vegetarian friendly travel

As a long-time vegetarian, I’m always happy to discover any resource for vegetarian-friendly travel. This helpful infographic from Berlin-based Get Your Guide offers some good tips and information. I never travel without consulting



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Reading Is Magic


This sweet stop-motion video created by unPop Studio captures the magic of reading in a delightful tribute to J K Rowling.

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Eat Your Way Through History

Borough Market

Bompas & Parr, London’s always fun and creative food and beverage company, is opening Britain’s first cultural institution devoted to the history, science, art, sociology, and evolution of food. Situated in the historic Borough Market in London’s Southwark neighborhood, the British Museum of Food aims to educate and entertain, while encouraging the public to reassess its relationship with food.


The museum, which will open on October 23, will offer a series of changing immersive and interactive exhibits. The first offerings will cover chocolate, digestion, food as art, and menus.


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No Oyster Card Required


It took artist Camilla Barnard and master woodworker Gunter Luck nearly three months to create a replica of a London Underground station completely in wood. Commissioned for Transport for London and the 2015 Designjunction Show, the intricately detailed installation is complete with ticket hall, ticket scanners, east and west bound platforms, stacks of newspapers and a hand-painted Tube Map. The project is part of the ongoing celebration of the London Underground’s 150th anniversary.







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Imagine Peace


The Imagine Peace Tower on tiny Videy Island in Reykjavik harbor doesn’t seem all that impressive most of the time, but on a few nights each year it’s illuminated and it’s magical. Tonight, the memorial built for John Lennon by Yoko Ono, will be lit from 8 PM to Midnight ( 4PM to 8PM New York time and 7PM to 11PM London time) to celebrate what would have been Lennon’s 75th birthday. You can see the ceremony on the Imagine Peace Tower webcam tonight and on other nights that the monument is illuminated.





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Mind Where You Walk


Last month we had a good look up at the gorgeous public sign art of Paris from the book Graphique de la Rue. Now we’re looking down through photographer Sebastian Erras’ lens. The German freelance photographer roams the streets of Paris capturing arresting images of the city’s floor and pavement designs that we often miss by not minding where we step.
















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No Tech Zone


San Francisco artist and filmmaker Ivan Cash thinks that city residents and visitors need to be reminded to put down their devices once in a while and just be in the moment. A good reminder for all of us to be more mindful; this is the only moment we have.





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Iceland by air

Traveling around Iceland this summer, there were so many times that I wished I could helicopter-up and get a birds-eye view of my surroundings. Not owning a drone, I couldn’t do it. But Springfield, Missouri-based freelance photographer Colby Moore was in the country about the same time and he created this amazing aerial/time-lapse/slo-mo video during his journey around southern Iceland.

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Books on the L

In order to encourage users of their system to read more, the Chicago Transit Authority will be leaving books in train cars from October 12 to 18. Riders will be able to choose from a selection of fiction and non-fiction from regional authors. Unfortunately, they can only read the books until their final stop. The project, called “Books on the L”, is part of the wider Chicago Ideas Week, a 7-day city-wide conference on culture.



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More Than Just Parks


More Than Just Parks is the brainchild of filmmaking brothers Will and Jim Pattiz.The goal of the project is to raise awareness about the treasures that we have in America’s 59 National Parks through inspiring videos. The Pattiz brothers intend to visit ever park and document their travels with short videos. You can support the project by donating directly through the website.

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