Yes, this is exactly what I think about life:
Take advantage of opportunities and embrace new challenges. And travel more when you’re young rather than wait until the children are grown or you are retired. As Dr. Pillemer summarized the elders’ view, “Travel is so rewarding that it should take precedence over other things younger people spend money on”.
via Elderly ‘Experts’ Share Life Advice in Cornell Project – NYTimes.com.
Second time in New York and I could not miss again the most beautiful museums! Thanks to a freezing temperature and a bit of snow I preferred to stay inside and warm: seven museums in six days!
That’s Brooklyn where I lived for a week or two, thanks to Paul and Couchsurfing.
You can always find something amazing and something crazy!
I love Rousseau and his dreams
Amazing building. You cannot take pictures of it so, that’s the only one, sorry.
Thanks to a Facebook comment I discovered it and it was really interesting.
American Museum of Natural History
Full of kids and… dinosaurs!
Museum of Art and Design
Clifton suggested it to me and it was a wonderful idea. Terrific view from the top floor.
I could not miss one of the most social museum of the world (active on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, blogs and more)
You need at least two days to visit it and I had only a few hours :(
You know, I like to take pics of food. You can find more of them on my Flickr set (link follows)
I have been a couple of days in Montreal to visit friends. Nice view from the train where I had to work (pen and paper… and Kindle!)
To not forget (it is not me)
New York 2011 photo set
If you can’t relax, slow down and enjoy the moment, Italy may not be for you
via Travel Tip Tuesday : 6 Reasons Italy May Not Be For You | My Melange.
There’s no way around the fact that flights are bad news for the environment. Its not just that planes are worse than most other forms of transport in terms of the impact of greenhouse gases per passenger mile. Just as important is the simple fact that flying allows us to travel a far greater number of miles than we otherwise could. Thanks to these two factors, individual trips by air can have a remarkably large carbon footprint – which helps explain why aviation has become such a heated issue in the climate change debate
via Aviation Q&A: the impact of flying on the environment | Environment | guardian.co.uk.
Purging everything society says you need — a huge house, too many belongings, your rat-race mindset — to pursue something you really want may actually be freeing. It was for me.
So GO! Figure out how to make it work, because there is a way. Go! You won’t regret it.
via So you want to travel? « Inkslinging in Africa.
From an individual point of view, he suggests that people are likely to derive more happiness from two or more short breaks spread throughout the year, rather than having just a single longer vacation once a year.
via Happiness is … looking forward to your vacation | ScienceBlog.com.
Yesterday was my last day on the beach. August and summer are probably over; my september is yet full of travelling around the world (and the web).
Next week end I’ll be in Varese for a citizen journalism conference by VareseNews local news site.
One week after everybody of the Italian blogosphere will be in Riva del Garda for the first BlogFest: it will be a good opportunity to meet old and new bloggers all over Italy.
Sunday 14th I’ll fly to New York for a week devoted to Web 2.0 Expo, the big conference about Web 2.0 inside the Big Apple. I hope I’ll have time for some walking around. I am still searching a room :-) I’ll also write something for Nova – Il Sole 24 Ore, the newspaper I write for about Internet and technology.
The week after I’ll take part in a very funny experiment: a reality show about social networking and Web 2.0 stuff. I cannot write anything more (NDA) but I’ll keep You posted as soon I can.
Final week end in september for Nanosocial, a social networking event in Assisi. We have not an english website but You can read something about it in the Italian blog.
See Youn somewhere I hope, You can catch me on Dopplr.