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Trash Art: California's Artistic Recycling Revolution

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Maybe it's the mild weather and thriving back-yard culture--California is a hotspot for artistic recyclers. Creative reuse of scavenged materials is n...

PHOTOS: 11 Awesome Ice Skating Rinks Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When it comes to travel in winter, you can either fantasize about escaping the cold, or run headlong into it, embracing the season's icy wiles. Of all...

PHOTOS: 9 Places To Spot California Sea Lions And Seals

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

By Megan Cytron With a population of 238,000, there are enough California sea lions to populate a slippery city the size of Scottsdale, Arizona. Cali...

Fresh Powder: Time To Plan A Mountain Road Trip

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Trazzler.com By Megan Cytron Powder is accumulating, lifts are opening one by one, hot chocolate is bubbling with anticipation....

Escape To Big Sur: 53 Trip Ideas For A Northern California Getaway

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

If you're a suave Jake Gyllenhaal sort (at least in your dreams), you grab your sweetie, book a Big Sur escape at a modern-rustic clifftop hotel, and ...

Exploring the Weird and Wacky in LA: A Sampler

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Frank Lloyd Wright put it this way: "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles." We think LA's capacity to harbor a...

PHOTOS: Keep Calm, Carry On: 12 Spots To De-Stress In LA

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Trazzler. By Megan Cytron Charlie Brown called it decades ago: post-modern life has a way of quickly converting good tidings an...

PHOTOS: 13 Buildings That Tell LA's Architectural Story

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

While LA's downtown lacks the kind of in-your-face skyscraping architectural monuments you'll find in towns like Chicago or NYC, a bit of urban spelun...

15 Quirky Shopping Spots in Los Angeles

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Are you broke, a big-box store refugee, a militant recycler, a connoisseur of mom and pops, or just someone looking to outfit a home with something th...

Let's Boycott Geography Awareness Week

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Kim Mance

Honestly, no one should really care about things like outside geography when we already know the US is the center of the universe.

10 Vintage Spots Chock-Full of Old California Culture

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Trazzler.com

Here are ten only-in-California kinds of places where the Golden State's past is present.

10 Smart Travel Ideas That Do Good

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Trazzler.com

Can travel make us better people? Can it make the world a better place? Is it possible to make a positive contribution to a community just by having t...

View From the Top: 10 Transcendent LA Vistas

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Trazzler.com

The thrill of rising above the smog and sprawl and teeming humanity is a natural antidote to the stupor of urban drudgery. Luckily for Angelenos, stairs lead up and highways wind into the hills.

V. S. Naipaul's "Gloomy Clarity" About Africa and Himself (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

V. S. Naipaul, in the winter of his long writing life, doesn't disguise his melancholy or his frailty. Still, his inquisitorial eye and his magic with a prose sentence have not abandoned him, nor the organ tones of his mesmerizing voice.

Severed Body Parts! 12 Frightful Spots for Losing Your Head (PHOTOS)

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Trazzler.com

Let's start from the premise that the tourism industry is, quite frequently, a freakshow. And not just on Halloween... plenty of places keep it surrea...

PHOTOS: 10 Strangest Roadside Enigmas

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Trazzler.com

Jack Kerouac put it succinctly: "the road is life"--which could explain the haphazard collection of oddball phenomena that flanks our highways and by...

Walk, Pray, Love: New Travelogue Explores the Redemptive Power of Walking: Interview with Author Mickey Mahaffey

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jeff Biggers

"Walking is a virtue," celebrated author and traveler Bruce Chatwin once wrote, "tourism is a deadly sin." For author Mickey Mahaffey, who will launc...

Madagascar: West Knows Best

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Valerie Tarico

Even people who hate colonialism recognize that we have information worth sharing. How can we ensure that the ideas being promoted are the best we have to offer?

William Dalrymple: the Af-Pak Fiasco "on its last legs" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

William Dalrymple is drawing on a deep well of personal and imperial history in his stark clarification of our American comeuppance in Afghanistan. ...

Fiji: The Missionary's Position

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

The hubris of the missionary's position, either as part and parcel of the European colonial system or as part and parcel of the American Century, is inescapable once you notice it.

Discovering Greece: Thessaloniki is Cooler Than You

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

Thessaloniki is far from the classic tourist fantasy of Greece: there are no nearby islands, and Delphi and Athens are far away. But it is the country's cultural capital and the epitome of cool.

Many Doors into Travel Writing

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Gardner

If you really do have the ambition to write, a reputable writing conference can be a great place to get your feet wet or hone your skills.

Fluff, Loathing, and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in Travel Journalism

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Paul Appell

And as with many other industries, take it from this veteran: sometimes if you delve too deeply into how the sausage is actually made, you run the risk of losing your appetite.