Category Archives: South America

Buds and Breakfast

As more and more destinations legalize marijuana use, travelers who indulge are searching for accommodations that are amenable to cannabis use by guests. It’s no surprise that new services are popping up to meet the needs of this travel niche. … Continue reading

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Social Networking

The beloved British author Douglas Adams suggested that a towel was a massively useful thing. Now a Brazilian collective has created a towel that can bring strangers together and help them build a real life social network. The Toalha Social … Continue reading

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A Book Is A Ticket To Ride

In an effort to encourage more people to read, Brazilian publisher L & PM Pocket gave away a collection of paperback books that doubled as subway tickets for the São Paolo transit system. The ten different titles, ranging from Sherlock … Continue reading

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Driving While Black

Between 1936 and 1966, an unconventional travel guidebook series was published specifically for African-American motorists. The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was sadly necessary to provide Black motorists and travelers with scrupulously accurate information on accommodations, restaurants and auto services during … Continue reading

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Every Kind of People

Brazilian writer Tiago Abreu and artist Linus Oura have created the People Are Equal project to confront the rampant bias, prejudice, and racial stereotyping that they see all over the world. Using Google’s auto-correct feature, they searched various nationalities and … Continue reading

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Digital Graffiti

The brilliant Brazilian street art duo known as VJ Soave describe their work as “digital graffiti”. The peripatetic pair travel the globe unleashing whimsy and spreading joy from specially equipped tricycles that they call Suaveciclo. Illuminating buildings, sidewalks and streets, … Continue reading

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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 HappyCow.net. h/t to GetYourGuide  

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Tourists Suck

Last weekend, hundreds of moronic tourists invaded Playa Ostional near Sarara, Costa Rica. They came to “observe” the annual mass migration of sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. Brought to the national wildlife refuge by paid tour guides, … Continue reading

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Who You Calling A Soft Egg (NSFW)

If you are easily offended by salty language, please do not watch this video. But if you’re up for a good laugh, enjoy. One benefit of international travel is not understanding when you’re being insulted by a local. Although, I … Continue reading

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Literary gifs

Santiago, Chile-based art director Javier Jensen has a whale of a time creating understated book cover gifs. Look closely.

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