“Excited” best described my mood when the Kindle Fire became available one year ago. Amazon’s affordable alternative to Apple, the device even enjoyed good (although not great) early reviews. Was it set to compete with the iPad, especially at a below-profit price? Didn’t matter much to me. The KF was the first tablet connected to a big e-book provider, & I couldn’t wait to see how it performed.
- Continue reading endless mile: e-book development
Last week Endless Mile released its latest guide… breaking away from Buenos Aires & now covering Lisbon! Discover 75 of the city’s best azulejos (tile panels) with this new, map-based PDF. Although tilework is such a striking feature of Lisbon, no one had developed a guide like this before. It wasn’t easy… publishing this release was a wild ride.
- Continue reading endless mile: focused
When Jeff & I began bouncing ideas around for a new type of travel guide, one of our most difficult decisions was finding an appropriate name. How to take into account this desire to explore a city on foot, combine influences from Baudelaire & Benjamin about the flâneur & apply it to destinations as diverse as Buenos Aires & Lisbon?
- Continue reading endless mile: what’s in a name
With Buenos Aires content finally finished, it’s time to expand our guidebook offers. I could happily write about BA for the rest of my life, but Europe is calling. 2012 is all about Portugal with a bit of Spain too. Darío & I are off to Europe in a few weeks, & there’s no better moment to decide exactly what to research & publish.
- Continue reading endless mile: 2012 releases
I’ll never forget my first impression of Plaza de Mayo—the main square in Buenos Aires & arguably the most important public spot in all of Argentina… on arrival I thought to myself, “This is it??“
- Continue reading endless mile: prep for plaza de mayo
Thinking ahead to next year & some of the places in Spain & Portugal I’d like to cover with Endless Mile, top on the list is the cathedral in Sevilla. How many times have I been inside? Too many to count. How many times would I return? As many as I possibly can.
- Continue reading sevilla: cathedral
Ok, first of all, let’s get something clear. It’s not the English word “once” but the mini-barrio known as Once in Buenos Aires. Say \OHN-say\… now you’ve got it. A 12-block walk through the heart of Once will be the next release for Endless Mile, nicely ahead of schedule.
- Continue reading endless mile: why once?
Last month, founding partner Jeff Barry decided to leave Endless Mile in order to pursue other projects. He will be missed, & his departure meant that EM had some tough choices to make.
- Continue reading endless mile: new beginnings