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Exclusive Gadling Playlist: Tropical Beats And Rhythms Even If You're Not On Spring Break

Exclusive Gadling Playlist: Tropical Beats And Rhythms Even If You're Not On Spring Break Once a month we put together an exclusive Gadling playlist – a little something to bring you sounds from around the world. Every month we choose a theme paired with one of our #ontheroad Instagram locations and choose some of our favorite tracks, giving you a...

Video Of The Day: French Street Performer Spreads Love Of Cats

Street performers, or buskers, are found in every corner of the world, and practice of performing in public places for gratuities dates back to antiquity. Performers are constantly coming up with wild and wacky ways to impress passersby and entice them into donating...

No Bones About The Wonders Of Vézelay

No Bones About The Wonders Of Vézelay Once upon a time, in the days of gluttonous yore - the 1980s - the celebrated Burgundian hill town of Vézelay, crowned by the Basilica of Mary Magdalene, was known as "a site of gastronomic pilgrimage." Rarely did anyone evoke Magdalene's relics or her UNESCO...

Photo Of The Day: Framing The Louvre

Photo Of The Day: Framing The Louvre It's not easy to frame a scene perfectly for a photograph, especially at a popular spot full of tourists. But Flickr user Kumakulanui did it twice for today's Photo of the Day. Taken at Paris' famed Louvre museum, he captures both the larger scene of people and...

Get Personalized Guides For Food And Drink With Eight Spots

Get Personalized Guides For Food And Drink With Eight Spots If you are traveling in a big city and want restaurant recommendations, it can be overwhelming to turn to online review sites like Trip Advisor or Yelp that list hundreds of places, many of which are irrelevant to your tastes and preferences. A new website launches today,...

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: Reunion

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: Reunion This week on Instagram, Gadling is off to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. The Indian Ocean bridges Africa in the west and Southeast Asia and Australia in the east. Much less familiar to Americans than Europeans, the region's islands challenge the Caribbean for the...

Making Sense Of Biden's $1 Million Hotel Bill In Europe

Making Sense Of Biden's $1 Million Hotel Bill In Europe So much for Amtrak Joe. The government spent $1 million on two nights in Europe for the Vice President and his entourage last month, according to government contracts posted here. CNN confirmed with the State Department that the contracts are legitimate and calls them a rare...

Chicago's Field Museum Unveils Brilliant Reconstruction Of Lascaux Prehistoric Cave

Chicago's Field Museum Unveils Brilliant Reconstruction Of Lascaux Prehistoric Cave The Field Museum in Chicago is the first venue in North America to host an impressive 3D reconstruction of the famous prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, France. "Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux" showcases the best-ever full-sized replica of...

Fabled Sunstone Discovered In English Shipwreck

Fabled Sunstone Discovered In English Shipwreck A team of French archaeologists believe they have found a sunstone, a strange crystal that was said to help mariners locate the sun even on overcast days. Some of the medieval Norse Sagas mention this device. In "Rauðúlfs þáttr," King Olaf asks...

Buddha Toilet In France Causes International Fracas

Buddha Toilet In France Causes International Fracas A small hotel in the Burgundy region of eastern France did what legions of Pier 1 and World Market shoppers have done and used the image of Buddha for decorating purposes, devoting one of its individually themed rooms to the spiritual figure. And they found out that the...

Conservatives, Pack Your Bags! Liberal-Free Travel Has Arrived

Conservatives, Pack Your Bags! Liberal-Free Travel Has Arrived Some people like risks when they travel. Others don't want to take any chances that their entire hard-earned vacation will be ruined by angry, bitter, close-minded companions - you know, liberals. That's the philosophy behind Conservative Tours, a Boston-based company not...

Notre Dame De Paris: 850 Years?

Notre Dame De Paris: 850 Years? Gargoyles glare down from the towers of Notre Dame as a motorcycle speeds up a ramp and tears into the air, arcing like a flying buttress, its spinning wheels dropping inches from terrified tourists and the sculpture-encrusted façade of the world's most famous,...

Video: Man Vs. Metro

Ever been on a subway train so slow you thought you could walk there faster? A man in Paris decided to see if he could run from one metro station to the next, catching the same train he just got off. With a camera strapped to his head and friends documenting his race...

Photo of the Day: Love Locks in Paris

Photo of the Day: Love Locks in Paris Paris is a romantic city. The architecture, the lights, the food, the language; it's hard to deny that this city is a place for love. One of the classic expressions of romance in the City of Light is the collection of love padlocks on some of Paris' most classic...

The World's Prettiest Destination Tunnels

The World's Prettiest Destination Tunnels Size matters – with tunnels, anyway. Most lists of the world's most spectacular designs pant over the longest passageways, like Norway's Laedral Tunnel, currently the record-holder at 15.25 miles. But beauty before distance, I say. Give me the arched canopy of...

France Launches New Low Cost, High-Speed Train Service

France Launches New Low Cost, High-Speed Train Service Low cost isn't just for the skies anymore. This week, French rail service SNCF launched its new low cost service Ouigo, a no-frills option for the traveler that wants a more moderately priced ticket but wants to take advantage of the high-speed service that France is...

City Of Light

City Of Light "Would you push five for me?" asks the woman. "I'm having trouble with my hands today." I poke the black button next to the cutout number and my knees plié at the jerk of the taut cables. I stare at the numbered panel of the elevator, waiting for the digits to...

How To Ride A Bike In Paris

How To Ride A Bike In Paris Everywhere I travel, I try to ride a bike. It's one of those weird obsessions that I have; the need to discover everything on two wheels. Be it Afghanistan or Amsterdam, game on. Here's the thing about riding a bicycle in new places: it's like learning how to ride a...

Good News, Ladies! Now You Can Wear Pants In Paris

Good News, Ladies! Now You Can Wear Pants In Paris Are you a woman planning a trip to Paris? Well, now you can pack a pair of pants without fear of running afoul of the law. The BBC reports that it is now legal for women to wear pants in the City of Love. The city government has finally struck a law off the books dating...

Photo Of The Day: The Master Of The French Bistro

Photo Of The Day: The Master Of The French Bistro A Parisian restaurant or bistro often gets its charm and ambience thanks to its waiters. They are the ones that control the scene, passing out espressos and early afternoon beers. If you speak a little French, they're easy to schmooze. They'll encourage you to get the...

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