George Lewis

21 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Follower | @georgelewis5lt6 | Seeker of information, photographer and educator.

The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone into an Instant Camera… and Then Some

Instant photography is making a big comeback lately. As both the success of The Impossible Project and the popularity of Fuji’s most recent Instax …

Cheshire travel tips: Folklore and fantasy in the Peak District

The journey itself feels like a quest. I'm driving through the rural backroads of Cheshire's Peak District, the lush landscape of ancient droving trails overshadowed by Jodrell Bank's Lovell telescope, to meet an author described by Philip Pullman as "the most important British writer of fantasy …

William Gropper: His midcentury map of American folklore.

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Listing

Evaluation + transparency = trust

<i>This American Life</i> is a fantastic program for many reasons. Their story on nonprofit program evaluation is great in that it doesn’t call itself …

Get ur Freak on(omics)

Freakonomics has a podcast which explores “the hidden side of everything.” Everything includes giving, and so they got around to a show about what …

What Nonprofits Should Stop Doing in 2014

<i>This article is part of our Outlook 2014 package. See more advice and ideas for the year ahead in our special section.</i><p>Ignoring people who make …

Nonprofits

Ariel’s Portland (Oregon)

<b>Ariel Bloomer</b> was born and raised in Portland but took a hiatus from Stumptown to go college and teach English in Bulgaria. “The travel bug comes as a bit of a curse,” she says. “I’m privileged and doomed to travel around the world knowing the best place I can imagine lies in my wake.” There are …

St. Patrick's Day 2014: Facts, Myths, and Traditions

The March holiday signals the start of spring for many.<p>St. Patrick's Day and its promise of spring is an especially welcome relief for millions of Americans who have suffered through one of the coldest winters in recent memory.<p>In fact, in early March, St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers in Chicago …

REM in Just Like a Movie: Michael Stipe sings "Pale Blue Eyes." (VIDEO)

“With the sad news about Lou Reed’s passing last week, it seemed the right time to share this particular scene, of R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe singing …

Fake It 'Til You Make It: Winter Travel

If you live anywhere in the country besides Southern California, you’ve been through a lot this winter. Two polar vortexes, many feet of snow and in …

8 Digital Travel Trends to Keep an Eye on

Every week Skift post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend …

From Medicine to Travel Photography: Behind the Passion of Weerapong Chaipuck

After an early retirement from the medical profession, Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck rediscovered his dormant creativity when he traded the …

Photography

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Japan

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Kimberley Magain. Of her photo she says:<p>“Many hikers say a prayer at the Sengen Shrine in Fujiyoshida before they take on Mount Fuji. The shrine is a magical place of stillness and introspection in a country renowned for its hyperactive energy. We …

Transform your travel writing, pt. 5: What is a travel story and where does yours begin?

“Every story is a physical map of how to travel from one place to another. Some places are physical; others are not.”<p>– Don Rowlands, Aboriginal elder …

Travel Writing

33 Travel Tips Every Man Should Know

There is just something about waking up in a new setting, seeing views you've only read about, and finding yourself in a crowd that speaks a foreign language that helps you understand how amazing this world is.<p>It was during one of these trips - living with a family in Kyiv, Ukraine - that I met my …

Travel

15 Ways To Travel The World For Free

Little fees — parking at a garage close to the airport, paying to check in a bag, traveling within your destination — can add up. And then there are airfare and accommodation costs. Despite these expenses, Americans are still flying the friendly skies and hitting the highways. In fact, in 2012 U.S. …

Developing Countries

Become a more persuasive traveler with this simple mind trick

PERSUASION IS SUCH A USEFUL ABILITY to have while traveling — I have none of it. Whenever I’ve had to talk my way into a place, or bargain a price …

England

Check out the world's best outdoor travel spots

Go to India, not Nepal, for the best mountain experience, and to South Georgia Island, not Antarctica, for the best polar trip. And to Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada because it's "freakishly perfect for just about every pursuit."<p>So says Outside magazine, which recently announced 2014 Travel …