Thursday, July 31, 2008
The New York Times is seeing if you can travel through Europe on 100 euros ($156 US) a day by running a series called "The Frugal Traveler Does Europe on a Budget." A Flickr-type map accompanies the exploits of author Matt Gross. The map basically follows Gross' travels in photos and you can sequentially advance the route by advancing frames of the photographs. Nothing here out of the ordinary as far as interactive maps go but I would like to have been a fly on the wall when someone told Gross you're going to spend the summer in Europe and all you have to do is write a story about your travels. Not a bad gig if you ask me and you get 100 euros free. That may not take you too far at a 5-star hotel, but give me a bike and backpack and I'd be happy to travel through Europe!