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Gangnam Style Tourist Police Dance Up A Storm In Seoul

Oct 18th, 2013 at 1:15PM: South Korea has been riding the wave following the global success of "Gangnam Style," the catchy song made famous by singer Psy's quirky music video -- and the country has just launched another tribute to the song. The country's capital, Seoul, unveiled its new tourist police force this week, inspired by performer Psy's unique sense of style. The same costume designer who outfitted Psy for...

Photo Of The Day: Behind The Scenes

Photo Of The Day: Behind The Scenes Feb 28th, 2013 at 6:00PM: For the Gadling Photo of the Day, we like to feature a variety of photographers both amateur and professional, to show the range of great travel photos: from the "lucky shot," to the cellphone pic, to the well-timed and set-up image. Some people just have a great eye, and sometimes more importantly, great access. Today's Photo of the Day is another amazing one from Flickr user arunchs in India,...

Video: 2 Weeks In Rwanda

Jan 17th, 2013 at 11:00AM: "Rwanda, our beautiful and dear country / Adorned of hills, lakes and volcanoes / Motherland, would be always filled of happiness..." These first three lines of the Rwandan national anthem are epitomized in this video created by Missouri based video production company Mammoth Media. This past summer, they were invited by the Rwandan tourist department to spend two weeks capturing...

Photo Of The Day: Papua New Guinea Sing-Sing Preparation

Photo Of The Day: Papua New Guinea Sing-Sing Preparation Dec 9th, 2012 at 6:30PM: The tribes of Papua New Guinea are renowned for their intricate and colorful Sing-sing rituals: gatherings of neighboring villages for the exchange of traditional dances and music. In today's photo, by Flickr user Susani2008, we have an intimate look at the elaborate preparation that goes into these unique events. The man pictured above is getting ready for his Sing-sing by applying wildly...

Crazy Video: Wild Arabic Dancing In Texas

Oct 5th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Arab culture has an image problem. Most outsiders think they don't have any fun. As one acquaintance informed me, "Arabs are a dour lot." He'd never actually hung out with any Arabs. Anyone who has can tell you that they do have a sense of fun, as this video shows. Uploader noxalicious tells us this was filmed in Cafe Layal in Houston, Texas. This guy gets so into the music that he ends up on...

Photo Of The Day: Korean Daejeon Style

Photo Of The Day: Korean Daejeon Style Sep 27th, 2012 at 8:00PM: Recently the Korean pop music hit video for "Gangnam Style" has hit a world record for the most "likes" on YouTube, beating out even Justin Bieber, and has spawned countless parodies, wannabes, and flash mobs. Today's Photo of the Day is a slightly more subdued Korea, taken by Flickr user AdamJamesWilson in South Korea's Daejeon, about an hour by high-speed train from Seoul (and Gangnam, of...

Photo Of The Day: Indonesian Dancers

Photo Of The Day: Indonesian Dancers May 20th, 2012 at 6:00PM: There's a wonderful sense of pattern and repetition in today's photo by Flickr user don.wright. Shot at a dance ceremony in Banda Aceh, the largest city on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the photo's subjects each carry a unique expression that adds personality and charm. Some break into a bashful smile, some are expressionless, some – like the woman in the center of the frame –...

Tips For Staying Fit On The Road

Tips For Staying Fit On The Road May 2nd, 2012 at 11:00AM: At home I'm a health and fitness nut working out six days a week and eating a diet high in nutritional value. While this can sometimes be hard to maintain on the road, it isn't impossible. To help you stay in shape while traveling, here are some tips. Stop Thinking You're On Vacation Many people often have this idea that when they're traveling they're "on vacation," meaning they can eat...

Video: New York City subway tap dancer

Mar 7th, 2012 at 1:00PM: If you find yourself on the New York City subway on any given weekend, you may be treated to the dance styling of a young tap dancer trying to support himself through college. Joshua Johnson is a junior at Penn State University and a native New Yorker who travels home twice a month to tap dance on the subway and earn extra cash through donations of subway riders. Joshua primarily taps on the...

We should all dance in front of tourist attractions

Feb 29th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Most people visit tourist attractions to see the sights and say that they've been there. They snap photos of the monuments, pose for a few more shots so that they can prove that they were there and then move on. One clever young lady, however, decided to dance in front of some of the UK and Europe's most famous places. And when Andrea Dighton dances, it's not just glorified running in place....

Rio Carnival 2012: Backstage at the Sambadrome parades

Rio Carnival 2012: Backstage at the Sambadrome parades Feb 22nd, 2012 at 5:30PM: "Follow the feathers" was my strategy for finding the Sambadrome stadium in Brazil this past Sunday, the first evening of Rio Carnival's famed samba parades. The metro exit was packed with crowds moving in all different directions, so I had little choice but to follow the handful of people wearing large, extravagant costumes in front of me. They were obviously going where I needed to go....

10 free things to do in Barcelona, Spain

10 free things to do in Barcelona, Spain Feb 4th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Barcelona, Spain, is full of fun things to do and interesting sites to explore. Luckily, the city features many experiences for the budget traveler with free museums, walking tours, beaches, parks, museums, dance shows, and more. Use this list to help you save money while still experiencing the best the city has to offer. Walk down Las Ramblas Las Ramblas is the most famous street in...

Dancing at Denver International Airport

Sep 19th, 2011 at 6:00PM: There are only so many ways to kill time at the airport. You can eat overpriced food, drink overpriced alcohol, read or dance. OK, there might be more things to do at the airport, but for the sake of introducing this video, let's pretend that those are the only options. This young lady was bored at Denver International Airport and decided to cut a rug right there in the terminal. Not to be...

Video: SNAP featuring Brooklyn

Jun 10th, 2011 at 1:00PM: SNAP from andrea gise on Vimeo. Agise & dancers is a Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based dance company headed up by a talented lady, Andrea Gise. Gise is a dancer/choreographer who has been releasing videos of her work lately. Agise & Dancers recently released an amazing video, titled SNAP. The video work for SNAP was done by Philip Knowlton. Why am I telling you about this video? Because...

Ten (more) random observations about Ethiopia

Ten (more) random observations about Ethiopia Apr 26th, 2011 at 9:30AM: When writing last year's Ethiopia travel series, I collected twelve random observations about Ethiopia. These were interesting bits of information that didn't fit in any of my articles. While writing my Harar travel series, I collected ten more. 1. The standard traveler's money belt that hangs from your neck and is tucked under your shirt is very amusing to Ethiopians because Oromo women...

VIDEO: Flash mob at Beirut Airport duty free

Mar 14th, 2011 at 9:30AM: Flash mobs are nothing new, Lisbon even staged a dance at the airport in 2009, but this flash mob at Beirut Airport is the first I've seen with Arab Dabke dance. Dabke is a form of line dance which is traditionally performed at weddings and social occasions, and the group here combined it with some hip hop steps. Passengers and airport staff joined in the fun for this video made for Beirut's...

Discovery Adventures travel company debuts 2011's Discovery Channel-inspired trips

Discovery Adventures travel company debuts 2011's Discovery Channel-inspired trips Mar 3rd, 2011 at 2:30PM: Armchair traveler red alert! Discovery Adventures is offering eight new Discovery Channel-inspired cultural trips for 2011, including Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Japan, and East Africa. Explore archaeological sites near Athens, visit wineries in Tuscany, safari in Kenya, or soak in hot springs in the Japanese Alps. Trips are limited to 16 people, and run from eight to 15 days. Accommodations...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 6: Swordfights and Elephants

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Thailand Part 6: Swordfights and Elephants Feb 10th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Gadling TV's Travel Talk, episode 36 – Click above to watch video after the jump Travel Talk is back! After our fall hiatus we are excited to bring you our greatest adventure yet: Thailand. From the vibrant heart of Bangkok to the remote countryside, we traveled by foot, car, boat, motorbike, ox cart and elephant to savor the the splendor of ancient temples, the energy...

Photo of the Day (08.16.10)

Photo of the Day (08.16.10) Aug 16th, 2010 at 7:00PM: Whatever happened to boy bands? I guess popular music is cyclical and we're just not in a boy band era right now. I mean, the Jackson 5 were amazing. New Edition was pretty awesome, too. NKOTB (New Kids on the Block, for those not in the know) were pretty horrible but injected life into the slumping light-wash denim industry. The 90s gave us LFO, the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and a bottomless...

Love Parade discontinued after 19 killed in stampede

Love Parade discontinued after 19 killed in stampede Jul 26th, 2010 at 11:00AM: Germany's annual dance and music festival Love Parade ended tragically on Saturday after a stampede killed 19 people and injured at least 340, including travelers from Australia, Italy, and China. 1.4 million people reportedly turned out for the event, overcrowding the grounds which had a capacity of only 250,000, according to German magazine Spiegel. Police had closed all but one entrance to the...

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