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Global Yodel
Global Yodel is an online publication that explores the places and cultures of our globe, from the perspective of someone who really knows their spot, the local. This place-specific cultural gallery, travel guide, and artist showcase is a practical as it is just plain fun.

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Entries by Global Yodel

Houston's Local Secrets, A Beautiful Travel Guide

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 11:43 AM

We sent Houston local and photographer extraordinaire, Christian Watson to The Sam Houston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton to experience the historic property, shoot some beautiful photos, and create a Local Guide for Houston full of tips and local secrets just for you.

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Card Starts Viral Movement of Kindness

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2015 | 12:32 PM

The act of doing a good deed for someone else makes oneself feel as good as (if not better than) the recipient.


We aren't talking about paying someone's student loans off or remodeling someone's house. While those would be very nice things...

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A Guide to Cape Town With Beatenberg

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 4:43 PM

By Era Bushati

Beatenberg has played music together since 2008 but their 2014 collaboration with South African producer DJ Clock landed them at the top of the local music charts for a consecutive 14 weeks with their single, "Pluto (Remember Me)", a song that was written and recorded in one day.

Beatenberg offers a...

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How to Photograph Yosemite Like a Pro

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 12:51 PM

By Vincent Stokes

Situated in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in east central California, the boundaries of Yosemite National Park envelope more than 1,200 square miles of wilderness, including monolithic granite faces, lush grasslands, magnificent forests, tranquil lakes, and thundering waterfalls. A mere 195 miles from the...

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A Guide to Brooklyn With Ra Ra Riot

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 2:00 PM

By Era Bushati

Originally formed on the campus of Syracuse University in early 2006, indie band Ra Ra Riot has gone on to produce three studio albums as well as tour with bands Death Cab for Cutie and Tokyo Police Club. Their earlier albums have a chamber pop music effect (thanks to...

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Seattle Foodies Dish on Their Favorite Restaurants

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 3:12 PM

By Helen Anne Travis

Come for the incredible natural beauty. Stay for the food.

Located smack dab in the middle of the country's most stunning mountain ranges, you're never far from an incredible view in Seattle. You're also never far from an incredible meal. New restaurants pop up every day, bringing fresh flavors to the table...

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From Joy to Despair to Spring, the Five Stages of Winter

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 1:42 PM

By Helen Anne Travis

Yay, it's winter! Oh god, it's winter. Here's Global Yodel's take on the coldest season of the year.

Stage 1: Excitement

Snowboarding, skiing, sledding, ice skating, hockey, snowmobiling, snowmen, ice fishing... winter can not get here fast enough!

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Homestaying in Harlem

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 12:35 PM

At we love learning about places around the world through the perspective of the local. That's why we were excited to discover, a site that connects travelers with locals who have a spare room to rent.

To learn more, we sat down with Homestay host Esmeralda and her...

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Not All Who Wander

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 10:52 AM

Global Yodel recently sat down with illustrator Jesse Tise to talk about his new print, "Not All Who Wander", and to learn more about his hometown of South Pasadena. Read on to learn more about the inspiration behind his new design, and why you might think South Pasadena's main drag looks awfully familiar.

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Meet the Toddler Who Rules Seattle

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 11:40 AM

Global Yodel recently caught up with Brandon Hill, whose adorable photos of his son Maddex doing "stunts" throughout Seattle are an Instagram sensation. Keep reading to learn more about Maddex, Seattle, and why the city reminds Brandon of Bill Murray.


 "I will always cherish...

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Car Pooling With Photographer Alejandro Cartagena

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 3:12 PM

By Helen Anne Travis

The Car Poolers photo series landed photographer Alejandro Cartagena in the international spotlight. His work has appeared in galleries from Toronto to Mexico City. He's been featured in Slate, the New York Times and the Guardian.

Not bad for someone who didn't pick up a camera until he was...

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No Ponies Were Harmed in the Creation of This Print

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 2:04 PM

Global Yodel caught up with LA photographer JonPaul Douglass to learn more about his hilarious Pizza in the Wild series. Read on to learn about JonPaul's quest for "Ninja Turtle Pizza," and why he goes around putting pizzas on everything in the first place.


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Local Secrets Only a Seattleite Would Know

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 5:44 PM

Global Yodel recently caught up with Instagram star Dan Cole to ask him about his home city of Seattle. He offered some great insight, local tips and beautiful photos.


"I chose these photos because they represent the variety...

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New England, Travel Secrets From a Local

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 3:25 PM


Global Yodel sent Cara out with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New England to get her perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in her local area. Here is what she discovered.

New Englanders...

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Life of an Illustrator Living in a Barn in the Woods

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Global Yodel caught up with illustrator Andrew Groves who lives in a barn in the woods in Wiston, UK. Here he creates images and makes objects for clients and personal projects. Natural phenomena, wilderness exploration, and adventure are common themes in his work. When he isn't...

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Interview with Shantanu Starick of Pixel Trade

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 5:10 PM

By Helen Anne Travis

Photographer Shantanu Starick hasn't spent a dime since June 2012. Instead, he's bartering his way around the world, trading his photography services for food, shelter and transport in a project he calls The Pixel Trade.

His goal is to reach all seven continents using trade as...

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Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love California

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 4:20 PM

By Helen Anne Travis

California is a magical land of wine, tacos and startups. Here, you can climb up a desert dune, ski down a mountain, and swim in the Pacific Ocean all in the same day.

In most parts of the state it's sunny - all...

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Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love New York City

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 5:51 PM


By Helen Anne Travis

It's one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. And for good reason.

Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs are home to some of the world's best restaurants, museums and attractions. But New York is not...

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Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love the Pacific Northwest

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 12:46 PM


By Helen Anne Travis

The upper left hand corner of the United States is a magical place.

Here, backyards butt up against ancient forests, waterfalls, and glacier-capped volcanoes. Bald eagles circle over organic coffee shops, and coastal residents text each other...

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How to Get More Followers on Instagram: 16 Tips From the Pros

(9) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 6:33 PM


By Helen Anne Travis

Every Monday we sit down with some of our favorite Instagrammers to chat about the art and business of mobile photography. We pick their brains on their editing process, their favorite apps, and how Instagram has changed their approach to photography. See all...

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