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The web is full of great travel blogs, travel stories, travel photos and travel videos – the hard part is finding them amidst all the garbage. Through the week, I curate the best travel stories I find at Vagobond Travel Media and then each Friday, I bring you the highlights here at the Vagobond Travel Museum. To let me know about a great story either contact me on G+, Email me, or simply use the Twitter or G+ hashtag #travelmuseum
These are my Travel Museum Inductions for the week of February 17, 2012.
While these aren’t necessarily my first choices, I”ve been to most of these cities and found them all to be fantastic. It’s a great list from Around the World L
This was one of my favorite finds of the week just for the sheer awesome oddness of it. I mean, who would think to make a hammock out of crushed beer cans and then say it’s comfortable…but I believe them. Check out We Upcycle for more like this.
Pinterest just keeps getting bigger and bigger. A part of me is bothered by that, it seems to be shortcutting and bypassing all the hard work of SEO and commenting – but there is no denying it is cool, so that must be why it works. This is a particuarly nice page of hammocks - This one of a couple in a single line tree hanging hammock just speaks incredible volumes, but you have to wonder who the voyeur watching them was.
Remember everyone’s friend Tom Anderson from MySpace? He’s become a pretty amazing photographer and this shot of Honolulu from the water is just one example of the fine work he is doing now.
This post from trans-americas was not only an enjoyable read but was about one of those things on my bucket list, fly fishing. Isla Hobla looks like the right place for me to take it up and learn the ropes, don’t you think?
I’ve been a big fan of Paul Theroux ever since I saw the movie The Mosquito Coast way back in the day. After that, someone gave me the Great Railway Bazaar as I was taking trains across China and I was hooked. One of the best travel interviews ever – right here. The Places In Between.
A few years ago I met a beautiful woman from Uruguay in Waikiki – we had dinner, took some moonlit walks on the beach and she told me about her country which I had never really thought about before. This article might get you thinking about Uruguay, though probably not with the same thoughts I had.
Gecko Adventures came out with a nice list of films that will inspire you to travel, while each of us would certainly add our own favorites to this list, it’s a nice starting point.
This is for those of you who find yourself with a few minutes when the boss is away and you want to watch something short, odd, and strangely inspiring. The oddest of tourism bureau videos…don’t discount this, it’s here in the travel museum for a reason.
Finally, those of you who read my column this week about EgoTourism might understand what my reaction to this site was initially - (yeah, it might be time for me to hang up my travelling hat for a while ) but after looking at it for a bit, I have to admit, I like the collectivist nature of this site and what it is saying. http://indietravel.org/
And while there were plenty of other great travel stories this week – that’s it for this weeks inductions into the Vagobond Travel Museum. To let me know about any great travel pieces, contact me at Vagobond Travel Media (where you can see lots more great stories that I curated this week) or using the contact form here at Vagobond.com