Category Archives: Public Transport

Mind The Ribbon Trick

It seems that every day we hear about a new travel scam or digital threat to worry about when we are away from home. This infographic from the security consulting group Envista Forensics does a good job explaining many common … Continue reading

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Our Own Champs Elysees

This month, Philadelphia is launching a year-long+ celebration of the creation of our own version of the Champs Elysees—the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. While it may never be as grand as Paris’ great boulevard, it is a mile-long artery lined with … Continue reading

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Economy vs Business Class

The UK travel search web site Just The Flight figured out how much a flyer would have to spend on snacks and refreshments to make up the difference between economy and business class airfare. NB: 1 £ =  $1.29

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Another Roadside Attraction

Historian and self-taught photographer John Margolies spent the last three decades of the 20th century wandering the back roads, small towns, and old highways of the U.S. capturing images of a disappearing culture. His saturated Kodachrome images of kitsch signage, … Continue reading

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Amsterdam: Tag you’re it

I recently received an email from KLM about their new “KLM Care Tag” project. The video below explains how it works, but it’s basically a cleverly designed location-aware luggage tag that provides voiced tips for tourists in Amsterdam. The speaker-equipped … Continue reading

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See NYC Like Superman

Architect Candy Chan has created a mindblowing series of “x-ray” maps of New York City subway stations. Each of her elaborate drawings show the station lay-outs and orientation relating to the geography of the surrounding streets above. Check-out Chan’s website … Continue reading

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Livres dans le metro

Inspired by actress Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf project which anonymously distributes free books on subways in London, Paris, and New York City, Montreal bibliophile and YouTuber Audrée Archambault created Livres dan le Métro. For the last eight months she has been leaving French … Continue reading

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River Run

Regular visitors to this blog will have noted by now that I am keen on any clever take on the transit map. The brilliant graphic below envisions many rivers of the United States as metro lines. Created by New York … Continue reading

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Travel By App

If you are like me, you have multiple transit and map apps on your phone. One of my favorite apps is the very useful and well designed Citymapper app. The firm behind the app just announced that the digital company has been … Continue reading

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Flying Libraries

I don’t generally have anything positive to say about the budget airline easyJet, but hats off to the company for creating the easyJet Book Club. This week, the carrier launched flying libraries for children with 7,000 paperbacks placed on 147 flights. The … Continue reading

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