V for Wikipedia

After a great week in London working with our investment partners I decided to take a week to putz around Europe. After all, what are airline miles for?

When I travel I like to explore random places and off the beaten path restaurants.

Atlas Obscura once led me to a donkey refuge in Palo Alto that was only a few blocks from my hotel. 

I keep long Evernotes about every city I visit to recall or share with others friends who live there and interesting places I want to remember to go to again. I also star a ton of places in Google maps.  

One of my favorite new apps for discovering cool places is V for Wikipedia. I came across it thanks to Kevin Kelly’s weekly Recommendo email newsletter. 

It shows you Wikipedia entries for things close to you. Or close to a location. And the UI is beautiful. 

It’s led me to a few interesting places around the ancient city of Pompeii. And it provides a ton of history wherever you are. 

It’s a paid app and even if you don’t travel frequently I highly recommend it. 

  1. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. –M. Twain

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