The 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now well underway, accepting your best travel photos in four distinct categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. With the grand prize winner taking home a…
Evan Robertson, the New York-based graphic designer behind those clever book quote illustrations, just wrote to us to tell us about a fantastic new series he's just made with his wife and fellow creative Nichole (…
An nice email just arrived into our inbox this morning by photographer Jeff Friesen, a longtime reader of My Modern Met. He just completed a photography project called The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada that involves a train's journey across Canada but with an unexpected twist.
"I carry the train rather than it carrying me. It fits into a shopping bag."
I’d like to tell you about an unusual journey through two different towns of one big country, one of which was in Kosice (Slovakia) and the second in Perm.
Country Cardboardia materialize in unexpected places all over the world - in a few days the whole city grows. Square, theaters, monuments, libraries, winding streets, exotic animals, the national game, that is…
Heading to Paris or Rome? Looking to spend some time in Asia? As any traveler will tell you, enjoying the local food is one of the greatest experiences one can have. Before you hit the road, we've put together a list of websites you'll want to check out that will guide you to the best restaurants around.
Last we heard from photographer Diego Arroyo, he was traveling throughout Southeast Asia, capturing heartwarmingly beautiful portraits of strangers all across the land. On a recent trip to Kenya, Arroyo again wanted to portray the beauty of the country and its people, but this… Continue
Would you sleep inside this? If you're an avid traveler, then you know how hard it is to catch a little shut eye when your plane is delayed. A new design by Russian based studio Arch Group has already started fixing this problem.
The Sleepbox is a small cabin space that can be found in airports, railroad stations, or even hostels. The idea behind the Sleepbox is to provide a safe… Continue
Check out this unbelievable road journal by Natalie Ratkovski. She's a talented designer and illustrator currently living in Hattingen, Germany. It's incredible to see how much work was put into this journal. I love all the different elements that went into it.
Normally, you would expect a few sketches from a journal, but… Continue
After three years exploring and pioneering new coastlines in every corner of the earth, award winning surf filmmaker, director, and producer Taylor Steele, executive producer Sandrine Lima of Reel Sessions, and VAS Entertainment, have chosen to present the West Coast Premiere of Taylor’s latest project Castles in the Sky at the famous Arclight Hollywood Cinema landmark theater. The May 18, 2010 event will see Taylor Steele and his cast of surfers converging on Sunset… Continue
The following photos are part of Pictory Magazine's Overseas and Overwhelmed story. Each photo represents a time when the picture taker was experiencing culture shock in a foreign land, and is accompanied by great stories that explain the photos. Below, you'll find some of my favorites. Via Who Designed It?…
Now I'm all about comfort and you know I love modern design but I just can't imagine staying in the Opera by Axel Enthoven. This mobile home is suppose to resemble the Sydney Opera House. It includes two beds, a toilet, hot and cold water and LED lighting. Handmade with materials including hardwood, stainless steel and leather, Opera is truly posh.
"The subtitle chosen is Your Suite in Nature to suggest the best of hotel rooms,…Continue
I found this awesome image here. It shows all the air travel taking place worldwide in a 24 hour period. Each yellow dot is an airplane. The image was created by David MacKay (more info about him here).
You can tell a lot about the connectedness of the world just by watching… Continue
Added by Mark Huckabee on September 8, 2009 at 7:57am —
If you ever make your way to Colombia, try and time it just right so that you see Caño Cristales in all its glory. Often called "the most beautiful river in the world" as well as "the river of five colors," Caño Cristales is one of those destinations you almost have to see to believe. Due to its remote location, it can only be accessed by horse, which makes seeing…
Have some vacation time saved up and want to "jet set" around the US? JetBlue is hooking you up with their $599 All-You-Can-Jet Pass. Enjoy unlimited travel for just $599 and let JetBlue take you anywhere you like, as often as you like, from September 8 to October 8, 2009. With more than 50 cities to choose from, and for just $599, it's a deal you can't pass… Continue
Added by alice on August 12, 2009 at 12:30pm —
If you've been daydreaming about that secret weekend getaway but have been waiting for the right moment, now is the time. There are so many great experiences boutique hotels are offering! Rather than drop their prices and then worry about increasing them later on (when the economy picks up), a lot of hotels are giving you more for your money, providing more meaningful… Continue
Added by alice on July 28, 2009 at 10:30am —
Ready to feel like Vinny Chase? HBO and W Hotels are teaming up for an innovative promotion for HBO's "Entourage."
The national campaign, running from July 27-Sept.27, will raise the profile of "Entourage" with branded A-list-type amenities for hotel guests while also creating buzz for the new W South Beach, which opened July 2.
For those of you who love to experience American traditions, you'll be happy to hear that you'll now be able climb to the crown of the Statue of Liberty and view the nation's greatest city through the eyes of its greatest symbol. How very fitting that on Saturday, July 4, the statue, which has been closed above its base since the terror attacks on September 11, will… Continue
Added by alice on July 2, 2009 at 11:00am —