Category Archives: Tourism

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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Deco Still Inspires

I first discovered the very cool retro look illustrations from Danish artist Mads Berg when I did a story on the Canary Island tourist bureau rebranding last year. After running across more examples of his Deco-inspired poster and ad art … Continue reading

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But How’s The WiFi

With all of the time that travelers are forced to spend in airports these days, free and fast wifi has become even more important. The website Rotten WiFi has compiled crowd sourced speed test data on more than 130 airports … Continue reading

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Travel Hacks

I’m a sucker for blog posts and websites that dangle the clickbait title of “travel hacks”, but usually it’s the same old common sense stuff any traveler should know. How many times do we have to see so called hacks … Continue reading

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Seventy-one Square Miles Seeded With Hustle

The just launched Brooklyn from the Wildsam Field Guide Series describes the New York Borough as “…seventy-one square miles seeded with hustle and grit and leaps of faith”. As the product of more than a century of Brooklynites on both … Continue reading

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Game of Maps

What could be more fun for a map geek and GOT fan than a compilation of filming location maps and graphics. As the last episode of the season has just aired for the season, I’ll refrain from any spoilers, but … Continue reading

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Globoscope

Globoscope is an immersive traveling installation of sound actuated luminous spheres. Created by the Grenoble-based “artistic laboratory” of Collectif Coin, the peripatetic show originally launched in Lyon last year, moved to the Licht festival in Ghent, Belgium, and most recently … Continue reading

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The Art of Public Transit

During the last three decades, New York City’s Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) has commissioned hundreds of original art works for its far-flung network of stations. Now, the New York Society of Illustrators is celebrating some of the wonderful posters, mosaics, … Continue reading

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Saved by the bell

In these difficult times for indie booksellers, and bookstores in general, it’s rare to hear unqualified good news stories about bookshops persevering and thriving. But I’m pleased to report that the word on the water floating book barge in London … Continue reading

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Don’t Stare At The Naked People

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