The ‘Best American Travel Writing 2019’ features pieces on either dangerous places or the pursuit of the exotic as well-informed as they are well-written.
Anyone who has ever caught the travel bug probably understands the allure of the places not many Western travelers get to go, places like Iran, Cuba, and North Korea. Whether this is a reaction to the idea that we aren’t welcome or simply aren’t allowed in, many people go out […]
You can now wax nostalgic online with the new site launched by the National Park Service to commemorate Route 66 (aka the Mother Road). The site contains maps, photos and essays on the historic route that stretched from Chicago to Los Angeles. Browse the list of sites by state to […]
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added nineteen new cultural and eight new natural sites to the World Heritage List. There are now 878 sites in 145 countries on the list. The latest 27 added sites include four new countries: Papua New Guinea, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, […]
Joshua Keeler, Joey Stocking and Adam Gatherum blasted through the 48 continental states in 106 hours in order to break and old Guinness records. After the trio reached Four Corners (the point where New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah intersect, they posted the following: Well, we made it. And we […]
If you’ve ever aspired to visit some of the world’s greatest natural parks but haven’t been able to get to them, the site VirtualParks.org can help you virtually explore some of the parks found in the western portions of Canada and the United States. The site was created by Erik […]
The Oxford University Press has an official blog which features posts from Ben Keene who happens to be the editor of the Oxford Atlas of the World. Each week, Ben provides readers with a quick tidbit about a selected location somewhere in the world in his “Place of the Week” […]