Category Archives: Tourism

Where you can light up

One of the things that I enjoy most about this blog is the contact with readers and followers all over the world. I get lots of messages with travel questions, especially about visiting the United States. Lately, it seems that … Continue reading

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How far is it ?

I’m a big fan of Helsinki-based geographer Topi Tjukanov’s always innovative presentations of data from new perspectives/ This clever graphic examines just how far you can drive in one hour from twenty different European capitals.

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Bed, Breakfast and Books

If you visit Lille, France after March 21st, you will be able to browse a new bookstore, have a coffee, and even stay the night at Place Ronde – Bed, Books & Breakfast. The project is the brainchild of Fabienne van … Continue reading

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Why Bibliophiles Hate Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous Portuguese footballer, has purchased the historic Casa del Libro bookstore building in the heart of Madrid with plans to convert it into a luxury hotel. The 95 year old bookstore is housed in a beautiful building … Continue reading

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Gulliver’s Travels

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Manhattan Glamping

Other than taking your chances freelance camping in Central Park, there aren’t many spots to camp out in Manhattan. But beginning this May 1st, it will be possible to do some very special glamping with views of the Statue of … Continue reading

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Don’t be a tourist cliche

These days it’s impossible to avoid the deluge of cliché travel photos on Instagram, Facebook, blogs, and other social media. There’s no escaping the boring sameness of everybody’s vacation pics. Don’t get me wrong, I’m just as guilty of sharing … Continue reading

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Too Much Future

Too Much Future is a new work of public art from the Whitney Museum’s #Public Art series. Each piece is installed on the facade of a building across the street from the New York City institution and can also be viewed from the … Continue reading

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KLM Cares

Last year I posted a story about KLM’s trial run for the airline’s Care Tag audio-equipped GPS tourist guide device. Now, the Royal Dutch Airlines has rolled-out the tiny tech travel guide for flyers who act fast. When you book a flight … Continue reading

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Greetings From Sh**Hole Island

In response to Tangerine Mussolini’s recent asinine comments about “shithole countries”, Haitian communications agency Parkour has created a marvelous, tongue-in-cheek ad campaign. Welcome to Sh**Hole Country uses beautiful landscape photographs of Haiti to poke fun at the bloated gas bag in the … Continue reading

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