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Top five things to look for in a travel doctor, and why you should have one

Top five things to look for in a travel doctor, and why you should have one Despite writing about food and adventure travel for a living, I used to be somewhat blasé about the concept of travel medicine. Multiple incidents of Giardia/dysentery/traveler's diarrhea/full-body outbreaks of mosquito and sand fly bites just taught me to carry a...

New Galapagos travel rules help protect the islands for future visitors

New Galapagos travel rules help protect the islands for future visitors A month ago we told you about some significant changes to the rules of travel in the Galapagos Islands that will go in effect in 2012. In a nutshell, the new regulations say that a ship cannot visit the same island twice within a 14-day period, which will likely have an...

Latin America on a budget: Quito, Ecuador

Latin America on a budget: Quito, Ecuador Old cities are at their most pure and honest in the early morning. Before the crowds draw out to transform the peace with the trappings of modern existence, an old city seems frozen in time. Wandering through Quito in the morning feels like visiting an old stranger's house...

Top 10 types of travel theft (and how to be safe)

Top 10 types of travel theft (and how to be safe) In many large cities of the world, thieves hunt travelers from the shadows. They watch you take pictures at monuments, eat tapas at an outdoor cafe, and if you are unlucky, they will follow your steps with excited eyes as you fall into one of their traps. A few weeks...

New Galapagos Islands regulations will change 2012 tours

New Galapagos Islands regulations will change 2012 tours Over the past decade or so, the Galapagos Islands have become one of the more popular tourist attractions in the world. In fact, they've gotten so popular that the fragile ecosystem there has become threatened by the amount of tourist traffic that now visit the area each...

I was robbed in Quito and all I got was this poo stained t-shirt

I was robbed in Quito and all I got was this poo stained t-shirt It began like any other day in the life of a travel writer - gingerly exposing my limbs, one at a time, to the arctic water gurgling out of my hostel's shower head. It was Tuesday morning, and I had just arrived in Quito. My research had left me in a state of premature...

Take a photographic adventure with National Geographic

Take a photographic adventure with National Geographic Fans of National Geographic have long been drawn to the magazine's fantastic photos, with many of us wishing we had the skills to take similar shots ourselves. Now, National Geographic Expeditions is offering us the opportunity to go on a photographic adventure while...

Video of the Day - Underwater in the Galapagos

I'm not one to shy away from a good adventure. I've bungee jumped Victoria Gorge, plummeted from a plane at 15,000 ft, and stood atop the summit of Kilimanjaro. But the thought of strapping a cylinder to my back and descending into the depths of the ocean mildly...

New photos released of remote Brazilian rainforest tribe

New photos released of remote Brazilian rainforest tribe Survival International, a UK-based rights group dedicated to protecting indigenous communities worldwide, has just released new photographs of an "uncontacted" group of indigenous people living on the Brazilian-Peruvian border. This is only the second time in two years...

Gadling's 2011 New Year's travel resolutions

Gadling's 2011 New Year's travel resolutions It's that time of year again. A time when we all make certain promises to ourselves, in an attempt to make our lives more organized, our bodies stronger or leaner. We vow to spend more time with loved ones, give back to others, or ditch that cubicle job. And some of...

Where They Ate in 2010, Part II: The Ensnackening

Where They Ate in 2010, Part II: The Ensnackening A couple weeks ago, Gadling published a large-portioned round-up of where authors, eaters, travel and food writers had their most memorable eating experiences in 2010. It was such a popular feature, I couldn't help but ask for seconds. After all, consuming a list of...

Gadling's favorite hotels for 2011

Gadling's favorite hotels for 2011 Where do your loyal well-traveled Gadling contributors especially love to spend the night? We polled Gadling writers on their favorite hotels in 2010. Think of Gadling's favorite hotels for 2011 as our version of a hotel tip sheet. Laurel Miller. The Kirketon in...

Gadling's favorite destinations for 2011

Gadling's favorite destinations for 2011 We travel a lot, to destinations both well-known and unfamiliar. In our defense, it is our job to travel like mad, to explore the world and then write about our discoveries. Though most travel writers find something or other of interest in most places we visit, there...

Explore the Galapagos Islands on a stand-up paddle board

Explore the Galapagos Islands on a stand-up paddle board The Galapagos Islands have been inspiring adventurous travelers almost from the very moment that Charles Darwin first stepped ashore back in 1835. Upon his arrival, the famous naturalist discovered an array of unique wildlife there, which inspired him to write The Origin of...

Planes, trains, or automobiles: local delicacies make memorable mobile meals

Planes, trains, or automobiles: local delicacies make memorable mobile meals As a food and travel writer, I log a lot of air and land miles, but I can count on one hand how many airline meals I've eaten. Even as a kid-admittedly the most irritatingly picky eater on the planet-I refused to choke down in-flight chicken the texture of sawdust, or...

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...

Win a travel documentary scholarship to the Amazon

Win a travel documentary scholarship to the Amazon Gap Adventures and National Geographic are teaming up to give one aspiring filmmaker the chance of a lifetime. The two organizations are giving away a film scholarship that will allow the recipient to work with veteran film producer Trent O'Donnell, who will mentor the...

Trade Mocked

Trade Mocked You were a cheerleader, you dated a cheerleader, or you hated the cheerleaders. As I recall, that's how high school worked. Thanks to travel PR, that same primeval paradigm lives on long after graduation. That miniskirts-shouting-slogans thing still works, whether you're...

Sierra Club Outings offer envrionmentally responsible adventures

Sierra Club Outings offer envrionmentally responsible adventures The Sierra Club is an outdoor institution in the United States. Founded in 1892, the club has grown to include more than 1.3 members, and has evolved into the environmental grassroots organization that is the model for all others to follow. Each year, the club organizes...

Ship runs aground in the Galapagos

Ship runs aground in the Galapagos On Wednesday of this week, a tourist ship named the M/S Alta ran aground, and became stuck on a reef in the Galapagos islands while entering the harbor at Puerto Ayora, along the southern coast of Santa Cruz island. The extent of the ecological damage to the reef has yet to...

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