News You Can Use…Or Can’t

Some fun links to tide you over the weekend. As usual, I will be catching up on sleep and hangin’ with The Boyfriend. Oh, and of course. We will be seeing The Hobbit.

Do a cartwheel! Shout from the rooftops! Trumpet your horn (if you have one)! Google maps is back. You can now download google maps for the iPhone/iPad. Sure I’ll miss the dedicated/hysterical Apple maps tumblr sights, but now I can finally upgrade to iOS6.

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More best pictures of 2012, this time from Reuters.

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Another map: If all the states had followed West Virginia’s lead.

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Odd, but true. Amazing animal bridges around the world.

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50 creative billboards.

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Meet the mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland. And here. He’s a riot.

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In honor of my upcoming trip to Paris, Paris in Motion by photographer Mayeul Akpovi. Pretty awesome.

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This is incredible. Photographer Danny Goldfield is attempting to take a picture of a child from each country in the world all in New York City. Some of the kids are freakishly adorable.

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17 ways to tie your shoes because you have nothing better to do with your time.

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And finally, something to inspire your travel dreams. Condé Nast Traveler has come out with its 2013 Gold List: The world’s best places to stay. Dream away!

Have a super awesome weekend!

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