People have vastly different styles, and the way they pack their bags and carry their luggage can be equally as different. A hippie cruising through the airport with just a journal and a guitar will obviously utilize different bags than a business traveler on a three day trip to New York City. With all of these different strategies to get your belongings from point A to point B, this infographic asks the question: What does your luggage say about you? [Read more...]
There is a beauty that lies underneath the icy Tianuksa River in Leningradskaya Oblast, Russia. An otherworldly cavern of layered ice and glistening crystalline forming under the surface of the river. This phenomenon of a place was discovered by 55-year-old Russian photographer Yuri Ovchinnikov and his son completely by accident. Air gaps create a two foot gap allowing the brave explorers to carefully crawl into the cave in hopes that the ice would not crack beneath them. [Read more...]
Music, costumes, masquerades, dancing, food and five days of all night partying describes Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Film director and musician Jarbas Agnelli, in partnership with photographer and filmmaker, Keith Loutit, set out to capture this amazing event on camera in a way it has never been seen before. In the five days of carnival, the pair shot 167,978 photos, then with masterful editing and a soundtrack composed by Agnelli himself, they composed a tilt-shift style video from their stills titled The City of Samba. The final product is nothing less than amazing. The original score fits perfectly with what is being seen and conveys all of the right emotions. Watching the video, you forget that they are still shots and the effect of the tilt-shift makes everything look like claymation. A genius way to change the regular perspective of a larger than life festival. [Read more...]
Mexico is a fairly large country in the world and there are many interesting places to visit. Bordering the United States, many Americans come down to spend a weekend, week or just a night in this country so rich in culture. Many come to cruise familiar coastal cities such as Puerto Vallarta and Cancun, but there is a place that many do not know about unless they are already there. That place is called Tulum! [Read more...]
Where is the art in American cities today? New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles…Yes, these cities have had established art scenes for years. Oklahoma City, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix? Maybe not so much.
Some cities encourage art within their cities, and some cities, well, just don’t care enough. I mean when you can spend your budget on other civil projects such as transportation, buildings and commerce, why fund art projects? [Read more...]
Few new businesses have been received with as much excitement as the world-wide private accommodation renting Airbnb… and no wonder, the site has literally exploded with activity in the last two years. This absolutely gorgeous new graphic by design whiz Kelli Anderson, looks at the growth of the massively successful company, which now allows you to rent over 19,000 exciting locations in 192 countries. If this doesn’t give you the travel bug, nothing will. [Read more...]
Benny Prasad has been to every country in the world and he has the world record for achieving it in the shortest amount of time: 6 years, 6 months and 22 days. That’s 245 countries Benny has visited… and with him, he brought a message of peace and love while on the way.
During the journey he traveled to 194 sovereign countries, 50 dependent countries & Antarctica thus 245 countries and 7 Continents. His adventure took from May 1, 2004 to Nov. 22, 2010. [Read more...]
Bieke Depoorter is not like other travel photographers out there in the world. For a period of three months, Bieke traveled on the Trans-Siberian Express, the longest train route in the world which spans from Russia to Beijing, China. During this time she carried a note with her that said this [Read more...]