Blogs We Read
“Walking the green walk can be a rich and rewarding experience. It doesn’t have to be about self-denial and abstinence. That’s why we don’t rap others over the knuckles or berate them for choosing the lifestyles they do, but rather strive to inspire simplicity and creativity as we walk the green path ourselves as ambassadors of the earth. We do it because it feels right. We’re shouting the green consciousness message from the PV-clad rooftops. Can you hear us?”
“Cultural, Authentic & Sustainable: This is your brain on travel. We showcase the essence of place, what’s unique and original, and what locals cherish most about where they live. And we highlight places, practices, and people that are on the front lines of sustainable travel—travel that preserves places’ essential uniqueness for future generations.”
“The Minnesota-Superior Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was formed in 2008 by a group of longtime local surfers and activists who are committed to protecting our freshwater waves, beaches, and shorelines.” I recently met up with one of Surfrider MN’s members, Matt (known in his Chapter as the “secret weapon from San Diego”) and his lovely wife, to brainstorm some fundraising possibilities to help out with the oil spill. This blog has everything to keep you up to date on what’s going on with their local events, Surfrider events in general, and environmental news, movements and causes.
“By road, by kayak, by seaplane and most of all on foot, I try to tackle the themes of city and country in the modern world. Travel writing sometimes gets a bad rap, because of ‘The azure sea was undulating and the hotel was fabulous.’ But travel writing can be funny, powerful and personal. Every non-fiction writer has that capacity to exaggerate; his experiences happen far away from the reader. But travel writing implies honesty and research. And that’s why Notes from the Road is about the unvarnished, messy truth of travel, told by a regular guy.”
“A blog about about what each of us can do to end our environmental crisis, make a better place to live for ourselves and everyone else, and hopefully come up with a happier way of life along the way.” Ever wonder how to completely erase your carbon footprint? This blog chronicles the author’s life in New York City as he makes it his mission to go completely zero impact.
“Kissing our jobs, boyfriends, apartments, families and our beloved Manhattan goodbye, we officially became “The Lost Girls,” and started making plans for a yearlong, 35,000-mile journey around the globe. Loosely building an itinerary that begins in South America and crawls eastward through Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and Australia, we plan to explore the cultures, mindsets and lifestyles of our international counterparts, getting to know thousands of strangers so we may better know ourselves. ”
“Anthony Bourdain is a 28-year veteran of professional kitchens, having worked as a dishwasher, line cook and chef in places good, bad and horrible — most of them in New York City. In 2000, he published a memoir of his experiences in the culinary underbelly. Kitchen Confidential became an unlikely, but enduring, international bestseller. He has since milked that lucky break for everything it’s worth, following up with the gonzo-travel diary, A Cook’s Tour; a historical account of the notorious turn-of-the-century cook and disease carrier, “Typhoid Mary”; the crime novels “A Bone in the Throat,” “Gone Bamboo” and “The Bobby Gold Stories”; “The Les Halles Cookbook”; a collection of essays entitled The Nasty Bits; and the companion book to the Travel Channel series, No Reservations. Since embarking on a round-the-world trip for “A Cook’s Tour,” he has continued traveling for No Reservations (now in its fifth season), for various publications, for public-speaking engagements and because he likes it. He lives in New York City with his wife, Ottavia, and his daughter, Ariane.”
Named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Best Blogs of 2009 – “If the election of Barack Obama truly signals a “post-partisan” America, then Andrew Sullivan should be appointed the country’s blogger-in-chief. Sullivan was defying political labels long before it became fashionable. He describes himself as being “of no party or clique,” and his blog — reliably conservative on military matters and the role of government, aggressively liberal when it comes to gay marriage and the legalization of soft drugs — is daily proof of his stance. In a blogosphere choking on its own partisan entrees, The Daily Dish is a welcome meal that’s good for you.”
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