Vacations, diversions and roadtrips: On The Way
suggests attractions and reststops for any route. The Weekend Map
shows events and activities for 27 American cities for the coming weekend. Nerdy Day Trips (previously)
suggests trips for geeks of all kinds, while Trazzler
suggests daytrips for where you live. Don't have a car? Mapnificent (previously)
shows you where you can get to from any point in a given time using public transit. EveryTrail
suggests walks, rambles, strolls and hikes. Google's new HotelFinder
service locates places to stay in a sketched area on a map, with a range of options. via
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul
on Dec 14, 2011 -
Flickr user ElectroSpark
collects and shares “random bits of vintage ephemera from mid-century vacationers,” with many in the form of charming round-cornered Kodachromes. In particular, his Fairs & Expos set
with its collection of holiday snapshots from Brussels ’58, New York ’64 and Expo ’67 in Montreal, are all from a by-gone era. The collection includes both vintage graphics
posted by netbros
on Dec 24, 2010 -
Dental Vacation Plans & Travel Packages For Single Men: At first thought, it may seem a bit strange to combine the objectives of romance and dental surgery or treatments - into a singles vacation package! But, if you are a single man who would like to seriously explore opportunities of finding a special woman and also have some dental health issues that you would seriously like to resolve, then why not?
posted by billysumday
on Aug 22, 2007 -
The life and times of the British seaside holiday.
The BBC explore the Victorian beginings
of this British cultural export
, its history and heyday
, and the slow decline into genteel decay - and not so genteel
- decay.Perhaps buoyed by nostalgia for childhood memories of lemonade ice lollies, sticky gobs of tar underfoot, and sand sandwiches, there's a move to promote regeneration and reinvention
. Especially now that the beaches
are cleaner than ever
, although some still occasionally subject to unpleasant bobbing objects
Although any regeneration might play on icons like the piers
, beach huts
, grand hotels
, and classic cafes
, it's perhaps less likely to feature traditional and dubious delights like Punch and Judy
, end of the pier shows, fearsome landladies and holiday camps
. The builders of new sandcastles have grander plans, whether that be the Las Vegas of the northwest
, the artist's paradise of St Ives
, the surfer's paradise of Newquay
, or Hove's multi-coloured pleasure dome
. Anyway, would you like this open or wrapped?
posted by reynir
on Aug 22, 2006 -
Country Life: Wildlife Reports From Around The World.
Here's a generous helping of trip reports from a group of dedicated naturalists who manage to be thorough and entertaining at the same time. It's part of a travel agency's web site, but not so as you'd notice it. Reading through them, one feels quietly (perhaps dangerously?) optimistic at the astonishing variety of all things bright and beautiful in this grossly over-exploited world of ours. (Well, there may be too many birds in the fauna/flora mix, if you're not a certified ornithologist. Oh - and not enough detail on the local gastronomical delights!)
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 18, 2004 -
Bush By The Numbers...
"Bush has spent a whopping total of 250 days of his presidency at Camp David (123 days), Kennebunkport (12) and his Texas ranch (115). That means Bush has spent 42 percent of his term so far at one of his three leisure destinations." More fun numbers about "43" in the story...
posted by owillis
on Sep 4, 2002 -
President takes month-long vacation
After 6 months of delegating work to Cheney and others, who doesn't deserve a vacation three-times longer than the average American earns in a year? Good work Dubya! It's Miller Time!
posted by fleener
on Aug 3, 2001 -
I wish I lived in Europe, if only for the month-long summer vacations people get on the continent. But I'm here at work in the U.S., surfing the net, only to find two of my favorite sites, The Onion
and Satire Wire
, are taking siestas at the same time. I wish I could get July off.
posted by msacheson
on Jul 10, 2001 -