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Vacation Reading

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Norway Takes It Slow

A few years ago, I posted a story on the Norwegian Broadcasting Company’s longest, slowest television show. Viewers in Norway—and geeks like me around the world—were riveted to their screens for the non-stop, 134 hour-long telecast of the Hurtigruten boat … Continue reading

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A century of wonders

This month, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Park Service. Over the decades, the Park Service has commissioned wonderful art work to encourage folks to get out and enjoy these national treasures. Some of the most enduring … Continue reading

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Lost In Place

Getting lost in a new city isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it’s the way that we discover the true spirit of a place. Lost iN is a marvelous series of locally curated travel guides that invites readers to “surrender … Continue reading

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Mountain Man

The Swiss street artist known as Saype recently completed this enormous “land work” in the mountains outside of Leysin, Switzerland. The piece, which is composed of cut and painted grass, depicts a relaxed man stretched out on a mountainside. Who would’t want … Continue reading

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Too Much Candor Can Be Awkward

The Belgian street artist and graphic designer who goes by the enigmatic moniker Monk HF has been sharing some brutally honest travel posters on social media. The ongoing series challenges travelers to address uncomfortable issues, such as pollution, war, migration, animal exploitation, … Continue reading

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Towering Tourist Traps

I readily admit that I’m a sucker for observation towers, suspended glass walkways, giant wheels, and all manner of tourist traps in the sky. So, the next time that I visit Brighton UK I will spring for a ticket to … Continue reading

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Why A Duck

This amazing book sculpture was created by Thomas Wightman for Visit Scotland. The work celebrates a childhood train journey over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct bridge. It may look familiar, if you’ve ever seen a Harry Potter film. all images ©Thomas Wightman

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Street Art Mapping

After posting a story last month on an amazing street art installation in New York City by JR, I received a few emails from readers who are planning visits to the city with questions on how to find street art. … Continue reading

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You can Count On Iceland For Wind

I was randomly browsing Iceland photos when I stumbled upon these amazing images from Italian photographer Guiseppe Lo Schiavo. The aptly named series “Wind Sculpture” was shot last year around Iceland with just a simple thermal weather rescue blanket a … Continue reading

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