Tag: Travel


A Modern Day Pilgrimage to Disney World

Most Disney patrons would probably call their trip a vacation, but to anthropologists, religious studies experts, and art historians, a visit to Disney World looks a lot like another, older form of travel—a pilgrimage.

Source: Visiting Disney World is the Modern Version of Making a Medieval Pilgrimage | Atlas Obscura

Life Doesn’t Suck

Abandoned Barracks at Fort Snelling Upper Post (while I reacquaint myself with the Samsung NX300), St. Paul, Minnesota. January 1, 2017: Photo by Christopher Pollard

“Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.”
– Joss Whedon

Elegy for the Arctic


Ludovico Einaudi performing what could be described as an elegy for the Arctic as he is surrounded by the ice flow, with the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Norway – sadly beautiful commentary about the impact of climate change on our planet.

‘Toilet Paper’ for Smartphones

Photograph: NTT Docomo

Japan has taken its reputation for hygiene up another notch with the introduction of “toilet paper” for smartphones inside toilets at Narita international airport. In a new take on the meaning of public convenience, users are invited to pull off a piece of paper from a dispenser next to the regular toilet roll and give their phone screens a germ-busting polish.

Source: Swipe Right? ‘Toilet Paper’ for Smartphones Trialled in Japanese Airport Bathrooms | The Guardian