Category Archives: Tourism

Holiday Train

I know that I’ve shared this before, but this year is the 25th anniversary for Chicago’s CTA Holiday Train. Every year since 1992 the Chicago Transit Authority has wrapped trains with thousands of lights and holiday decorations. They even have … Continue reading

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Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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Book and Bed

Last year, I shared a story about Tokyo’s brilliant Book and Bed Hostel. Now the traveling bibliophile’s Eden has expanded with a new location in the heart of Kyoto. The 20 bed hostel, which officially opens tomorrow, features cozy sleeping nooks tucked … Continue reading

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Autumn in Prague

If you’ve ever been to Prague and wondered what it looked like from above without climbing the 299 steps up the Petrin Hill Tower, this wonderful short film will answer all of your questions. But if you’ve never visited the … Continue reading

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A station in a station ( or a terminal)

Most visitors to Manhattan this time of the year head for the gigantic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or traipse around gawking at the elaborate holiday window displays, but for me one of the highlights in New York City every holiday … Continue reading

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When Chickens Have Teeth

I’m  not much of a linguist, but when I travel I love to learn odd expressions from local languages and cultures. British illustrator Paul Blow has been creating wonderful images based on idioms that has discovered during his own travels. … Continue reading

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Traveler’s Apology

The original “American Apology Shirt” was created by Joel Aufrecht back in 2003 for U.S. travelers to demonstrate to people in other nations that George W. Bush did not represent the beliefs of all Americans. The profits from the sales … Continue reading

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Vive la France

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Islands of Sanity

If you are planning a visit to the United States after January 20, 2017, please consider using the map above to set your itinerary. You may miss out on some of the most spectacular sights and landscape, but at least … Continue reading

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A centennial worth celebrating

A disparate group of hugely talented artists, designers, and typographers have joined together to for the Type Hike project, which has created unique poster art to celebrate the U.S. National Park Service centennial. The group is donation 100% of Type Hike profits to the … Continue reading

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