100 perfect songs for travelling from around the world
1) Hotel California – Eagles 2) Wouldn’t it be ice – The beach boys 3) Born to be wild – Steppenwolf 4) Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles 5) Livin’on a prayer – Bon Jovi 6) Budapest – George Ezra 7) Barcelona – Ed Sheeran 8) Castle on the hill – Ed Sheeran 9) Champion – Fall Out Boy 10) Alone together – Fall Out Boy 11) Young volcanoes – Fall Out Boy 12) Adventure of a lifetime – Coldplay 13) Hymn for the weekend – Coldplay 14) Paradise – Coldplay 15) Bastille – Pompeii 16) I take it all – Pegasus 17) Free – Pegasus 18) Mountain sound – Of Monsters and men 19) Life is a highway – Rascall Flatts 20) Dream on – Aerosmith 21) I lived – One Republic 22) Runaways – All time low 23) The edge of tonight – All time low 24) Good times – All Time Low 25) The flood – Take that 26) Piano man – Billie Joel 27) Desert rose – Sting 28) Africa - Toto 29) Good riddance – Green day 30) No surrender – Bruce Springsteen 31) Born to run – Bruce Springsteen 32) Whatever it takes – Imagine Dragons 33) Thunder – Imagine Dragons 34) On the top of the world – Imagine
Dragons 35) New York state of mind – Alicia Keys 36) Victorius – Panic! At the disco 37) LA devotee – Panic! At the disco 38) Vegas Lights – Panic! At the disco 39) Ready to go – Panic! At the disco 40) Run boy run – Woodkid 41) Sweet home alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd 42) We come running – Youngblood Hawke 43) Castaway – 5 seconds of summer 44) Higher – The score 45) Pacific Coast Highway – Two friends
feat Max 46) Renegades – X Ambassadors 47) One day we’ll be old – Asaf Avidan 48) Summercat - Billie the vision &
The Dancers 49) Trip the light – Alicia Kembe 50) Home – Edward Sharpe & The
magnetic zeros 51) Eddie Vedder – Rise 52) Society – Eddie Vedder 53) Guaranteed – Eddie Vedder 54) Blowing in the wind – Bob Dylan 55) Wind of change – Scorpions 56) Midnight City – M83
57) Caravane – Raphaël 58) Schengen – Raphaël 59) Sur la route – Gérard de Palmas 60) J’t’emmène au vent – Louise Attaque 61) Un jour j’irai à Nerw York avec toi – Téléphone 62) C’est la vie – Khaled 63) Nation – Tibz 64) Voyage en Italie – Lillicub 65) Les lumières dans la plaine – Mickey 3D 66) Liberta – Pep’s 67) Paris – Willy William 68) On dirait le sud – Nino Ferrer 69) Le présent d’abord – Forent Pagny 70) Emmenez-moi – Charles Aznavour 71) Dès que le vent soufflera – Renaud 72) Voyage voyage – Desireless 73) La maison bleue – Maxime le forestier 74) Tout le bonheur du monde - Sinsémilla 75) Santiago - Hugues Aufrey
mismo sol – Alvaro Soler 77) La bicicleta – Shakira 78) La Gozadera – Gente de zona 79) La la la – Shakira 80) We are one – Pitbull 81) Clandestino – Manu Chao 82) Vivir mi vida – Marc Anthony 83) El viaje - Antonio Orozco
84) Selvagens a Procura de lei - Despedida 85) Planta e Raiz – Aquele lugar 86) Vamos fugir - Skank 87) A vida do viajante - Luiz Gonzaga
88) O sol -
89) Além do horizonte - Jota Quest 90) Passageiro - Capital inicial
91) Roma-Bangkok - Baby K
92) Tutti vogliono viaggiare in prima -
93) Certe notti -
94) 883 - Nord, Sud, Ovest, Est 95) Viaggio - Piero Pelù
Il peso della valigia - Ligabue 97) Il mio
giorno più bello nel mondo - Francesco Renga
98) Modena City Ramblers - La strata
99) Mantissa – Marina Satti 100) To tragoudi ton
gyfton – Eleni Vitali
It might be home to Starbucks and Microsoft, but there’s more to thriving Seattle than coffee and computers. Local writer Lucy Rock gives some pointers on where to visit, eat and sleep with just 48 hours in the Emerald City.
British Airways flies non-stop from London to Seattle every day, and with all flights touching down around mid-afternoon, you can start making the most of your trip from the get-go. Downtown is the perfect launchpad to explore one of America’s coolest cities. Unwind with a cocktail amid a touch of Old-World glamour at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle, built in the style of the Italian renaissance.
Photo by Jakub Dziubak
For something a little different, stay at The Edgewater – Downtown’s only waterfront hotel – where you’ll be in good company, previous guests include The Beatles and David Bowie.
Soak up some culture in Pioneer Square, the city’s oldest neighbourhood. Art installations, an 18m totem pole and a six-metre waterfall decorate the area. Browse the eclectic art galleries and bookstores before descending underground.
Photo by Samuel Zeller
Fire destroyed much of the area in 1889 and the city was rebuilt on top of the ruins. Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour reveals the network of streets and shop fronts that lie hidden beneath their modern counterparts.
20:00 – Food with a view
The multi-award winning Canlis is perfect for a spot of fine dining. Established in 1950, picture windows on the east-facing side of the mid-century building offer magical views of Lake Union and the Cascade mountains, while the tasting menu provides a plethora of innovative and elegant dishes, such as the malted pancakes (fermented rapini, cabbage and smelt bagna cauda).
Photo by Jay Wennington
08:00 – Flying high
Get up early and beat the crowds to the top of the Space Needle. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair in the Seattle Center cultural complex, the flying-saucer design is the iconic symbol of the city. Take the lift 158m to the observation deck for a 360-degree view of the streets below, the Puget Sound waters, and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including imperious Mount Rainier.
A trip to lively Pike Place Market
is a must for any visitor to the city. Opened in 1907, it’s one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the USA. Take the monorail
to the Westlake Center and walk three blocks to watch fishmongers toss whole salmon to each other while cracking jokes.
Refuel at Lowell’s, which boasts three floors of waterfront views, and indulge in wild Alaskan king salmon, Dungeness crab cakes, or tiger prawns fresh from the market’s seafood stalls. Don’t miss the Giant Shoe Museum and maze of shops selling curios and collectables downstairs.
16:00 – A sticky situation
One of the more bizarre tourist attractions can be found in Post Alley next to the market. You’ll smell Gum Wall – a 12m stretch of brickwork covered in blobs of chewed gum in all colours – before you see it.
Photo by blickpixel
Over the road from the market, see where it all began for the world’s most famous coffee shop, with a visit to the original Starbucks.
19:00 – Take a troll
A 15-minute cab ride north takes you to the arty, free-spirited neighbourhood of Fremont, nicknamed the ‘centre of the universe’ by locals. Take selfies with the enormous Fremont Troll that lurks under the Aurora Bridge, and check out Waiting for the Interurban – a sculpture of six people and a dog waiting for a train.
Seattle is known as the birthplace of grunge music thanks to bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam and the city still boasts an exciting music scene. Round off the evening by catching a live performance at the Nectar Lounge where there are shows to satisfy every taste.
10:00 – On the waterfront
Start your final day with a look at the fun and funky installations in the nine-acre Olympic Sculpture Park
at the north end of the two-kilometre waterfront.
The Seattle Aquarium
at Pier 59 is home to a variety of marine life, with the cute, cuddly sea otters being the main draw. For a different perspective on the city, ride the Seattle Great Wheel to see the orange cranes and shipping containers in the nearby port.
Photo by Luke Pamer
Midday – Sail away
Set sail for spectacular views of the mountains, Puget Sound and the city skyline. Explore the shoreline of Elliot Bay in a one-hour narrated tour with Argosy Cruises, or board a Washington State Ferry for a 35-minute voyage to Bainbridge Island.
Stop at the Hitchcock Deli,
a few minutes’ walk from the terminal for a steelhead trout tartine or house-smoked pulled-pork sandwich. Top off your visit with a mojito or green tea ice cream from the Mora Iced Creamery
before boarding the ferry back.
converts who have already been in the mikveh, converts who are almost ready to make things official, converts in the middle of their journey, converts who are just now starting to study seriously: you are Amazing!!! we are amazing!! how crazy is it that despite not being born Jewish, not growing up Jewish, we’re Here and learning things and growing and changing!
if you grew up surrounded by a jewish community and always felt like you should be a part of it, or you have jewish family and are rediscovering your connections to the tribe, or you read a book or watched a movie about judaism and fell in love a little bit, or you learned about judaism in school and wanted to know more, or you stumbled upon it completely by chance and knew there was Something there for you
if you’re firm in your beliefs, or you have your doubts or and concerns and wrestle with your spirituality, or you’re an atheist or agnostic but you recognize the beauty and value in these ancient words and rituals and culture, whether you were raised in another faith or grew up without one
whatever your first language is, the color of your skin, your nationality, your race, your culture
if you’re struggling to increase your levels of observance, if you’re not able to go to a synagogue every weekend or you’re there 15 minutes early, if you’re working with one rabbi or you’ve met with ten, if your mouth has trouble fitting around hebrew or it comes naturally to you, if you sing along every friday or if you’re still learning the words to songs and prayers and stay quiet, if you’re waking up with the sunrise to go through morning prayers or barely remembering to stumble through the shema as you’re falling asleep, if your family and friends have welcomed your decision with open arms or if they’re confused or worried or angry
if you’re converting orthodox, reform or conservative, if you get more excited with every new holiday, if you’re dreading not having a christmas tree, if you’re working through the breakup of your love affair with bacon-wrapped shrimp, if you feel like you’re glowing the first time you’re invited to a shabbat dinner, if you’re wondering if you can join your school’s hillel, if you’re imagining what it will be like to stand under a chuppah someday, if you’re excited about the idea of someday helping your daughter prepare for her bat mitzvah, if you’re just starting to be confident enough to give your own opinions at torah study, if you’re struggling and singing and learning and studying and arguing and loving
stay strong! you are (or will be) an amazing addition to the tribe. you are enough. this is meant for you. keep on learning and doing. your experiences are just as authentic as anyone else’s, and you are (or will be) just as Jewish as anyone else.
“Dearer to G-d is the stranger who has come of their own accord than all the crowds of Israelites who stood before Mount Sinai. For had the Israelites not witnessed the thunder, lighting, quaking mountains and sounding trumpets, they may not have accepted the Torah. But the stranger, who saw not one of those things, came and offered themselves to the Holy One, and took the yoke of Heaven upon themselves. Can anyone be dearer to G-d than this person?”
“I was quite an adventurer already and my parents called me a mountain goat. I would climb on the highest rocks, terrifying my dad time after time. Sorry dad.”
Do you ever find yourself scrolling through one of those travel Instagram accounts with envy wishing that were you? If so, chances are you’ve stumbled upon Anne Carolien Kohler before. This photographer with a background in lifestyle & design is originally from the Netherlands, but she’s currently living on the Gold Coast of Australia. Her passion for travel and never ending wanderlust reflects in every photo she shoots, and she’ll never say no to an opportunity to travel, explore, and capture new adventures. Today, we’re chatting with Anne about her dreamy trip to New Zealand with her friend Melissa (ummm, can we join next time?!).
Dwigth Schrute Lines that Sound Like Mountain Goats Lyrics
I’m not a dedicated Mountain Goats fan, but I thought this post by @twentybrightpansies was hilarious, so I snagged some bars from John Darnielle performing You Were Cool and recorded Dwight’s lines over them for kicks. Anything can sound like a Mountain Goats song if you try hard and believe in yourself!
Summary: Dan is a famous youtuber with millions of subscribers, his channel growing everyday. He’s not your typical channel though; he loves beauty, fashion, and makeup. Girls love him, boys hate him. He’s a teenager who still goes to high school. He gets bullied, but he’s also deaf so he doesn’t hear any of it. He wears hearing aids but turns them off whenever he needs to.
Phil is a punk covered in tattoos. He’s a newly single parent who works hard to keep his son safe. Phil’s not popular, but it’s not like he gets bullied either. He has a couple of friends who support him and that’s good enough.
Dan’s the new kid at his school and they cross paths. They find out their soulmates on Dan’s first day of school, and have different opinions on the whole situation. Will they be able to make it work? Or fall apart?
Genre: AU, Fluff
Word Count: 5,610
Trigger Warnings: swearing, Phil’s a bit judgemental towards Dan at the beginning
A/N: Thanks so much to @lexi-love99 for being awesome and betaing this fic!
badass soprano songs [x] a list of songs with notes that go up into the stratosphere (requested by rocioolayab)
many a new day (oklahoma!) // a little bit in love (wonderful town) // i could be happy with you (the boy friend) // waitin’ for my dearie (brigadoon) // i could have danced all night (my fair lady) // my white knight (the music man) // when did i fall in love (fiorello!) // before i gaze at you again (camelot) // much more (the fantasticks) // one boy (bye bye birdie) // i feel pretty (west side story) // far from the home i love (fiddler on the roof) // i loved (jacques brel is alive and well and living in paris) // take care of this house (1600 pennsylvania avenue) // green finch and linnet bird (sweeney todd) // unexpected song (song and dance) // how could i ever know (the secret garden) // children of the wind (rags) // he plays the violin (1776) // if i were a bell (guys & dolls) // vanilla ice cream (she loves me) // ribbons down my back (hello, dolly!) // bill (show boat) // lovely (a funny thing happened on the way to the forum) // christmas lullably (songs for a new world) // in his eyes (jekyll & hyde) // glitter and be gay (candide) // your daddy’s son (ragtime) // cry like the wind (do re mi) // follow your heart (urinetown) // on the steps of the palace (into the woods) // popular (wicked) // love, look away (flower drum song) // the beauty is (the light in the piazza) // simple little things (110 in the shade) // come home (allegro) // cute boys with short haircuts (vanities) // goodbye, little dream, goodbye (anything goes) // think of me (phantom of the opera) // sweet thursday (pipe dream) // not a day goes by (merrily we roll along) // rosa’s confession (the mystery of edwin drood) // in my own little corner (cinderella) // climb ev'ry mountain (the sound of music) // i don’t know what i’d do (a gentleman’s guide to love and murder) // never (on the twentieth century) // getting to know you (the king and i)