RH Note: Necessary Linkage is a semi-weekly collection of current and helpful tidbits from around the internets, curated by the lovely Marissa Hussey, whose honeymoon was one of our first features.
Up, Up and Away
So, Up was awesome. Awards, accolades, blah blah. But you know how sometimes homages blow the originals out of the water? That’s what’s going on with this engagement portrait session based on the movie on WeddingChicks.com, in my opinion. This is one of the most heart-warming, awesome things I’ve seen in a long time.
I Think We’re Alone Now
When you envision your honeymoon, do you think of a secluded, private island for just the two of you? Attended by a small staff of one or two people, in a pristine home, not bothered by any loud entertainment crew, teenagers on Spring break, or crying toddlers? Then look no further. The Times offers 25 options for you to spend your first moments as newlyweds completely and totally alone. And yes, you read those prices correctly. They’re actually affordable.
How can I best describe TitanicAwards.com? We all hope our honeymoons don’t suffer from a single moment that would end up featured on it. Interesting and amusing, this site highlights some notable folks in the travel industry, and asks them to divulge the worst things they’ve ever experienced while traveling. Some are much less glamorous than others, like Carl Hoffman’s (author of The Lunatic Express) LA-to-DC trip on a Greyhound bus.
Consider my mind officially blown. The Open Source Photography Guides home on blogger is the portal to photography guides in locations all over the world. The guides are written by photographers on Google’s Knol, which seems to be Google’s response to About.com. Pick your destination, and read up on what kind of natural light and conditions you can expect, or which precise spot allows for the most expansive views, from someone’s firsthand experience.
I swear I don’t try to find things about Harry Potter. They just fall in my lap. I started reading this New York Times article about the history of Baedeker guides, and what using a guide written 100 years ago translates to in travel today. And it just happened to include mention of the Hogwarts train tracks. What can I say?
Marissa’s first journey out of the country was on a school trip to England (since then her anglophilia has truly known no bounds). She dressed up as Julia Child last Halloween.