Category Archives: USA

See it like a native

I often get asked advice on how to see New York City. Of course I always suggest the purchase of a good, old fashioned print travel guide book, and the usual websites, too. Recently, I’ve been recommending NYCgo.com which is … Continue reading

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Are You Flying Blah Airlines

Full disclosure: I did not watch the entire video below. I doubt that you will either—damn, it’s nearly six hours long. But Virgin America’s new video, titled “Have You Been Flying BLAH Airlines”, is both hilarious and excruciating. The questionable … Continue reading

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Boston Night and Day

Boston is one of North America’s most historic and exciting small cities to visit. Photographer Julian Tryba captured the real spirit of the place in his terrific time-lapse that incorporates day and night shots in every frame. Titled “Boston Layer-Lapse”, the … Continue reading

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Thumbing A Ride

Alaska Airlines is developing a system which will allow passengers to use fingerprint scans to replace paper documents and identification. The first step in the project, which has already been tested in Seattle, is using print readers to replace boarding passes … Continue reading

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E Pluribus Unum

Inspired by the motto of the United States—E Pluribus Unum or Out of Many, One—Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada has created a monumental landscape portrait on the National Mall in Washington DC. The portrait image is a composite highlighting the diversity … Continue reading

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#NYC

Polish filmmaker Piotr Wancerz created the wonderful time-lapse video below that celebrates America’s greatest city. Simply titled “#NYC”, the action follows model Roza Puzynowska as she displays a large hashtag sign at some of New York’s most famous locations.

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Never Too Old For A Room Mate

These days when I’m visiting a city for more than four or five days, I prefer to rent an apartment over a hotel stay. I usually choose a local rental agency over Airbnb for the more reliable service in case … Continue reading

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Poe Comes Home

Tomorrow afternoon, a new bronze statue “Poe Returns To Boston” will be unveiled at Edgar Allan Poe Square, close to the Boston Commons and the iconic author’s birthplace. Almost 165 years to the day after his death at age 40, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Makes The World Go Round

  h/t to Love Home Swap for their infographic

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What’s a Brooklyn handshake

Puerto Rico-based street artists Bik Ismo—aka Joshua Santos Rivera— recently completed this striking commentary on American urban life in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC.

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