Posts tagged "travel"

Breather [is] “a network of beautiful city spaces that you can unlock at any time.” Kind of like that dream where your apartment has an extra secret room you never knew about? Sort of. Think of it as a Zipcar for NYC apartments.

(via gothamist)

Breather [is] “a network of beautiful city spaces that you can unlock at any time.” Kind of like that dream where your apartment has an extra secret room you never knew about? Sort of. Think of it as a Zipcar for NYC apartments.

(via gothamist)

Awesome timelapse of Hong Kong’s (insanely long) outdoor escalator system (via The Atlantic)

Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion.
E.B. White | Is New York Only for the Successful? 
Travel posts have a reblog:like ratio of 1.79. Posts get nearly twice as many reblogs as likes, so this is a highly amplified topic. In general, most Tumblr content gets a pretty even number of reblogs and likes, so travel posts seem to get more reblogs than likes when compared to an average Tumblr post.
Union Metrics: Just how big is the #travel community on Tumblr? Very. 
A Beautiful Vision Of An American High-Speed Rail Map 
Imagine if the country was linked by a network of 220-mile-per-hour trains.

A Beautiful Vision Of An American High-Speed Rail Map 

Imagine if the country was linked by a network of 220-mile-per-hour trains.

Google’s Expanded Travel Info Revamps Marketer Landscape - eMarketer

Google’s Hotel Finder and Flight Search have fundamentally altered what travel consumers see above the fold on search engine results pages (SERPs). Travel researchers who search potential flight destinations or hotel accommodations will no longer see 10 blue links immediately below the top-of-page paid search ads… 
Google’s redistribution of search traffic renders what previously passed as “SEO” basically meaningless. Integrating all travel marketing content—not just planting SEO and pay-per-click keywords—is becoming much more important.

Google’s Expanded Travel Info Revamps Marketer Landscape - eMarketer

Google’s Hotel Finder and Flight Search have fundamentally altered what travel consumers see above the fold on search engine results pages (SERPs). Travel researchers who search potential flight destinations or hotel accommodations will no longer see 10 blue links immediately below the top-of-page paid search ads

Google’s redistribution of search traffic renders what previously passed as “SEO” basically meaningless. Integrating all travel marketing content—not just planting SEO and pay-per-click keywords—is becoming much more important.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

Yosemite Valley at Dusk: A mist had settled over Yosemite Valley, as automobiles passed through, headlights illuminated the fog. 

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

Yosemite Valley at Dusk: A mist had settled over Yosemite Valley, as automobiles passed through, headlights illuminated the fog. 

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II

The Matterhorn, 4478 m, at full moon. 

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II

The Matterhorn, 4478 m, at full moon. 

Travel is like a good, challenging book: it demands presentness—the ability to live completely in the moment, absorbed in the words or vision of reality before you. And like serious reading itself, travel has become an act of resistance against the distractions of the electronic age, and against all the worries that weigh us down, thanks to that age.
Being There - The Atlantic

A Trampoline Bridge For Bouncing Across Paris’s River Seine | Co.Design 

Bridges can be destinations in and of themselves. “Think about the lovely Pont Neuf or Pont des Arts… In Paris, you don’t just cross a bridge … you admire the city from the bridge.” 

There is now one Airbnb listing for every six hotel rooms in New York City alone.
From Airbnb to Coursera: Government Shouldn’t Regulate the Sharing Economy 
China’s newest tourist attraction… a glass-bottomed walkway around a cliff face 

On one side a sheer rock face, on the other a 4,000ft drop - and all to separate the brave traveller from a deadly plunge is a 3ft-wide, 2.5in thick walkway.  Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China.

China’s newest tourist attraction… a glass-bottomed walkway around a cliff face 

On one side a sheer rock face, on the other a 4,000ft drop - and all to separate the brave traveller from a deadly plunge is a 3ft-wide, 2.5in thick walkway.  Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China.

Satellite Of Love: Why Virgin Galactic’s New Private Launcher Is So Swoon-Worthy 

LauncherOne leverages the expertise that Virgin Galactic has been building up with its space tourism business… it uses exactly the same air-launched model for the rocket, with a carrier aircraft lifting the spacecraft high into the atmosphere before dropping it and letting its engines fire it into space. LauncherOne actually employs the same WhiteKnightTwo launch aircraft used for the space tourism flights—which is a proven, existing airframe that instantly reduces costs. 
The upshot of all of this cost-saving is that according to Virgin, a LauncherOne vehicle can put 500 pounds of payload into orbit for “below $10 million.” That works out cheaper than its likely biggest competitor Orbital’s Pegasus XL—another air-launched vehicle—and Virgin intends it to be able to reach the “world’s lowest prices” for launches.

Satellite Of Love: Why Virgin Galactic’s New Private Launcher Is So Swoon-Worthy 

LauncherOne leverages the expertise that Virgin Galactic has been building up with its space tourism business… it uses exactly the same air-launched model for the rocket, with a carrier aircraft lifting the spacecraft high into the atmosphere before dropping it and letting its engines fire it into space. LauncherOne actually employs the same WhiteKnightTwo launch aircraft used for the space tourism flights—which is a proven, existing airframe that instantly reduces costs. 

The upshot of all of this cost-saving is that according to Virgin, a LauncherOne vehicle can put 500 pounds of payload into orbit for “below $10 million.” That works out cheaper than its likely biggest competitor Orbital’s Pegasus XL—another air-launched vehicle—and Virgin intends it to be able to reach the “world’s lowest prices” for launches.

The World’s Tallest Treehouse - 10 stories, 6 oak trees

The World’s Tallest Treehouse - 10 stories, 6 oak trees

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