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Photo Of The Day: Annapurna South

Photo Of The Day: Annapurna South Oct 30th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Bo Li, Flickr What have you seen recently that made you do a double-take? This photo of the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal, perhaps? We'd love to feature your photos and videos on Gadling, so please add them to our Flickr Pool (with Creative Commons licensing!), tag @GadlingTravel on Instagram or email us at OfTheDay@gadling.com....

Photo Of The Day: Trekking In Nepal

Photo Of The Day: Trekking In Nepal Oct 18th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Bo Li, Flickr Our featured photo today comes from Gadling Flickr Pool member Bo Li. Entitled "Namaste," the shot of a Nepal mountain is certainly evocative. Will your weekend be this peaceful? We'd love to feature your photos and videos on Gadling, so please add them to our Flickr Pool (with Creative Commons licensing!), tag @GadlingTravel on Instagram or email us at OfTheDay@gadling.com....

The Best Passports For Travel Access

The Best Passports For Travel Access Oct 3rd, 2013 at 3:00PM: Clappstar, Flickr Applying for visas and dealing with travel-related bureaucracy can be a tedious, irritating process, but the good news is that U.S. passport holders have fairly unrestricted access when it comes to foreign travel. The Henley & Partners Visa Restriction Index ranked countries around the world based on how freely their citizens could travel with just a passport. The United...

Everest Climbers Also Face Dangerous Runway

Everest Climbers Also Face Dangerous Runway Jun 18th, 2013 at 1:30PM: AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first summit of Mount Everest, a feat that's been attempted by thousands of climbers since. Although we all understand ascending the world's highest peak is one of the most grueling challenges on the planet, few people also know that summiting the mountain is only one risk climbers take; they also often fly in via one of the...

Raha Moharrak Becomes First Saudi Woman To Climb Mt. Everest

Raha Moharrak Becomes First Saudi Woman To Climb Mt. Everest May 19th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Raha Moharrak Raha Moharrak has become the first woman from Saudi Arabia to climb Mt. Everest when she made it to the summit yesterday after a grueling climb. The 25-year-old climber first had to convince her family to allow her to make the attempt, and then had to undergo rigorous training to climb the world's tallest peak. She was part of a four-person team called Arabs on Top of the World....

Happy International Pretty Brown Girl Day!

Happy International Pretty Brown Girl Day! Feb 23rd, 2013 at 2:00PM: Today is International Pretty Brown Girl Day, a movement launched a few years ago that seeks to "address the harmful messages about skin tone and beauty in media" and is "for little girls of all ethnicities to send the message that brown skin is indeed beautiful." Knowing a couple of pretty brown girls who are facing racism here in Spain, I understand the reasoning behind this, but I don't...

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013 Jan 21st, 2013 at 9:00AM: Have you ever landed in a place to find out you arrived just after the town's can't-miss event of the year? Well, hopefully that won't happen again this year. Gadling bloggers racked their brains to make sure our readers don't overlook the best parties to be had throughout the world in 2013. Below are more than 60 music festivals, cultural events, pilgrimages and celebrations you should...

Gigapixel Image Of Mt. Everest Conveys True Sense Of Scale

Gigapixel Image Of Mt. Everest Conveys True Sense Of Scale Dec 19th, 2012 at 8:00AM: We all know that Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet, standing some 29,029 feet in height. But unless you've actually been there, it is difficult to get a true sense of the scale of the peak. But now, thanks to an impressive new image released by GlacierWorks, anyone can witness just how large the mountain is without ever leaving the safety and comfort of their home. The photo,...

Tim Leffel On The World's 21 Cheapest Countries

Tim Leffel On The World's 21 Cheapest Countries Dec 12th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Tim Leffel's mission is to help skinflints like me find travel destinations they can afford. He traveled around the world on a shoestring with his wife three times and decided to write a book about the world's cheapest countries after realizing that there was no single resource out there for travelers looking for bargain destinations. The fourth edition of his book, "The World's Cheapest...

Today Hindus Celebrate Diwali, The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS)

Today Hindus Celebrate Diwali, The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS) Nov 13th, 2012 at 4:00PM: Across the world today, Hindus are celebrating Diwali, one of the religion's most important holidays. Popularly known as the "festival of lights," Hindus mark the occasion by decorating their homes with flowers, paper lanterns, powders and earthen oil lamps called Diyas, which signify the triumph of good over evil. Other traditions associated with the holiday include cleaning your house,...

Trinidad And Tobago Host Celebrations, Beautiful Beaches

Trinidad And Tobago Host Celebrations, Beautiful Beaches Oct 19th, 2012 at 3:00PM: The dual-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, just off the north coast of South America, offers a distinct blend of culture, eclectic cuisine and an assortment of eco-adventure activities. Celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom throughout 2012, two special events coming up in November highlight why Trinidad and Tobago is also known as the cultural...

Maoist Rebel Leader Opens 'Guerrilla Trail' In Nepal

Maoist Rebel Leader Opens 'Guerrilla Trail' In Nepal Oct 4th, 2012 at 1:00PM: A former Maoist guerrilla leader in Nepal has started a new trail through the heart of what used to be rebel territory, the Indian Express reports. Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chairman Prachanda created the trail to bring much-needed money to a poor region of Nepal that rarely sees tourists. Prachanda was the head of the guerrilla group that fought a bloody civil war in Nepal...

9 Climbers Killed In Nepal

9 Climbers Killed In Nepal Sep 24th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Nine climbers are dead after an avalanche on one of Nepal's tallest mountains, the Guardian reports. At least five climbers were injured and have been evacuated to Kathmandu. The avalanche hit the climbers' camps at 7,000 meters (22,966 feet) on Mount Manaslu, a 8,163-meter (26,781-foot) peak and the eighth tallest in the world. More than 200 climbers and guides were on the mountain, but not...

Tibet Experience Still Possible Via Innovative Tour Operator

Tibet Experience Still Possible Via Innovative Tour Operator Sep 1st, 2012 at 9:00AM: The borders of Tibet are now completely closed to foreign tourists, after being severely limited for much of the summer. With no indication of when they will reopen, plans to visit have been put on hold for many. The good news is that travelers can experience much of what Tibet has to offer without crossing borders. As a decent substitute, tour operator JOURNEYS International continues...

One Foot - Everest Base Camp Trek

May 5th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Far above a trip to the Caribbean or Antarctica on my bucket list is a journey into the depths of Nepal, and I can't help but feel jealous that my friend Bassam Tarazi beat me to it. Tucked above the northeast corner of India through a seam of the Himalayas, Nepal is the definition of adventure. It seems far enough away from the western world to be free of any nonsense like reality television...

India Tiger Population Increasing Says Ecotourism Guide

India Tiger Population Increasing Says Ecotourism Guide Apr 3rd, 2012 at 3:30PM: India's threatened tiger population, once on the verge of extinction, has increased by 20 percent in the last four years. As the Albany Times Union reports, wildlife officials and naturalists report most tigresses in the central India reserves either have or will have their cubs soon. This information makes 2012 a good year for eco-travel to India. "These days in the course of a 10-day tiger...

Video: Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal

Mar 27th, 2012 at 1:00PM: In 1994, I hiked to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. It was one of the high points of a yearlong trip across the Middle East and Asia and my memories of that trek are still vivid today. The Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp treks were popular even back then and although I walked alone, I met several other hikers along the way. There were few guesthouses though, and mostly I stayed in...

Great Himalaya Trail now open in Nepal in southern Asia

Great Himalaya Trail now open in Nepal in southern Asia Oct 10th, 2011 at 4:00PM: The Great Himalaya Trail is officially open for visitors in Nepal in southern Asia. This trail, which stretches from Taplejung in the east to Humla in the west near the border of Tibet, is one of the longest and highest hiking routes in the world. The goal of creating this trail is to boost tourism in Nepal and portray the country as the perfect destination for adventure seekers. During the...

Safari on a budget: Tracking tigers and rhinos in southern Nepal

Safari on a budget: Tracking tigers and rhinos in southern Nepal Jul 27th, 2011 at 10:00AM: The tigers lurked just out of sight. As we ambled through the dense Nepalese brush atop a lumbering elephant, we steadied our gaze for the minutiae of the jungle. We inspected the crevices of our visibility, focusing near and far, eager to catch glimpses of wild creatures doing wild things. Shifting left and right with each elephantine step, we clutched our splintery wooden seats perched...

Photo of the day - Little girl, big gun, little goat

Photo of the day - Little girl, big gun, little goat Jun 30th, 2011 at 5:00PM: It's always interesting to see what's in the Gadling Flickr pool when we look for a Photo of the Day to feature. We see a lot of regular travelers posting pictures each week, some professional photographers, some lucky shots (I'll insert a gentle reminder in here to make sure your photos are available for download if you would like them featured, thanks!). Today's was pretty easy to choose as...

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