Here’s a list of blogs that I enjoy perusing just for the sake of perusing. This list is random in subject, but all the blogs on this list focus on either inner or outer exploration and contain great posts that anyone can learn something from.
I check this blog regularly. It’s one of my favorites. Vanessa likes to explore by foot and online, by any means really. She spends most of her time in France, but she is from the U.K. Her posts and images are filled with history and nostalgia. She uncovers unique places, items, and photos.
I’ve always loved National Geographic magazine. It’s a relic that has withstood the test of time, continuing to engage as new discoveries are made. If you’re a naturally curious person, then you may have wondered what it’s like to work for National Geographic as an explorer or archaeologist. This blog gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be one of those explorers, tools they use to do their jobs and perspective on their expeditions.
This site discusses the latest in astronomy news. You’ll find posts on recent discoveries and interesting articles about science and the universe.
Robin Hanson began this as a group blog, but eventually it became his personal blog. He discusses the ways that people and society think about different issues.
This is mostly a science blog, produced by PBS Digital Studios. Joe Hanson (not sure if related to above Robin Hanson) posts interesting videos on random topics. He answers questions about many things that effect our daily lives, which most people probably do not know, like- why are salt and pepper always on the table?
Similar to It’s Okay to be Smart, this blog answers random and obscure questions. The topics discussed range from history to science to food and beyond. Here’s a post that answers a question I’ve been wondering about for years.
This is a well-known site and the title pretty much sums up its contents. Here you’ll find articles on unusual places and topics that span the globe. This is a fun site to wander through and find something unique to see while traveling or just to read about.
This blog project posts short and longform pieces on obscure history, science and other subjects. A good place to read in-depth articles on a variety of subjects. They also have a podcast. Here’s a piece about a 15th century Korean king who invented the Hangul alphabet.
Formally called Supersonic Electronic, this art blog posts work from unique and contemporary young artists. Often the art posted has some fantasy element incorporated or mixed media. If you’re like me, always looking for new prints and artists to follow, this is a good place to find them.
A site that just posts top-ten lists on any random subject under the sun. Want to know “10 Odd Ways Peter the Great Forced Russia into the Enlightenment“? This blog will tell you.