Category Archives: Tourism

A New Light on Michelangelo

After five centuries, the magnificent frescoes on the walls and ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel can now be seen in all of their glory thanks to a new LED lighting system. The unobtrusive 7,000 LEDs provide a surprisingly subtle, … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Envy Norwegians

This year a design competition was held by the Norwegian government to update the nation’s passports and identity documents. The winning designs came from Oslo-based Neue Design Studio, which created a modern minimalist look with some very cool secret features. … Continue reading

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Take a spin around Europe

Regular followers of Travel Between The Pages may be getting weary of all the time-lapse videos, but too bad because I’m still enamored with the technology. So, here’s another short, but very sweet video. Titled “Hypeurotrip”, the film is the … Continue reading

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No Need To Buckle Up

If you have ever taken a long haul, red-eye flight in coach class, the notion of voluntarily spending the night on an airplane may strike you as bonkers. But a promotional project cook-up by KLM and Airbnb may change your … Continue reading

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Why A Pineapple

Airbnb is one of the best known brands in travel these days, but for some reason they’ve decided to go retro and publish their very own print travel magazine. The publication, which is called Pineapple, will be issued quarterly, without … Continue reading

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Peak Experience

Folks with any degree of acrophobia may find the new Tissot Peak Walk bridge at Les Diablerets, Switzerland a wee bit daunting. Opened on October 25th, the first suspension bridge to connect two European mountain peaks is 107 meters long … Continue reading

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A Moment Abroad

I love this stunning time-lapse video of the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany, and I think that you will love it too. Moment Abroad was shot and edited by Los Angeles-based cinematographer Andrew Walker.

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A Really Long Train Ride

I love a long train ride, but I don’t know if I’m up for the Trans-Mongolian/Trans-Siberian Railway trip from Beijing to Irkusk. Maybe I’ll just settle for this very condensed version of the 4,500 mile journey below.

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Don’t feed the donkey spongecake

If you’ve ever been confused by a foreign language idiomatic expression during your travels, you’ll enjoy “Idioms of the World”. Artist and illustrator Marcus Oakley incorporated some of his favorites for this infographic that he created for the HotelClub travel … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Walls

Airbnb is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a short animated film inspired by a true story. “Wall and Chain” recounts the story of two former border guards, one from each side of divided … Continue reading

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