Category Archives: Europe

Art of the Journey

Back in 2013, Dutch designer/curator/agency director Jeroen Smeets launched a brilliant project that combined his love for art and for travel. The Jaunt recruits artists to visit a place that they have never been and to create an original work … Continue reading

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Paris: 75 Hours

Paris: 75 hours in under 2 minutes is a wonderful timelapse video documenting London-based French illustrator Guillaume Cornet’s project drawing a Parisian neighborhood.

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Beautiful Barcelona

If you have ever visited Barcelona, you likely returned home raving about the city’s stunning architecture. Now along with Barcelona’s grand townhouses, mansions, museums, churches, and historical sites hundreds of late 19th and early 20th century small retail buildings are getting … Continue reading

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Whimsical Landscapes

Even in this golden age of digital travel photography, I still love old fashioned travel postcards. I’m not embarrassed in the least to admit that I still return home from most trips with a stack of kitschy cards. The very … Continue reading

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Space Invaders in Sweden

The Red Cross has teamed up with major airports in Sweden to help relieve travelers of their spare change while waiting for flights or luggage. Stockholm’s Arlanda and Goteborg’s Landvetter are the first airports to replace traditional collection boxes with … Continue reading

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London Underground

The mind-boggling short video below is a visualization of 562,145 journeys on London’s Underground network.

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How are tourists like fish ?

Guide book author/travel show host/tourism consultant Doug Lansky gave a thought provoking TED Talk in Stockholm on the sad state of travel today. Much of his critique was spot on—though a tad elitist. As a former guide book writer, I really liked his … Continue reading

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

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Better a book than a green beer

Continuing an annual tradition of celebrating Irish Literature on St Patrick’s Day for the fifth year, the Irish Arts Center of New York City will be handing out thousands of free books to school children and commuters. Volunteers will distribute … Continue reading

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Vienna is calling all bibliophiles

On April 18th, the new Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library will officially open in Vienna. The institution will document the nation’s literature with rare manuscripts, books, letters, photographs, illustrations and related objects. Situated in the heart of the … Continue reading

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