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Behold the blue marble we call Earth

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads In what has been lauded as one of the more incredible photos of our planet ever released, NASA has issued a staggeringly high-definition photo of Earth from space. The photo was taken by the new Suomi NPP satellite, launched in late October of 2011. Here’s a…

England & Scotland in Photos

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads After months of travel through Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, I spent the last few months in England with my brother and his friends. It was great to relax and enjoy the holidays with family, but it also gave a perspective of the country…

Surreal underwater photos by biologist Alexander Semenov

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads I stumbled on this bright, ethereal photos from under the sea and had to share them here. Alexander Semenov is a biologist who now does a gorgeous job of photographing what he spent so long studying. Exhibit A: Semenov notes that he got into underwater photography…

Incredible footage: a peregrine falcon hunting in a murmuration of starlings

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads Not too long ago, I posted about a murmuration of starlings in flight over Istanbul. The sight of it stopped me in my tracks nightly as clouds of birds circled their way around the city.   Here’s another version of the remarkable phenomenon over Rome, with…

Tahiti + surfing + a rainbow = a perfect photo

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads Over 13,000 votes were cast for Surfer Mag’s 2011 Photo of the Year contest, and the winning picture is a stunning capture, shot in Tahiti by Zak Noyle: In an interview with the photographer, Surfer mag asks how the photo came about. Noyle notes: It was…

What happens to your books when you go to bed?

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads In a departure from the usual travel fare, I wanted to share this whimsical video animating what happens to a bookstore at night, if you use your imagination. For booklovers, camera lovers and those who enjoy a short film: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVcQnyEIT8?rel=0] Some background, from creator Sean…

Not your everyday travel photo: dogs on motorbikes

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads A weekly hashtag called FriFotos has emerged on Twitter, started by Jonathan Epstein as a way to share themed photos to a group of curious travelers. I don’t always participate, but this week’s theme is dogs, and I wanted to share my not-so-everyday photos of dogs on the road.…

Where in the world is the Wandering Hipmunk?

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads Given my last post about Hogmanay in Edinburgh, I thought I’d bring our mascot along for the road trip to Scotland. Can you guess where he is now? And me doing my best Hipmunk imitation: Leave your guesses in the comments, and if you’ve been here…

What are you doing New Year’s eve?

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads After a great holiday week in England (affectionately known as Christmakwanzmakkah in my family), my brother and I are driving to Scotland tomorrow with friends … and about 80,000 other people. New Years, known as Hogmanay there, will be a few days of street parties, concerts…

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