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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...

Antarctica For Sissies? Hardly, As Luxury Cruise Line Turns New Page

Antarctica For Sissies?  Hardly, As Luxury Cruise Line Turns New Page Antarctica draws the dreams of many and the visits of just a few. Located so very far from civilization, travel to Antarctica is the stuff of hearty explorers, burly men of substance and adventure travelers. Luxury cruise ships and their pampered passengers? Not so much....

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...

What South America Has To Do With Microbes and Marijuana

What South America Has To Do With Microbes and Marijuana It's no secret that many of us here at Gadling love South America. I mean, with the hallucinogenic netherworld of the Salar de Uyuni, the stunning scenery of Patagonia and the culture and history of Peru, what's not to like? Now, some recent news out of South America is...

Vagabond Tales: How To Pay Off The Police While Traveling

Vagabond Tales: How To Pay Off The Police While Traveling Let's face it: things happen while you're traveling. Although many travels go off without a hitch, occasionally there are unforeseen hurdles, which simply need to be navigated. Sometimes this can be as minor as your bag ending up in Hamburg when it's supposed to be in...

Gallery: A guide to South American cocktails

Gallery: A guide to South American cocktails Margaritas, Cuba libres, piña coladas and mojitos are drinks with Latin American origins that have become staples at bars across America. But what about the drinks being mixed up further south? Whether you want to know what to order up at the bar during your next...

The world's most ethical tourism destinations

The world's most ethical tourism destinations Each year, non-profit organization Ethical Traveler conducts a survey of the world's developing nations, analyzing their progress toward promoting human rights, preserving their environment, and developing a sustainable tourism industry. The study, run by Ethical Traveler's...

Vagabond Tales: Nobody plans to visit a hospital in Uruguay

Vagabond Tales: Nobody plans to visit a hospital in Uruguay About the last thing that anyone wants to have happen on their vacation is to end up in the hospital. This much nearly all travelers can agree upon. What's even more fun is ending up in a hospital in a country that speaks a foreign language, realizing your vocabulary...

10 best eco-friendly hostels in the world

10 best eco-friendly hostels in the world While you can usually expect an inexpensive stay at a hostel, not all of these accommodations are alike when it comes to being sustainable and green. For your next trip, why not stay somewhere that will not only give you a social experience on a budget, but will also be good...

6 surf destinations you'd never think of

6 surf destinations you'd never think of Sure, we all know the world of surfing revolves around Hawaii's fabled North Shore. If you've ever owned a board, you can probably rattle off some of the other global hot spots: Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Fiji, California, Costa Rica...the list goes on and on. ...

Video of the Day - Cruise ship time-lapse

We have a lot of great cruise coverage here on Gadling, and today's Video of the Day is a must-see for all of our cruise ship fanatics out there. Captured onboard a series of ships such as the Splendour of the Seas & Majesty of the Seas, YouTube user...

Top ten cheap local fast food items worldwide

Top ten cheap local fast food items worldwide Food is usually a major cost on the road, a significant component of any careful travel budget. Very good, inexpensive food is on offer in most of the world's destinations, no matter how expensive average meals may be. Here are ten delicious fast food items from ten...

Sun-loving world travelers seek endless summer

Sun-loving world travelers seek endless summer Call it a refusal to grow up, an inability to tolerate winter weather, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but some travelers will do anything to prolong their summer vacation. A recent CNN article profiles a handful of travelers and entrepreneurs who have planned their...

Photo of the Day (09.06.10)

Photo of the Day (09.06.10) Seeing as it's Labor Day, it seemed fitting to find a photo that paid tribute to the men and women all over the world who work their tails off. When we travel, we so often take countless photos of fisherman, cooks and other people who toil in conditions ranging from...

Travel blogger Q&A: Jodi Ettenberg

Travel blogger Q&A: Jodi Ettenberg For many travel enthusiasts, bloggers, and armchair travelers, Jodi Ettenberg's story is downright inspirational. For several years a successful corporate lawyer, she left her comfortable if demanding life in New York to travel the world. Along the way, she's had an...

Mexico City offers free honeymoon to first gay couple married in Argentina

Mexico City offers free honeymoon to first gay couple married in Argentina This week Argentina legalized gay marriage, the first Latin American country do so. Civil unions are legal in Uruguay, but Argentina's move puts same-sex marriages on the same footing with straight ones, with same-sex couples being allowed to adopt. Mexico City, where gay...

The ten best cities for sunbathing

The ten best cities for sunbathing After you've been cooped-up inside all winter, that first day of nice weather at home feels like a gift from heaven. Clothes come off, frisbees start flying and the hardcore sunbathing begins. Even if it's still cold where you live, the prospect of warmer days ahead...

World's longest bike race gets underway on Sunday

World's longest bike race gets underway on Sunday As that little bike race in France comes to an end this weekend on the Champs Elysees, an ocean away, another one will begin, as the inaugural Vuelta Sudamericana gets underway from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The "expedition race", as it is billed, is 134 days in length, making...

Photo of the Day (3.22.09)

Photo of the Day (3.22.09) This past Friday was the first day of Spring, but here in New York you would have hardly known it. Friday morning we had snow showers, and temperatures have been hovering in the 40's and 50's. I'd much rather be hanging out with Flickr user wesleyrosenblum who took this...

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