to my friend that I was craving some French desserts, and mused about how nice would it be to be…

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An Airplane! over Wisconsin

Love this silly little ad for WIsconsin tourism, featuring actors Robert Hays and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a spoof of their classic movie, Airplane! Apparently Airplane!’s directors, David and Jerry Zucker, are natives of the state. Gotta say, that sweeping shot of the lake makes me want to take part in all of the “Boating! Fishing!…

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The “Super Cool” German Supermarket

When I was studying abroad in the Netherlands, one of my favorite things to do was explore the local SPAR market. There were all kinds of nifty snacks, a wide assortment of strange candies, and plenty of 2 euro wines, which kept me well-fed for the entirety of my time there. I feel like you…

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The Travel Agency for Stuffed Animals

I have a memory of myself as a small child—it must have been right before we headed out for a family vacation—having a somber talk with an array of teddy bears, stuffed pigs and polar bears. I carefully explained that I could only take one bear with me on the trip. Amidst the imagined tears…

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