Morning Links: ‘Starbucking,’ Aviation Biofuel and More
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 05.29.09 | 8:28 AM ET
- Bill Clinton owns up to the New York Times about his love (and extensive knowledge) of local craft shops from Hong Kong to Arusha. Who knew?
- The Onion reports on Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz’s soul-searching, Slim Jims-fueled cross-country road trip.
- A British tourist had his passport stolen in New Zealand’s Milford Sound area this week. The culprit? A wild parrot.
- In a fun and thoughtful dispatch from Mumbai, Jil Wheeler looks back on her gradual acceptance, and eventual love of, the city’s distinctive brand of English.
- Smithsonian looks at the dueling mythologies of American movement—the Frontier and Ellis Island—and asks, “Is it time for them to be reconciled?”
- Forget about that Queensland gig: Orlando has launched its search for a blogger who’s ready to spend 67 days in the city’s theme parks and other tourist attractions.
- A California man has spent 12 years—and counting—trying to visit every Starbucks on the planet. He has 9,100 down, and roughly 3,000 to go. A Starbucks spokesman called the quest “flattering.”
- McClatchy checks in on the state of aviation biofuel research and finds that tests, so far, are promising, but supply could be an issue.
- Matador Trips takes a look at some of the world’s wackiest museums. I don’t know about you, but I plan on staying far, far away from the Cockroach Hall of Fame.