Ian in LAIt’s that time again, when we round up our favourite travel related links from around the web.

Lea Woodward has launched the “Leave it Better” initiative, as a way of giving back to the communities we visit.

A pretty cool video showcasing Evolution in 5 Minutes.

Travel isn’t related to the younger crowd these days – seems Baby Boomers are increasingly hitting the open road.

Travelhappy tells us how to be a Lonely Planet travel writer in an interview with Simon Sellars.

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Gaze into the future, with Elliot’s 8 Things Travelers Should Expect in 2008.

Enjoy the weekend!

Ian MacKenzie is editor of Brave New Traveler. Aside from writing, he spends his time exploring the fundamental nature of existence and wishing he did more backpacking.