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Stonehenge Replicas Pop Up Everywhere!

Stonehenge Replicas Pop Up Everywhere! Apr 23rd, 2012 at 1:00PM: Is this Stonehenge? No, it's Snowhenge! It's a 1/3-scale replica built at the MacKay Jaycees Family Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While it certainly wasn't as hard to build as the original megalithic stone circle in England, it still involved working 1000 cubic feet of packed snow to make a circle more than six feet tall and thirty feet in diameter. The builders did such an accurate job that...

Cockpit Chronicles: Getting More Out Of Layovers

Cockpit Chronicles: Getting More Out Of Layovers Apr 19th, 2012 at 9:00AM: For some, life couldn't be any more perfect than if they were paid to travel. I've run across three airline crew members who have discovered ways to keep their jobs fresh and exciting by embracing what is for them the biggest benefit that comes with working for an airline: travel. You hear about the turbulence in the airline industry nearly every week – layoffs, pay cuts, pensions lost...

National Parks Conservation Association launches official blog

National Parks Conservation Association launches official blog Jan 27th, 2012 at 8:00AM: The National Parks Conservation Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve America's wild and historic places, officially launched their new blog earlier this week. The site, which can be found at ParkAdvocate.org, went online just as America's first Summit on National Parks was getting underway. As you would imagine with any new blog, content is a bit...

Daily Secret offers insider intel for Istanbul, Athens, Shanghai and more

Daily Secret offers insider intel for Istanbul, Athens, Shanghai and more Jan 7th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Last month, I went to a designer-clothing pop-up sale in the back of a restaurant, scored an invite to an exclusive party with Champagne and gourmet truffles, and got the manager's private phone number of a hot new nightlife spot. I'm not famous or especially well-connected, I'm just a subscriber to DailySecret.com. Daily Secret is website and email newsletter that delivers insider intel for...

Travel meets journalism at Roads and Kingdoms

Travel meets journalism at Roads and Kingdoms Dec 20th, 2011 at 1:00PM: Last month, writers Nathan Thornburgh (a contributing editor to TIME and recent guest of Fox News) and Matt Goulding (food & culture writer and author behind the Eat This, Not That! book series) launched a new website with the intriguing tagline: "Journalism, travel, food, murder, music. First stop: Burma." Combining on-the-spot reporting on current events and politics with in-depth cultural...

Archaeologists blog as they excavate Nea Paphos World Heritage site

Archaeologists blog as they excavate Nea Paphos World Heritage site Nov 29th, 2011 at 2:00PM: Archaeologists excavating at the ancient city of Nea Paphos in Cyprus have written about their work and discoveries in a blog. A University of Sydney team has been working to uncover medieval walls built atop a Classical theater and investigating a public fountain dating to the first century AD, the Cyprus Mail reports. Nea Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded around 300...

Knocked up abroad: international travel with a baby

Knocked up abroad: international travel with a baby Nov 15th, 2011 at 10:30AM: This is the third in Knocked Up Abroad's guide to traveling with a baby. Before you go, see tips on planning travel and flying with a baby. So you've decided to travel abroad with your new family addition, well done! You've chosen the best baby-friendly destination, packed light, and even survived the long flight. Now that you're on the ground, possibly recovering from jet lag and hopefully...

MSNBC launches Overhead Bin travel blog

MSNBC launches Overhead Bin travel blog May 31st, 2011 at 1:00PM: A new competitor enters the market! The good folks over at MSNBC launched a new travel blog this month called Overhead Bin, where "MSNBC.com's travel reporters and editors look at news, destinations, deals and, of course, the joy and hassle of traveling." With some serious flagship writers such as Harriet Baskas from Stuckattheairport and Rob Lovitt blogging for the team, the site has some...

Travel sketches from BBC's Tim Baynes draw on a lifetime of travel

Travel sketches from BBC's Tim Baynes draw on a lifetime of travel May 17th, 2011 at 3:00PM: One of our favorite new travel blogs this year is from none other than the venerable news organization, the BBC. One of BBC The Passport's regular features is "Drawing from Experience" with sketches from Tim Baynes. Baynes' drawings are an assortment of postcard-perfect scenes, witty observations, and random sketches from his travels around the world and commuting in London. Like many other...

Where are all the travel guide apps for Android?

Where are all the travel guide apps for Android? Mar 25th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Nearly two years ago, I bought my first smartphone: the T-Mobile Android MyTouch*. I'm only occasionally jealous of my iPhone-carrying friends, as I find few travel guide apps for Android. Even after a move to Istanbul, I still use and rely upon it daily; Android's interface is fast and easy-to-use, and seamless use of Google applications like Gmail and Google Maps is part of the reason I bought...

Gadling t-shirts go on adventure travel around the world

Gadling t-shirts go on adventure travel around the world Dec 31st, 2010 at 9:30AM: One of the best things about blogging for Gadling is seeing where my coworkers are off to next. Like me, they're sure to pack that essential item for every adventure traveler's kit: the Gadling t-shirt. We've collected photos of Gadlingers flying their colors in some of the most remote parts of the world, and some places that are not so remote but equally rugged, such as the waiting area at...

Smithsonian opens up its attic

Smithsonian opens up its attic Sep 30th, 2010 at 2:30PM: The Smithsonian is often called "America's attic." This October, America's attic will be opening up its attic to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at how it operates. October is American Archives Month and and the Smithsonian will be celebrating by hosting a free Archives Fair on October 22 at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Experts working with the Smithsonian's collections will be...

Gadling Q & A with Daniel Edward Craig, author and hotel consultant

Gadling Q & A with Daniel Edward Craig, author and hotel consultant Sep 28th, 2010 at 10:30AM: Daniel Edward Craig shares a name with the current James Bond, and like 007, he's a world traveler and a man of many hats. He's taken a career in hotel management and a keen ear for storytelling and parlayed it into a murder mystery book series, an engaging industry blog, and a hotel and social media consultancy. Here he tells Gadling about his history in the travel world, who's providing the best...

Justin Glow and Rolf Potts embark on round the world trip -- with no bags

Justin Glow and Rolf Potts embark on round the world trip -- with no bags Aug 19th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Two of our favorite people in the world, Gadling editor-at-large Justin Glow and travel writer and personality Rolf Potts are teaming up on a wild project starting this week, traveling around the entire planet with absolutely no baggage. The journey begins this morning on a flight between Kansas and New York City, where the team will be spending two days prior to their departure to London,...

Gadling test drives new search engine Hipmunk.com

Gadling test drives new search engine Hipmunk.com Aug 18th, 2010 at 5:00PM: The new buzz on the internets this week is all about a new fare booking site called Hipmunk, a catchy, minimalist little site with a unique way of presenting fares. Founded by the co-founders of Reddit (Steve Huffmann) and BookTour (Adam Goldstein), Hipmunk brings a unique, fresh way of looking at fare data unlike the old tabular model. Timing and duration are stressed, so a list of fares on...

Beyond the kebab: Foodie blog Istanbul Eats now in print

Beyond the kebab: Foodie blog Istanbul Eats now in print Jul 28th, 2010 at 11:30AM: Last night in Istanbul, a side street in the Galata neighborhood on the European side of town was packed with people eating Turkish street food such as çiğ köfte, salted cucumbers, and börek pastries, and drinking cold Efes beers and Turkish wines. The occasion was the publication of the book Istanbul Eats: Exploring the Culinary Backstreets, a compilation of food and...

Blog it or Facebook it or Tweet it or ... - Road trip tip

Blog it or Facebook it or Tweet it or ... - Road trip tip Mar 12th, 2010 at 11:25AM: Let friends and family share in your road trip adventure by posting details along the way via your blog, Facebook, Twitter or other social media site. People at home are curious about your adventures, and seeing your update may trigger a memory or suggestion they have to improve your trip. With a smartphone such as the Apple iPhone, Motorola Droid or Research in Motion's BlackBerry, it's a snap...

Successful travel blogger offers extensive course in making your own blog profitable

Successful travel blogger offers extensive course in making your own blog profitable Feb 1st, 2010 at 2:00PM: About to take a trip and hope to make a little cashola off your travel blog? Head over to Travel Blog Success (being launched today!), a website offering in-depth instruction on how to make your blog profitable. Travel Blog Success was created by David Lee, the founder of GoBackpacking.com. In advance of a 20-month, 22-country round-the-world trip, Lee started and maintained GoBackpacking,...

The ultimate road trip: 12,500 miles across Africa on a motorcycle

The ultimate road trip: 12,500 miles across Africa on a motorcycle Nov 25th, 2009 at 12:30PM: Thomas Tomczyk is serious about motorcycles. He's done three motorcycle trips across India, from the steamy southern tip all the way up to the frozen highlands of Ladakh. Now he's starting his childhood dream--an epic trip 12,500 miles (20,000 km) across Africa. His zigzag tour will take in 22 African nations including South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe,...

Enter to win Sosauce's "Decorate Our New Digs" postcard contest!

Enter to win Sosauce's Nov 17th, 2009 at 2:30PM: Sosauce, a self-proclaimed "travel geek blog," is looking for the most unique, engaging, and breathtaking postcards that celebrate the saucy side of travel. If you have a favorite travel photo, turn it into a postcard and help them decorate their boring white walls and turn the office into a travel haven. The contest involves mailing a postcard that features your favorite photo. Sosauce will...

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