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Vintage Travel Posters From Around the World to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Vintage Travel Posters From Around the World to Fuel Your Wanderlust Boston Public Library, Flickr While we live in a world where we can quickly jet from one side of the planet to the other, there's still something about vintage travel posters that inspires a sense of wanderlust. Reminiscent of a time when travel was more exotic, and often...

'What Shoes Should I Wear To Cow Fighting?'

'What Shoes Should I Wear To Cow Fighting?' Brian G. Smith Yes, cow fighting is a thing in Switzerland. Kelly DiNardo writes: The ever-louder jangling of cowbells signalled the fighting would soon start and we hurried to get a good spot along the fence that formed the competition ring. The bigger matches take place...

Video: Wingsuit Through A Waterfall

Think of your aspirations and goals in life. Do they involve jumping off very high things and generally "running amok"? If so, Chris "Douggs" McDougall is living your dream, the lucky bastard. But if that's not your thing, you still have to hand it to the jovial veteran...

5 Places To See In 2013 Before They Disappear

5 Places To See In 2013 Before They Disappear If you've been thinking about where you might want to spend your vacation this year, don't make any plans until you've read this list. There are a lot of places and sights in the world that might not be around very much longer. Climate change, rising sea levels,...

New High-Speed Rail Service From The UK To The Alps

New High-Speed Rail Service From The UK To The Alps Whether you're a ski fanatic or simply a lover of natural beauty, the Swiss Alps are a destination on many people's bucket lists. Now there's a new way to get there. A new partnership between Eurostar and Lyria, a high-speed Swiss train operator, brings us a day-long...

Photo Of The Day: Fall Fair In Basel

Photo Of The Day: Fall Fair In Basel This year, we at Gadling have made a pledge to ban a certain phrase from our posts, one that refers to a particular activity that happens (often in New England) around October, when tourists drive around to photograph trees. Still, it's hard to resist a good autumnal photo...

Video Of The Day: Switzerland By Train

Without a doubt, Switzerland has some of the most scenic railways in the world. Not only do trains send travelers past the snow-covered Swiss Alps and vast valleys covered in green, but these systems are also a modern engineering marvel. The video above shows the...

Who Said Humans Couldn't Fly? Wingsuit Diver Alexander Polli Defies Gravity

Whoever said humans couldn't fly has never seen GoPro HD Athlete Alexander Polli wingsuit dive. Polli is one of the top wingsuit divers in the world, spending a majority of his time trying to find the planet's best base jumping spots and exploring treacherous terrain....

Time Travel Idea Given New Life With Data Analysis

Time Travel Idea Given New Life With Data Analysis Once thought a dead issue, the idea of time travel was given new life this week as scientists interpret new data. In March of 2011, Gadling reported time travel was to be tested at Vanderbilt University. Using the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle...

Video Of The Day: Crazy Bikers Race Down Glacier

It appears as though crazy bike stunts and dangerous urban bike courses just aren't enough of an adrenaline rush anymore. In Saas-Fee, Switzerland, bikers push riding to the extreme as they pedal down a glacier in a death-defying race. A handful of the 142 riders...

Stunning Photos Of The Alps

Stunning Photos Of The Alps The Alps is a beautiful mountain range. Spanning through Austria and Slovenia all the way through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Monaco, the Alps are a go-to spot for mountain-loving folks living in or passing through these areas in Europe. Taken from...

Photo Of The Day: Where Do I Go From Here?

Photo Of The Day: Where Do I Go From Here? There comes a moment in every great voyage when one finds the need to sit and reflect. That sentiment is captured perfectly by Flickr user Jason Rodman in today's Photo of the Day. Taken on a recent trip to Basel, the image depicts the Statue of Helvetia, mother of...

Welcome To Zurich, Home Of The $12 Big Mac Meal

Welcome To Zurich, Home Of The $12 Big Mac Meal There are no Dollar Stores in Zurich. But if there were, they'd probably offer single sticks of gum, paper clips or kernels of popcorn. In February, Zurich assumed the top spot in The Economist's annual list of the world's most expensive cities, knocking Tokyo off its perch,...

Got Milk? This Swiss Soft Drink Does

Got Milk? This Swiss Soft Drink Does It looks like soda. It tastes like soda. But the Swiss soft drink pictured above has a peculiar key ingredient: milk whey. First introduced in the 1950s, Rivella beat out both Coke and Pepsi in sales in its home country, and a spokeswoman once said the Swiss people are...

Six Of The Most Scenic Train Trips In Europe

Six Of The Most Scenic Train Trips In Europe Forget flying around Europe. At 30,000 feet it's impossible to truly experience the continent's remarkable landscapes. Rather than being shuttled around in a plane that only allows a birds-eye view, train trips immerse travelers in the terrain. There's a reason why...

10 best places to live for avoiding world conflict

10 best places to live for avoiding world conflict Expatify.com asked the question, "Where would you be the safest if World War III broke out tomorrow?" The answers arrived in a post titled "10 Best Places to Live for Avoiding World Conflict." Irrelevant as it may seem to you, the claws of conflict affect a revolving roster...

EuroCheapo launches budget travel guides for Switzerland

EuroCheapo launches budget travel guides for Switzerland While Switzerland is not usually thought of as a budget-friendly destination, there are actually many worthwhile hotels, sights, and restaurants that won't cost you a fortune. To help travelers navigate their way around this usually costly country, EuroCheapo has launched...

Airport Carbon Accreditation program grows in Europe

Airport Carbon Accreditation program grows in Europe Europe's Airport Carbon Accreditation program is now boasting fifty-five major European airports as members and making a significant dent in carbon emissions. The voluntary program has a four-level rating system that assesses and recognizes the efforts of airports to manage...

Upcoming travel blogger conferences for 2012

Upcoming travel blogger conferences for 2012 If the word "conference" immediately conjures images of tipsy, poly-suit clad conventioneers, comic book geeks, or coma-inducing workshops, you obviously haven't attended a travel blogger gathering. 'Tis the season for some of the year's biggest travel industry blowouts....

10 Etsy shops from around the world

10 Etsy shops from around the world With all of the Etsy shops out there, how are you supposed to know which shops to peruse and potentially support? While it's a good thing to be supporting independent, local, self-made, all-natural, and/or struggling artists, it's a difficult thing to know where to start....

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