National Geographic 2012 travel photo contest

If these are just the entries, I can’t wait to see the finalists!

The 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is in full swing. The entry deadline has been extended until July 11. The four categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. Last year’s contest drew nearly 13,000 images from all over the world. The pictures are as diverse as their authors, capturing an assortment of people, places and wildlife – everything that makes traveling so memorable, evoking a sense of delight and discovery.

via The Big Picture

Virgin Atlantic’s new remodelled Upper Class onboard bar

Virgin Upper Class Bar

Sure, you could say the bar is now quite a bit smaller than their current design, but I’d day it’s a hell of a lot more visually interesting to look at!

In a design collaboration of Virgin Atlantic and VW+BS, first-class passengers from NYC to London will have the opportunity to walk not onto a plane, but into a glowing, spacious bar situated right inside the door, fitted like a Tetris piece against passengers’ seats.

via Co.Design

Hair-raising beach landings

Hair-Raising Photos of Jumbo Jets Over the Beach

Wonderful set of photos…

Imagine enjoying a quiet and peaceful day at the beach. The waves are crashing, the breeze is blowing, the sun is shining brightly—when suddenly a massive roar overtakes you and a Boeing 747 flies directly overhead as it takes off into the sky. This is the type of action that Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner experiences on the beaches of St. Martin in the Caribbean.

via My Modern Metropolis.

The art of travel & physics explained by a dog

Maddie the Coonhound Standing On Things

I do love these odd ball travel photos by Theron Humphrey…

He worked in a commercial studio for a few years and then in 2011, he woke up one morning and hit the road. He decided that he wanted to tell people’s stories. So he kicked off his photo project This Wild Idea and he is traveling around the US, taking a photo of one person a day for 365 days.

During these travels, Humphrey began a side project that focuses on his trusty traveling companion, Maddie, perched atop various things in each state. And thus began the “super serious project about dogs and physics” playfully named Maddie on Things.

via My Modern Metropolis.

Pan Am retrospect

A great retrospective view of the Pan Am history, from the fabulous cookiesound

The carrier launched first class travelling and offered their passengers in-flight movies to pass the time. In its best day’s in the 70′s, Pan Am transmitted the glamor of the beautiful & rich. Fashion was created just for flight purposes. Luxurious interior design, huge seats, sumptuous food, charming service and spacious smoking saloons; all of this was supposed to make flying an adventure – which of course only very few people could afford.

via Cookiesound is Travelling