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  1. Architectural Afterlife

    “People were here once, living and working and now they are gone while the collapsing ruins remain a place that is looked past by so many.” Preserving history through imagery, Cleveland, Ohio-based photojournalist Johnny Joo documents the history of decaying, forgotten places across the US.

    Architecture
  2. One Travel Destination to Rule Them All

    At For the Love of Nike, Jennifer takes us on a photographic tour of Hobbiton — the land of the hobbits as filmed in The Lord of the Rings — in Matamata, New Zealand.

    Exploration
    Image by Jennifer at For the Love of Nike
  3. Going Underground to Explore London’s Secret Tunnels

    Guy Shrubsole digs up land-registry data to discover a secret network of Cold War-era tunnels just beneath central London — maps included.

    Data
  4. Food, Art, Memory: Yaansoon’s Mediterranean Fusion

    A spotlight on an illustration portfolio site that channels the textures and flavors of a colorful, diverse region.

    Art

    Images from the food illustration portfolio at Yaansoon Illustration + Art.

  5. This is my rock and roll love letter to you.

    Veteran blogger Angela has been writing Fluid Pudding since 2001. The warm, witty voice that has kept fans reading for almost 17 years is in full effect in this ode to her recently-demolished childhood home.

    Family
  6. Exploring Colour

    A cross between a photography blog and a nature and gardening blog, Exploring Colour is where Liz, a New Zealand-based blogger, explores her passion for colorful textures and shares thoughts on beauty and art.

    Landscape
  7. Yaansoon Illustration + Art

    An illustration site created by a “nomadic Mediterranean foodie,” Yaansoon is a colorful celebration of food, travel, and visual storytelling.

    Art
  8. diaCRITICS

    Co-founded by Pulitzer-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, diaCRITICS covers the arts, culture, and politics of Vietnamese diasporas around the world.

    Art
    Image by manhhai (CC BY 2.0)
  9. Exploration
    Photo via Shoot From the Trip
  10. Proximity Magazine

    Proximity “is a quarterly collection of true stories exploring place, space, and connections in the modern age,” featuring solid writing and a weekly blog post to help ease the wait between issues.

    Essay
  11. The Treeographer

    Nick Rowan, a writer based in Spain, tells the true histories of significant or symbolic trees around the world. “I started to see the world through a new lens, with a new-found appreciation for the everyday trees that I previously walked past without a second glance.”

    Environment
  12. Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories

    Real or fictional, maps don’t just represent space — they also make storytelling possible.

    Culture
    Image by ChadoNihi (CC0).
  13. hAAthi Time

    The personal blog of Revati Upadhya, hAAthi Time is where the food, travel, and lifestyle writer shares her adventures split between two “home ports,” Goa and Bangalore.

    Culture
  14. Finding Fossils with a Legendary Dinosaur Hunter

    “Wendy is more Mad Max than the nerd with a fondness for fossils I’d expected. A living legend, known the world over for her sixth sense. A celebrated dinosaur hunter. And a real badass.” Photographer Susan Portnoy explores the Canadian Badlands of southern Alberta with Wendy Sloboda.

    Exploration
    Photo by Susan Portnoy
  15. Tandem Trekking

    “We welcome you to live vicariously through our blog posts, photographs, videos and podcasts.” At Tandem Trekking, Lindsey does the writing, and Kyle takes the photographs. Their blog compiles their adventures climbing mountains, hiking trails, and rafting rivers.

    Exploration
    Photo via Tandem Trekking