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Great Comeback Cities For Travel

Great Comeback Cities For Travel Flickr, Michigan Municipal League Recently, the former automotive boomtown of Detroit made history by filing for bankruptcy, making it an easy butt of jokes on Twitter and in the news. However, Motown has also been making strides to become America's great comeback city, with...

Meet Pat Farmer, The Aussie Who Ran 20,919 Kilometers From Pole To Pole

Meet Pat Farmer, The Aussie Who Ran 20,919 Kilometers From Pole To Pole Just weeks before Pat Farmer was scheduled to depart for a 20,919-kilometer run from the North to the South Pole, his major sponsor pulled out and he was faced with a choice: give up his dream to be the first man to run Pole-to-Pole or sell everything he owned to finance the...

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road Courtesy of FluentRoad.com Traveling to Spain or Latin America this summer and want to say more than "Donde esta el bano?" (though, that's an important one to know)? Lonely Planet has just launched a new online foreign language program, Fluent Road, partnering with Spanish...

Video Of The Day: Modern Day 'The Motorcycle Diaries'

Before beginning his doctorate in biomedical sciences, "Alex the Adventure Biker" took a break to realize his lifelong dream: to ride a motorcycle through the Americas. Over the course of nearly a year and a half, he rode his bike through 22 countries as he made his way...

Whereaguay? First impressions Of Paraguay, South America's Most Underrated Country

Whereaguay? First impressions Of Paraguay, South America's Most Underrated Country Ever notice how die-hard travelers tend to compare places to other places? Like, constantly? It may be annoying, but it goes beyond mere aesthetics. It's often a reference point; a way to describe not only the feel of a destination, but the spirit of its people. I arrived...

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More We're big fans of Google Street View here at Gadling and over the past few months we've enjoyed the addition of the Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon River, amongst other destinations. Through the use of modern technology, Google has given us the opportunity to...

The Patagonian Expedition Race: A Hellish Endurance Test In A Heavenly Setting

The Patagonian Expedition Race: A Hellish Endurance Test In A Heavenly Setting It starts at midnight with a 108-kilometer mountain bike ride into the teeth of a biting Patagonian wind. And then, in the morning, there is the brutal realization that there is another 593 more kilometers of mountain biking, trekking and sea kayaking to be completed in no...

Happy 100th: 15 Places To Celebrate Centennials In 2013

Happy 100th: 15 Places To Celebrate Centennials In 2013 A new year isn't just the time to look ahead, it's also the time to look back and commemorate. 2013 marks plenty of centennials, from the birth of civil rights activists to metro lines. Here is your chance to not only explore new destinations, but also learn a little bit...

Why Mexico Isn't Central America, And Other Things I Learned From Writing A Book About Cheese

Why Mexico Isn't Central America, And Other Things I Learned From Writing A Book About Cheese Exactly one year ago, I was embroiled in final edits on my first book, "Cheese for Dummies." It's a 408-page, comprehensive primer on all things cheese, including an extensive geography section. I was reviewing the "America's" chapter, when I saw that my editor had taken...

Lindblad Expeditions Offers Free Airfare On Antarctic And Falklands Itinerary

Lindblad Expeditions Offers Free Airfare On Antarctic And Falklands Itinerary Lindblad Expeditions is kicking off 2013 with an excellent deal for travelers planning a visit to Antarctica and the surrounding region later this year. The adventure travel company, which specializes in adventure cruises to some of the most spectacular destinations on the...

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013 Though 2013 may only be a few days old, it is never too early to start planning our travels for the year ahead. If you're looking to put a healthy dose of adventure into your life this year, then Gadling is here to help. We have ten suggestions for big travel adventures that...

Queen Elizabeth Immortalized In Antarctica Setting Off An International Incident

Queen Elizabeth Immortalized In Antarctica Setting Off An International Incident As Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee year comes to an end, she has received yet another honor celebrating her 60th year on the throne. However, this latest nod to the Queen's longevity has managed to anger another country, setting off a minor international incident in the...

Win A Trip To South America With Richard Bangs

Win A Trip To South America With Richard Bangs South America is a land of diverse cultures, stunning scenery and breathtaking adventure. Travelers can climb to the highest peaks of the Andes, experience unique wildlife, explore the biodiversity of the Amazon and indulge in a variety of wonderful cuisines. The continent...

South America Captured Beautifully In Video

Watching this journey through South America will fill you with wanderlust unparalleled. The composition of this video is amazing. It captures the beauty of the region, from the people to the cities to the landscapes, and the score is subtle and moving. Cheers to Vimeo...

Mental Math: Easy Rules Of Thumb For Converting Currency

Mental Math: Easy Rules Of Thumb For Converting Currency Being in a new country is full of enough culture shock – trying to remember how many dollars to the krona doesn't need to be part of it. After all, constantly whipping out a calculator (well, a cellphone) and spending five minutes trying to figure out if that...

10 Cultural Experiences To Have In Buenos Aires, Argentina

10 Cultural Experiences To Have In Buenos Aires, Argentina Traveling to Buenos Aires in Argentina? Add these experiences to your itinerary for a better view of local culture. Graffiti Walks Walking around Buenos Aires, it will immediately become clear the city has close ties with the arts, specifically graffiti. While many...

Cruise Line Adds Focus On Learning And Self-Discovery

Cruise Line Adds Focus On Learning And Self-Discovery Common thoughts about a standard cruise line experience include bellying up to the buffet, '70s Vegas-like entertainment and non-stop bingo with a few thousand strangers sailing through the Caribbean. That experience can still be found, but these days, cruise lines are...

Stressed Out? Try A Walk In A Cemetery

Stressed Out? Try A Walk In A Cemetery Cemeteries get a bad rap in the United States. The only time of year we really pay attention to them is Halloween, and then, it's to equate them with fear or evil. I suppose Memorial Day and Veteran's Day give cemeteries a little love, but those holidays are more about who's...

'The Perennial Plate' Partners With Intrepid Travel For Online Food Documentary Series

'The Perennial Plate' Partners With Intrepid Travel For Online Food Documentary Series I'll be the first to raise my hand and say I despise most of the food shows currently on television and online. That's why I got so excited when I heard about "The Perennial Plate," a weekly online documentary series, "dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous...

Sick Of The Heat? 40 Places Where You Can Cool Off

Sick Of The Heat? 40 Places Where You Can Cool Off Most people look for warm places to visit. I look for cold ones. I live near Washington, D.C., and by mid-July, I've had it with the suffocating heat and humidity. I've taken escape-the-heat trips almost every summer over the last five years to places like Newfoundland, Nova...

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