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AIR Chicago Radio Station Launches Monday at O'Hare, Midway Airports

AIR Chicago Radio Station Launches Monday at O'Hare, Midway Airports Nov 22nd, 2013 at 4:57PM: Flickr/France 1978 Just in time for the holiday season-amazing how that works!-this Monday will see the launch of AIR Chicago, "the first 24-hour-a-day airport radio station dedicated to keeping O'Hare and Midway travelers in tune with Chicago Department of Aviation information, airport traffic, weather, business news, smooth jazz music and much more." Travelers can access the stations...

Lonely Planet Releases Top 10 Cities for Travelers

Oct 30th, 2013 at 4:30PM: Lonely Planet recently released its Best in Travel 2014, which includes a list of the top 10 cities for traveling. These cities are spread across the globe and include classics as well as cities that are just coming into their own as traveler destinations. The Lonely Planet list includes some obvious choices like Paris, Cape Town, Zurich, Shanghai, Vancouver, Chicago, and Auckland but it also...

Where Will You Go For Free Museum Day?

Where Will You Go For Free Museum Day? Sep 24th, 2013 at 1:30PM: Flickr, Kim Smith Whether you are traveling in the U.S. or having a staycation this Saturday, be sure to include some culture. September 28 is Museum Day Live! (aka Free Museum Day), when museums all over the country open their doors without charging admission. The annual event is inspired by the Smithsonian museums, which offer free admission every day. You'll have to register and download...

6 Weird Ways To Get Your Food Served Around The World

6 Weird Ways To Get Your Food Served Around The World Sep 4th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Monik Markus, Flickr Now that food trucks are a staple in pretty much every metropolis, people have to get really creative to think about how to serve food in an edgy manner. But from fries in a vending machine to sparkling water in a public fountain, there are plenty of places around the world that will make sure that you have an unforgettable eating experience. 1. Coin-operated Belgian...

3 Tools For Finding Friends On the Road

3 Tools For Finding Friends On the Road Aug 26th, 2013 at 12:30PM: Facebook.com In the age of smartphones and social networks, it seems rare that anyone would ever be lonely. But technology doesn't always fill the void for some good old fashioned personal contact. When you're on the road, these tools and social sites can help you find a friend in a city full of strangers -- and in some cases, you might end up saving money, too. Graph Search Good For: Anyone...

5 U.S. Beaches You Can Get to Without a Car

5 U.S. Beaches You Can Get to Without a Car Aug 15th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Flickr, Tom Gill Summer may be winding down, but there are still a few weekends left to spend at the beach. Rather than sit in traffic or rent an expensive car, you can ride public transportation to many beaches in the U.S. Seasonal routes are especially likely to be popular, so go early and pack light. Boston - CapeFLYER train to Cape Cod Reintroduced this summer, the CapeFLYER train goes...

Video of the Day: Mirror City Timelapse

Jul 23rd, 2013 at 6:00PM: Artist Michael Shainblum claims he felt it was time to "combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope" when he created this stunning video. Covering five major American cities, Shainblum's piece is a feast for the eyes. 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...

Chicago Hops On The Bike Share Craze

Chicago Hops On The Bike Share Craze Jul 1st, 2013 at 12:30PM: @ChiGreenOffice, Twitter Chicago has put a fleet of 700 sets of wheels on the pavement as part of the city's first bike share program, Divvy. Sixty-five solar-powered docking stations now dot the area within a few miles of the lakefront, and as many as 4,000 bikes and 400 stations are expected to pop up across the city by next spring. The bike share's goal is to provide Chicagoans with an...

Saddle Up And Bike Under The Stars In These Cities This Summer

Saddle Up And Bike Under The Stars In These Cities This Summer Jun 3rd, 2013 at 12:00PM: Nick Nunns, Flickr Somewhere in Chicago there's a personal tiki bar on wheels. I'm not talking about the rental "cycle pubs" popular in cities and hipster burgs. This is a five-top cocktail table under a thatched roof, hitched to a bicycle. It passed me around midnight on the streets of Chicago's South Loop a few years ago. Everyone at the "bar" took a turn on the bike while the rest of the pack...

United Relaunches 787 Today With Houston To Chicago Service

United Relaunches 787 Today With Houston To Chicago Service May 20th, 2013 at 12:30PM: George Bush Intercontinental Airport After four months of testing, the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" will once again take to the skies in North America today. United Airlines is the first to kick off service, sending the Dreamliner skyward on a flight from Houston to Chicago scheduled for 11 a.m. this morning. Earlier this year, the federal government grounded all 787 flights due to overheating...

New E-Kiosks Aim To Speed Up Airport Customs Process

New E-Kiosks Aim To Speed Up Airport Customs Process May 10th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Clearing customs after arriving in the United States is set to get faster thanks to a new electronic system. Rather than filling out declaration cards handed out during the flight, travelers will soon use self-service kiosks to answer customs-related questions. The machines will spit out a receipt which passengers will then show to a customs agent, along with their passport and travel information....

Look Out For Goats At Chicago O'Hare

Look Out For Goats At Chicago O'Hare May 9th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Twenty-five to 30 goats will soon start grazing at Chicago O'Hare Airport. The animals will help landscape 120 acres of foliage, including space near creeks and hill areas that are difficult for groundskeepers to maintain, CNN is reporting. According to the news outlet, the city announced the plan on Wednesday as part of a two-year contract for "sustainable vegetation management grazing...

Celebrating May Day: Images Of Workers Around The World

Celebrating May Day: Images Of Workers Around The World May 1st, 2013 at 12:00PM: Today is May Day, when the world celebrates the struggles and sacrifices of the common worker. Like this cheese seller in Tupiza, Bolivia, photographed by Gadling's resident cheese expert Laurel Miller. After some hard hours making her product, this woman comes to the market hoping to sell it all before the day is through. She uses a plastic bag on a stick to keep the flies away. A range of...

Cockpit Chronicles: How I Fell In Love With An Airplane (Video)

Cockpit Chronicles: How I Fell In Love With An Airplane (Video) May 1st, 2013 at 10:00AM: The MD-80 just might be the Rodney Dangerfield of the airline world. It just can't seem to get any respect. But for those who really get to know the airplane, it offers some features, and admittedly a number of quirks, that has made it near and dear to many pilots. Against all odds, this Boeing pilot has fallen in love with the Mad Dog. Passengers either love the airplane or hate it. And much...

Falling In Love With The World's Most Hyped Churros At Xoco In Chicago

Falling In Love With The World's Most Hyped Churros At Xoco In Chicago Apr 28th, 2013 at 12:00PM: I'm almost never game to wait in a long line to eat. But I joined a line stretching outside the door at Xoco in Chicago last Saturday because I couldn't stand to hear another rave about the place without experiencing what all the fuss is about for myself. Xoco is a fast food Mexican place owned by former "Top Chef" master chef Rick Bayless, whom my colleague Laurel Miller once memorably described...

Rain, Snow Snarls Flights Nationwide

Rain, Snow Snarls Flights Nationwide Apr 18th, 2013 at 11:30AM: Bad weather has put a damper on air traffic in the Midwest and Southwest, causing hundreds of cancellations nationwide. At O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, more than 300 flights were canceled because of strong rainstorms, and at Denver International Airport, more than 400 flights were grounded due to a snowstorm forecast to dump 7 inches of snow on the Mile-High City, CNN is reporting....

10 Offbeat Things To Do In Chicago

10 Offbeat Things To Do In Chicago Apr 17th, 2013 at 10:00AM: If you've never been to Chicago, or you've only visited during the winter, which tends to last roughly from early fall through late spring, you have to see the place in the summer. As soon as the weather gets warm, the city's residents flock to the lakefront and the place buzzes with live music, street festivals and places to dine al fresco. The typical tourist itinerary includes stops at the...

Chicago's Field Museum Unveils Brilliant Reconstruction Of Lascaux Prehistoric Cave

Chicago's Field Museum Unveils Brilliant Reconstruction Of Lascaux Prehistoric Cave Mar 21st, 2013 at 9:00AM: The Field Museum in Chicago is the first venue in North America to host an impressive 3D reconstruction of the famous prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, France. "Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux" showcases the best-ever full-sized replica of the paintings, including many never before seen by the public. Visitors will feel like they're in the cave itself as they...

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum: Chicago's Downton Abbey

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum: Chicago's Downton Abbey Mar 12th, 2013 at 10:00AM: As a longtime Chicago resident, I've walked or driven past the Nickerson Mansion on Erie Street hundreds of times. But I never thought about going inside the place, which is now the Richard Driehaus Museum, until I read all the rave reviews of it on Trip Advisor. I had no idea that we had one of the country's finest Gilded Age mansions and resolved to see the place for myself. It's easy to...

Orbitz Releases iPad-Optimized App For Flights, Hotels And Rental Cars

Orbitz Releases iPad-Optimized App For Flights, Hotels And Rental Cars Feb 27th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Travel-booking service Orbitz had released an update to their popular iOS app, bringing full iPad optimization to Apple's tablet for the first time. The new version of the app now runs at the iPad's native screen resolution and taps into the device's more powerful processor to provide faster search results to consumers. The app also presents users with special mobile-only discounts that aren't...

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