I’ve been a little bit bored with my site lately so I’ve added a skin to change the look and feel of it. I’ve also added a lifestream link on the right hand side courtesy of friendfeed. This enables you to see what I’ve been up to elsewhere on the internet, like on twitter, youtube, delicious or google reader. Excellent for stalking. If you are really really interested in me, you can just go to friendfeed and subscribe to that rss feed, since it has everything including the blog.
Another thing I’m going to do in the future, is when I’m travel blogging I’m going to stop using thumbnail pictures and go a bit bigger with the images so you can actually see what I’m talking about. Virtually everyone I know is on broadband now, so I think I can risk a bit of bandwidth usage. And travel blogging I will be doing. I’ve booked a trip to America in April/May flying V Australia and I’ll have 5 weeks of action packed blogs to write. For now though, I’m actively planning the trip using evernote, google maps and delicious.
All this research ends up on google maps for me to play with and manipulate. You can view these maps here:
- New York
- Seattle and Portland
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas
They are in no way finished (really, they’ve only just begun) and probably won’t be until the day I leave on the plane. If you want to keep up to date with them, there is an rss button at the top right of the map that will allow you to subscribe to it in your news reader. Just click on the link and your browser will do the rest.
Most of the icons are obvious but there are a few vague ones;
- shopping bag for shopping
- faces for arts/entertainment
- knife and fork for restaurant
- burger and shake for fast/cheap food
- martini for bar
- purple marker for hotel
- camera for sightseeing
- weird purple webcam for free sightseeing
- SF for sneaker stores
- green walkers for walks/hikes
If you have any suggestions for the maps, either put them in the comments of the google map (on the left hand side there is a link) or throw a comment in here.