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Movie Review: David Cronenberg draws his Maps To The Stars in broad strokes

For the first time in his half-a-century of filmmaking, David Cronenberg has traveled to Hollywood to make a movie—and not just any movie, mind you, but one that’s actually about Hollywood. Even coming from the director who once instructed James Spader to fuck a leg wound and Jeff Goldblum to peel off his own fingernails, the results are not pretty. Show More Summary

Turn a couple of old maps into wedding seating signs for you and your partner!

Are you and your wedded-to-be world travelers? Did you meet on a backpacking trip? Planning a destination wedding? Give a little nod to your traveling tendencies with this super easy DIY project!

Map: Whatever you do, don’t get sick in these countries

last weekNews : BlogPost

The island nation of Madagascar and the landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan might seem like charming tourist attractions. Travelers might want to think twice before visiting them, though. A recent Health Risk index by SOS International urges caution for visitors to those two countries, among other places.Read full article >>

Map: Whatever you do, don’t get sick in these countries

last weekNews : BlogPost

The island nation of Madagascar and the landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan might seem like charming tourist attractions. Travelers might want to think twice before visiting them, though. A recent Health Risk index by SOS International urges caution for visitors to those two countries, among other places. Show More Summary

"Starbucks Versus the Traveler": a photo-audio essay on the ubiquity of the green mermaid

last weekHumor : Boing Boing

Whenever I travel to a new city, I immediately get to work on a mental map of its coffee shops. I do this in part because they provide the points of a basic geographical framework, in part because they offer a window onto the life of...Show More Summary

New insight into how our brain performs 'mental time travel'

New brain mapping study pinpoints the areas of the brain responsible for "mental time travel."

Map: The travel nightmare around China’s new year

last weekNews : BlogPost

No matter how much you complain about your journeys around Thanksgiving or Christmas, the travel done around China's public holidays almost certainly puts it to shame. For many workers, these public holidays are the majority of the vacation time they will get all year. Show More Summary

Map: The travel nightmare around China’s new year

last weekNews : BlogPost

No matter how much you complain about your journeys around Thanksgiving or Christmas, the travel done around China's public holidays almost certainly puts it to shame. For many workers, these public holidays are the majority of the vacation time they will get all year. Show More Summary

Google Maps Driving Simulator Lets You Travel The World

Racing games like The Crew and Forza Horizon 2 let players explore miles and miles of open road. However, their massive open-world maps pale in comparison to the scope of a new driving simulator that pulls data straight from Google Maps.Click To Continue Reading

Study maps travel of H7 influenza genes

Influenza has a long history of being one of the most deadly diseases to afflict humanity, but what exactly makes it so dangerous? Certainly one reason is that influenza viruses have a history of jumping from other animals to humans,...Show More Summary

Future Travel Apps Will Plan Your Road Trip Bathroom Breaks

A three-hour drive is never a three-hour drive, thanks to traffic snarls, pit stops, and weather conditions. While current mapping apps are better able to predict how long it will take us to get somewhere, what if they could also recommend the best time and place for you to stop based on past traffic data? An algorithm from researchers at … [More]

Uber App Updated With In-App Safety & SOS Features. Also, Book Uber Cabs on Google Maps!

Over last couple of months, Uber has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. In India, it has had a tough time off-late. The rape incident earlier last month raised questions about the safety of travelers in their cabs. They have...Show More Summary

10 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Know

How to save an offline map, zoom with one hand and delete your travel history

Theodore Solomons Trail, California

3 weeks agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

socalhiker: The Theodore Solomons Trail was designed as an alternative to the more heavily traveled John Muir Trail. Sadly, the trail seems to have largely fallen off the map (so to speak). The last guidebook to the TST was published … Continue reading ?

"The Glass Sentence: Mapmakers Trilogy #1" by S.E. Grove (Reviewed by Cindy Hannikman)

Overview: She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Show More Summary

How Much Did President Obama Travel in 2014? These Maps Show Each and Every Trip

last monthLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

It's good to be the king... of snazzy air travel. Everyone knows that the U.S. President is constantly on the move, not only within our own country, but all over the world. But what exactly does a year of Presidential travel look like? Last week, the Washington Post published a series of maps that show President Obama's 2014 travel schedule month by month.

Map: How the flow of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria has surged since October

last monthNews : BlogPost

The number of foreign fighters traveling to Iraq and Syria, mostly to fight alongside the Islamic State, has grown to 20,000 — up more than 5,000 from previous estimates made in October, according to the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR).Read full article >>

Is Apple Maps a Reliable Navigator Yet?

If you’re a frequent traveler, one of the biggest returns on your investment in an iPhone is Apple’s navigation aid, Maps. After dropping Google Maps from iOS devices in 2012, Apple patched up some of the initial problems with Maps, and in 2013 announced that Maps would also be included in OS X Mavericks. Show More Summary

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