ArmChair Travel and Weekly Finds

Aug 2016

Can anyone else raise a hand and say they are glad the weekend is here? Phew, it’s been a crazy week and I’m glad the nightly news is off my schedule for a while. It’s positively exhausting being an American these days. Too much emotional energy. So here’s a bit of armchair travel and weekly finds to take your mind to another place, at least for a short while.

link roundup in armchair travel
  • Have you heard of Stellar? It’s a pretty sweet story making application that harks back to before Instagram got all commercial on us. You can travel anywhere on it, and find terrific journeys told by talented storyteller and photographers. Here’s one from Greece with love.
  • In case you missed it, I shared a great cooking hack for grilling littleneck clams. Once you try it, you’ll never look back.
  • Richard Bangs talks about why he’s taking a group to Burma despite objections of the treatment of the minorities in the country. Controversial hotspots don’t stand in the way. I was feeling pretty simpatico with him as I worked on a post about why it’s so important to Travel Now.
  • I’m not really getting the whole Pokeman craze, but this is an interesting read about how people are falling in love with their own cities.
  • Documentary photographer Edward Thompson shows us a different view with infrared film and WOW!
  • Patagonia examines our broken food chain in this short documentary Unbroken Ground  from TreeHugger.
  • Loved being a part of Irene Levine’s post on  using Repurposed Buildings and converting them into hotels around the world.
  • And now for a little pretty-I love everything Green Kitchen Stories manages to creatively come up with. Turning sunflower seeds into tuna-that is a new one for me and I can’t wait to give it a try.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends, enjoy the armchair travel and I’ll see you again soon!