Category Archives: Tourism

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Postcards

Lehel Kovacs is a Budapest-based artist and illustrator who dreamed of traveling around the world. When those travel plans did not pan out, he decided to take a virtual world tour using Google Street View. That inspired the creation of … Continue reading

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Comics In Transit

The Vancouver-based non-profit comics collective Cloudscape Comics is behind a very clever project called “Comics In Transit”. They’ve commission single-page poster sized comics from twenty Canadian comic artists to be displayed on bus shelters around Vancouver, BC. Each work documents … Continue reading

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Hemingway the Hoarder

Ernest Hemingway was one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, but he was also a big time hoarder. A new exhibition, “Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars”, at New York City’s grand Morgan Library and Museum is packed with examples of … Continue reading

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Come for the pandas, stay for the bookstores

Most travelers to China visit the Sichuan Province capital city of Chengdu for the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve, but bibliophiles will want to make time for the amazing Fangsuo Bookstore. With a dramatic entrance way and cavernous interiors, the bookshop … Continue reading

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New York Slice

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Weeping Angels

Cimetière Père-Lachaise is on everyone’s top ten lists of Paris attractions. Tourist flock to see the stunning funereal architecture, while art and music lovers make solemn pilgrimages to the graves of Chopin, Bizet, Piaf, Proust, Balzac, Delacroix, Oscar Wilde, and … Continue reading

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