2013 Top Travel Writing

According to the Daily Beast, anyway. They’ve got the run-down on what they think are some of the best pieces of travel writing this year’s produced. I found there to be a few doozies, but on the whole, I think they’ve rounded up a swell bunch. A personal fave is definitely the Craft-Beer Revolution in…

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Instagram Location of the Year

Way to use your analytics, Instagram! I love this post they came out with today, showcasing the most Instagrammed locations of 2013.  I’m a little surprised that the number slot goes to Siam Paragon, the biggest mall in Bangkok. Don’t get me wrong, I loved me some Siam Paragon while I lived there, and they…

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Stunning Photos of the Alps

On one of my recent perusals of Behance, I stumbled across the photography of Lukas Furlan. He’s got some amazing shots on his Behance profile, my favorites of which are his Alp Impression series. The colors and light in these shots are just amazing—If these don’t make you want to grab a backpack and your…

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Awesome Office Spaces

Well, it’s freezing here in Atlanta today, and I have serious office envy for anyone who isn’t stuck in an icebox of a building like I am…which may be why this recent article from Buzzfeed on gorgeous start-up office caught my eye. Whether they’re here in the States, in Europe, or in Asia, these offices…

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Illegal Things You Can Do Abroad

Something about last week has been making me antsy to live on the edge. Lucky the interwebs agree—take a look at this article from Men’s Journal on six of the illegal things you can do while traveling abroad. For the most part they stay away from the more obvious rule-breaking activities, which I like. If you’re…

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Never Go to Thailand: Thailand

Don’t let the name fool you—while it sounds like a negative, this video’s all about why Thailand is so awesome that if you visit once, you might never leave. As someone who lived there for a time myself, I can attest that this video hits all of the things people—visitors and expats alike—love about Thailand.…

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Tips for Travel Writers

National Geographic just posted a great interview with Don George, a veteran travel writer for both NatGeo and Lonely Planet. It’s a short interview, but packed with good information—some of my favorite bits of advice below: “Intimidation always comes into the travel writing process on some level. But starting out is [especially] intimidating because it’s…

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Highlining in the French Alps: Paul Smith

Holy shit, my palms were soaked just watching the ad, but the behind-the-scenes look at the making of Paul Smith’s new underwear advertisement has got the acid seriously up in my stomach. It features slackliners Antoine Moineville and Tancrède Melet performing some truly incredible feats way high up in the French Alps. Encore, frenchies!! While…

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