Category Archives: South America

A Card With A History

Most people think of American Express as a credit card company, but the firm—which is celebrating its centennial this month—began as a full service travel provider. Along with organizing trips, tours and cruises, American Express sold all sorts of travel … Continue reading

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Airbnb has heart

With more than 1.2 million accommodation listings in more than 34,000 cities worldwide, and a $24 billion valuation, Airbnb may seem like any other corporate juggernaut crushing the competition and disregarding community needs. But the online rental service seems to … Continue reading

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Travel Reading

While I might quibble with the specific book choices, I love the concept of this infographic from Fly Abu Dhabi. I always try and find good reads on my travel destinations before a trip. Travel guidebooks are great for history … Continue reading

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Don’t Stare At The Naked People

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Tree Book Tree

Buenos Aires-based publisher Pequeños Editor has created a fun and educational book that can be recycled into a tree. The Tree Book Tree children’s book is printed on acid-free paper with environmentally safe ink. The book’s pages are impregnated with … Continue reading

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Fly BOAC

 

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Hey Taxi

Whether you call them cabs, taxis, jitneys, jeepneys, or hacks, when you need to get somewhere fast they’re worth the price. This infographic from The Taxi Centre compares rides around the world.      

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Weapon of Mass Instruction

Buenos Aires artist Raul Lemesoff is celebrating World Book Day today with his latest rolling “weapon of mass instruction”. This version of his militant bookmobile is built on the chassis of an old Ford Falcon and is traveling around Argentina … Continue reading

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Street Art With Occasional Satellite

The British street artist known as INSA has earned some renown for his brilliant GIF-ITI mural pieces. You can see some of his very cool work below and on his tumblr. But he has upped his game big time with … Continue reading

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Qwerty Portraits

Brazilian artist Álvaro Franca uses old electric and manual typewriters to create these amazing portraits of iconic authors like J.D. Salinger, Clarice Lispector, Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac. This little video demonstrates how it’s done.  

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