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Tom Ryan, Author 12008 implied HN points 27 Jan 24
  1. The author recounts meeting someone named Eitan at Monument Valley.
  2. They encountered a phone issue and were heading to the AT&T store for assistance.
  3. The letter about Navajo gentlemen is delayed due to the ongoing situation.
Tom Ryan, Author 8687 implied HN points 19 Jan 24
  1. The author has traveled over 1800 miles across the US, arriving at the American West after visits to various locations like Cape Cod and St. Simons Island.
  2. The trip is divided into different stages, with the current stage being the third one.
  3. The author reflects on the journey so far, mentioning places like Cape Cod, DC, Virginia, Isle of Palms, SC, and St. Simons Island, Georgia.
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Tom Ryan, Author 7606 implied HN points 17 Jan 24
  1. The author reflected on their return trip to Washington, DC with joy despite lowered expectations.
  2. They visited important landmarks like Theodore Roosevelt Island and expressed admiration for President Theodore Roosevelt.
  3. The post encourages readers to subscribe for a 7-day free trial to access more content from the author.
Igor’s Newsletter 4540 implied HN points 11 Feb 24
  1. The author prefers writing posts on a big desktop screen with numerous open windows
  2. The post serves as an open thread for readers to share their thoughts and request topics
  3. The author is traveling and encourages interaction from the readers
Slow Boring 4127 implied HN points 07 Feb 24
  1. Despite being cringe and annoying, tourists play a role in bad policy commentary.
  2. There is a negative perception of tourism being harmful due to aesthetic considerations.
  3. Efforts to limit tourism, such as curbing AirBNB, often have underlying reasons beyond just tourism impact.
Cosmographia 1597 implied HN points 25 Mar 24
  1. The founding legend of Kraków involves a cobbler's apprentice named Krak who cleverly defeated a dragon that terrorized the land.
  2. Kraków has been an inspiration to many artists, poets, and writers, with its beauty and history influencing pieces of literature, art, and photography.
  3. Poland's history is marked by partitions and invasions, leading to a period of Great Emigration, and subsequent efforts by Poles to fight for freedom and independence.
Cosmographia 1158 implied HN points 08 Apr 24
  1. The Yukon River is named after the color of the glacial runoff that feeds it, and it travels almost 2000 miles from British Columbia to the Bering Sea, draining a land area 25% larger than the State of Texas.
  2. Robert W. Service, known as the 'Bard of the Yukon,' was a Scottish-Canadian writer and poet who spent years in the Yukon wilderness, inspired by the Goldrush.
  3. The Yukon River is home to the longest salmon run in the world, with king salmon traveling two thousand miles against the current to return to their spawning grounds and then die, exhausted from their journey.
Cosmographia 1657 implied HN points 17 Mar 24
  1. The post is about Cappadocia and is part of the Atlas' Notebook series on Cosmographia.
  2. The content includes art, poetry, literature, cartography, and photography focused on a specific place.
  3. Access to the full post is for paid subscribers only.
Tom Ryan, Author 8451 implied HN points 25 Sep 23
  1. The author visited Morro Bay for the first time during a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway.
  2. The trip to Morro Bay was a bonding experience with a friend after the conclusion of a book tour.
  3. Readers can access the full post archives with a 7-day free trial subscription to the author's newsletter.
Cosmographia 1797 implied HN points 18 Feb 24
  1. The post is about Giant's Causeway and is part of an Atlas' Notebook series from Cosmographia.
  2. The content includes art, poetry, literature, cartography, and photography centered on a specific location.
  3. It seems that to access the full post, one needs to be a paid subscriber to Cosmographia.
David Lebovitz Newsletter 7075 implied HN points 16 Sep 23
  1. In France, 'la rentrée' is a big cultural event marking the return from summer vacations
  2. The importance of summer vacations in France leads people to plan ahead for the next year's vacation early
  3. Visiting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and sampling the local cuisine, offers a unique cultural and culinary experience
Tom Ryan, Author 9591 implied HN points 22 Mar 23
  1. The author discusses experiencing unusual stormy weather on a road trip.
  2. Despite usually enjoying good weather on past trips, the author is now closely watching the weather in 2023.
  3. The author humorously reflects on a friend's influence on their travel weather.
Why is this interesting? 1085 implied HN points 07 Mar 24
  1. The U.S. government had a significant influence on the creation of modern American travel guides through literal spies like Eugene Fodor and Temple Fielding.
  2. Eugene Fodor, a successful guidebook publisher, was an officer for the CIA's predecessor during WWII and continued to use spies as writers for his company.
  3. The travel industry has evolved from its CIA roots to offer guides catering to various interests and lifestyles, providing valuable insights into different cultures beyond borders.
Londonist: Time Machine 139 implied HN points 19 May 24
  1. London has various locations related to Hitchcock's life and work, such as Leytonstone where he was born and Hackney where he started his career in the film industry.
  2. Visiting Leytonstone allows for a Hitchcock-themed experience, with places like the Hitchcock Hotel and mosaics at Leytonstone tube station paying homage to the director.
  3. Islington Studios in Hackney is where Hitchcock began as an assistant director and later directed his first thriller, showcasing his early career in the film industry.
COVID Intel - by Dr.William Makis 1886 implied HN points 20 Jan 24
  1. Pilot incapacitated on LATAM Brasil Flight LA-3744 on Jan. 16, 2024, prompting a safe landing in Salvador.
  2. The first incident of pilot incapacitation in 2024.
  3. Commercial airline pilot incapacitations inflight were a total of 25 in 2023.
Tom Ryan, Author 1533 implied HN points 02 Feb 24
  1. Author shares experiences from a road trip in Moab and upcoming plans to visit Kanab and Tucson
  2. Different terrains in each location provide unique walking experiences
  3. Post is exclusive for Founding Members, prompting others to consider upgrading
Yolo Intel 1906 implied HN points 13 Jan 24
  1. The post highlights a 2-day gallery-packed itinerary in Paris.
  2. The article includes a 'Costa Meno' food list for affordable dining options in the city.
  3. Readers can discover a recommended new hotel in Paris to consider for their stay.
Tom Ryan, Author 7999 implied HN points 22 Feb 23
  1. The author explores Tsé Bitʼaʼí in the Sonoran Desert.
  2. The stay in Kanab, Arizona was disrupted by mud during a snowstorm.
  3. Kanab is a place for the author to center, walk, and write.
Tom Ryan, Author 7881 implied HN points 04 Mar 23
  1. The author is in Summerlin, Nevada, near Las Vegas, for Red Rock Canyon, not the Vegas Strip.
  2. Winter weather has caused travel disruptions at various locations like Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Red Rock Canyon.
  3. The current season has presented challenges and unique, snowy scenery for the author during their travels.
Chris Arnade Walks the World 770 implied HN points 14 Mar 24
  1. The Dutch culture emphasizes good citizenship, seen in how they are thoughtful, friendly, and helpful to strangers.
  2. The Netherlands is clean and functional due to being a high-trust society, which allows for nice things without fear of them being misused.
  3. Placing a focus on pedestrians and cyclists over cars has made Dutch cities more livable and charming, contrasting with the struggles in the US.