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Consume & Update: making it count, making good art & making it home

I’ve finally stopped moving for a while. Want to see what I’ve found as of lately? World travel on Nike’s dime Nike made a new product that basically detects energy expended (a.k.a. Nike Fuel) throughout your typical, active day, and with this new product comes an intense online marketing campaign called #makeitcount. This video, created [...]

Consume & Update: 1952, Berlin Tetris, and Bavaria-bound

I’ve been talking to a co-worker a lot lately about her balance of consuming and creating, and it reminded me of my old balance between absorbing what the industry is putting out and telling the industry what I’m adding to the mix. After almost two years, here’s the latest Consume & Update! Great use of [...]

Consume & Update: Opportunities for you!

$10,000 and a trip to Bhutan. I’m so generous this week. Getting Paid to Talk to Bourdain I don’t consider myself a foodie, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the question Tony Bourdain posed to his fellow food-lovers. What does it mean to cook well? Coming from a sustenance culinary tradition, I’m not [...]

Consume & Update: Museum Roommate and Deep Thoughts

This week’s outreach into the world of travel may pack a wallop for some of you eager to do something amazing. $10,000 to be a Museum Live-in Live in the Museum of Science and Industry for one month, learn something, write about it, and receive $10,000 for your efforts. This is not a shabby gig. [...]

Consume & Update: The Go! Edition

I just felt like churning the butter for a couple awesome things this week. Go, China, Go, China, Go! Don’t speak. Don’t think. Don’t even type. Direct your attention below.

Consume & Update: Fear, Soccer, and Post-Production

Back from Mexico and once again with enough time to consume the best travel gummies on the net this week. Sorry my schedule is all higgilty piggilty. Chew away. Guillebeau Talking for TED If you’re a fan of Chris and his charisma, check out renowned non-conformist’s TED talk from Carnegie Melon University. He discusses fear [...]

Consume & Update: Why Blog, Low Points, and NYC

I’m in New York City! Depending on our work load in Mexico, this may be the last normal Consume & Update for a while. Enjoy it while you can! Why The Low Points Matter Once again, great work, Chris, in addressing an idea regarding a “perfect” trip with the necessary and realistic angle. He noted [...]

Consume & Update: Lovable Haters, Epiphanies, and Vimeo

I’m at my Grandpa’s 90th birthday today. It’s a good day. Now let’s learn about what’s new in the travel and blog worlds. Learning to Love the Digital Haters I don’t think I’m evolved enough to truly love those that go after my passionate pursuits, but Tim Ferriss makes some solid points on reactions, time [...]

Consume & Update on a Saturday?!

Normally I publish my community outreach on Sundays, but as tomorrow is a holiday, I thought I would switch it up a bit…just this week. That “Rascal,” Kim Jong Il, and His Antics Far from simply a rascal, North Korea’s dictator is one paranoid character, with due cause, and has recently been noted for traveling [...]

Consume & Update: 101, Maroon, and Onslaught

Today’s post came out a bit late, but that is due to the high quality of work I found this week. I also have lots to share… How’s The List Coming? Do you have a bucket or life list running? Are most of your goals doable, or are they unattainable? Don’t you wish you had [...]

Consume & Update: Tony, Mallory, and My Glory Days

I’m at my alma mater right now, enjoying a late breakfast with good friends. Where are you right now, sitting there with your eyes peeled to this great new content below? Well, wherever you are, enjoy. Advice for Going Somewhere Different As I continue to plow through my memories from Fiji and recount the tales, [...]

Consume & Update: Women Travelers, Thai Protestors, and April

This is the third time I’ve written this post. Maybe I should draft these in notepad first…oh well, here’s this week’s reading material! What All Women Travelers Should Know I often forget the rare instances when I’m harassed or blatantly violated because I am a woman while traveling, because it’s never the intention of a [...]

Consume & Update: Football, Fishing, and Facelifts

The amount of reading and weeding I did this week compared to how much I displayed below is amazing. I spent hours on this one…you had better enjoy it. No really, enjoy :) The Ongoing Football Debate I think soccer is swell. American football is also a snazzy game. I think the American distaste for [...]

Consume & Update: Rowing, Journey, and Carnival

Are you getting pumped for the Carnival of Blogs starting tomorrow? Yeah, I thought so. That’s why you’re here today to warm those eyes up and read about the rest of the online travel world, so you won’t feel guilty spending all your time here next week! I can read you like a book…or a [...]

Consume & Update: Red Dust, Stupid, and Countdown

I’m on the road in Northern Indiana but here to offer you some great material to couple with Sunday’s newspaper and buttery toast. Another Timelapse Wonder Making you feel very, very small in this beautiful world in 65 seconds or less…

Consume & Update: Stuff, Tsunamis, and 15 Days

I found some good reads this week! Take your laptop outside, enjoy the warming breeze, and read on, my friends, read on. Writing Wherever I seek location independence. I would love to be able to write and create multi-media work without a permanent anchor to my geography. Therefore, I look to those with the exact [...]

Consume & Update: Greenland, Snobs and Facebook

Hey, readers! Looking for some good reading material this Sunday morning? I’ll do the heavy lifting for you. Look below. Quite a Title The Truth About Happiness and Travel. Well, let’s here it, Christine Garvin. Reality is what we see, think, and believe. Our thoughts are what bring us happiness, and the anticipation of something good [...]

Consume & Update: Keynote, Vancouver and Your Thoughts

Man, the internet is fantastic. I love unlimited, free wireless internet and all the fruit it delivers. Check out my basket this week! Fast-Forward Vancouver Excellent Travel Writer Advice I don’t know how to introduce this piece by Jeffrey Tayler, nor can I sum it up better than by displaying the following excerpts. Basically my advice [...]

Consume & Update: Blogtoons, Stress-Free and Flying Home

I’m back! And some of you will be pleased to know that Consume & Update is also back and temporarily on steroids! This edition will be bursting at the seams due to the hundreds of articles I missed while in Fiji that I just browsed all in one intense sitting. Grab a Red Bull for [...]

Consume & Update: Air Traffic, Hatred and Two Days To Go

Soak it in, boys and girls. This is the last dose for a while! This week’s good news… World Air Traffic in 24 Hours

Consume & Update: No Music, Sunrise and New Pages

I read. I watch. I hand it over to you. Here’s what I found interesting this week. Turn That Racket Off! What’s your reason?

Consume & Update: Global Citizenship and Geography

Ahh, back from Chicago and back to my armchair office. And here are the interesting tidbits for this week! Being a Good Global Citizen Brave New Traveler brought my attention to a website this week that barks right up the tree I’m climbing these days. Project Explorer makes free educational videos for school children as [...]

Consume & Update: #1, Frequent Flyer and New News

Hope this makes for excellent coffee shop reading material this Sunday morning. Gooooo travel! We’re #1! No, really! Even though our tourism numbers are going down the pooper because of the economic downward “flush,” we still managed to beat out countries like New Zealand and Japan in the Country Brand Index, which is “an online [...]

Consume & Update: Place, Patagonia and Chicago

What’s better than good reading material on our favorite topic: Travel! Mental Mileage New contributor of Vagablogging, Colleen Wilde, brought a beautiful quote to the surface this week with her post of the same title: Measure Travel Inwards -Henry David Thoreau I thought this was lovely, and it got me thinking about my diverse reactions [...]

Consume & Update: Interesting Travel, 1 Question and Road Trip

Get ready to consume a whole lotta good stuff. How Can I Resist This Title? Vagabondish is a travelzine I keep my eye on and with good reason, as this week they posted How to Master the Art of Interesting Travel. I’m hooked! Amy Baker describes interesting travel in a way that makes sense, thanks [...]

Consume & Update: Gulf States, Piano Stairs and Home Again

A week at sea leaves Lindsay’s RSS reader mighty, mighty full. Blame the straight day of transit yesterday for this late posting. Don’t forget about the Middle East! Gary Arndt and AmateurTraveler.com presented a podcast this week about traveling to the gulf states that gives us an ear into a conversation on countries often left [...]

Consume & Update: Poetry, China and Band-aids

What a smorgasbord! There is great material across the travel community this week, and here are some of the highlights. Poetry in Motion This looks like a truly lovely opportunity: Imagine being given one year to travel outside North America. That’s exactly the situation I’m now in after being chosen as the 2010 Amy Lowell [...]

Consume & Update: Tea, Ponies, and Good Reads

After perusing the web for the most interesting goodies, here are my suggested reads and views for the week! Burning Man Timelapse World Hum and Eva Holland displayed a video by Ben Wiggins of stunning, time-lapse footage that gives a visual account of Burning Man, an annual art festival that seemingly cannot be truly described [...]

Consume and Update: Life, Tolerance and Free Guides

If you’re always learning, hopefully you’re never bored. Here’s my attempt at bringing you the quality information I’m learning by this week. Christine created a series this month on what she knows best: giving a lifestyle some massive alterations to become one’s dream life. This series seeks to give you the practical, real world steps [...]

Consume & Update: Travel Quotes, Site Potential and Mexico

This week’s RSS feeds and reading sessions resulted in some good finds. Here are the articles and book excerpts I’ve found relevant, as well as an update on Nomadderwhere. This must be why my hometown of Wabash, Indiana has been calling to me these past few months. For years, I felt odd when visiting the [...]

Consume & Update: Bloggers on Happiness, Ambition, and Reason

I did a little reading this week, and this is what stuck from the lot. Click on the images to read the articles. Good Investments I’ve only recently come to hear of Rolf Potts, and I look forward to reading his novel “Vagablogging” in the coming months. Here on his blog, fellow writer Scott Gilbertson [...]

Consume & Update: Matador and Upgrade

One thing I missed while frantically running across the globe for the STA internship was the downtime to enjoy some of my favorite reading material: The Matador Network. Click on the images to follow the stories! In Traveler’s Notebook Josh says your active earbuds stand in the way of experience the audio sensations of a [...]