“The World Beard and Moustache Championship will return to North America for the second time in its history when the City of Anchorage, Alaska rolls out the red carpet for the world’s bearded elite on May 23, 2009. The biennial celebration of facial hair is open to everyone.”
The photo gallery is most definitely worth a peak.
(Found via Cup of Jo)
FreeRice is an interactive website with two great goals in mind.
1) Provide a free means of improving your English vocabulary
2) In doing so work towards ending world hunger
It’s easy, go to the website and select the definition that best fits the word provided. For every word you define correctly FreeRice will donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations. Pretty simple, very great!
(Thanks to my sister)
Earth Album is an incredible interactive website made possible thanks to Goodgle Maps and Flickr. The site allows you to click just about anywhere on a map of world and view stunning pictures from that location. The photos are taken from the top Flickr images so they update often. I spent a good hour playing around on the site. The Czech Republic and Faeroe Islands were among my favorites. Check it out and enjoy your trip!
(found via swissmiss)
At Panoramas, you can view all 7 of the New Wonders of the World in interactive 360 degree panorama photographs. The new 7 Wonders were announced on July 7, 2007. I would love to visit these in person some day, until then this will have to do.
W H A T
Double Takes explores the intersection of geography and design through topics like art, photography and architecture. It launched in September 2007. Since then, it’s been featured by National Geographic Traveler and the Travel Channel, among others. Viator.com and Fathom recently named Double Takes one of the top 25 travel blogs.
W H O
Marketing professional who moonlights as a freelance writer and travel blogger residing in Chicago. She writes regularly for Conde Nast Traveler and Paste Magazine, and her articles have appeared in Bloomberg Business, Huffington Post, Yahoo Travel, and Glamour Magazine, among others.
After graduating from college, she spent two years living and working in South Korea. Before repatriating to Chicago. She took the scenic route home via a six-month backpacking trip from Indonesia to Bahrain. In short, she’s a collector of maps, passport stamps and freckles.
T R A V E L S
United States. Czech Republic. Hungary. Austria. Croatia. Slovenia. Italy. Ireland. South Korea. Philippines. Singapore. Malaysia. Hong Kong. Macau. China. Japan. Indonesia. Vietnam. Laos. Cambodia. Myanmar. Thailand. India. Bahrain. Haiti.
I N T E R V I E W S + A C C O L A D E S
Conde Nast Traveler. Brit+Co. The Travel Channel. National Geographic Traveller.
World Venture Project. Many Many Adventures. The Vivant. Viator. The Loud and Clear.
Design Feast. Chincha!? Magazine. The Glove Box. Jetsettlers Magazine. Prêt à Voyager.
G U E S T P O S T S + CONTRIBUTIONS
Conde Nast Traveler