On movie night this past weekend, David and I grabbed a copy of the Scottish indie film, The Angel’s Share, and spent two hours a) trying to decipher Scottish slang and b) lusting for a whisky-tasting tour of the beautiful country. In that fine tradition of film-inspired travel, here’s another awesomely inspirational video to visit Scotland…especially if…Read More
Can’t resist sharing this awesome infographic of San Francisco neighborhoods as shown by bikes (designed by Tor Weeks). Shoutout to blogger Jason Evanish for sharing in the first place, and for all of the much appreciated “moving-to-San-Francisco” advice!Read More
Just got back from three weeks in Central America, and while I’ve got tons of photos, travel tales, and itineraries slotted for the next week or so, I couldn’t resist sharing these bright, modern take on the standard luggage tag by Naxart (featured today on Touch of Modern). I love the luggage tag as medium, and…Read More
Holi was celebrated just a few weeks ago, and in my wanderings around the webs, I found this awesome video of the celebration in slow motion. I’d never heard of Holi before last year, and I find it a really beautiful way to engage with the community and herald the warmer temperatures. Variable posted this…Read More
Business Insider had an inspiring story today about two friends who decided to quit their jobs and head out to Asia to travel for seven months. A ballsy move, but one I can certainly get on board with it. I loved the following quote:
“Now they’re back where they started — at least physically. ‘Jen’s an accountant and I’m writing, just like before,’ Hilary said. ‘But the trip changed who we are.'”
Have to say, that’s the best part about traveling and living abroad—it’s not necessarily a career move, but it makes you such a fuller person when you come back to the life you’ve left. Read the rest of the story here: http://www.businessinsider.com/friends-backpack-across-asia-photos-2014-3?op=1#ixzz2wQyC5FYX
A delightful piece from The Daily Beast’s travel section today, with a tale of whimsy and intruigue so thick it seems like it could have been manufactured in Hollywood. A Parisian apartment, left in a will, discovered to be a perfectly intact living diorama of the Belle Epoque…It’s like Midnight in Paris in real life.
What a cool idea—someone finally took a look at the garbly, snarly, boring boarding pass and reimagined what it could look like, drawing design cues from mobile passes. The result is sleek, modern, and clean. “It’s been great to start conversations about what other people would like to see included and how this solution and other parts of airline travel can be improved,” writes designer Peter Smart. Check it out!
A little capital “R” Romantic piece about falling in love with wanderlust.
I remember a few years ago, in the middle of my first Atlanta summer, reading Bill Streever’s book, Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places. I was by the pool, and as I read, I dripped sweat and sunscreen all over the pages, blurring some of the text. That summer, imagining the cliffs of ice and…Read More
2013 is fast winding down, and the grocery store end-caps are chock full of noisemakers, silly hats, and bottles of cheap champagne. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve? For those of you who’ll be forsaking the wild clamor of a tightly-packed bar in favor of watching the countdown at home, Atlas Obscura has a…Read More