Landscape Filter
  1. The Map Room

    All about maps! The Map Room is a blog by Jonathan Crowe that covers everything from antique map collecting to the latest in geospatial technology.

    Commentary
  2. Pick a piece of sky

    “Reluctant to give up the exclamatory joy of seeing, I have built a life at the untranslated point of an outstretched finger.” Roxani Krystalli writes about exploring the Scottish landscape and learning to see differently.

    Essay
  3. The Statesider

    “We’re only selling one thing: the idea that our country is immense, diverse, and infinitely interesting.” Co-founded by travel writers Pam Mandel and Andy Murdock, The Statesider newsletter compiles the most interesting stories about U.S. travel, culture, food, landscapes, and more.  

    Culture
  4. The Summer Australia Burned

    “My Christmas wish is for an end to these fires. For no more loss of life. And for rain.” As many in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate a white Christmas, Australia-based Lee Mylne mourns the devastation brought about by wildfires.

    Current Events
  5. Rendered Impressions: The Art of Catherine Martzloff

    Catherine has loved painting her entire life and is now an established artist who uses her WordPress.com site as a fundamental part of her business.

    Art
    "Summertime Marina"
  6. Scott London Photography

    Scott London is a San Francisco-based photographer whose work has been published in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic, National Geographic Traveler, and more. He is well-known for his photography from Burning Man gatherings over the past decade.

    Landscape
  7. Canada’s forgotten rainforest

    “These old-growth forests are not renewable. They’re not coming back after you log them.” Dive into this longread at The Narhwal about a rainforest deep in the interior of British Columbia that is being clear-cut as fast as the Amazon.

    Environment
  8. 500px Blog

    500px is a global community of over 15 million photographers from 195 countries. On its official blog, it shares news, tips, and tutorials, highlights members of the community, and more.

    Exploration
  9. Lost for Decades

    Love to explore and photograph urban ruins? Browse the forgotten, abandoned locations documented at Roel van Wanrooy’s Lost For Decades.

    Architecture
    Photo by Roel van Wanrooy
  10. Nowhere

    “In an age when stories are getting shorter and content dumbed-down, we are taking a different path.” Nowhere publishes longform and literary travel writing.

    Essay
  11. Between Worlds

    At Orion Magazine, Anya Groner reports on how “slow-moving disasters” brought about by climate change are affecting communities in Louisiana and Alaska.

    Environment
    Photo by Michel Varisco.
  12. Stranger’s Guide

    “The world is changing. So should the way we cover it.” Stranger’s Guide publishes place-based writing and is committed to “multi-dimensional views of locations, showcasing writers native to each place.”

    Essay
  13. Exploration
  14. Wandling Free?

    Musings at Richly Evocative on the Wandle in London: “Walking next to a river, perhaps especially an urban survivor like the Wandle, is the chance to connect with something beyond ourselves. Where the river goes and how it turns, or loops back on itself, meanders and twists, is often nothing to do with us humans.”

    Environment
  15. Deadland

    The Salton Sea, California’s largest lake, is a dying ecosystem — but it has a strange and sad beauty, and residents who hang on.

    Environment