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Key West to Canada by bike

Thanks to the East Coast Greenway Alliance, in the near future it will be possible to ride your bike along a dedicated bike path 3,000 miles from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine at the Canadian border. Thus far more … Continue reading

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Every Town Needs A Story Pod

By night the Story Pod is a glowing 8×8 light box in an Ontario riverside park. During the day it opens like the covers of a book to reveal a cozy, inviting reading space for all. Situated in the town … Continue reading

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Bonjour Paris

During the past few weeks, I’ve seen a number of news stories and blog posts disparaging Paris tourism. The complaints seemed to focus on a perception that the city is dirty, noisy and crowded. My only comment is that travelers … Continue reading

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Big Apple Tips

Since moving to the Big Apple, illustrator Nathan Pyle has been sharing his growing insider knowledge of NYC cultural norms and quirks with his ongoing NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette project and book. Pyle’s insightful tips cover everything from taxis, … Continue reading

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Halloween House : Donating Memories

Lambertville, New Jersey resident Dolores Dragan works for months each year creating an otherworldly Halloween display in front of her beautiful Victorian house. Local photographer/videographer Bob Krist captured the ethereal installation in the wonderful little film below. I’m fortunate because I … Continue reading

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No Oyster Card Required

It took artist Camilla Barnard and master woodworker Gunter Luck nearly three months to create a replica of a London Underground station completely in wood. Commissioned for Transport for London and the 2015 Designjunction Show, the intricately detailed installation is … Continue reading

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Prove Them All Wrong

The Los Angeles-based screen writer and street artist known as WRDSMTH has been dropping thought-provoking pieces all around Melbourne, Australia. The well crafted works combine stenciled typewriters with cleverly worded paste-up.

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Be not inhospitable to strangers

For book lovers around the world, Shakespeare and Company in the heart of Paris is emblematic of the ideal independent bookshop. Even bibliophiles who have never been to Paris feel as though they know Shakespeare and Company. After all, it’s … Continue reading

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When to let go

Anyone who has been to my home knows that I have a little book hoarding issue, but I’m working on it. This amusing infographic, created by San Francisco-based illustrator and designer Jon Adams, should resonate with kindred spirits.  

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