Defining the Word “Travelite”

  MH Staff   Less than a minute to read



  1. a traveler that likes to socialize with other travelers
  2. a frequent flier focused on loyalty status complete with an accompanying sense of entitlement
    “the travelite would like to check in his pet giraffe into the President’s suite”
  3. a word the Map Happy staff made up while intoxicated
    “dude, what if we just made up our own words like travelite”
    “travelite sounds like a struggling luggage company”


  1. the act of traveling light
    “it’s important to travelite”


An Open Letter

  MH Staff   Less than a minute to read

This week, we are not going to have any more new stories. Everyone should take the time to process and deal with the election results how they want to.

Find Out What Happens to Illegal Food After It’s Confiscated

  Erica Ho   Less than a minute to read

I think I can see tears in her eyes she pulls out the Spanish salami. In Ellie Scaffa’s own words:

The grinder is great, sometimes I go home with a little bit of mango juice and passion juice on, it’s just having fun, the water’s splashing in your face… but this is what we have to do to protect American agriculture, it’s part of our job.

Thanks for Reading.

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This was the holiday I missed the most when I lived in China: my friends and I would pool together over $100 to buy a small, uncooked turkey. Then we’d shop it around to find the one out of 20 of us that actually had an oven to cook the darn thing. To this day, it’s not quite Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.

So thanks for reading and traveling with us. It means a lot.

Map Happy Is Looking for Editorial Fellows!

  Erica Ho   Less than a minute to read

Hullo! We are offering part-time fellowships (~20 hours) for fall 2015. There is no coffee running here! Our fellows are involved in the business from the ground up. Responsibilities include research, as well as social media and outreach efforts.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Santa does a lot of traveling every holiday season so it’s only fair he gets some status this year, amirite? Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for reading! Here’s from me, Karina and Sydney to you, wishing a belated holidays, much cheer and lots of (fun!) travel over the season. Go to Vegas or something.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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There’s probably no more American holiday to us than Thanksgiving out of all the festivities throughout the year. (I personally refuse to believe it happens in October.) Here’s to turkey, pie and to the readers that keep this blog rockin.’ Thanks all and safe travels!