Category: Travel

TOC Guide to San Fran

More than just a well designed map… get a really cool insiders’ guide to the City by the Bay! -Ruthlessly edited to present only the most standout places in the city. We chose restaurants run by perfectionists who really care about their food, and truly understand hospitality. -In addition to restaurants, the guide will tell…

Astronomy Picture of the Day

And it seems that the weeks are going by nearly as fast as the weekends! It’s been all good, though; the lack of posting this week was due to my workload really picking up. Something I always approve of! This weekend and next week I’ll be sure to plan ahead a little bit better so…

Stereoscopic Streetview

I’ve been having fun with this one! (Above is the Guggenheim, below is The Santa Cruz Boardwalk.) a new Google Maps hack allows you to access Streetview through a trippy panoramic fisheye lens, turning your favorite city street into a microcosmic earth or an immersive urban whirlpool. Via NOTCOT

Family Time

Well, well, well, hello there! Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving; ours stretched out into a week of family fun! It’s always so great when my parents come to visit and this trip was no exception. Saturday: Art Party! Jack took the lead on it, so I could take my parents for a walk downtown,…

What if Jack Kerouac had GPS and Yelp?

Ari N. Schulman dives in to the impact navigational technology has on our sense of adventurous travel. GPS navigation, in its present form, …dulls our receptivity to our surroundings by granting us the supposed luxury of not having to pay attention to them at all. In travel facilitated by “location awareness,” we begin to encounter…

Ocean Sky

And now something to chill-out to after a crazy busy week (and before a possibly crazier weekend!). At a star party in August 2009 I took my first long exposure photograph of the night sky. I was so thrilled with the results that I dedicated most moonless weekends since then to photographing two things I…

Life is the Story: The Travelogue

Lucy Knisley gives her tips, trick and advice on keeping a travelogue, an illustrated travel journal. I really should get in the habit of doing a small version of this. I do love going back through old sketchbooks and journals, as embarrassing as they can be sometimes, it’s intriguing to have this part of my…

Doggy Surfing Competitions

How did we not know this was going on while we were living there!? Five competitors piled on a surfboard during Sunday’s Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, Calif. The event welcomed 4,000 spectators, 80 pooches, and raised more than $100,000 for orphaned animals. Canine surf competitions have recently grown in popularity, and a number…

Etsy Prints & Paintings Storefront

Print, Paintings & One-of-a-Kinds to make your home, office or studio pretty! Come in and check out the shop!

Stayin’ Social

StateArt.US

State Art Calligraphy

Website/shop dedicated to our Calligraphic States series!