Monthly Archives: September 2011

Solving Travel Mysteries

Crime novelist Marcus Sakey will write and host a new Travel Channel television series called Hidden City Sakey  describes of the show: “It’s sort of Anthony Bourdain‘s No Reservations meets Castle.” Throughout the twelve-episode series, Sakey will travel to Anchorage, Atlanta, … Continue reading

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Oxford Inklings

Recently, while doing some research on an early edition of one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s lesser known books I ran across a brief article about the author’s life in Oxford and his social network there. The venerable university city of Oxford … Continue reading

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Paris is Haunted

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How to Get a Passport …today !

Have you ever had one of those travel anxiety dreams where you are about to leave on a trip abroad and you discover that your passport is missing ? Well today, National Passport Day, is the one day each year … Continue reading

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Crete via the Scheimpflug Principle

This clever tilt-shift video was filmed by Joerg Daiber at locations around the amazing isle of Crete.

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The East is Red (and funny too)

Dutch architecture group MVRDV has won the design competition to build the outrageous new home for Hangzhou, China’s much anticipated comic and animation museum. Composed of eight whimsical giant speech bubbles the museum will be an exciting venue uniting the … Continue reading

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Driving Jersey (New not Isle)

“Driving Jersey represents the most misunderstood and misrepresented place and people in all of America.”   This terrific series of mini-documentaries features profiles and interviews by fimmakers Steve Rogers and Ryan Batt as they travel Jersey’s highways and backroads capturing … Continue reading

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Green (and metaphorical too)

Columbian artist Miler Lagos works in many mediums, including video, collage, sculpture and installation. His work, which often incorporates repurposed reading materials, is often a metaphorical take on the precarious balance between human culture and the forces of nature. Miler’s … Continue reading

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London by Bus

If you’re like me, you love to wander through cities the lazy way : by public transit. It’s always a bit surreal to take-in the city as it swims by a bus or tram. This excellent short film of London … Continue reading

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Never Forget

9/11/01

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