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Edmonton: Three Boars, Perfect Cocktails

Edmonton: Three Boars, Perfect Cocktails Mar 8th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Before a recent trip to Edmonton I did my standard restaurant research. All trails seemed to lead to a place called Three Boars Eatery, located happily enough just a few blocks from my hotel in the neighborhood of Old Strathcona. I left a message requesting a booking the day before my arrival and two minutes later my phone pulsed. "Hi. You called. We're full upstairs tomorrow night but there's...

Adventure Safari Brings Easy Way To Give Back

Adventure Safari Brings Easy Way To Give Back Mar 6th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Traveling almost anywhere around the world, we see people in need. Many struggle to survive in endangered areas or in a place where an earthquake, tsunami or another natural disaster has occurred. But those in need can be located at stops along our way in the Caribbean, South America, Europe or some other areas too. In the past, it has been hard not to feel the need to help, but often more...

Overseas France: Or Where You Can Find France Outside Of France

Overseas France: Or Where You Can Find France Outside Of France Oct 5th, 2012 at 11:00AM: The days of colonial empires may be long over, though the United States, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands and Denmark continue each to administer a smattering of overseas territories. Among these, France has arguably the most interesting and wide-ranging set of territories. Overseas France includes tiny St. Pierre and Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland (population around 6,000), the...

World's Largest Chocolate Sculpture To Go On Display In California

World's Largest Chocolate Sculpture To Go On Display In California May 24th, 2012 at 11:30AM: California dessert and pastry school Qzina has just broken the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Chocolate Sculpture. Modeled after the Kukulcan Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, the chocolate pyramid took more than 400 hours to construct and weighs 18,239 pounds. Qzina's chocolate "architects" built an exact scale model of the Mayan temple to celebrate the school's 30th...

St. Brendan: Did An Irish Monk Come To America Before Columbus?

St. Brendan: Did An Irish Monk Come To America Before Columbus? May 16th, 2012 at 10:30AM: Today is St. Brendan's feast day. To the Irish, St. Brendan needs no introduction. For those less fortunate in their birth, let me tell you that he may have been Ireland's first adventure traveler. Saint Brendan was an Irish holy man who lived from 484 to 577 AD. Little is known about his life, and even his entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia is rather short. What we do know about him mostly...

Special Saint Patrick's Day beers and where to get them

Special Saint Patrick's Day beers and where to get them Mar 6th, 2012 at 12:00PM: With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, many microbreweries around the United States are starting to release their special Irish-inspired beers. Red ales, cream ales, and chocolate- and coffee-flavored stouts are making their annual debut, going head-to-foamy-head with the traditional St. Paddy's Day libation Guinness. Here is a roundup of some of the nation's St. Patrick's Day beers and...

Video game exhibition coming to the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Video game exhibition coming to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Jan 18th, 2012 at 2:30PM: Gamers: put "World of Warcraft" on pause, lay down your controllers, and take note. Beginning on March 16, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, will open the first major exhibition of video games. The Art of Video Games will show how video games as an artistic medium have evolved over the past 40 years and will feature 80 games, all of which were chosen in a public vote in 2011....

Boat ride through forgotten Florida at Wakulla Springs State Park

Boat ride through forgotten Florida at Wakulla Springs State Park Jan 13th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Most people who visit Wakulla Springs go for the gators. Still others want to check out where Johnny Weissmuller swung through the "jungle" as Tarzan in the 1930s and 40s or the dark, swampy thicket where the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" was said to lurk. Above all, travelers come to see the pristine tangled wilderness that is becoming rarer to find as Florida develops. This is Wakulla...

Major hotel brands band together to launch RoomKey.com

Major hotel brands band together to launch RoomKey.com Jan 12th, 2012 at 11:30AM: What do you get when six of the world's leading hotel brands come together? You get RoomKey.com, a new hotel search engine that launched on Wednesday. Choice Hotels International, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Marriott International, and Wyndham Hotel Group form the group of six that created RoomKey.com, a simple search tool that allows...

Go ice skating at your hotel in Miami

Go ice skating at your hotel in Miami Dec 5th, 2011 at 5:30PM: What's better than ice skating during the holidays? How about ice skating with the knowledge that the sunny beaches of Miami are waiting for you when you're finished? Travelers escaping the cold for the balmy climes of South Florida can enjoy a little taste of winter with the Intercontinental Miami's Holiday Ice Rink. Through January 15, 2012, the full-size rink will be open at...

Radisson Blu debuts in Chicago

Radisson Blu debuts in Chicago Dec 4th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Radisson has been a familiar name in hospitality in the United States for more than 100 years. But last month marked the first time that a Radisson Blu-branded property opened on U.S. soil. The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel opened in Chicago on November 1, 2011, promising to be a major player on the Windy City's design hotel scene. "The reception has been amazing," says Fred Khoury, Director of...

Video: skiing and snowboarding from the summit of Denali

Dec 3rd, 2011 at 10:00AM: What does it take to ski Denali, North America's' tallest mountain? In addition to a large, metaphorical pair of cojones, which all of the men and women of this film possess, it takes sheer endurance and will to want to climb 20,320 feet just to ski right back down. The Denali Experiment is a 15-minute film that follows a band of some of the world's best skiers and snowboarders on their...

Classic Italian car race comes to California

Classic Italian car race comes to California Aug 6th, 2011 at 12:00PM: Fans of classic cars and rally enthusiasts take note: "the most beautiful road race in the world" is coming to California. The Mille Miglia, the Italian car race that elevated driving to an art, will makes its American debut in California from October 25-29 in advance of the Santa Barbara Concours d'Elegance. In the spirit of the legendary Italian race, which followed scenic routes that circled...

Traveler Q & A: Pavia Rosati

Traveler Q & A: Pavia Rosati Aug 2nd, 2011 at 9:30AM: Pavia Rosati is the founder of Fathom, a recently debuted travel website. Fathom is smart and beautifully designed. It's full of exciting short briefs about various destinations across the globe. Rosati, as you'll see from her answers below, is an experienced editor and an avid traveler. Her enthusiasm for Fathom's subject matter is palpable and infectious. We love Fathom and can't wait to see...

Photo of the day - Statue of Liberty

Photo of the day - Statue of Liberty Jul 15th, 2011 at 5:00PM: The Statue of Liberty is beyond iconic. It's the sort of place that most visitors to New York seek to visit, even if they're not sure why, the sort of place with a symbolic and cultural reach that goes well beyond your average top tourist attraction. Today's beautifully realist Photo of the Day, by Flickr user jwannie, depicts the Statue of Liberty as many visitors might encounter it, framed...

Photo of the day - British Columbia storm

Photo of the day - British Columbia storm Jun 9th, 2011 at 5:00PM: A storm off Ucluelet, British Columbia is the subject of today's Photo of the Day, snapped by Flickr user James Wheeler. The rocks in the foreground, the cute lighthouse, and the turbulent sky all provide compelling contrasts here. The April storm seems at once dramatically terrifying and insubstantial. Want to share an image of high weather drama with Gadling's audience? Upload your...

Photo of the day - Tiny airplane in a big blue sky

Photo of the day - Tiny airplane in a big blue sky Mar 25th, 2011 at 5:00PM: Today's Photo of the Day depicts an incredibly small airplane in a vast blue sky. In addition to forcing a recognition of scale, it's also a downright delightful and uncanny viewing pleasure to look at such a tiny speck of a plane in an enormous sea of blue. The plane in the image is so small that it almost resembles a radar tracking image. Photographer lucyinthesky withdiamonds snapped this...

Winter in Alaska: five amazing, unforgettable things to do in Fairbanks

Mar 6th, 2011 at 3:00PM: In the spirit of journeying during periods less traveled, I've embarked to Alaska this winter. Follow the adventures here, and prepare to have your preconceived notions destroyed along the way. A glimpse at what Fairbanks offers during the winter We've already discussed a number of amazing activities to do whilst in Anchorage during the winter, but what about Alaska's second largest...

Five outstandingly delicious places to eat in Alaska

Five outstandingly delicious places to eat in Alaska Mar 5th, 2011 at 4:00PM: In the spirit of journeying during periods less traveled, I've embarked to Alaska this winter. Follow the adventures here, and prepare to have your preconceived notions destroyed along the way. Particularly in the winter, it's pretty crucial that you stay warm and well fed while in Alaska. We can't make any promises about the ease of the former, but we've got the latter completely under...

Photo of the day - Philadelphia skyline

Photo of the day - Philadelphia skyline Mar 4th, 2011 at 5:30PM: Today's Photo of the Day is of a piece of the Philadelphia skyline, anchored by the 1930 PNB Building. It was taken by Christian Carollo Photography. A few years ago, Philadelphia suddenly started cropping up in the travel media as a bypassed destination, as a place that was finally getting the attention it had deserved all along. This development accompanied a spate of stories about the...

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