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Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park Flickr, Sarah Ackerman High Manhattan hotel prices ruining your summer travel plans? If you'd like to try urban camping -- sleeping under the skyscrapers of New York City -- you can try your luck for a spot at one of the city's summer Family Camping sessions. The Urban Park...

Morning Rush Hour In Beijing Is Pure Madness (VIDEO)

If you think your rush hour commute is a nightmare, the scene above from a morning commute in Beijing might be the reality check you need. Not only do commuters pack onto subway trains, but the automobile traffic there is ranked the worst in the world, too. It really is...

An Octogenarian's Himalayan Adventure (VIDEO)

Who says you have to give up an adventurous life just because you get a little older? Certainly not Simon Gandolfi, an 80-year-old writer who just so happens to be on a journey from Delhi to London aboard a 125 CC TVS Phoenix motorcycle. In the video below we get a chance to...

Find The World's Best Festivals

Find The World's Best Festivals Chip Conley, Fest300 Do you travel for food, culture or history? You can find all that and more at a festival, and a website launched this week aims to connect travelers with some of the world's most unique, exciting and unusual festivals. Fest300 is part practical...

Call An Ice Cream Truck On Demand Today With Uber

Today is the hottest day yet in New York City's latest heat wave, and the summer weather is no less forgiving in many other cities in the western hemisphere. To help beat the heat, car service app Uber is offering ice cream trucks on demand, today only from 11-5 p.m. in...

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation

Five Things To Bring On A Long-Distance Bus Trip In A Developing Nation David Dennis, Flickr It may be a cliche, but it's true: if you want to get off the beaten path when you travel, at some point you're going to have to take a long-distance bus ride. Even if you're not a backpacker, some destinations are accessible only by the most...

China's State-Controlled Media Recommends Top 10 Nude Beaches

China's State-Controlled Media Recommends Top 10 Nude Beaches Looking for nude beach recommendations this summer? You probably wouldn't think to consult Xinhua, China's state-controlled press agency, but here comes editor Yang Yi's list of their "Top Ten Sexy Nudist Bathing Spots Around the World." I stumbled across the link to the...

Arthur Frommer To Publish New Guidebooks This Fall

Arthur Frommer To Publish New Guidebooks This Fall Flickr, David Lytle While much of the world is on royal baby watch, there's a new arrival in the travel world to get excited about. Arthur Frommer has just announced via the New York TImes that he will again publish guidebooks under a new name, FrommerMedia. The guides...

Welcome To The Jungle: Thailand's Khao Yai National Park

Welcome To The Jungle: Thailand's Khao Yai National Park Adam Hodge, Gadling I was 12 years old when I discovered the jungle wasn't for me, and I hadn't even been to one yet. It was "Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World" that did it for me. Enthralled though I was by the idea of a Professor Challenger-esque expeditionary jaunt...

Why Ditching Preconceived Notions Can Make For Better Travel

Why Ditching Preconceived Notions Can Make For Better Travel Michael Stout, Flickr Raise your hand if you've ever had heightened expectations or an ill-informed idea of a destination prior to a trip. Me too. Many things influence our preconceived ideas about a place: daydreams, prejudice (I'm using this word in its traditional...

Yuka The Woolly Mammoth Goes On Display In Japan (VIDEO)

A 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth has gone on display in Yokohama, Japan. Dubbed "Yuka," the mammoth died at the age of 10 and was frozen in the Russian snow until it was discovered three years ago. Yuka is the best preserved example of her species, which went extinct...

China's Smog Problem Slashes Half A Decade Off Life Expectancy

China's Smog Problem Slashes Half A Decade Off Life Expectancy Benjamin Vander Steen, Flickr We've shown you the dramatic images of smog-filled Beijing before, but it's only now becoming apparent just how deadly China's air pollution actually is. A new study has revealed that air pollution in northern China has reduced the life...

A World Health Map

A World Health Map Odra Noel is a scientific artist who has just created and released a piece she called "The Map of Health." The map provides a visual representation of diseases affecting regions of the world. What's more is that she uses depictions of affected body parts by each disease...

Video Of The Day: Algae Swamps Chinese Beach

Video Of The Day: Algae Swamps Chinese Beach Thick waves of green growth are washing onto the shores of China's yellow sea. A massive bloom, caused by an abundance of nitrogen and other nutrients, has turned beaches into massive patches of seaweed shag carped. The algae poses a hazard to marine life in the sea,...

5 Ways To Preserve Your Travel Memories (That Don't Involve Photos)

5 Ways To Preserve Your Travel Memories (That Don't Involve Photos) LEOL30, Flickr If you're an avid traveler, chances are you've experienced some type of fantastical sight, to which no photograph can ever do justice. Talent and camera quality have no bearing whatsoever on the ability to capture this moment, and so you resign yourself to...

Video Of The Day: Holding Hands With Strangers In NYC And China

You could call Andrew Hales a comedian. You could call Andrew Hales a people person. No matter what you call him, he has a good thing going: filming himself holding hands with strangers (or attempting to) in different places around the globe. The group he pulls these...

Popular Gondogoro La Trekking Route Closed In Pakistan

Popular Gondogoro La Trekking Route Closed In Pakistan Courtesy Shikari7 via WikiMedia The Gondogoro La trekking route, located in a remote region of Pakistan, is considered one of the most demanding and beautiful hikes in the entire world. The path often draws adventure travelers from across the globe, most of whom come for its...

American Airlines Serving Instant Ramen Between Dallas And Seoul

American Airlines Serving Instant Ramen Between Dallas And Seoul Aplomb, Flickr American Airlines recently announced a new direct route between Dallas/Fort Worth and Seoul's Incheon International Airports in an agreement with Japan Airlines. In addition to mentioning the "special attention [they will give] to the culture of the airline's...

Photo Of The Day: Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg

Photo Of The Day: Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg jrodmanjr, Flickr The Anichkov Bridge in Saint Petersburg, Russia is an architectural highlight of the city, and draws visitors to drink in the surrounding views and marvel at its ornate ironwork. However, it's the pair horse tamer statues placed on either end that really...

China Opens 'World's Largest Building'

China Opens 'World's Largest Building' Getty A mammoth new business and entertainment space opened in Chengdu, China, this past weekend, snagging the "largest building in the world" title. Inside the New Century Global Center you'll find everything from hotels and offices to a replica Mediterranean village, a...

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