Category Archives: Tourism

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

Posted in Air Travel, Books, Europe, Libraries, Public Transport, Tourism | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Here in North America, we are getting almost giddy about the upcoming solar eclipse which will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. Unfortunately for me, my region of the U.S. will only be in a partial eclipse zone. Way back … Continue reading

Posted in Art, History, Public Transport, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Books Are Transporting

The U.S. Library of Congress has just released the poster for this year’s National Book Festival on September 2, 2017 in Washington DC. If the artwork looks familiar, that’s because it’s by the celebrated New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.

Posted in Art, Books, ebooks, Libraries, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Really Useful Metro Mapping

If you are a regular reader of TBTP, you are well aware of my obsession with public transit maps. This one is actually amusing and useful. The folks at the Thrillist Washington D.C. website have augmented the city’s already excellent … Continue reading

Posted in Maps, Public Transport, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Scandal at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

As I have probably mentioned a few times, one of my favorite places in Philly is the amazing Philadelphia Museum of Art. In fact, I usually drag every out of town visitor there whether they express any interest in going … Continue reading

Posted in Art, History, Museums, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Detour for Free This Summer

The very popular location-aware travel guide app Detour usually cost $5, but for the rest of this summer it’s absolutely free. With 16 U.S. and international cities currently covered, including NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris, the audio walking … Continue reading

Posted in apps, Europe, History, Maps, Museums, Tech, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel Buzz

It won’t be available for sale for two years, but I’m already psyched about Volkswagen’s modernized electric microbus van. After spending much of a summer living in a VW  just like the red one pictured above, I’m a little nostalgic … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Tourism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bookstore Tourism London

Lined with mellow oak paneling, bathed in natural light from  tall glass roof, Daunt books in Marylebone London is an elegant and calm oasis for visiting bibliophiles. The sedate, Edwardian building provides a pitch-perfect setting for one of the city’s … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Europe, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Would You Take A Pledge

If you’ve visited Iceland during the last few years, or have followed stories about Icelandic travel in the media, you are aware that the nation has been trying to cope with its astonishing popularity with travelers. Many of the new … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dublin Pubs Immortalized

Heineken has commissioned the Dutch pottery company Royal Goedewaagen to create original beer taps for three Dublin pubs in the form of miniature models of each venue. Royal Goedewaagen created scaled models of The Stag’s Head on Dame Court, John Kehoe’s on South … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Europe, Film, Restaurants, Tourism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment