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

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.

Explore Switzerland

I know what I am watching tonight on my projector. Thank you Jude.

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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!

Travel Scarf

A scarf that hides your passport or cash? Brilliant!

Floating Farmhouse

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.

Vipp Hotel

OMG! I want to spend a night in the Vipp Shelter. Added to my bucket list. (Reminds me of Getaway)

(via)

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!

FREITAG Travel Bag

Whenever I think I can’t possibly love FREITAG more than I already do, they come out with a new, innovative bag, like Zeppelin, their first inflatable travel bag on wheels. The fact that it folds down when not in use gets my two thumbs up! And, of course, that each one of them is unique, as they are made out of recycled truck tarp. So much YES!

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.

(via Kyle)

Koinobori Travel Laundry Bag

This Travel Laundry Bag made me smile.

Mont Saint-Michel

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

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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!

A Hotel Room Without Walls

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Leave it to the always inspiring Swiss Riklin Brothers, to reinvent the concept of what makes a hotel room: No real estate, no walls and no roof. Null Stern Hotel simply an open air double bed, available for reservations. What’s not to love?

Waving from the Swiss Alps

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I spent the past two days hiking in the Swiss Alps with my kids and our friends from London. I took the above photo right outside the mountain ‘hotel’ we stayed in, sleeping in a bunk. We grilled sausages on sticks and swam in the icy alpine lake. The beauty of Switzerland is absolutely breathtaking.

Why do we humans have such a hard time seeing and appreciating what’s right in front of us? Did I really have to move to NYC to now appreciate and see this beauty?

Explore the Himalayas

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Woah! Explore Google Maps’ beautiful 3D imagery of the Himalayas alongside a 500 foot Yeti named Verne.

Motorized Luggage

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This motorized suitcase made me laugh! My kids would totally lose their minds over this way of getting around the airport. SO MUCH FUN!

Good Finds: Escapes from New York City

Good Finds, Escapes from NYC

Good Finds/NYC is a curation of super chill vacation rentals a few hours outside of NYC, updated regularly. You’ll only find good design and tasteful interiors here. SO GOOD! How about this place?