This seemed apropos for #TravelTuesday. Read the full blog post over at Todd’s Wanderings.
Entries Tagged as 'The point of travel'
October 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Quick Post, The point of travel
June 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Novelty, Recommended sights, The point of travel
Lately, I’ve been helping a lot of friends with their itinerary planning for trips to Europe this summer. It’s fun, and I enjoy doing it. There’s one recommendation, though, that never really seems to take off: Include time at the beach. Admittedly, it’s a hard sell for those of us who don’t have a year [...]
June 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Betty, Novelty, The point of travel
I have a friend who is a hard core traveler. She’s been to South Korea and Qatar and Kenya and lived in Hong Kong and, well, you get the picture. Her travel experience, and the fact that she’s hilarious and laid back, is why I chose her to go to South Africa with me. She [...]
May 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch bikes, Euro-style cycle chic, The point of travel, Transportation bliss
Yesterday was truly the first beautiful day of spring in Seattle. I dusted off my Dutch bike to ride into work, and loved how this dark purple tulip looked next to its Dutchie kin. Readers of this blog know that I’m obsessed with the Dutch, and with Dutch biking in particular as the ultimate, elegant solution [...]
March 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Fail 'o' the Day, The point of travel
A few years ago, I was on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala in a kayak with a friend. Surrounded by Mayan villages, the lake is one of the deepest in Central America and thought to have mystical properties. Lush, green hillsides consisting of coffee plantations surround its clear waters. I let the boat glide for a [...]
March 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, The point of travel
What’s the opposite of schadenfreude? If it exists as a German word, it’s what a lot of people–writers in particular, and travel writers in particular particular–seem to have about the Julia-Roberts-starring film version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. The preview dropped today. What’s your take: Pro? Con? Couldn’t care less?
March 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Celeb spotting, The point of travel
Today’s Guardian article by Viv Groskop about traveling on “feminist pilgrimages” entertained me. With a mixture of embarrassment and sincerity, the author tried to make a point to her daughter–essentially–about how great it is to be a woman by dragging her around to see statues of ladies. I’m sympathetic to this idea because my own my [...]
March 9th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Fail 'o' the Day, The point of travel, Wary of the advice of others
It’s unclear to me exactly how the first “issue” of an online “magazine”–a.k.a., a blog–gets covered by the New York Times. But based on today’s review of Nowhere, the qualifications seem to be: An Andy-Spade-like preoccupation with pencil-scribbled notebooks Courier font An aversion to using paragraph breaks, or in other ways admitting you’re publishing on [...]
February 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, The point of travel, Urban archipelagos
This recent piece in New York magazine about the new, pedestrian-friendly Times Square had me thinking: Why don’t more American cities think of creating something similar? It’s not like New York is a natural.