Do you have vacation time next year? Are you in the US?
Over the weekend I went on a trip to Fargo, North Dakota to visit my sister who is working at North Dakota State University for the summer. We ultimately ended up visiting Winnipeg as well but we’ll start our journey at day one.
I am planning a vacation and looking for good hikes and walks in Colorado -
...ok, I don’t know if they’re actually taking turns driving this car, or if they’re even in it, but a 24-hour drive on Iceland’s Route One is being livestreamed.
We talk about science stuff here. Linguistics is a science, right? It’s totally on topic to ask questions about linguistics.
Summer is upon us so it’s time to answer the eternal question: Roller coasters or water park?
I can’t get to one, but maybe some of y’all can. Have a good time!
Believing that their country’s current name is too long and clunky, leaders of the Czech Republic are petitioning the UN to recognize Czechia as an alternate name for their country. Approval for other foreign-language names for their country is also being sought.
Yes, you read that right. The Crystal Serenity, a massive mofo of an oceangoing vessel, is going to spend August traveling from Anchorage to NYC. They’re talking about 1,000 passengers and 600 crew for the 32-day voyage.
One week after leaving the South for the first time since October, I was back in the South, tagging along on an impromptu road trip to Memphis with a friend. Once in town, the first and best stop of our trip was to the Crystal Shrine Grotto.
So, before my most recent trip to France, I upgraded my old iPhone. I loved the 5, and I was not terribly excited about the protruding lens and the size of the 6s. But, after living a few months with a broken screen—and Apple changing their policy about accepting broken screen iPhones for trade-ins—I took the plunge.
1) If you take a drive along the back roads (i.e. pretty much all the roads) of southwest Mississippi early enough in the morning, you will repeatedly encounter turkey vultures picking through the evening’s roadkill. By the afternoon, the roadkill’s been picked clean - especially with the larger animals, all that…
You always bring places like this to my attention:
If you know nothing of Ukraine but Chornobyl (yes, this is the right way to spell the name of that town) check out this fan-made video that was made using drones:
Did you go places you always wanted to visit in 2015? Trips for work or school that turned into adventures? Tell us all about it!
Some of you LA people should do a meetup here! :D
It is September. I have been in Canada for two months: two weeks in British Columbia, three weeks in Alberta, a three-day drive over to Barrie, Ontario, then a week in Barrie, a week in Brantford, and a pair of days in Hamilton. Soon, I’m scheduled to be in Toronto, then Ottawa, then clumsily mangling the French…
If there’s any reason to love drones, it’s the fantastic footage of the world that’s being filmed by amateur and professionals alike. Case in point: Hamersley, a stunning short film by Dan Proud.
Remember when the Real ID Act was passed and signed into law back in 2005? Well, I don’t, either. Why am I bringing this up now, you may ask? Well...it seems that - thanks to provisions contained within it - people from the following states within the US:
In 1954, a quartet of young women set off across Canada in a Plymouth. Now, thanks to Library and Archives Canada, you can see the photos one of the group took, alongside excerpts from her diary of the trip. Fair warning—it will make you want to take off for wide open spaces in a borrowed car of boat-like dimensions.