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Lonely Planet Releases Top 10 Cities for Travelers

Oct 30th, 2013 at 4:30PM: Lonely Planet recently released its Best in Travel 2014, which includes a list of the top 10 cities for traveling. These cities are spread across the globe and include classics as well as cities that are just coming into their own as traveler destinations. The Lonely Planet list includes some obvious choices like Paris, Cape Town, Zurich, Shanghai, Vancouver, Chicago, and Auckland but it also...

5 Prisons for Law-Abiding Citizens

5 Prisons for Law-Abiding Citizens Aug 23rd, 2013 at 11:30AM: Flickr, Celine Aussourd In this lull between fun summer TV like "True Blood" and the fall premieres of network television shows, many people have been binge watching the Netflix comedy, "Orange is the New Black." Set at a women's prison in Rockland County, New York, the series has generated new interest in jail. (From the outside, at least.) Here are five notable prison museums around the world...

Bushtracks Expeditions Lets You Build Your Own Safari From Scratch

Bushtracks Expeditions Lets You Build Your Own Safari From Scratch May 15th, 2013 at 8:00AM: For more than 20 years Bushtracks Expeditions has been helping travelers visit Africa to experience the classic safari to its fullest. After two decades in the business, it is safe to say that they've learned a few things about organizing an unforgettable excursion into the remote corners of the continent. Now, they've taken all of that knowledge and experience and placed it online in a new tool...

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013 Jan 3rd, 2013 at 3:00PM: Though 2013 may only be a few days old, it is never too early to start planning our travels for the year ahead. If you're looking to put a healthy dose of adventure into your life this year, then Gadling is here to help. We have ten suggestions for big travel adventures that are sure to challenge and delight in the months ahead. These journeys are not for the faint of heart, however, as they will...

Hangover Cures: A Global Primer

Hangover Cures: A Global Primer Dec 26th, 2012 at 3:00PM: New Year's Eve is fast approaching, so what better time to provide a list of hangover cures from around the world? Our friends at Alice Marshall Public Relations in New York asked some of their clients about local versions of hair-of-the-dog. Unsurprisingly, the preferred remedies all have a distinctly regional flavor. Here's to a headache-and-nausea-free January 1! St. Barts On this notorious...

Fact vs. Fiction: Penguin Spotting At Boulder Beach, South Africa

Fact vs. Fiction: Penguin Spotting At Boulder Beach, South Africa Apr 10th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Rock hopper African penguin colonies famously criss-cross the Cape of Good Hope south of Cape Town, South Africa, and one of the most popular spots to see the creatures is at Boulder Beach. There's a bit of wood decking and infrastructure built around this colony, which makes it easier for tourists to access. As such, though you can get a bit closer to the animals you can expect a bit of a...

A Photo Tour Of Cape Town's Colorful Bo-Kaap

A Photo Tour Of Cape Town's Colorful Bo-Kaap Apr 3rd, 2012 at 10:00AM: Cape Town might be the world's most visually striking city, between its dramatic coastal setting perched precariously against the looming Table Mountain and the town's riotous collision of Europe and Africa, and from textiles to colonial Dutch architecture. Perhaps no Cape Town neighborhood better represents the sensory feast that is Cape Town than the Bo-Kaap, a wildly colorful enclave of...

New Book celebrates 10 years of the Tour d'Afrique

New Book celebrates 10 years of the Tour d'Afrique Dec 13th, 2011 at 8:00AM: The Tour d'Afrique is a legendary cycling event that runs from Cairo to Cape Town on an annual basis. Covering more than 7500 miles, and requiring four months to complete, the Tour is a popular "bucket list" item for adventure travelers and cyclists the world over. This year, the Tour d'Afrique commemorates its tenth anniversary, and to celebrate, the company behind the epic event has released a...

Enter the Put Foot Rally for an African road trip adventure

Enter the Put Foot Rally for an African road trip adventure Mar 29th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Adventurous travelers looking for a unique road trip this summer may want to checkout the Put Foot Rally, which is scheduled to get underway in June. The event begins in South Africa and promises to send teams on a 7000km (4350 mile) long odyssey through the wilds of Africa. The 17-day rally will kick off at two separate starting lines, one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg. Once...

Baboon raider put to death in South Africa

Baboon raider put to death in South Africa Mar 26th, 2011 at 12:30PM: He was known to his countrymen simply as Fred. The famous baboon's hobbies included car burglary, stealing fruits, harassing humans, and sunning on a gorgeous stretch of a South African road around Millers Point. This week, South African authorities decided Fred's behavior was excessively aggressive, and put him down. While numerous activist groups such as Baboon Matters and the Nature...

Ten great hotel bars to see and be "scene"

Ten great hotel bars to see and be Mar 4th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Craving insider access to the latest celeb hot spots? We've got the skinny on the latest "it" venues brimming with notables, views to die for and parties you just can't miss. With venues such as these we advise you to tread carefully, for your name may be the next to end up splattered across the front page of Page Six... don't say we didn't warn you. Thompson Toronto Bringing guests...

Photo of the Day - Tour d'Afrique

Photo of the Day - Tour d'Afrique Jan 18th, 2011 at 5:00PM: The 2011 Tour d'Afrique is officially underway! Just three days ago, more than 120 cyclists set off from Cairo, Egypt on a four month, 7,375 mile race across the world's most exotic and alluring continent. The competitors will pedal through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia before aiming to arrive in Cape Town, South Africa on May 14th. If you...

Grantourismo blogger on guidebooks and travel writing

Grantourismo blogger on guidebooks and travel writing Nov 30th, 2010 at 11:00AM: Last week I posted a Q & A with blogger Lara Dunston and her husband and partner Terence Carter about their travel project and blog Grantourismo. In addition to good advice about renting a vacation apartment and getting "under the skin" of a place when traveling, they had a lot of interesting things to say about guidebooks, both from their experiences writing them and how they see travelers...

Q & A with Grantourismo round-the-world slow travel bloggers

Q & A with Grantourismo round-the-world slow travel bloggers Nov 24th, 2010 at 2:00PM: With all the holiday travel madness just beginning, sometimes it's nice to take a breath and think about taking travel more slowly. I recently had a chance to meet up with blogger Lara Dunston and her photographer-writer husband, Terence Carter, of the round-the-world travel project and blog, Grantourismo while they were traveling through Istanbul. Lara and Terence hosted me at their fabulous...

Rent an African villa for an exclusive safari experience

Rent an African villa for an exclusive safari experience Nov 18th, 2010 at 8:30AM: Renting a private villa, isn't a new concept for travelers. In fact, many have been doing it for years in a variety of countries throughout Europe. But now, Kensington Tours is bringing the same concept to southern Africa, delivering a unique take on the experience by offering up luxury villas and safari houses for their clients. According to Kensington travel expert Brad Crockett, a number of...

Paris Hilton's Top Twenty Travel Tweets

Paris Hilton's Top Twenty Travel Tweets Nov 11th, 2010 at 9:00AM: OK, so how creepy is it for a grown man to follow Paris Hilton? Because I do, like, on Twitter. I'm not ashamed--on the contrary--I love Paris and will always defend her, because that's what BFF's do for each other. For the record, I'm no follower-come-lately. I've been with @ParisHilton back to the time when she was barely hovering around one million followers. Since then, we've gone through...

Brits complete London to Cape Town drive in record time.

Brits complete London to Cape Town drive in record time. Nov 2nd, 2010 at 8:31AM: Awhile back we posted a story about three adventurous Brits who had set out to drive from London to Cape Town in the hopes of setting a new speed record for that route. Their road would take them across three continents and 20 countries, covering more than 10,000 miles in the process. Late last week they completed their mission, arriving at the finish line nearly two days ahead of the previous...

Driving from London to Cape Town for charity

Driving from London to Cape Town for charity Oct 23rd, 2010 at 8:00AM: When it comes to epic road trips, it's tough to beat the one that Mac Mackenney, Chris Rawlings and Steve Mackenney set out on last weekend. The adventurous trio of Brits hit the road in their trusty Range Rover Discovery in hopes of breaking the speed record for driving from London to Cape Town, South Africa. In order to accomplish that feat, they'll need to reach their destination in less than...

Confused whale nearly sinks whale-watching boat

Confused whale nearly sinks whale-watching boat Jul 22nd, 2010 at 1:00PM: The goal of a whale watching trip is self-explanatory: you're hoping to get up close and personal with some whales. But that isn't always a good thing. Sometimes whale watchers get more than they bargained for - like when a confused whale leaps out of the water and falls directly onto your boat. That's exactly what happened to Paloma Werner on a recent whale watching trip near Cape Town, South...

World Cup: other things to do in South Africa

World Cup: other things to do in South Africa Jun 14th, 2010 at 8:00AM: While the World Cup is currently taking center stage in South Africa, the country has plenty of other things to offer travelers who venture away from the stadiums to take in some of the amazing culture and adventure there. Here are five other suggestions for things to do while your favorite team isn't taking the pitch. Go on Safari If you're going to visit Africa, you simply have to go on...

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