Travel Essentials Are Perfect Gifts for People Who Travel

Packed with fun travel essentials, this collection of travel products ensures everything will be smooth sailing. From organizational aids and in-flight entertainment to tools that guarantee stress-free sightseeing, these unique travel …

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15 Travel Journals to Creatively Document Your Next Adventure

Similar to the Travel Petite Planner, Journey Journal has 30 days worth of 16 pages that chronicle the finer details of your trip. Beyond the date and your plans, you’re getting a true sense of each day by filling out the temperature, encounters, and a space for drawing.

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Train Travel Allows You to Trek Across the USA for Just $213

Travel maven Derek Low figured out a way to make the trip for just $213. The best part? You don’t have to drive. Instead, you see the sights from the comfort of an Amtrak train car. Over the course of four days, Low rode 3,400 miles. He started just outside of San Francisco, traveled through the Colorado Rockies, and finally landed in New

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Travel Art Set Ideas and Portable Art Supplies Perfect For

Picking out what to pack for a trip can can be tricky for any traveler—especially those who happen to be artists. On top of travel essentials, creative globetrotters have to figure out a way to fit all sorts of supplies in their suitcases, from sharp scissors to messy paints.Fortunately, however, we've come up with a list of portable products for all sorts of artists on-the-go.

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Artist Creates Funny Travel Posters for National Parks

Designer Creates Hilarious Travel Posters for America’s National Parks Based on Their 1-Star Reviews. 59 Retro Posters Celebrate the Colorful Diversity of America’s National Parks. You Can Take Virtual Tours of the U.S. National Parks While You’re Social Distancing. US National Parks Are Having an Internet Fight for “Best Sunset” and

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Funny Travel Posters for U.S. National Parks Are Based on

After discovering these 1 star reviews, designer Amber Share decided to create a series of hilarious travel posters for all 61 parks, featuring the Internet’s funniest, snarky comments. Share came up with the idea for her Subpar Parks series as a way …

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15+ Camper Remodel Ideas That Will Inspire You to Hit the Road

Amphibious Camper Allows Travel Both on Land and on Water. Sara Barnes. Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag.

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Designers Develop Ventilating Helmet to Filter Out COVID

Though restrictions across the world are gradually loosening, many travelers are still anxious about the new realities of air travel. Luckily, engineer and industrial designer Michael Hall (of MicroClimate) envisioned a solution in the form of a wearable helmet he simply calls AIR.This carefully designed headgear provides a more reliable alternative to surgical face masks, with a patent

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Circle Bridge Known as 'Devil's Bridge' Forms a Stunning

But look a little longer and you'll realize that this stunning sight is the result of a clever optical illusion. An arched bridge called Rakotzbrücke, or devil’s bridge, is responsible for fooling your eye. Rakotzbrücke was commissioned by a knight of Kromlau and completed in 1860. The rustic and natural-looking circle bridge was

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Interview: Avid Adventurer Reveals His Brilliant Travel

Interview: How an Avid Traveler Chronicles His Adventures Through Illustrated Journals. Traveler Adam Hackländer traverses the world with a tin of watercolor paints to chronicle his adventures on the pages of a hardcover journal. The spreads comprise writing and images that record both the ordinary and extraordinary parts of his trips.

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Palace of Versailles VR Lets You Virtually Explore the

The latest site to take this technologically impressive route is the Palace of Versailles, a historic chateau located just outside of Paris. Created in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture and available on Steam, Versailles: The Palace is Yours, takes users on an all-access tour of the hunting lodge-turned-castle.

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Get to Know Abraham Ortelius: The Inventor of the World’s

Ortelius was fascinated by new discoveries and travel, so he began collecting books, prints, paintings, wall maps, and coins from all over Europe. During one trip to Poitiers, France, Ortelius met cartographer Gerard Mercator, who inspired him to start producing maps himself. Ortelius began his career as a map colorist for Guild of Saint Luke

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Richard Silver Spends Year Abroad Dedicated to Travel

Silver has taken his love of adventure and his dedication to documenting a step further with his latest endeavor, Remote Silver.Simply described by the photographer as a “year-long travel project,” this unique undertaking consists of Silver traveling to 12 cities, 10 countries, and 3 continents, where he photographs everything from amazing architecture to stunning landscapes.

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10 of the Best Cities to Visit if You Love Art

Love art and traveling? Why not combine your two passions by visiting some of the best art destinations the world has to offer. From street art capitals such as Berlin and New York to the world-renowned galleries of Paris and Florence, great art can be found in all corners of the world. Whether you’re inspired by the work of old masters, love contemporary art, or you just want to soak up

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Interview: Travel Photographer Immortalizes China’s 1,300

Travel photographer Peter Yan left behind a successful career at Apple to pursue his work as a respected visual storyteller. In a few short years, the Chinese-born Australian photographer has built an impressive following on Instagram, where over 150,000 people follow his inspiring imagery from around the globe.In particular, one image that was taken on a trip to Yangshuo, China has caused the

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Interview: Travel Photographer Zico O'Neill Travels to

Interview: Travel Photographer Immerses Himself in Middle Eastern Culture. Pool. Dead Sea, Israel, 2017. Photographer Zico O'Neill is known for his breathtaking, desaturated photography of little-visited locations far from his home in New Zealand. Since 2010, he's made a point to spread his wings and travel, from four years spent living in the

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My Modern Met's Travel Guide of What to Do in London

Scroll down for our travel guide to art and culture in London. Where to Stay in London . Shangri-La at The Shard London. Photo: Philip Reed courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel. If you’re looking for a truly luxurious stay while in London, you’ve got to book a room at the Shangri-La at The Shard London. Housed in the United Kingdom’s tallest

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17 Best Watercolor Paint Sets for Beginners and Professionals

Raphaël Watercolor Travel Pan Set. Raphaël | $18.09. The Raphaël Aquarelle Watercolor Travel Set makes it easy for artists to paint anywhere and anytime. It features a compact circular tin with an array of 10 half pans of student-grade colors, as well as a 12-compartment mixing palette on the top lid and a small brush.

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The Smithsonian Is Launching Epic Cruises Around the World

For over 170 years, the Smithsonian has served as a “place of scientific discovery, cultural exploration, and collaborative learning.” And although the legendary institution comprises 19 museums, 21 libraries, and nine research centers; there’s still no better way to learn about the world than to travel to other countries and actually experience different cultures for yourself.

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Quarantined Travel Photographer Creates Miniature Indoor

Quarantined Travel Photographer Creates Miniature “Outdoor” Scenes With Everyday Objects. When Los Angeles-based writer and travel photographer Erin Sullivan found herself stuck inside due to COVID-19 lockdowns, she wanted to find a way to keep her imagination and creative practice alive. Using food and other objects she found around the

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SPACEPORT City: Concept for Commercial Space Travel Hub

SPACEPORT CITY is a major transportation hub proposal created through collaboration with Space Port Japan Association, Dentsu, Canaria, and Noiz Architects. It is designed to support the commercialization of space travel while providing a center for research and other alternative space-related programs. Renderings of the space illustrate a

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Then and Now Celebrity Photos of Stars Hanging Out With

25+ Photos of Celebrities Posing with Their Younger Selves. By Sara Barnes on February 26, 2019. Tom Hanks. Artist Ard Gelinck has figured out time travel… sort of. Through his ongoing “then and now” series, he features current-day celebrities posing with their past selves. His masterful use of Photoshop makes the portraits look seamless.

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Anne Grier Captures Gorgeous Travel Photography With Dogs

Dogs make great travel companions. Curious and playful, they are often ready and willing to go on an adventure. Austrian photographer Anne Geier highlights this fact in her travel photography that stars her two beautiful pups named Yuri and Finn. Alongside Geier, they trek to mountains, beaches, and lakes, traversing the rocky terrain and taking in the expansive views of the crystal waters in

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Interview with Travel Photographer Jordan Hammond

Young British travel photographer Jordan Hammond is making a name for himself with his popular Instagram account. His images, which mainly spotlight Asia, show a talent for vibrant, colorful travel photography. Read our exclusive interview to see where he'll travel next and what inspires him.

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Airstream Bambi is a Travel Trailer So Light That an SUV

Airstream Bambi is a single-axle travel trailer light enough to be hauled by an SUV. Features like a retractable awning and exterior shower make it perfect for any travel adventure. The well-organized, climate-controlled interior can sleep up to four people. The Airstream Bambi, which comes in four lengths, will be available in 2020.

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Travel All Around America With Amtrak's Discounted USA

9 hours ago · Travel Japan in Super-Cute Style on the Hello Kitty Bullet Train. 12 of the Most Scenic Train Trips Offering a Unique Way to See the World. Australia’s 17-hour TV Show Reveals The Incredible Beauty of The Ghan Train Journey in Real Time. Emma Taggart. Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland

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Venus of Willendorf: A 30,000-Year-Old Figurine That

The Venus of Willendorf is a 4.4-inch tall carving discovered in Willendorf, Austria.It is believed to have been crafted between 30,000 and 25,000 BCE, making it one of the world's oldest known works of art. Carved from limestone decoratively tinged with red ochre, the statuette depicts a …

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WOW Air Will Pay You to Move to Iceland and Travel the World

The winning “travel guide” duo will be paid $4,000 a month, and be based in an apartment in downtown Reykjavik. With free travel and accommodation, they will be tasked with the mission to explore some of WOW Air's 38 destinations, which include New York, London, and Berlin.

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Scenic Train Rides Selected by National Geographic Traveler

The scenic train rides selected by National Geographic offer a diverse look at the world's railway travel. Some, like Europe's dazzling Orient Express, offer views of various metropolises, including London, Paris, and Venice. Others, such as Africa's Shongololo …

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Comfy Compact Trailer Can Be Yours for Less Than $13,000

Priced at just $12,800, the Dinky Dub makes traveling with a trailer more affordable than ever. At 6 feet tall, 5.5 feet wide, and 9.5 feet long, each Dinky Dub camper is 25% smaller than its full-sized counterpart. Inside, it features a dinette that converts into a cozy bed for two, a kitchenette with a sink and laminated cabinets and

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Soak in the Beauty of the Netherlands in the Springtime

Landscape photographer Albert Dros continues to make good use of his time while curbing his international travel. As with most people, Dros has been forced to stay close to home this year, but that hasn't slowed his creativity. His latest portfolio is …

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Airstream Updated Its Popular Travel Trailer Making It

The iconic travel trailer company Airstream is making that easier for those who like to live life on the go with its newest camper model, the Flying Cloud 30FB Office. “We’re thrilled to offer a travel trailer that meets the needs of our times without compromise,” says Bob Wheeler, Airstream’s president and …

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Highlights of the 2019 Nat Geo Travel Photographer of the

The annual National Geographic Travel Photo Contest is now accepting entries for its 2019 competition, and the magazine has recently released some of the most stunning entries so far. Just 3 weeks in, photographers from around the world are showcasing their incredible talent for capturing the beauty of the world across three categories—Nature, Cities, and People.

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Adventurous Bengal Cat Explores the Beauty of the Canadian

Beautiful Bengal Cat Explores the Canadian Wilderness with Gorgeous Travel Photos. By Sara Barnes on October 6, 2017 Felines are known for their aversion to water, but the Bengal cat breed often breaks these stereotypes. With a love of the outdoors, they feel at home exploring nature—including lakes and streams.

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Humpback Whales "Remixing" Each Other's Songs Across 3,000

In a new study published in Royal Society Open Science, Dr. Melinda Rekdahl of the Wildlife Conservation Society led a team that spent years examining different whale populations on opposite sides of Africa. What they discovered is that, notwithstanding the distance between them, the humpback whales appear to be remixing each other's songs.

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2021 Airstream Atlas Camper is a Luxury Hotel On Wheels

Airstream and Mercedes-Benz Created a Camper Van That’s a Luxury Hotel on Wheels. By Sara Barnes on May 22, 2021. Airstream is synonymous with traveling the open road while Mercedes-Benz is known for its luxury vehicles. Together, the two companies have collaborated on a new sprinter van that is like a five-star hotel on wheels.

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7 Medieval Landmarks That Offer Us a Glimpse of Medieval

Le Mont-Saint-Michel (“St. Michael's Mount”) is a tidal island located less than one mile off the coast of Normandy. This unique commune has had a fascinating history since it was founded in the 6th century. Originally called Mont-Tombe, it became known as Mont-Saint-Michel when a bishop christened it with a small church after having a vision of the archangel St. Michael.

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Sakura Symbolism: What is the Cherry Blossom's Meaning in

Every spring, tourists and locals across Japan celebrate the annual bloom of sakura with cherry blossom festivals. As one of its national flowers, the cherry blossom holds a special place in Japanese culture. Here, we explore the history of hanami, the viewing of cherry blossoms, to explore the flower's symbolism.

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Vintage Fashion Makes Time Traveling Seem Possible

11 Modern Women Who Travel Through Time With Their Vintage Fashion By Sara Barnes on December 26, 2016 As much as we wish it were true, time travel just isn’t possible—so in the meantime, we’ll have to settle for fashion as a way to live in a different era.

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Get a First Look at Studio Ghibli Park to Open in Japan in

Statues of boars and spiders will also be in the park to bring the essence of Studio Ghibli’s work to life. It’s times like this we wish time travel was real! The Studio Ghibli theme park is set to open in 2022, and new plans for it have been released.

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Tequila Train Offers a Luxury All-You-Can-Drink Experience

The Tequila Train (as it's colloquially called) chugs along through the Mexican countryside and offers a new luxury experience, complete with all-you-can-drink tequila. After a pandemic pause, you can get back on track with this elevated express ride from Guadalajara to the community of Tequila, Mexico. You can sip, or throw back shots, to your

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Top 10 Contemporary Street Photographers Active Today

Based in Lisbon, Rui Palha shoots his images in the style of classic street photographers. Sneaking stolen moments off the streets of Portugal, he paints a portrait of the capital city. He actively shares his work on Facebook, via his Street Photography, page.“Photography is a very important part of my space… it is to discover, it is to capture giving flow to what the heart feels and sees

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25 Best Art Blogs to Jump Start Your Creativity and Get

Colossal – One of the most respected blogs out there, Colossal has a laser focus on the best of art, photography, illustration, design, and crafts. Creative Boom – Based in the UK, this site is a space for creative industries from graphic design and illustration to art and photography. Creators Project – A celebration of arts, creativity

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