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Art Maps and Walking Tours of 22 Cities
June 26, 2007 10:55 PM   Subscribe

Bugaboo Daytrips is a gorgeous site featuring 22 strollable daytrips in major cities worldwide (not just US Only), all laid out on beautiful artistic (yet still helpful) maps with downloadable PDFs for taking with you on your wanderings. For those terrified of being marketed to, it should be noted that Bugaboo is a baby stroller company, although the site is by no means of restricted interest to parents only, and bugbaoo's presence on the site seems confined to the URL. Also note that unfortunately for those alergic to it, the site is designed entirely in Flash. On the other hand, the maps & art are really awesome, so you should do yourself a favor & get over it this time. Via.
posted by jonson (16 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
The message, "Click anywhere on the world map to start," completely covers the turf where a majority of human beings live.

Do you need to take brain damage pills to develop in Flash?
posted by gum at 11:05 PM on June 26, 2007


Do you need to take brain damage pills to develop in Flash?

Flash == usability, because IT'S COOL! It just IS!

(Portland and Vancouver, but not Seattle? WTF?)
posted by dw at 11:09 PM on June 26, 2007


Ah, two comments, two complaints. Glad I could brighten your day, gents!
posted by jonson at 11:10 PM on June 26, 2007


Maybe 'cause Seattle is hilly, and who wants to push strollers up and down a hill? I notice the SF daytrip is in a flatter part of town.
posted by padraigin at 11:11 PM on June 26, 2007


There is a fair bit of marketing of shops and cafes inside the maps. Nevertheless, I've downloaded and printed the PDF and will hang it as a coluorful reminder of my day.
posted by tellurian at 11:33 PM on June 26, 2007


Metafilter: You should do yourself a favor & get over it this time.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:44 AM on June 27, 2007


Ignore the haters, Johnson. That was cool. Thank you.
posted by Mcable at 5:34 AM on June 27, 2007


I mean jonson.
posted by Mcable at 5:34 AM on June 27, 2007


The Chinatown NYC map has a couple of good things on it, but as someone who has worked as a nanny, I can vouch for the fact that they've set people up for disaster here. Navigating a stroller in Chinatown is like being in a demolition derby, and kids can find it confusing and scary. During much of the day, you're lucky if you can fit onto the sidewalk with just your own body, let alone a Bugaboo containing your bugaboo.


FUCKABEES!
posted by hermitosis at 6:05 AM on June 27, 2007


Nice! The featured daytrip is Vancouver, where I just got back from and where I'm going again in a few weeks.
posted by mike3k at 6:55 AM on June 27, 2007


Walking in LA? Nobody walks in LA.
posted by LionIndex at 7:13 AM on June 27, 2007


The one for Prague is interesting, in that it actually requires you to go on the funicular. While they make a point in the photo to show that strollers are allowed, they don't mention the extra fare charge. Seems a bit odd.
posted by piratebowling at 7:41 AM on June 27, 2007


Glad I could brighten your day, gents!

breaking news: not everybody loves you as much you love yourself
posted by matteo at 9:45 AM on June 27, 2007


mind you, you'll want to be certain that the trip is accurate before starting your trip. the portland map starts at a tavern that's been closed for 2 years now. lovely.

(and, honestly, i think only the folks at the pdc or perhap trimet would really want you to start your trip on interstate).
posted by mrballistic at 9:57 AM on June 27, 2007


breaking news: not everybody loves you as much you love yourself

I'm pretty sure NOBODY loves me as much as I love myself, matteo, although that has more to do with just exactly how very, very much I love myself than with other people's shortcomings.

But thanks for chiming in on the thread just to insult me - welcome back any time!
posted by jonson at 10:31 AM on June 27, 2007


the portland map starts at a tavern that's been closed for 2 years

Likewise, the SF trip tells you to stop at the Canvas Cafe. It was a great place - before it shutdown.
posted by vacapinta at 2:51 PM on June 27, 2007


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