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A Review Of The Best American Travel Writing 2012

A Review Of The Best American Travel Writing 2012 Tijuana. Chernobyl. Sicily's mafioso strongholds. Cairo's Garbage City. The contaminated holy waters of Varanasi, India. Bosnia. Norway's frozen tundra. These might not be the places you'd like to visit on your next holiday, but you will want to read about them in the latest...

Enter To Win A Culinary Voyage On The 'Top Chef' Cruise!

Enter To Win A Culinary Voyage On The 'Top Chef' Cruise! Have you ever wondered what the dishes on Bravo's "Top Chef" actually taste like? Here's your chance to give them a try. Gadling is giving away a chance go out to sea with some of the show's favorite judges and contestants on a five-day, four-night cruise through Key...

Visit Denver For Dia De Los Muertos

Visit Denver For Dia De Los Muertos If a ticket to Mexico isn't in the cards for Dia de los Muertos this year, you might want to consider Denver. It may seem strange that a non-border state throws down so hard, but Denver is, after all, in the Southwest, and as such, has a thriving Hispanic community, as well...

Crime In Mexico: Is Baja Safe For Travelers?

Crime In Mexico: Is Baja Safe For Travelers? Fifteen years ago, my brother who lives near San Diego took me to coastal Baja in Mexico and the experience has stayed with me ever since. We ate fish tacos, went swimming at a sublime, deserted beach and fell asleep on the beach to the sounds of the surf. In December, I'm...

Video Of The Day: Men Embrace Pointy Boots in Mexico

Video Of The Day: Men Embrace Pointy Boots in Mexico If you plan to travel to Mexico soon, look out for the latest fashion craze young men are embracing: pointy boots. Said to have originated in Matehuala in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, the fashion trend has men elongating the toes of their boots as...

Strange Festivals From Around The World

Strange Festivals From Around The World Fall festival season is in full swing now, getting people out and about on the crisp autumn weekends. Some festivals are annual events across town, others take a road trip or weekend getaway to see. In the United States, many have a common theme that includes pumpkins,...

Great 'Cultural' Spa Experiences From Around The World

Great 'Cultural' Spa Experiences From Around The World Even if you're not a spa junkie, it's hard to deny the appeal of a great massage or other self-indulgent treatment. I'm actually a massage school graduate, and although I ultimately decided not to pursue that career path, I've parlayed my experience into doing the odd spa...

Vagabond Tales: Reinventing The Swim-Up Bar

Vagabond Tales: Reinventing The Swim-Up Bar "There's only one thing wrong with this wave," quipped John, a 50-something-year-old surfer from Seattle, who, like the rest of us, had come to the Mexican outpost of La Saladita to score some perfect waves, warm weather and oceanfront lobsters and beer. "It's too far...

Google Street View Offers Virtual Trips Around Mexico's Ancient Monuments

Google Street View Offers Virtual Trips Around Mexico's Ancient Monuments We've talked a lot about Google Street View here on Gadling. It seems that every month a new attraction is added to this amazing and somewhat sinister application. The latest is a series of views of the great monuments of Mexico. Google has been cooperating with the...

Quirky Cocktails In Mexico: Mango Distilled Spirits

Quirky Cocktails In Mexico: Mango Distilled Spirits While Mexico is renowned for its tequilas and mescals, if you're heading to Mazatlán there is another type of drink you should try: mango distilled spirits. Onilikan, which translates to "the place of liquor," is a distillery putting their fruit to good use. In fact,...

A Guide To Drinking Tequila In Mexico

A Guide To Drinking Tequila In Mexico While tequila is typically thought of as something you took too many shots of during a crazy night out, the drink actually has a deep cultural meaning, rich history and a proper way to be sipped. To help you get better acquainted with the libation, here is a guide to...

Eerie Travel Coincidences Or Fate?

Eerie Travel Coincidences Or Fate? Do you believe in coincidences or do you think that everything happens for a reason? Nine years ago, my wife and I met an old man with a grizzly white beard in the lovely mountain village of Apiranthos on the island of Naxos, who offered to pose for a photo with my wife and...

Think Globally, Eat Locally At Culinary Backstreets

Think Globally, Eat Locally At Culinary Backstreets Budget-savvy and food-loving visitors to Istanbul have found an excellent resource in Istanbul Eats for several years, and now can find more authentic and off-the-beaten-path tips in Athens, Barcelona, and Shanghai, with Mexico City on the way. Culinary Backstreets was...

Baja California: Mexico's Up-And-Coming Wine Destination

Baja California: Mexico's Up-And-Coming Wine Destination While many people know Mexico for its amazing tequila, a little known secret is the country also has a thriving wine destination: Baja California, or Baja for short. Although this sounds like it's on the West Coast of the United States, this is, in fact, an area in Mexico....

Is Mexico The Zombie Capital Of The World?

Is Mexico The Zombie Capital Of The World? With zombie culture becoming more and more popular, it's not uncommon to see corpse-themed walks and parades popping up in cities all over the world. While it's easy to get into these events and have fun, Mexico seems to take celebrating the undead to a whole different...

10 Essential Destinations In Mexico

10 Essential Destinations In Mexico While many think of Mexico as a country that's too dangerous to visit, there are actually many beautiful, safe and historically rich cities worth making a trip for. While Tulum features one of the most well preserved ancient civilizations in the country, Copper Canyon...

Summiting Mexico's Highest Peak

I'll travel wherever and whenever as much as the next nomad. But over the last few years I've been really interested in combining this passion for travel with video work that can help bring an issue to either a wider audience or to broaden my own travel experiences. To...

I Traveled To Mexico And Came Back Alive

I Traveled To Mexico And Came Back Alive Two weeks ago I did something absolutely crazy. I packed a bag, got on a plane, and spent an entire week traveling in Mexico. GASP! The horrors! Haven't you heard? Mexico is dangerous! It isn't safe to travel there anymore. Go somewhere else – anywhere but...

$1000 Ice Pop In Los Cabos

$1000 Ice Pop In Los Cabos In case our global decadence hasn't yet reached a peak, you too can now shell out for a $1,000 ice pop made with gold flakes and premium tequila. This might just be the world's most expensive ice pop. Offered at the pool of the Marquis Los Cabos resort in Baja California...

A Taste Of Mayan Cuisine In Playa Del Carmen

A Taste Of Mayan Cuisine In Playa Del Carmen On Playa del Carmen's main drag, you have a world of cuisines at your feet. Falafel? You've got it. Bagels? Right around the corner. Cuban bars, French patisseries, Italian pizzerias ... the tourist districts of Mexico's Mayan Riviera certainly don't lack for...

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