The Best of 2009 Blog Challenge
December 7: Blog find of the year:
That gem of a blog you can’t believe you didn’t know about until this year.

Out of the ashes of the former Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society website was reborn a new blog, Atlas Obscura, similarly committed to sharing and cataloging all of the “wondrous, curious, and esoteric places” normally left out of travel guides. It’s sort of like a travel compendium for the those of who love cabinets of wonder, similar to Curious Expeditions, another excellent blog about the wonders of the past. If you like these sites, there’s a good chance I would like you in real life.