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Would You Volunteer for a One-Way Trip to Mars?

Saturday 01.12.2013 , Posted by

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Would you volunteer for a one-way trip to Mars, never again to return to the Earth? That is the proposition the non-profit organization Mars One is putting forth for a group of 4 brave people with a distinct lack of nostalgia for old Mother Earth. Once on the red planet, they will establish a habitable, sustainable outpost designed to receive additional astronauts every two years. If the plan works, we will see Mars being colonized by as early as 2023… that’s 10 short years people! [Read more...]

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Photos from The Heart of Borneo

Saturday 12.29.2012 , Posted by

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Dean Bradshaw is an Australian photographer and digital artist current living in Southern California. A few years ago, he traveled to the Island of Borneo in Southeast Asia to capture the essence of the exotic area. His images are rich with story and wonder, and provide a sense of tranquility to all who view them. [Read more...]

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The Difference Between Holland and the Netherlands

Friday 12.28.2012 , Posted by

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Next time you’re off to Holland to pick some tulips you’re going to be far, far more informed about the place… and far more correct in identifying what it is. As this excellent and quickly paced video from the epic CPG Grey points out, there is a massive misunderstanding about the tulip growing, windmill building, hagelslag eating, container ship moving, ocean conquering nation… most importantly that it’s called the Netherlands and “Holland” is actually just its two most populous provinces. [Read more...]

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Star Wars Travel Posters in the Style of the WPA

Friday 12.28.2012 , Posted by

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Back in the late 30s and early 40s the US Government spent an unprecedented amount of money furthering the arts as an effort to boost the economy during the Great Depression. Out of the Federal Arts Project branch of the Works Progress Administration came some of the most beautiful posters ever created for our National and State Parks, screen printed in the art deco stylings of the day. Now, Steven Thomas is channeling that gloriously creative time, creating travel posters for the famed Star Wars galaxy. [Read more...]

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A Delightful, Hand-Drawn Map of New York City

Wednesday 12.26.2012 , Posted by

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Following 3-months of research and hard work, British illustrator Jenni Sparks has created a fantastic hand-drawn map featuring the lovely city of New York. The piece repeats the talents we saw in her earlier effort creating a map of London, with this version perhaps even surpassing that fine work. Bold lines trace her 3D renditions of the city’s famous architecture, from the Flat Iron building to the Empire State Building; and locations like Union Square to Central Park. [Read more...]

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Knee Shops Out of Basements in Bulgaria’s Capital

Monday 12.24.2012 , Posted by

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After 1989, when the Berlin Wall came down, the people in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, wanted to move away from communism as fast as possible, so they opened up their own businesses. However, with rent prices so high, many convenience stores were operated out of basements through a tiny window storefront at ground level. The little stores became known klek (knee) shops because in order to pay the vendor and get your convenience items, a person had to kneel down. The unique display of colorful merchandise through the glass storefront are quickly dwindling in Sofia, but remain a tourist attraction as a memorial of capitalism. [Read more...]

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Grandma’s Home Cooking From Around the World

Wednesday 12.19.2012 , Posted by

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There’s nothing like a home cooked meal- and somehow grandma always does it best! Before he set out for his couchsurfing world tour, Gabriele Galimberti’s grandmother was worried that he would not get good, hearty meals on his journey, so she made him her family famous homemade ravioli to send him off with a full belly. Much to his grandmother’s delight, everywhere he went, Galimberti got to play the role of hungry grandson, enjoying native dishes and secret family recipes from around the globe. In this amazing collection of photos, Galimberti captured loving grandmothers preparing then presenting their favorite dish to him, and he got to take the recipes with him! [Read more...]

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Holiday Travel: Which Airports are the Most Reliable?

Tuesday 12.11.2012 , Posted by

Traveling during the holidays is a necessary evil for many of us. Some are lucky enough to have family live in the same city —or a neighboring one — and their travel times are basically nonexistent. Then, there are the unfortunate bunch who had to nail down their air travel plans months ago to make sure they’d arrive home in time for the holidays. Air travel is always stressful during the winter holidays, but nothing incites frustration and rage more than a delayed or cancelled flight. [Read more...]

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India: A Colorful Country in Black & White

Thursday 11.22.2012 , Posted by

India is unlike any other country in the world. Boasting over 1.2 billion people in a country only 1/3 the size of the United States, it is a place of many cultures, environments and fascinations. Constantly changing yet steady, India cannot be contained in a box. Indeed one has to travel, experience and spend more than a few weeks there to truly experience what this unique place has to offer. [Read more...]

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1000 European Breweries on One Map

Tuesday 10.02.2012 , Posted by

The beer obsessed folks over at Pop Chart Labs have outdone themselves again, creating a thirst inducing poster of breweries and abbeys on the European continent. Featuring nearly 1,000 breweries, from craft to micro, the beautiful print seems to be designed specifically as an inspiration for future travels, tasty ones at that. [Read more...]

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