Skip to Content

Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.

Map of the world

Books

10 budgeting mistakes even smart travelers make

10 budgeting mistakes even smart travelers make When traveling, it's easy to go overboard and spend more money than you expected. What's important is that you spend your extra cash having fun experiences instead of on mistakes that could have been prevented with some planning. Read these 10 common money mistakes often...

10 landmarks for lovers of Western literature

10 landmarks for lovers of Western literature Are you an enthusiast of everything Voltaire? Can you not get enough of Shakespeare and James Joyce? If you are a lover of Western literature, add these 10 landmarks to your upcoming travel itineraries. The Shakespeare and Company Bookstore Paris, France It is only...

Medieval painted churches in England and Wales

Medieval painted churches in England and Wales England and Wales are full of beautiful medieval churches. From the famous like Christ Church cathedral to the lesser-known like Dorchester Abbey, they offer breathtaking architecture and decoration, and since many are free, they make good budget travel destinations. ...

Hikes near Madrid: a new guidebook shows you the way (in English!)

Hikes near Madrid: a new guidebook shows you the way (in English!) Every year, thousands of English speakers visit Madrid on holiday or to teach English. Most never explore the many hikes near Madrid, and that's a shame. The Sierra de Guadarrama offers some challenging and varied routes, and the lowland areas of the Comunidad de Madrid...

Egyptian Book of the Dead on display at Brooklyn Museum

Egyptian Book of the Dead on display at Brooklyn Museum After three years of careful study and restoration, an important version of the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead has gone on display in the Brooklyn Museum. The Book of the Dead was a collection of prayers, spells, and rituals to help the dead in the afterlife. The...

Random Acts of Debauchery on San Francisco's Barbary Coast

Random Acts of Debauchery on San Francisco's Barbary Coast In the 1850s, the San Francisco Herald published a story that began like this: "There are certain spots in our city, infested by the most abandoned men and women, that have acquired a reputation little better than the Five Points of New York or St. Giles of London....

The secret formula for writing a successful travel narrative

The secret formula for writing a successful travel narrative For years people have been asking me for the secret formula for writing a successful travel story. I did my best to conjure this formula into my book Travel Writing, but as you know, there really isn't any secret formula. Or is there? This year, in preparing for a spate...

The Creation of the Barbary Coast Trail in San Francisco

The Creation of the Barbary Coast Trail in San Francisco Ask anyone with a budding interest in the Barbary Coast why there's suddenly more attention being paid to the legendary neighborhood in recent years and they'll point to one person. Meet Daniel Bacon. He's a writer and historian who's responsible for the creation of the...

Will Christopher Robin's bookshop be saved?

Will Christopher Robin's bookshop be saved? A couple of days ago we reported that a bookshop once owned by the real Christopher Robin was closing. The Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth, England, was opened in 1951 by Christopher Robin Milne, son of Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne. The author used his son as a...

Books by Gadling bloggers

Books by Gadling bloggers Gadling bloggers are a busy bunch. When we're not posting the latest travel news or accounts of our adventures, we're writing for newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. Many of us have written books too. David Farley takes the prize for weirdest subject matter with An...

Christopher Robin's bookshop closing

Christopher Robin's bookshop closing A bookshop opened by the original Christopher Robin of Winnie the Pooh fame will close, the BBC reports. The Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth, England, was opened in 1951 by Christopher Robin Milne, son of Pooh author A.A. Milne. The bookshop became a destination for Pooh...

Travel Read: The Coffee Story

Travel Read: The Coffee Story As a writer, I read many books by authors I know. As a traveler, I read lots of books set in places I've been. The Coffee Story by Peter Salmon gave me the rare chance to read a book about a place I love written by someone I met there. For the record, I don't review books...

Travel Blogger Broke-Ass Stuart Brings Cheap Thrills to TV

Travel Blogger Broke-Ass Stuart Brings Cheap Thrills to TV Called "A travel show that's on the map but off the beaten path", Young, Broke and Beautiful, debuted this week on the IFC network starring funnyman, writer/blogger Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart). The new show goes to some of America's largest cities but typically...

New Florence App hits app store (and it's free!)

New Florence App hits app store (and it's free!) Update! The app is now also available for Android devices. Our old friend and partner-in-crime Leif Pettersen has been busy since his departure from Gadling in 2007. The wayward Lonely Planet author, travel guru and generally affable guy has been bombasting around the...

Travel Read: The East Highland Way hiking guide

Travel Read: The East Highland Way hiking guide Last year for my annual "Oh crap another birthday I need to prove my youth" long-distance hiking adventure, I chose Scotland's East Highland Way. It runs 78 miles from Ft. William through some beautiful countryside to Aviemore. The route had just been created by hiker...

Book review: Quiet Corners of Rome

Book review: Quiet Corners of Rome Travel guidebooks conceive of the world as a series of obvious, important monuments. This is particularly true of a brash and magnificent city like Rome. Your typical traveler could be forgiven for simplifying this complex historic capital down to a giant marble stadium, a...

SkyMall Monday: Towel Origami Book

SkyMall Monday: Towel Origami Book As we march deeper into the 21st century, technology will only become a greater force in our lives. From the internet to mobile devices to the near-imminent arrival of jet packs, innovation will continue to push us forward. The flip side, however, is that we will lose more...

Last WWI combat veteran dies: where can you see his legacy?

Last WWI combat veteran dies: where can you see his legacy? Claude Choules, the last known combat veteran of WWI, has died aged 110. Born in England in 1901, he was too young to enlist in the army when the war broke out in 1914, so he waited until he was 15 and enlisted in the Royal Navy, where he saw service throughout the war. ...

Ten offbeat travel tips to "beautify" your experience

Ten offbeat travel tips to Debbi Kickham, former editor at Robb Report and a 25 year industry veteran, boasts hundreds of thousands of airline miles to her name. While we're not big on books simply because they have big name behind them, we have to admit - we're intrigued by some of her offbeat travel...

Where are all the travel guide apps for Android?

Where are all the travel guide apps for Android? Nearly two years ago, I bought my first smartphone: the T-Mobile Android MyTouch*. I'm only occasionally jealous of my iPhone-carrying friends, as I find few travel guide apps for Android. Even after a move to Istanbul, I still use and rely upon it daily; Android's interface...

Gadling Features

Most Popular

Categories

Become our Fan on Facebook!

Featured Galleries (view all)

Burj Khalifa: The tallest building on the planet
The Maldives - a sandy paradise
Abandoned Churches from Around the World
Abandoned skyscrapers from around the world
The Iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel
Ten abandoned cities
25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
New Orleans Jazz Fest
Eleuthera

Our Writers

Don George

Features Editor

RSS Feed

View more Writers

Find Your Hotel

City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport code
If different
POWERED BY
POWERED BY

Find Your Hotel

City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport
City name or airport
POWERED BY
City name or airport code
If different
POWERED BY
POWERED BY

Weird News

DailyFinance

FOXNews Travel

Engadget

Sherman's Travel

Lonely Planet

New York Times Travel

Joystiq