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Dubai To Build World's Largest Lagoon For $7 Billion

Dubai To Build World's Largest Lagoon For $7 Billion Flickr/travelourplanet.com Dubai has a lot of big things. At 688 feet, the Dubai Eye will be the tallest Ferris wheel in the world and part of the $1.5 billion Bluewaters Island entertainment project. At almost 12 million square feet, the Dubai Mall sits in the shadow of...

CNN Explains Why Sex Is Better In Hotels

CNN Explains Why Sex Is Better In Hotels When a CNN writer published a piece on CNN Travel on why hotel sex is better, editors later went into the piece and changed her name and removed her picture. And that makes perfect sense to me -– sex lives, including where they flourish, are usually classified as...

10 NYC Happy Hours Where You Can Eat For Free

NYC happy hours that provide food for free were an essential survival tool for me when I was younger and in college in New York. Notoriously an expensive city, New York isn't without its budget secrets. Happy hours that will feed you for free are among those secrets....

Maggots Make Home In Woman's Ear After Peru Trip

Maggots Make Home In Woman's Ear After Peru Trip John Kucharski, Wikimedia Commons At one point on her trip-of-a-lifetime to Peru, Rochelle Harris swatted a fly out of her ear and thought little of it. On the flight home, however, she began to hear "scratching sounds" and feel excruciating pain on the side of her face....

Tangier, Morocco: Stop And Stay A While

Tangier, Morocco: Stop And Stay A While Almudena Alonso-Herrero Every now and then in my travels I find a spot where I want to stop for a while. Damascus, Harar and the Orkney Islands have all captured my imagination because of their rich culture and laid back atmosphere. Damascus is lost, sucked into the...

Video Of The Day: Barcelona Time-Lapse

"MIDNIGHT BARCELONA" from Pau García Laita on Vimeo. What better way to see Barcelona at night than through the lens of time-lapse footage? This beautiful footage from the city was put together by Pau Garcia Laita. The lights of Barcelona against the night sky look...

5 Ways To Preserve Your Travel Memories (That Don't Involve Photos)

5 Ways To Preserve Your Travel Memories (That Don't Involve Photos) LEOL30, Flickr If you're an avid traveler, chances are you've experienced some type of fantastical sight, to which no photograph can ever do justice. Talent and camera quality have no bearing whatsoever on the ability to capture this moment, and so you resign yourself to...

Vagabond Tales: Full Moon Parties And Surfing A Monsoon

Vagabond Tales: Full Moon Parties And Surfing A Monsoon Heather Ellison There are few larger rights of passage on the Southeast Asian backpacker circuit than the full moon party on the island of Koh Phangnan. A tropical version of Ibiza on psychedelics, the pull of this legendary debauch is so strong that nary a backpacker...

Massive Vegas Mall, Hotel, Casino Project To Be World's Largest

Massive Vegas Mall, Hotel, Casino Project To Be World's Largest Roger Schultz / Flickr Las Vegas is no stranger to over-the-top attractions, hosting a variety of them over the years. In a single day, travelers can see a volcano explode, ride a roller coaster in "New York," race cars, jump off the top of a hotel and more – in the...

Video Of The Day: Sleep No More NYC

It's not every day that I hop onto Gadling in an effort to persuade our readers to go out and purchase tickets for an event that will make a place come to life in a new way, the kind of way that enhances travel and the cultural experiences that come with it, but when I do,...

Saddle Up And Bike Under The Stars In These Cities This Summer

Saddle Up And Bike Under The Stars In These Cities This Summer Nick Nunns, Flickr Somewhere in Chicago there's a personal tiki bar on wheels. I'm not talking about the rental "cycle pubs" popular in cities and hipster burgs. This is a five-top cocktail table under a thatched roof, hitched to a bicycle. It passed me around midnight on...

My (Failed) Attempt At Conquering The Bend Ale Trail

My (Failed) Attempt At Conquering The Bend Ale Trail There must be someone in Bend, Oregon, who drinks Coors or Bud Light. But I imagine that this mythical, mass produced beer loving android keeps a very low profile so as not to be shunned, like an alcoholic Amish swinger, in what must be America's best craft beer town. Bend...

International Budget Guide 2013: Asuncion, Paraguay

International Budget Guide 2013: Asuncion, Paraguay Why is 2013 the year to get to Asunción, Paraguay's, lovely, riverfront capital? Because this landlocked tropical nation sandwiched between Boliva, Brazil and Argentina is modernizing at warp speed. Tourism is still a rarity (expect curious looks, especially if you...

Festival Of Colors: New York City

Festival Of Colors: New York City It's the weekend of one of New York City's Holi Festival of Colors and spring is just beginning to appear in the cloudless and bright blue sky. This particular event is being held outdoors in an elusive location in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The address was only released a...

Vagabond Tales: Fear And Loathing In San Felipe

Vagabond Tales: Fear And Loathing In San Felipe The strip clubs in San Felipe, Mexico, aren't open on Tuesdays. For most travelers to Baja, this isn't overly concerning. After all, with all of the surfing, fishing, diving and fish taco eating that can easily consumer your entire day, the fact that strip clubs are...

The Jersey Shore Is Back, Sort Of

The Jersey Shore Is Back, Sort Of If you've written off the Jersey Shore as a summer getaway, please think again. Though Sandy did grievous harm to Jersey's 127-mile coastline, most of the damage was done to the northern coast; the southern Shore was relatively unscathed. To the north, the beaches are...

Photo Of The Day: Festival Of Colors NYC

Photo Of The Day: Festival Of Colors NYC The Festival of Colors celebration in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn last week was a vibrant Holi celebration. In Hindu tradition, all of the festivalgoers were asked to toss their multicolored powder into the air before the sun completely set and in doing...

The Kimchi-ite: A Tour Through Hongdae, The Center Of Korean Youth Culture

The Kimchi-ite: A Tour Through Hongdae, The Center Of Korean Youth Culture Seoul has no shortage of unique neighborhoods worth visiting and it is certainly not at a loss for places to go drinking. However, there is only one true place where the youth of South Korea go en masse for so many of their desires and that place is Hongdae. Taking its...

A Journey To Sissonville, West Virginia, Home Of Shain Gandee And MTV's 'Buckwild'

A Journey To Sissonville, West Virginia, Home Of Shain Gandee And MTV's 'Buckwild' Tourism officials are always looking for promotional hooks, and using connections to popular TV shows has long been a common way to market a destination. In the '80s, television programs like "Miami Vice" and "Magnum P.I." boosted tourism in South Florida and Hawaii, while...

Travel Like A Boss: Secret Speakeasy, Please Don't Tell - Secret New York Food Spots Part III

Like "Best Pizza" and "Most Delicious Bagel" lists, New York City also has its own unofficial hot dog competition outside of Nathan's annual gorging-on-the-beach. Amongst the contenders, I side with Crif Dogs in the East Village, hands down. While you can always grab a bun...

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