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Croatia bans tourists from arriving with their own food; Czechs are outraged

Croatia bans tourists from arriving with their own food; Czechs are outraged We've all heard of movie theaters banning food not bought on premises, and certainly it's a no-brainer that you just can't buy take-away food somewhere and go sit in a restaurant and eat it. But this is the first time I've heard of a country banning food not purchased in its...

United Nations report: Balkans the safest region in Europe

United Nations report: Balkans the safest region in Europe When I arrived in Montenegro three months ago, one of the things that struck me first was how safe things felt. What was I expecting? Well, not a lot of armed thugs or anything. But I'd traveled enough in the former communist corners of Europe -- including past trips into...

Photo of the Day 2-24-2008

Photo of the Day 2-24-2008 One of the best things about traveling is seeing items and situations that seem completely foreign to you -- like a pile of strange-looking fish for sale, for example. Pirano snapped this photo in Split, Croatia. No word on whether he/she made a purchase. Capture any...

Carnival celebrations around the world

Carnival celebrations around the world Vibrant music, zesty dancing, bright colors and more fun and absurdity than a lot of people can handle. Carnival anyone? For the pre-Lent partying season our minds tend to automatically think of New Orleans and Rio, but the event is in fact celebrated around the world. A few...

Amazing Race 12 Recap 7, finally

Amazing Race 12 Recap 7, finally With Survivor: China taking the place of Amazing Race December 16, it threw off our coverage. It's a who's on first type of story, partly complicated by my Kentucky trip to a funeral and Christmas. Here's my recap of what happened in episode 7. My apologies for not getting...

Amazing Race 12, episode 6 recap

Amazing Race 12, episode 6 recap Here we are again, starting out this time in Vilnius, Lithuania. Karma really caught up to the blondes last week when they were eliminated after leading to the demise of Lorena and Jason. Will the same fate await Jen and Nate, the couple who can't stop shrieking at one...

Indie travel guides - pipe dream or way of the future?

Indie travel guides - pipe dream or way of the future? With all due respect to my generous client Lonely Planet, without whom I'd still be an obscure, broke, moonshine junkie in a forlorn corner of Romania, guidebook authors wallowing below the Sushi Line are increasingly probing new "Screw the Man" applications for their...

Photo of the Day (11/2/07)

Photo of the Day (11/2/07) I love this photo for the way that it reveals a destination where a single glance at the colorful pixels means adding this locale to your "places to visit" list. Dammit! I have enough things on that list already! We can thank Shadixpn for capturing such travel inspiration...

Gadling on the Road Archives

Gadling on the Road Archives Here at Gadling we pride ourselves in putting our money where our mouth is. In other words, we write about travel because we are all travelers. This is our passion, this is our hobby, this is our life. Unfortunately, we can't all travel 100% of the time. But, when we do hit...

Budget Travel's 10 Best Undiscovered Locations

Budget Travel's 10 Best Undiscovered Locations It's that time of year again when Budget Travel reveals its Best Places You've never Heard Of. Every year the editors of this fine magazine interview 10 travelers and ask them to "reveal the places they've recently discovered." The underlying theme here is that these are...

Photo of the Day (9/1/07)

Photo of the Day (9/1/07) This shot was uploaded to the Gadling Flickr pool by Luminous Lens over a year ago, but I stumbled across it randomly while browsing through the collection of impressive photos our readers have submitted over time. This one was taken in Berlin, Germany during the Brazil...

Drivers Beware: The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Drivers Beware: The Most Dangerous Roads in the World Living near the Rocky Mountains, I thought I had some experience with dangerous roads. The ones I frequent twist and in turn around, over and under the huge, jagged mountains, through avalanche plains, with only a guardrail protecting your car from plummeting off a cliff's...

Hand Laundry Around the World

Hand Laundry Around the World When searching for an image for my post on travel washing machines, I saw several shots of people doing laundry the old fashioned way--by hand. Here is one of them. This shot, posted on Flickr, was taken by abrinksy in Udaipur, India. There is something about laundry...

An Organ Played by the Sea

An Organ Played by the Sea Located on the sparkling shores of the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia -- home of what Alfred Hitchcock once called "the most beautiful sunset in the world" -- lies the one and only pipe organ designed to be played by the sea. Built in 2005, this unique structure utilizes...

Photo of the Day (3/19/07)

Photo of the Day (3/19/07) As winter seems to not want to loosen its grip, what better than to think of warmer times and places? Here's a shot of the sun setting over the red tile roofs of Dubrovnik, Croatia, taken on a fairly recent trip there. Can you feel the warm breeze off the Mediterranean?...

Croatian Lighthouses for Rent

Croatian Lighthouses for Rent Last summer I visited Croatia for the first time and had a wonderful sampling of what this amazing country has to offer. Although we did not take advantage of it, one of the more unique places to stay while visiting the coastal region is a lighthouse. The rocky coast is...

Heart-Shaped Destinations

Heart-Shaped Destinations Okay, so we wouldn't've known about these heart-shaped places if it hadn't been for the eagle-eyes over at Google Sightseeing. Nevertheless, here are some heart-shaped objects that can be seen from way up high: There's a heart-shaped forest near the Kansas City airport....

Word for the Travel Wise (01/13/07)

Word for the Travel Wise (01/13/07) I'm on the go this evening so without delay here is your word for the evening. Today's word is a Croatian word used in Croatia: lzlaz - exit Falling under the western group of south Slavic languages, the Croatian language is used primarily by the Croats and is written in...

Word for the Travel Wise (12/09/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (12/09/06) Lose one of these on your vacation in Croatia and you'll be worried sick. Save yourself some trouble by knowing the word in Croatian though I'm sure they'll understand very well from your distress in the English lang. Today's word is a Croatian word used in Croatia: ...

Word for the Travel Wise (11/23/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (11/23/06) Today marks the day of my all-time favorite holiday where year-long stories are exchanged with family and friends over warm plates of turkey, ham, stuffing, and veggies. As people from all corners of the country either relax in the comfort of their own homes or dine out at...

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