Inspiration

Holidays at Home - pt. 1 (Berlin)

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It's usually when you're stuck at home with a terribly dull yet ever-so-urgent task or assignment, that you start reminiscing about past holidays or daydreaming about the next vacation getaway. Combine an accute case of itchy feet and the inability to leave your current whereabouts even if just for a single day, and you've got yourself a homemade catastrophe[...]

TBEX comes to Europe

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TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) is an online community for travel writers and bloggers who has been gaining rapid recognition among their target group. In fact, they have been so successful that in June of this year held their first event in New York which allowed travel writers to meet up and listen to speakers of the community present concepts, ideas and issue[...]

My favourite travel quotes

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I’m the sort of geek that buys a diary because at the bottom of ever page there is some sort of humorous or inspirational quote to help kick-start the day. I really do love a good quote so I thought I’d collate 15 of my favourite travel themed quotes to share with you; 1. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu 2. All travel [...]

On my way to India...

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One more day, then finally the time has come. My first time visiting the Asian Continent - I couldn't be more excited. When I picture India, I see bright colours, full markets, spices everywhere - simply a whole new world. I basically got all those ideas from Bollywood movies, so there are a lot of clichées that have to be proven right or wrong. There is[...]

Get Smart with Country Games!

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Lately, we seem to be talking a lot about various ways to satiate our desire for travel when it just isn't possible to pack our bags and leave home. Looking at travel-inspired fashion editorials and blogs, shopping online for unique world wide gifts, and planning your next trip are all high on the list. Another thing I like to do, which appeals a bit to my n[...]

Typographic Maps

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As a graphic designer you can guess I am (at least a bit) into typography. I recently discovered an interesting mapping project, made by axis maps. They used hand-placed type to create two maps, one of Boston and one of downtown Chicago and I think they came out beautifully. I can only imagine how many hours it would have taken to accurately depict the stree[...]

Titanic Memorial Cruise - movie or disaster commemoration?

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In 2012, 100 years after the deadliest maritime accident in peacetime history - the Titanic Memorial Cruise will set out on a journey in the “footsteps” of the original vessel. The ship will follow Titanic’s original itinerary from Southampton across the Atlantic to New York, and hopefully arrive intact. Personally, I find the thought of going on a cruise in[...]

Robin Street Market: travel from your armchair

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The rain is lashing down outside, it’s cold and gloomy, you’re wrapped up in a blanket next to a roaring fire dreaming of far away countries with exotic sun, bustling markets full of unique items, taste-bud tantalising and exciting cuisines being thrust upon you… it all seems like a world away when you’re at home after work, surfing the net checking up on th[...]

Mapping Stereotypes

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During my travels I’ve got my own stereotypes redefined and have been faced with some pretty awkward moments. Having a Mexican checking my armpits for hair (stereotype: European girls don't shave), or explaining my Italian roommate that polar bears and igloos are not normal sights in Norway. Greeting a German with “Heil Hitler” is not the best way to make ne[...]

Map Couture

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Lost somewhere and not having a map or an Iphone? Apperantly there are still a few people without this seemingly indispensable tool for survival, but who needs an Iphone if you can find your way simply by looking at your dress? All you might need is a small mirror in order to view the more difficult angles on your backside. “Les Robes Geographiques" t[...]

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