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Eight Great Washington DC Hotels

Eight Great Washington DC Hotels Whether you're headed into the town for the Rally to Restore Sanity / March Against Fear on October 30 or just looking for a weekend away, our nation's capitol is filled with hotels that demand recognition. No matter what you're searching for, you'll find a personality,...

One for the Road: Ingrid Anders' "Earth to Kat Vespucci"

One for the Road: Ingrid Anders' You probably already know that there is a margarita cocktail and a margherita pizza. But before I studied abroad in Europe, I had no idea that ordering myself a salty, limey, tequila-y beverage might actually yield a plate-sized cheesy, doughy meal. Call me an ignorant...

One for the Road: Carl Hoffman's "Lunatic Express"

One for the Road: Carl Hoffman's Looking for escape and adventure, Carl Hoffman embarked on a journey to ride some of the world's most dangerous transport, a trip that he recounts in his new book "Lunatic Express: Discovering the world... Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boat, Trains, and Planes" (Broadway...

The sounds of travel: What to listen to when road trippin' in the USA

The sounds of travel: What to listen to when road trippin' in the USA Here at Gadling we'll be highlighting some of our favorite sounds from the road and giving you a sample of each -- maybe you'll find the same inspiration that we did, but at the very least, hopefully you'll think that they're good songs. Got a favorite of your own? Leave it...

See Rolf Potts in person: Another Gadling connection at book culture

See Rolf Potts in person: Another Gadling connection at book culture As you've probably gathered we've geared up for a Rolf Potts extravaganza here at Gadling. Here's just another plug for Potts, but more so a shout out to one of Gadling's former bloggers who is bringing travel to your armchair through books. Kelly Amabile, fellow world...

One for the Road Looks Ahead: Ten Travel Books on Tap for 2008

One for the Road Looks Ahead: Ten Travel Books on Tap for 2008 As the year draws to a close, instead of compiling a list of favorite books from 2007, I've decided to focus this last post on what's to come. Looking forward, there are some interesting travel titles set for release during 2008. Maybe you'll find something among these to...

One for the Road: Trading in Memories

One for the Road: Trading in Memories At year's end, there are always special moments for remembering - for looking back at all that transpired over the past 365 days. And when it comes to travel, that means taking stock of the ground covered as we each moved about the earth. The easiest way for me to recall...

One for the Road: Down in New Orleans

One for the Road: Down in New Orleans Last year during the holidays, I was down in New Orleans with some members of my family, participating in a week-long service trip. We gutted homes, discussed human rights issues, and listened to residents who were willing to share their stories -- of hope, anger and...

One for the Road: Well, Actually...Two

One for the Road: Well, Actually...Two Since I skipped out on posting a book suggestion yesterday, I'll offer up two recommended reads for today. Consider it a Friday bonus, courtesy of NPR. A recent discussion about some of the year's most overlooked books included mention of two travel-related titles that...

One for the Road: Smiling at the World

One for the Road: Smiling at the World Here's a feel-good travel memoir for the day after Christmas. Keep the good-tidings alive by curling up with Joyce Major's memoir of her inspiring volunteer travels around the world. Maybe Smiling at the World will inspire you to plan some do-good travel in the coming year?...

One for the Road: First Class - Legendary Train Journeys Around the World

One for the Road: First Class - Legendary Train Journeys Around the World Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, otherwise known as PPDA, is a well known French news anchor and author of France from the Air. In his latest travel-themed book, released earlier this year, the famous Frenchman finds himself back on land, celebrating the allure and romance of grand...

One for the Road: Charm City - A Walk Through Baltimore

One for the Road: Charm City - A Walk Through Baltimore I'm super excited about today's book suggestion. The latest title in Crown's Journey Series is Charm City: A Walk Through Baltimore by Madison Smartt Bell. The cover itself, decorated with Hon hair and a photo of the famous Painted Ladies, is enough for me to know -- I want...

One for the Road: Evidence of My Existence

One for the Road: Evidence of My Existence Jim Lo Scalzo has been a staff photographer for US News & World Report since 1994. His new memoir is a moving look at the life of a photojournalist who has traveled the world. Evidence of My Existence tells the story Lo Scalzo's 17 years on the job as an "obsessive...

One for the Road: The Neighborhoods of Queens

One for the Road: The Neighborhoods of Queens Last night I took three connecting subway lines and a bus to get from Manhattan to my brother's new apartment in Queens. This morning I commuted back into the city with his wife, taking another bus, as well as three different subway lines. Without revealing which...

One for the Road: Nomad's Hotel

One for the Road: Nomad's Hotel In the past week, I've come across two different thumbs up for a collection of travel essays by Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom. I've now added Nomad's Hotel: Travels in Time and Space to my 2008 "really-must-read" list and wanted to give all of you list-loving readers a chance...

One for the Road: Where Flavor Was Born

One for the Road: Where Flavor Was Born The photo on the cover of this travelogue cookbook has my mouth watering! And from what I can tell, the pages in between offer up much more eye candy for hungry travelers who like to cook. Where Flavor Was Born: Recipes and Culinary Travels Along the Indian Ocean Spice Route...

One for the Road: Into Hot Air

One for the Road: Into Hot Air Funny man Chris Elliott has taken his comedy to new heights in his third book, a comic spoof on a classic travel adventure that was released last month. Into Hot Air: Mounting Mount Everest is a novel that pokes fun at, well, just about everything, including the author...

One for the Road: Caribbean Journey from A to Y

One for the Road: Caribbean Journey from A to Y I'm always on the lookout for creative travel titles geared to kids. Here's one I came across that can serve as a niche geography lesson, with a review of the alphabet thrown in for good measure. All this and beautiful illustrations too: A Caribbean Journey from A to Y...

One for the Road: Planet Earth

One for the Road: Planet Earth The BBC's much-praised Planet Earth series was shown in the US on the Discovery Channel earlier this year. It was accompanied by the publication of a companion book, Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before, which jumped up some notches on the New York Times bestseller...

One for the Road: Local Girl Makes History

One for the Road: Local Girl Makes History Like yesterday's selection, today's book pick comes via a San Francisco book store. Local Girl Makes History: Exploring Northern California's Kitsch Monuments is a unique title that grabbed my eye while browsing the City Lights website. The famous SF bookseller is also the...

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