Category Archives: Public Transport

Why a Duck

I first discovered the dreamy near Surrealist paintings of the Belgian artist Paul Delvaux at the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels many decades ago. I was particularly drawn to his works on trains and train stations. Delvaux was … Continue reading

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Underground History

Aboveground at Philadelphia’s famous Independence Mall visitors discover an impressive collection of monuments to American history. Often called the “Cradle of American Liberty,” the popular tourist site contains sculptures of Founding Fathers, buildings inside of which the U.S. Constitution was … Continue reading

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If you see a train this evening…

If you see a train this evening, Far away against the sky, Lie down in your wooden blanket, Sleep, and let the train go by. Trains have called us, every midnight, From a thousand miles away, Trains that pass through … Continue reading

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Welcome to Mars

 On February 9th, the United Arab Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe entered the Red Planet’s orbit. To commemorate the historic moment the UAE government has given visitors to the country a piece of space. Arrivals to Dubai airport on February … Continue reading

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Cool Beans

Under a range of glacier capped volcanic mountains, and fronted by dramatic black sand beaches, little Vik is a must visit destination on Iceland’s stunning south coast. The village’s newest attraction combines two of my favorite things—a micro-roastery and a … Continue reading

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Safety First

Alaska Airlines has updated its safety video to reflect the new reality of flying in these crazy pandemic times.

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Rocky Mountain High

A few years ago, I took a road trip around the U.S. southwest. One leg of the journey was a drive between Denver, Colorado and Moab, Utah, with a stop in Glenwood Springs, Colorado along the way. It’s a route … Continue reading

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Everything Points To Nostalgia These Days

I don’t know about you but I seem to be spending more time these days on random internet rambles. It’s not surprising that some of these trips down the rabbit hole lead to serendipitous bits of nostalgia. Somehow I recently … Continue reading

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The Feast of Venus

Last year, the Belgian tourist bureau VisitFlanders commissioned the folks at SkullMapping to create a wonderful bit of projection mapping to entertain passengers while they waited for flights at Brussels National Airport. With some clever digital trickery, a cheeky little … Continue reading

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Boating on the Thames

The next time that I’m in London I look forward to using the recently launched Uber boat service. Thanks to a partnership with Thames Clippers the ride-hailing service will be operating a fleet of 20 boats making stops at 23 … Continue reading

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