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Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond)

Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond) Aol On Winter break just wrapped up--so it's time to think about what to do when the kids are out of school this summer. Here, the "Wall Street Journal" and Lonely Planet share their top five family travel destinations for 2014. Can't get to these places this year? Don't...

Photos Of Products Sold In Iceland

Photos Of Products Sold In Iceland Laughing Squid's own Rusty Blazenhoff recently returned from a trip to Iceland with a curious photo album in tow. Taking it upon herself to photograph unfamiliar products for sale in the grocery stores of Iceland, the collection is both funny and enlightening. When I...

Explore Iceland With Discovery Adventures

Explore Iceland With Discovery Adventures Discovery Adventures has announced an exciting new tour of Iceland that is sure to be a hit with the adventure travel crowd. The new 12-day itinerary features an interesting mix of culture, history and the breathtaking landscapes the country is so famous for. Highlights...

Survey Ranks 'World's Most Unfriendliest' Countries

Survey Ranks 'World's Most Unfriendliest' Countries Have you ever been to a country that just seems to give tourists the cold shoulder? Now, there are some figures behind those unwelcome feelings; the World Economic Forum has put together a report that ranks countries based on how friendly they are to tourists. The...

Discover Scandinavia In Washington DC: Nordic Cool 2013

Discover Scandinavia In Washington DC: Nordic Cool 2013 Aurora Borealis, new Nordic cuisine, ice hotels, hot springs, fjords, moose, meatballs and music? Scandinavia is at the top of the list for a lot of travelers these days. But if you can't book a ticket to the northern countries this year, Washington, D.C., might be your...

Video Of The Day: Aurora Borealis Iceland

"Dramatic Aurora Borealis. Iceland - Time-Lapse of a Winter Fairytale" from Anna Possberg on Vimeo. I stumbled upon this video of the Aurora Borealis over Iceland on Vimeo today. Packed with dramatic shots of a colorful sky meeting a serene landscape, this video will...

Video: A Sublime Disruption

"A Sublime Disruption" from Gareth Nolan on Vimeo. Gareth Nolan shot this short film, "A Sublime Disruption," during a trip around the world he took in 2011. "This video is not about the places I visited, but merely an attempt to evoke the feeling of wonder and...

Your Gorgeous Travel Video Of The Day: Visiting Iceland

Few days go by here at Gadling Labs without us coming across an amazing travel video. Today's gorgeous entry, created by Vimeo user Ryan Walker Photography, takes us on a eye-popping tour through the startling natural beauty of Iceland. Ryan's footage brings us...

Discovery Adventures Announces New Tours For 2013

Discovery Adventures Announces New Tours For 2013 The calendar may still say 2012, and I know we all have a busy holiday season to navigate yet, but it is never too early to start planning our trips for the new year ahead. To help us out with that process, Discovery Adventures has announced a host of new tours and...

Aurora Expeditions Offers Free Polar Bear Photography Workshops In The Arctic

Aurora Expeditions Offers Free Polar Bear Photography Workshops In The Arctic For any traveler whose bucket list includes visiting the Arctic, Aurora Expeditions is giving you a reason to cross it off in 2013: free polar bear photography workshops. From August 5 to 18, 2013, cruise, passengers will explore the Arctic areas of Spitsbergen and...

G Adventures Announces New Destinations For 2013

G Adventures Announces New Destinations For 2013 Adventure travel company G Adventures has announced that starting in January of next year it will begin offering options to visit 12 new countries and expand its popular Local Living tours to more destinations as well. These additions to the G Adventures catalog will provide...

Northern Iceland: A Locavore Tour

Northern Iceland: A Locavore Tour The locavore turn seems to be everywhere in evidence. An intensified interest in local food products, the rediscovery of forgotten local food traditions and creative attempts to merge various culinary heritages with modern preparation techniques all fuel this turn. One...

Northern Lights Just One Reason To Visit Iceland

Northern Lights Just One Reason To Visit Iceland The northern lights are a natural light display that occurs in the high latitude regions of our planet. Alaska is one of the best places to see the northern lights, especially in September and March when skies are dark and temperatures mild for comfortable viewing....

Kulusuk: Sneaking Into Greenland

Kulusuk: Sneaking Into Greenland Over the last decade, Greenland has opened up to increasing numbers of tourists. The Danish territory, with new powers of political autonomy as of 2009, inspires adventurous travelers with its extreme weather and dramatic geographies. Greenland is also incredibly...

Photo Of The Day: Flying To Iceland

Photo Of The Day: Flying To Iceland Today's Photo of the Day may seem a bit pedestrian: it's a cup of (likely) mediocre airplane coffee. But the napkin comes with a fun fact about Icelandic settler Ingólfur Arnarson, whose trip from Norway took four days, and there were no napkins. Too bad he couldn't...

8 Cool Cities For Summer

8 Cool Cities For Summer Many people's winter vacation plans understandably revolve around sand and sun and colorful cocktails sporting tiny umbrellas. But summer in the states can be just as oppressive, whether you're battling sweat-inducing humidity, malodorous public transportation, or...

Iceland Volcano Adventure Tour Is No Mountain Stroll (VIDEO)

Iceland Volcano Adventure Tour Is No Mountain Stroll (VIDEO) Iceland's Thrihnukagigur volcano has been dormant for 4,000 years but will open up next month for escorted adventures deep within the volcano. It promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for both skilled and novice hikers. "It's been over four decades ago since...

St. Brendan: Did An Irish Monk Come To America Before Columbus?

St. Brendan: Did An Irish Monk Come To America Before Columbus? Today is St. Brendan's feast day. To the Irish, St. Brendan needs no introduction. For those less fortunate in their birth, let me tell you that he may have been Ireland's first adventure traveler. Saint Brendan was an Irish holy man who lived from 484 to 577 AD. Little...

Video Of The Day: Midnight Sun Shines In Iceland

The "midnight sun" is a natural phenomenon occurring north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle when the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day. Since there are no permanent human settlements south of the Antarctic Circle, countries...

Adventurers Needed For Expedition Across Europe's Largest Glacier

Adventurers Needed For Expedition Across Europe's Largest Glacier Travelers looking for a completely new and unique challenge will definitely want to take note of an expedition being organized by adventure travel company Secret Compass. Later this summer, the outfitter will send a small group of trekkers on one of the first commercial...

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