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Bruges: 7 Reasons The 'Venice Of Belgium' Is Worth Visiting

Bruges: 7 Reasons The 'Venice Of Belgium' Is Worth Visiting Jun 27th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Anna Brones The only memory I had of the Belgian city Bruges was thanks to the black comedy film "In Bruges," where the city is more or less equated to some form of purgatory. The only image I had retained was a grey, misty and dismal city with not much going for it. Not the case. An easy day trip from Brussels, Bruges is worth your time, and not just if your obsessed with waffles. If...

Bikers In Paris: Artcrank Poster Show Comes To The City Of Light

Bikers In Paris: Artcrank Poster Show Comes To The City Of Light Jun 14th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Adam Turman/Artcrank Love bicycles? Love good graphic design? Love transportation-inspired art? You'll love Artcrank. The point of Artcrank is simple: get artists that have a love of bicycles to produce unique posters for shows in bike capitals around the world. The result is a fun combination of art and life on two-wheels around the world. The latest showing kicks off this week in Paris...

Dinner And Bikes 2013: An Annual Tour To Grow The Bicycle Movement

Dinner And Bikes 2013: An Annual Tour To Grow The Bicycle Movement May 8th, 2013 at 12:00PM: There's a lot of talk about bikes these days. From single speeds in New York City to nighttime tours in Guatemala City and the bike share in Paris, the discussion of bicycles as a real means of alternative transportation is taking hold in a big way. But talking about bikes in cycle centric hotspots like Portland, San Francisco and New York is only part of the step. As with anything, getting...

Photo Of The Day: Bicycles In Batavia

Photo Of The Day: Bicycles In Batavia Mar 7th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Sometimes on our travels, we come across a scene so perfectly photogenic, we have to wonder if it was staged. Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Flickr user thetravelingteacher in Jakarta's Old Batavia, or Kota, area. The line of rented bicycles with matching helmets is so beautifully colorful and unusual, it almost looks painted, and I bet she wasn't the only passerby who took a photo. Not...

Biking In Afghanistan: The Power Of Two Wheels To Change Perspective

Biking In Afghanistan: The Power Of Two Wheels To Change Perspective Jan 4th, 2013 at 1:00PM: "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike." John F. Kennedy Bikes have long been a simple mode of transportation, getting us from point A to point B. But riding a bike doesn't just get you somewhere; the process is fun. There is joy in riding a bicycle. When I travel I am always on the lookout for bikes and what the local bike culture is. In my hometown of Portland,...

Video Of The Day: 'Line Of Sight' Trailer From The 2012 Bicycle Film Festival

Jul 3rd, 2012 at 7:00PM: While most eyes are on the Tour de France, there's a much more intriguing form of cycling that's quickly becoming a phenomenon: underground bicycle messenger racing. Yes, it's a real thing, and it appears to be spreading. Filmmaker Lucas Brunelle spent more than a decade profiling and documenting messenger cultures around the world, and he recently released "Line of Sight," a 60-minute...

Photo of the day- Bicycles in Copenhagen

Photo of the day- Bicycles in Copenhagen Jul 9th, 2011 at 5:00PM: This photo of bicycles in Copenhagen, Denmark shot in June with a Sony DSLR A-700 comes from Flickr user justchuckfl who tells us: "In Copenhagen, you will see many historical buildings as well as some modern architecture. This image was captured through the window of a tour bus and shows the ever present bicycles that you will see everywhere in Denmark." See more of justchuckfl's...

How to Navigate Washington, D.C. Without Going Nuts

How to Navigate Washington, D.C. Without Going Nuts Jul 8th, 2011 at 11:00AM: I've been on the road for more than a month, and here's my number one tip: Don't drive in Washington, D.C. Nightmare would be a measure too generous. As soon as I could park my ride, I did, content to not touch it until I pulled out of the District two days later. And considering the byzantine fare structure and bizarre routing of the Metro, it's something I avoid, too. Here's a better...

London starts bike hire scheme

London starts bike hire scheme Jul 31st, 2010 at 1:00PM: Transport for London is responsible for the arduous task of getting millions of Londoners around this giant city every day. Besides the Tube, bus, and Docklands Light Rail, they've added a new service--public bicycles. Similar to public bike programs in other cities, people can get a bike at one of the self-service docking stations. You don't have to be a UK resident to use one, but residents...

Google maps adds bicycle navigation feature on Android phones

Google maps adds bicycle navigation feature on Android phones May 11th, 2010 at 5:30PM: Google Maps with navigation is one of the more powerful selling points of the Android platform. The navigation features within Google Maps are absolutely fantastic - but best of all, they are free. This afternoon, Google issued a market update that adds bicycle directions to its app. This means you can now get driving, walking, public transit and cycling directions from within Google maps....

Bring a bike on your next road trip - Road trip tip

Bring a bike on your next road trip - Road trip tip May 10th, 2010 at 10:36AM: It might be a simple suggestion, but... bringing a bike (or two) on your next road trip will yield rich rewards. Not only does a bike ride stretch your legs after hours in the car, it helps provide a lay of the land when you make a pitstop. Further, you'll absorb more local flavor (markets, parks, impromptu street performances) than is possible solely on foot. Finally, riding a bike is good...

Berlin brothel to bikers: ride up and save!

Berlin brothel to bikers: ride up and save! Oct 16th, 2009 at 4:00PM: The travel and hospitality industry has tried so many ways to go green – from trying to wash fewer sheets and towels to using organic products in spas – that you might start to wonder if it's running out of options. Well, if that is a concern, it's probably time to look to the world's oldest profession for some new ideas. In Berlin, a brothel is ready to make you feel good for doing...

Montreal Musts, to go: Get around by bike

Montreal Musts, to go: Get around by bike Sep 22nd, 2009 at 2:00PM: Montreal has to be one of the most bike-friendly cities on the planet – certainly, at least, in North America. There are bike lanes throughout the city, and those using them don't seem to have the fear found in other major metropolitan areas. Bike lanes are wide and bidirectional, so you don't need to worry about clipping another rider. If you want to become part of the cycling scene in...

Five great ways to get naked around the world

Five great ways to get naked around the world Jul 24th, 2009 at 9:30AM: With Nude Recreation Week just behind us, TripAdvisor has announced the top five naked events in the country. So, whether you like to wet your willie while skinny dipping or prefer to bike in the buff, you have plenty of choices to hang your wang. Biking in the Buff: World Naked Bike Ride – Worldwide, June and July This one just ended, but put it on your calendar for next year. Since 2004,...

Cycling on rise: around the world, two wheels are being shed

Cycling on rise: around the world, two wheels are being shed May 29th, 2009 at 12:30PM: In Canada and in Europe, according to the Toronto Sun, cyclists are seeing more bike paths built. New attractions and offers are being designed to appeal to cyclists, and challenging routes are gaining popularity. In honor of Toronto Bike Month, which runs until June 25, the Sun has offered a few ideas for pedal-pushers around the world. La Route Verte (the Green Route) is the longest ride in...

Got what it takes to wear the yellow jersey?

Got what it takes to wear the yellow jersey? Feb 19th, 2009 at 1:00PM: Every cyclist dreams of pedaling through l'Arc de Triomphe and claiming endless glory. Short of that, there is nothing wrong with viewing the action first hand. Great Explorations has put together two trips for the coming year that deliver the latter (to ride it yourself, you have to earn it). The first itinerary offers great views of at least three stages of the race, including the mountain...

Play chicken in Helsinki traffic

Play chicken in Helsinki traffic Feb 6th, 2009 at 9:00AM: I was pretty impressed by Helsinki's public transportation, which was more than ample with trolleys, subways and buses. There were few SUVs, and the bike lane was rarely empty. While the Finns got the ingredients right, the mixing was ... well ... suboptimal. The least menacing of the interesting transportation overlaps involves the bike lanes and sidewalk. Neither is clearly defined, and I...

Ecotourism comes to Cambodia

Ecotourism comes to Cambodia Jan 5th, 2009 at 9:00AM: Mountain bikers can reclaim wilderness that once belonged to illegal loggers and poachers. Hidden in the foothills of Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains, the village of Chi Pat is now home to a mountain biking experience that is unparalleled in trail and impact. This new program is the result of cooperation among Wildlife Alliance (formerly known as Wild Aid), Asia Adventures (a Cambodia-based...

Bike sharing comes to Honolulu

Bike sharing comes to Honolulu Dec 5th, 2008 at 9:30AM: If there isn't enough to cheer about already, there will be plenty to cheer about in Hawaii come early summer 2009. Bike sharing, a venture that is quite popular in European cities like Barcelona, Paris, and Dusseldorf, will take shape along the south shore of Oahu! Even though I already own a bike, this makes me (a Honolulu resident) giddy as a schoolgirl because I can't wait to people watch (in...

Photo of the Day (9-3-08)

Photo of the Day (9-3-08) Sep 3rd, 2008 at 4:00PM: Matt Coats wrote in his description about this picture that he took it from a "secret vantage point" in Guatemala. I'm reminded about the time I stood on a street corner in Hoi An, Vietnam taking pictures of people in various groupings as they passed by on bicycles or cyclos. It took several shots to get the few that were halfway decent. I wonder where Coats was standing and how did he find his...

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