Travel website picks from TravelandLeisure.com staff
Rich Beattie, Executive Editor
At travelmuse.com/inspire, you can customize your trip by entering a theme, luxury level, home airport, number of people traveling, and desired budget and distance.
blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough includes off-the-wall travel photos and fun news roundups.
Sign up with tripchill.com to receive travel alerts via your mobile phone, including flight-delay updates and reminders of where you parked your car at the airport.
Ann Shields, Senior Editor
been-seen.com, a travel and design blog from the owners of Puerto Vallarta’s Verana hotel, is full of compelling reasons to hit the road.
Musician and artist David Byrne’s blog, journal.davidbyrne.com, follows his musings on art, politics, and design. The site has great photography, too.
strangemaps.wordpress.com posts rare maps—some real, some fictional. A recent entry revealed the first road atlas of Britain, drawn on several scrolls of paper in 1675.
Adrien Glover, Deputy Editor
The contemporary art-and-design blog mocoloco.com keeps me up-to-date on lesser known events and amazingly cool new products from around the world.
Every week on joesnyc.streetnine.com, digital photographer Joseph O. Holmes posts an image of New York street life—a Chinatown cook, out for a smoke; a crowded museum bench.
A ridiculously fun time-waster, titanicawards.com is full of quippy entries, photos, and surveys on such topics as which nation produces the world’s rudest tourists or has the most crowded beach.