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5 Easy Ways To Stay Active When You Travel

5 Easy Ways To Stay Active When You Travel Oct 3rd, 2013 at 9:00AM: Ed Yourdon, Flickr Traveling doesn't mean having to give up your regular workout routines, even when you're on vacation and letting yourself relax a little. There are plenty of travel specific workouts to be done, from CrossFit to general hotel gym repetitions, but the best, and easiest, way to stay active while you travel is to do just that: stay active. Here are five easy ways to do just...

Photo Of The Day: Cyclists In Foggy Bruges

Photo Of The Day: Cyclists In Foggy Bruges Apr 14th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Cycling is an excellent way to explore a city, and who said it had to be nice weather to do it? This photo taken on a foggy day in Bruges, Belgium, shows just what is required in order to take on a city in inclement weather. The cyclists are probably locals, but maybe it's some inspiration for an intrepid traveler ready to commit to touring on two wheels? Want your own photo featured on...

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 Guatemala City? One Group Is Proving It's Possible

Biking In Guatemala City? One Group Is Proving It's Possible Mar 4th, 2013 at 11:00AM: On a recent Saturday, the streets were filled with bicycles. Bells rang and horns sounded as the cyclists wound their way throughout the city like a moving train of youth and energy. This wasn't in Portland, or Paris, or any of dozens of bicycle-friendly cities around the world. This was in Guatemala City, a city known more for its violent crime rates than its progressive bike culture. ...

Photo Of The Day: Bicycle In Penang

Photo Of The Day: Bicycle In Penang Feb 5th, 2013 at 6:30PM: Penang, Malaysia, is an island that reverberates with art and history. Flickr user Lauren Irons captures the vibrancy of this fascinating destination in this image of a colorful bicycle taxi set against the bright blue walls of the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. On her blog, Lauren describes a visit filled with Hindu festivals and Buddhist temples. "Should you find yourself in Southeast Asia in the...

Photo Of The Day: Santa Monica Bicycle

Photo Of The Day: Santa Monica Bicycle Oct 21st, 2012 at 8:00PM: There's some wonderful technique at work behind Flickr user Ambre's photo of a cyclist in Santa Monica, California. Ambre is using a special camera called a Lomo, which among other effects, allows the photographer to take four sequential shots on the same frame of film. She's used this feature to great effect in today's shot: I love the sense of motion as the bike glides in (and out) of the...

Gadling Gear Review: Cannondale Quick Backpack

Gadling Gear Review: Cannondale Quick Backpack Oct 15th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Finding the perfect carry-on bag can be a never-ending quest for some travelers. It has to be capable of carrying all of your gear, while still keeping its contents safe from harm. It should also be comfortable enough to lug around all day, but also durable enough to survive the rigors of the road. It also doesn't hurt if it happens to be attractive and affordable. That description fits the new...

10 Tips On Riding A Bike In New York City

10 Tips On Riding A Bike In New York City Aug 3rd, 2012 at 12:00PM: Though officials are tight-lipped, rumor has it that New York City's much-anticipated Citi Bike share program will launch this month. As we previously reported, Citi Bike will provide residents and tourists with the opportunity to borrow from 10,000 bikes parked in 600 stations scattered across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Pricing for the privately run system will range from $9.95 for a...

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: Wheelie In Pennsylvania

Photo Of The Day: Wheelie In Pennsylvania Jun 13th, 2012 at 6:30PM: The photos I pick for "Photo Of The Day" are normally photos taken by others. Friends and strangers qualify equally for my photo picks so long as a photo of theirs gets my attention and I feel compelled to share it. Rarely do I use my own photo, but this photo I snapped over the weekend seemed worthy of breaking the rule to me. While visiting my brother's family in Greensboro, Pennsylvania,...

Gadling Gear Review: Vaya Pannier Hybrid Bicycle Bag

Gadling Gear Review: Vaya Pannier Hybrid Bicycle Bag Jun 11th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Once upon a time I was a hardcore bicycle commuter. This means I still know what I like in bike gear because when you do enough time in the saddle, you get opinions about these things. Vaya makes good looking bike bags that will help you get your gear from point A to point B – and make it easy for you to carry your stuff around when it's off your bike. I checked out their Pannier Hybrid, a...

Photo of the Day: Stops along the way

Photo of the Day: Stops along the way Mar 27th, 2012 at 7:00PM: A simple stop along a bicycle route is captured in today's Photo of the Day from Flickr user Kurt Schmidt. The image, taken with a Canon EOS 7D, depicts a quiet street scene with a vintage pink bicycle parked outside a cheerful cafe. One can imagine the rider ordering an espresso then sitting with a croissant and a newspaper before continuing along her way. Does your travel snapshot belong...

New York City bike share program coming in Summer 2012

New York City bike share program coming in Summer 2012 Feb 9th, 2012 at 4:00PM: At last, an urban bike share program is coming to New York City, and planners are involving city residents through community workshops, bike demos, and an online map system for suggesting station locations. Organized by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and Alta Bicycle Share, the program will be funded by private sponsorship and user fees. Though a fee schedule has not...

Trick out your bike with animated wheels

Nov 24th, 2011 at 3:00PM: Well here's a new way to hipster out your bicycle for your daily commute (I'm looking at you, Portland). Youtube user TheManimation concocted a paper insert to go on top of a bicycle wheel that when rotated turns into a groovy animation. You won't see it at first. Initially, the whole thing will look like one of those folded paper snowflakes that we all used to make in kindergarten. But once...

Biking the car-less streets of New York City after Hurricane Irene

Biking the car-less streets of New York City after Hurricane Irene Aug 28th, 2011 at 1:30PM: I've suddenly found myself stuck in New York City after my 3-day Rome trip canceled. Watching the news last night, it looked like Manhattan would be without power and struggling even to survive the 'storm of a lifetime' on Saturday. Instead, after Hurricane Irene passed through the city earlier this morning there was an erie calm. As I woke up, I wondered if we were in the eye of the storm. ...

Video: Cyclist hit by car and lands on feet

May 26th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Bikes are an awesome way to get around, but there's an ongoing and widespread problem cyclists everywhere face: drivers. Austin, for instance, is home to plenty of avid bike-riders. Some friends of mine rely solely on their bikes to get around and the complaint I hear most often is that many drivers just don't pay attention and put cyclists in dangerous positions in cities everywhere, not just...

Video of the Day: Riding a bike through Paris

May 23rd, 2011 at 6:30PM: Seeing a city by bike is an entirely different experience than just walking around. Even here in New York, I discover new things every time I take my bike out for a spin. That's why we're enjoying this bike tour through Paris today. Through narrow streets, wide boulevards and past countless Parisians, the rider experienced a wonderful day in Paris. Whether you've been to the top of the...

Biking is easier in the Big Easy

Biking is easier in the Big Easy Jan 21st, 2011 at 12:00PM: New Orleans is a magnificent city by bicycle. It's flat, temperate for much of the year, has lots of streets with slow or no traffic, and, as reported in the Times-Picayune, a growing number of bike lanes (about 30 miles and counting). To tap into the local biking scene, start with the Metro Bicycle Coalition. From there you might check out the monthly New Orleans Critical Mass ride, and the...

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...

Daily Pampering: Sanyo's $2,299.95 hybrid bicycle

Daily Pampering: Sanyo's $2,299.95 hybrid bicycle Oct 11th, 2010 at 4:00PM: No more will you have to pedal your heart out to make an impression. Thanks to Sanyo's pedal assist-hybrid bicycle, you can take your lady out for a ride and let the bike do most of the work. Sanyo's eneloop pedal-assist hybrid electric bicycle allows you to pedal like a normal bike, or allow the synergetic three-speed regenerative bicycle to sense when you need help on tougher terrain and give...

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