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A new place to spend euros: Estonia

A new place to spend euros: Estonia One of the greatest boons to travelers in recent years is the expanding eurozone. Gone are the days when you spent a few days in France, then wasted money getting your francs exchanged into lire in order to visit Italy. There were always a few odd coins left over that ended...

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...

Adventure Tourism Development Index rates top adventure destinations

Adventure Tourism Development Index rates top adventure destinations The Adventure Tourism Development Index is a study put together by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, in conjunction with George Washington University and Xola Consulting. The joint effort examines 192 countries and ranks them based on their commitment to sustainable...

Tallinn is more than a winter wonderland

Tallinn is more than a winter wonderland Yeah, on first glance, Tallinn looks like it was lifted out of EPCOT. The walls around the capital of Estonia, the look and feel of the architecture ... the "old city" seems almost staged. But, that changes quickly when you walk the streets, get a feel for the people and...

Get out and go: Events around the world (November 11-15)

Get out and go: Events around the world (November 11-15) It's time to look at the festivals and events happening around the world, and this week has a particularly international selection of happenings. If you're close and have time, then you have no excuse to get out and go! Saskatoon - The Saskatoon Fall Fair, an...

Ten amazing "green" adventures

Ten amazing Eco-adventures are all the rage these days with environmentally conscious travelers choosing to visit far flung places, all the while fully aware of the size of their carbon footprint. They want an amazing travel experience, and are willing to go to great lengths to get it,...

Photo of the day 6.1.09

Photo of the day 6.1.09 I love this great shot shared by t3mujin, of a hostel in Estonia. I think the more predictable shot would have been to just take a photograph of the stained glass window; instead, t3mujin shoots down the hallway, showing the play of colour caused by the window -- which,...

Top travel destination countries? Canada is number one and Nigeria is. . .?

Top travel destination countries? Canada is number one and Nigeria is. . .? When asked the to respond to the statement, "I would like to go to visit this country if money were no object," Canada ranked number one in a recent global survey conducted by Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brand Index. Where was the U.S. in the mix of 50? Number 10....

"Vodka Pipeline" Links Russia and Estonia

An ambitious group of smugglers managed to build a 1.2 mile long pipeline across the Russian-Estonian border with the intention of pumping contraband vodka into the EU. According to this story from the Telegraph, they actually managed to get more than 1630 gallons across the...

Tour the world's vandalism

Tour the world's vandalism Eyesore or art, graffiti is part of any culture's public dialogue. Vandalism is visual profanity, and we all swear in our own f---ing ways. I've been drawn to these wall scrawls for a while, probably since I read Holden Caulfield's concerns about the subject in Catcher in...

Clueless tourists: the Estonian version

Clueless tourists: the Estonian version Recently our Alaska correspondent, Catherine Bodry, wrote a humorous post about all the dumb questions tourists ask the locals when they visit Alaska--like, "what time do they turn on the northern lights?" I've always believed that people from other countries also have a...

Short and Sweet Travel Advice for the World's Top Tech Cities

Short and Sweet Travel Advice for the World's Top Tech Cities If you're in the tech industry these days, your travel has become increasingly more widespread in the last five years as international competition has started challenging Silicon Valley as the sole place to do business. With this in mind, Business 2.0 has published a handy...

Europe's Red Asphalt: The Most Dangerous Roads in the EU

Europe's Red Asphalt: The Most Dangerous Roads in the EU Thinking of renting a car and driving through Europe this summer? Want to come back alive? Well then, there are a couple of countries you should probably avoid--mainly those located in the Baltics. According to a recent EU report, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia had the...

Tallinn Tunnels

Tallinn Tunnels We've posted a number of times here on Gadling about various tunnels and catacombs which wind their way under old cities throughout the Europe. Thanks to an article in the Baltic Times, we have one more tunnel system to add to the list. Buried deep below the town of...

Word for the Travel Wise (12/04/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (12/04/06) Brr... Since the weather system seems to be in a funk almost everywhere these days perhaps it is time we start learning the local lingo to help us better discuss global warming when chatting with our concerned foreign friends, say in Estonia. Today's word is an Estonian...

Red Corner: Searching for Soviet-Retro in Tallinn's Second Hand Stores.

Red Corner: Searching for Soviet-Retro in Tallinn's Second Hand Stores. When communism ended and western products flooded into the vacuum left by socialist central planning, every-day goods which dominated life under communism were tossed in the trash or otherwise discarded. It wasn't a hard choice; everyone had the same thing and so very much...

Red Corner: Tallinn Still Hopping

Red Corner: Tallinn Still Hopping Wow, it seems every time I turn around, some other newspaper is writing about what a hot party destination Tallinn, Estonia has become. Last Sunday, it was The New York Time's turn. We've posted about this Estonian phenomenon before, but obviously a mention in the Times...

Word for the Travel Wise (08/14/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (08/14/06) Technotrekker over at TravelPod.com is the kind of writer/traveler that keeps these websites going. In his Tallinn tales he provides more than enough photos and descriptions of the city to keep any reader entertained even if Estonia is not in the travel plans. He describes...

Euro Safaris

Euro Safaris European Safari? Um... don't you have the wrong continent? Well, according to Richard Newton writing for The Sunday Times, Europe is also blessed with safari locations where animal lovers can get their fill of the wild without traveling all the way to Africa. Of course,...

Word for the Travel Wise (06/29/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (06/29/06) Just went poking around some of TrekEarth's online photo galleries and discovered some very nice shots of Estonia across several travelers' pages. I never knew how clean and colorful the country was until checking out some of these pictures. (Click here to go to TrekEarth.)...

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