Category Archives: Europe

Saint Petersburg Is Packed With Surprises

When I was in Saint Petersburg, Russia this Fall, I did my due diligence as a tourist and visited as many museums, palaces, cathedrals, and attractions as I could manage in a week. Unfortunately, I was a few months too … Continue reading

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Iceland Is Calling

I know that it may seem as though I am obsessed with Iceland; it’s just because I am. So, if you are not interested in magnificent scenery and natural wonders, look away now. Otherwise, watch this stunning short film titled … Continue reading

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You have to read this book

h/t to the marvelous Spanish cartoonist Laura Pecheco  (and you really do need to read Station 11 by Emily St.John Mandel.

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The World At Night

French photographer Genaro Bardy travels to great cities to capture them devoid of inhabitants. His single-minded project, Desert in the City, is chronicled in an upcoming book of the same name that he hopes to fund on Kickstarter. He manages … Continue reading

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Roadtripping

Most of us love a good old-fashioned roadtrip, so why not an old-school print magazine dedicated to the pleasures of “soulful driving”. Curves is a beautifully crafted bi-lingual (German-English) publication packed with terrific maps, photos, and travel itineraries for drivers, bikers, and … Continue reading

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Hands Off Our Revolution

Hands Off Our Revolution is a new organization of artists, writers and musicians who have come together for a series of art exhibitions and actions to confront head-on the rise of reactionary right-wing populism in Europe, the U.S., and around the … Continue reading

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More Than Half of The London Underground Is Above Ground

Many years ago, I wrote a travel guidebook for London, so I like to think of myself as fairly knowledgeable when it comes to the British capital. But I was surprised by some of the bits of information in this … Continue reading

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Taming the Pippi Savage

Paris can be a glorious city, but sometimes the streets reek of urine from pippi savage (wild peeing). Now a team of entrepreneurs has developed a clever solution to this urban menace. The Uritrottoir (the name combines the words for urinal and pavement) is … Continue reading

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London’s Smallest Library

London’s Borough of Lewisham is home to the city’s smallest public library. The Lewisham Micro Library was created by local resident Sebastian Handly, who purchased the old phone box from British Telecom and outfitted it with shelving, lighting, and a … Continue reading

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