The site Make My Drive Fun is pretty darn cool. Go enter your starting and end point and see the magic unfold.
Iceland Travel Tips?
Dear Iceland-knowledgeable Tweeps, would you have some travel tips for me and my two kids (12/16) for four days in August? We are flying in and out of Reykjavík and have a car. pic.twitter.com/HeKZ46u9ps
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) May 15, 2022
Do you happen to have any Iceland travel tips? Care to share? Thank uuuuuu!
I am so happy to see that Brooklyn based Various Keytags expanded into making Custom Luggage Tags. I am totally placing an order. SO FUN!
Bike Riding the Rails
I agree with Kottke, definitely filing this under “Things I Definitely Want to Do Sometime”: riding electric-assist railbikes through a California redwood forest.
A 12-Mile Video Walking Tour of Paris
Wow! A 5.5-hour, 12-mile video walking tour of Paris. Sit back and enjoy.
Drive & Listen
Drive and Listen is a website where you can drive through cities all across the globe while listening to their local radio stations. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
(Thank you Kyle)
Wine Windows, or buchette del vino, are little hatches which were originally used to sell surplus wine direct to Florence’s working class. These wine windows are unique to Florence and Tuscany, and were once a normal part of everyday life here. Now, several wine windows have re-opened for the first time in generations, and are being used to serve food and drinks in a socially distanced way. This makes me happy.
Researching a Travel Destination?
What do you do when researching a travel destination? I…
– Use @lonelyplanet to level set
– Check threads on @askmetafilter
– Read @CultureTrip
– See top @TripAdvisor for the "basic" version
– Devour all YouTube travel blogger videos
– Quick search of @instagram location tag
— Sean Blanda (@SeanBlanda) September 26, 2019
Vacation With an Artist
Vacation with an Artist allows you to discover a new destination, create real local connections and spend time inside a master artist’s studio making something with your hands. What an incredible concept. This is wonderful!
A scarf that hides your passport or cash? Brilliant!
I am back at the Floating Farmhouse with team CreativeMornings to plan for the new year. Small team off-sites are magical in this place! Tom Givone, the owner, has a beautiful aesthetic. He adds, by taking away. My minimalist heart rejoices.
OMG! I want to spend a night in the Vipp Shelter. Added to my bucket list. (Reminds me of Getaway)
I spent the last 24 hours in a beautifully minimal Getaway cabin in upstate New York with my friend Linda Sarris. I have never woken up in a more magical place!
A Short Trip
A Short Trip is a 5-minute interactive illustration by Alexander Perrin that you control by using the left and right arrow keys. Put your headphones on and turn the volume up. So lovely.
Unicorn Zip & Flip Pillow
This lightweight unicorn shaped pillow unzips and flips into a travel neck pillow. So fun!
Your Face on Your Suitcase
You can now cover your luggage with a giant photo of yourself. Because nothing says “hands off my stuff” like an oversized portrait of yourself soaring down the conveyor belt. This nearly made me snort my coffee out my nose, laughing.
Citizen-Led Walking Tours
Jane’s Walk is an organization offering citizen-led walking tours in over 200 cities. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbors. I love EVERYTHING about this.
Here are upcoming walking tours in New York City.
Koinobori Travel Laundry Bag
This Travel Laundry Bag made me smile.
Mont Saint-Michel looks like a fairytale castle, but it’s actually a French monastery. It’s on my list of places to visit one day.
Google Arts & Culture
Holy smokes Google Arts & Culture is amazing. You can virtually explore museums. My head is exploding! I know what I am doing with my kids tonight!