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Antarctica Continues To Heat Up, As A Cruise Destination

Antarctica Continues To Heat Up, As A Cruise Destination Jul 2nd, 2013 at 10:00AM: Crystal Cruises Antarctica is the southern most continent on Earth and can reach temperatures as low as −129°F (−89°C). But to cruise travelers, the home of the South Pole is one of the hottest new destinations around and cruise lines are sending them there in ever-increasing numbers. Once seen as a place of treks for hearty explorers, burly men of substance and adventure...

Traveler Visits Every Country In The World Without Boarding A Plane

Traveler Visits Every Country In The World Without Boarding A Plane Nov 30th, 2012 at 8:00AM: A British man has accomplished what many world travelers have only dreamed of. Over the course of the past four years, he has managed to visit every country on the planet, which is a very impressive feat considering some of the places he had to go to in order to earn this unique distinction. But perhaps most impressive of all is that he traveled to all of those places without ever stepping foot on...

Cyber Monday 2012: Our Favorite Airfare And Entertainment Deals

Cyber Monday 2012: Our Favorite Airfare And Entertainment Deals Nov 25th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Cyber Monday is the newfangled cousin of Black Friday, when the Internet bursts with the money-saving deals that Black Friday offers in stores the Friday before. Cyber Monday is probably best known for deals on tech and electronics, but the online shopping extends to airfare and other travel deals, as well. In fact, Gadling has already covered the best hotel deals for Black Friday and Cyber...

South America Captured Beautifully In Video

Nov 18th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Watching this journey through South America will fill you with wanderlust unparalleled. The composition of this video is amazing. It captures the beauty of the region, from the people to the cities to the landscapes, and the score is subtle and moving. Cheers to Vimeo user Vincent Urban for a job well done. We're amazingly jealous....

Gallery: A guide to South American cocktails

Gallery: A guide to South American cocktails Feb 8th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Margaritas, Cuba libres, piña coladas and mojitos are drinks with Latin American origins that have become staples at bars across America. But what about the drinks being mixed up further south? Whether you want to know what to order up at the bar during your next trip to South America or you are looking for a way to raise the bar at home, these mixed drinks will leave you thirsty for...

The world's most ethical tourism destinations

The world's most ethical tourism destinations Jan 18th, 2012 at 3:30PM: Each year, non-profit organization Ethical Traveler conducts a survey of the world's developing nations, analyzing their progress toward promoting human rights, preserving their environment, and developing a sustainable tourism industry. The study, run by Ethical Traveler's all-volunteer staff, factors in country scores from databases like Freedom House, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and...

Vagabond Tales: Nobody plans to visit a hospital in Uruguay

Vagabond Tales: Nobody plans to visit a hospital in Uruguay Jan 17th, 2012 at 10:00AM: About the last thing that anyone wants to have happen on their vacation is to end up in the hospital. This much nearly all travelers can agree upon. What's even more fun is ending up in a hospital in a country that speaks a foreign language, realizing your vocabulary doesn't yet include the translations for words such as "syringe", "infection", and "spinal tap". Luckily for me I found...

Top ten cheap local fast food items worldwide

Top ten cheap local fast food items worldwide Dec 2nd, 2010 at 10:30AM: Food is usually a major cost on the road, a significant component of any careful travel budget. Very good, inexpensive food is on offer in most of the world's destinations, no matter how expensive average meals may be. Here are ten delicious fast food items from ten different destinations around the world. 1. Burritos, San Francisco. San Franciscans are passionate about their burritos. It's...

Travel blogger Q&A: Jodi Ettenberg

Travel blogger Q&A: Jodi Ettenberg Jul 26th, 2010 at 10:30AM: For many travel enthusiasts, bloggers, and armchair travelers, Jodi Ettenberg's story is downright inspirational. For several years a successful corporate lawyer, she left her comfortable if demanding life in New York to travel the world. Along the way, she's had an unnerving number of bird crap incidents, documented Thailand's red shirt protests, and provided an enticing introduction to the...

Photo of the day (01/07/07)

Photo of the day (01/07/07) Jan 7th, 2008 at 3:00PM: Ahhh, great front yard treatment! Oh, the fertile soil of South America! I mean, how many landscaping companies in the US can grow blooming trees through cars? All joking aside, this is a great photo from Uruguay by Marni Rachel. Awesome colors, too. Almost looks like an old photograph, partially painted. ***To have your photo considered for the Gadling Photo of the Day, go over to the Gadling...

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