travel

Where do you dream of going?

I read this passage in Viewpoint magazine yesterday afternoon and it has been in my mind since... "A destination is never a place, but a way of seeing things. And if the issue is about anything, it is about ways of seeing and traveling through the world as it is, and as it is set to become, virtually, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. It is also a world defined by changes - recession, climate change, globalisation, sustainability and change by definitions.

Tourists are now travelers; travelers, explorers; and the once powerful business and leisure set are now called the Bleisure generation.

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All is in transition, this issue of Viewpoint places these transitions in context. And in a way that puts glamour and imagination into the lost but soon-to-be rediscovered art of travel."

Martin Raymond, Editor of Viewpoint (Image: Bradford Gregory)

How often do you travel? Do you wish to travel more, or travel at all? Where do you dream of going?

Travel Tales

Having been doing lots of traveling lately and thinking about narrowcasting this article was really interesting...definately proves this sector needs design help. "Dublin's bus information system, overhauled last week by Applied Information Group and Image Now, has been criticised in the part for failing to indicate which direction passengers are traveling in. What's the worst informtation system you've experienced, and why?"

Read more here.

"Extremely confusing, woefully inaccurate and often ludicrously positioned. That's my verdict on the wayfinding and informational signage at most British airports." Steve Collis

Personal Travel

This story written by Samantha Frietas, tells her story of travelling on a over-crowded bus every day in an unfamiliar country. Such honest and genuine accounts of such experiences are often hard to find... "I sometimes take myself out of the overwhelming and usually exhausting situation and find it very surreal. Like a scene out of a movie, there are people coughing, babies crying and people shouting on their cell phones - it seems like total chaos, yet if you look around at the passengers they are not even phased. The bus ride for them is not a frustrating invasion of space as it is for me, rather it is a time out of their day in which they have to worry about nothing but getting off at the right stop."

After reading this story, I would like to sum up my journeys in and around Amsterdam, the Harbour and my journey to the DSV factory tomorrow...

"The journey not the arrival matters." by T. S. Eliot