Category Archives: Tourism

Vintage is better

I recently ran across a treasure trove of vintage Japanese travel posters from the early 20th century. As you know, I’m a little bit obsessed with travel related advertising, but I think that early travel posters managed to do a … Continue reading

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stealing the sun

A few years ago I had the opportunity to do some traveling in British Columbia and Alaska. While I was there I became intrigued by the art, culture, and mythologies of the indigenous peoples of the region, including the Tlingt … Continue reading

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Guess Where

City Guesser is a geography based browser game that strives to provide an exceptional travel and guessing experience by allowing participants to guess where in the world they are from short video clips. I spent way to much time at … 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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Telling Stories About Heroes

I was dead chuffed to stumble upon the wonderful short film “Troll Bridge” which was based on an original short story of the same name by the late great Terry Pratchett. Directed by Daniel Knight, the movie was created after … Continue reading

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The Geography of Happiness

Just in the nick of time, the Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute has opened the world’s first museum dedicated to that elusive thing we all need more than ever. The museum is located in the heart of everyone’s favorite Nordic capital. which currently … Continue reading

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There are always exceptions

If you have ever traveled in the United Kingdom, or even read a British novel, it’s likely that you have been confused about the correct pronunciation of place names. I’m chagrined to admit that I constantly got location names horribly … Continue reading

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Under the Social Influence

By now you have probably noticed that I’m a sucker for a clever travel/tourism campaign. So it will be no surprise that I fell hard to this clever video from New Zealand urging travelers to stop repeating stereotypical photos they … Continue reading

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Making Travel Fun (again)

I was completely charmed by this new tourism ad (below) created for Travel Oregon by the folks at studio Sun Creature. Maybe I’m just primed for hitting the road again, but the short animation has me thinking about the wonders … Continue reading

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Streaming Magic

I’ve been to Iceland many times over the years, but I only managed to see the Aurora Borealis during my last visit. I was fortunate to catch the magical lights four nights in a row thanks to the owner of … Continue reading

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