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Gadlinks for Friday, 3.12.2010

Gadlinks for Friday, 3.12.2010 Mar 12th, 2010 at 5:30PM: It's the weekend-- time to pour yourself a stiff drink and kick back with some Gadlinks. Here are our favorite stories from today... New York lawmaker demands bland food in New York restaurants. Brief, inspiring dispatch from Vagablogging writer Ted Beatie who is volunteering in Haiti. The Arctic: The harshest work environment in the world. Our favorite web comic Toothpaste for...

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 3.10.2010

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 3.10.2010 Mar 10th, 2010 at 6:30PM: It's time once again to take a look at what piqued our interest in the travel world today... Who's really winning the battle for gay rights in Uganda? World Hum's latest essay, written by Jill Robinson, tells of how the Chilean earthquake impacted her kayaking trip several thousand miles north. Leif Pettersen crunches the numbers and thinks you'd be richer and happier if you dumped...

Gadlinks for Monday, 3.8.2010

Gadlinks for Monday, 3.8.2010 Mar 8th, 2010 at 7:00PM: Start the week off right with Gadlinks, our daily look at what's going on in the world of travel... Libya pours on the charm. Bootsnall lists the Six Travel Types You Love to Hate. But hey, what's wrong with the "giggling, guzzling gap year student"? Huge poker tournament in Berlin robbed by six masked men with assault rifles and machetes. Is this the most handsome man in China?...

Gadlinks for Friday, 3.5.2010

Gadlinks for Friday, 3.5.2010 Mar 5th, 2010 at 4:30PM: Time once again to welcome the weekend with a freshly-baked loaf of Gadlinks, your go-to source for what's going on in the world of travel today... World Hum's Eva Holland holds the third annual (and "always arbitrary and thoroughly biased") Travel Movie Awards.. Why hostels can be a great place to bring your kids. A (mostly) anti-Japan screed from an expat who's lived there for...

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 3.3.2010

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 3.3.2010 Mar 3rd, 2010 at 6:00PM: Didn't get enough travel-related news and views on Gadling today? Check out what's happening in the rest of the blogosphere right now... Three large aftershocks today in Chile, one of them measuring as high as 6.3 on the Richter Scale. Twenty-six-foot waves strike a cruise ship off the coast of France; two dead. Hostel owners, take note. Here's how to make your hostel stand out from...

Gadlinks for Monday, 3.1.2010

Gadlinks for Monday, 3.1.2010 Mar 1st, 2010 at 7:30PM: Time once again for Gadlinks, your daily look at the most interesting travel-related items from around the blogosphere... Via The Onion, Yellowstone Park is experimenting with a novel program designed to attract more park rangers. BootsnAll launches its Travel Writers Platform for aspiring travel writers-- head on over there and check it out. World Hum's Eric Weiner takes on travel...

Gadlinks for Friday, 2.26.10

Gadlinks for Friday, 2.26.10 Feb 26th, 2010 at 5:00PM: Let Gadlinks help you ease your way into the weekend like an old man eases into a warm bath. Now here are some of the links that piqued our interest today... Via Boing Boing, the newest in fashion: messenger bags made from old life vests. A great photo series from Jan Banning of bureaucrats from around the world sitting at their desks. If you've ever lost a passport or needed a visa,...

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 2.24.10

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 2.24.10 Feb 24th, 2010 at 6:00PM: Hey there, Gadling Nation. Here are a couple links to some interesting travel tidbits from around the web... Brave New Traveler offers up 20 suggestions on how backpackers can "pay it forward." According to a recent poll, 43% of Canadians say they'd rather have bacon than sex. Rolf Potts shares some thoughts on the best way for introverted travelers to meet people on the road. ...

Gadlinks for Monday, 2.22.10

Gadlinks for Monday, 2.22.10 Feb 22nd, 2010 at 6:30PM: Time to ease your way back into the work-week with Gadlinks, our daily look at the most interesting travel-related links from around the Web... The Lufthansa pilot strike appears to be over... for now. Bootsnall recommends five South American attractions you've probably never heard of. Number 4 sounds particularly intriguing. Jeff Pflueger explores whether photographs are taken or...

Gadlinks for Friday, 2.19.2010

Gadlinks for Friday, 2.19.2010 Feb 19th, 2010 at 4:30PM: Time now for Gadlinks, your daily look at what's piqued our interest in the travel world recently... Over at World Hum, Adam Karlin proclaims that New Orleans may have finally "turned the corner." Vagablogging explores a cool-looking new mapping site called Wikiloc. Brave New Traveler's Christine Garvin speaks up for the introverted traveler. In the "enlightened self-interest"...

Gadlinks for Monday, 2.15.10

Gadlinks for Monday, 2.15.10 Feb 15th, 2010 at 7:30PM: Hey there, Gadling Nation. Here's your daily look at some of the most interesting travel links from around the web... Can indie travelers enjoy all-inclusive resorts? JoAnna Haugen at Bootsnall answers this question with the always-frustrating "It depends." World Hum's Tom Swick waxes poetic about the pleasures of watching TV in a foreign country, an experience he says will show you more...

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 2.10.10

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 2.10.10 Feb 10th, 2010 at 6:00PM: Time now for another edition of Gadlinks, your go-to source for all the most interesting links from around the travel blogosphere. Take a look... Traveler detained for having Arabic flash cards now suing the police. Good for him. Frommer's? Lonely Planet? Fodor's? Find out which one is best for what over at Vagabondish. Just in time for the Vancouver Olympics, World Hum has 11 things...

Gadlinks for Friday, 2.5.2010

Gadlinks for Friday, 2.5.2010 Feb 5th, 2010 at 3:30PM: Welcome to another edition of Gadlinks, your go-to source for the most interesting links in the world of travel. Here's what's captured our interest today... Cute ten-year-old girl schools Anthony Bourdain. Very funny. Photos of Afghanistan's national sport, buzkashi, in which the "ball" is a headless goat carcass. Christopher Hitchens calls North Korea's government "even weirder and...

Gadlinks for Friday, 1.29.2010

Gadlinks for Friday, 1.29.2010 Jan 29th, 2010 at 5:30PM: There's no better way to start the weekend than by checking out our favorite travel-related blog posts from today. Here they are in no particular order... This might be the coolest Flickr gallery I've ever seen. "I went to J.D. Salinger's house." Writes Mike Riggs: "Every sentence [in our 'Salinger Hypothetical' game] began with, 'What if Salinger' and ended in an absurd theory: What if...

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 1.27.2010

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 1.27.2010 Jan 27th, 2010 at 4:30PM: The hysteria over the Apple Tablet and the State of the Union has reached a fever pitch. Calm yourself and your loved ones with Gadlinks, your daily look at what's going on in the travel blogosphere... Over at Budget Travel, our own Mike Barish offers some vacation suggestions for Conan O'Brien. Want to own the "Miracle on the Hudson" plane? Here's your chance. ...

Gadlinks for Tuesday, 1.26.2010

Gadlinks for Tuesday, 1.26.2010 Jan 26th, 2010 at 6:00PM: Happy Tuesday, Gadling fans! Here are a few more travel tidbits to help you through the week. Where I've Been offers up five overlooked European cities to visit in 2010. [via Where I've Been] Stumped on where to go for your next trip? Play one of these travel games to help you decide. [via BootsnAll] Here is a great resources for travelers with limited mobility. Check...

Gadlinks for Friday, 1.22.10

Gadlinks for Friday, 1.22.10 Jan 22nd, 2010 at 6:30PM: It's the weekend-- time to pour yourself a martini and kick back with some Gadlinks. Check out our favorite stories from today... Full-body scanners at airports: "They're not just a dumb idea, they don't actually work." [via Boing Boing] Nomadic Matt goes scuba diving for the first time. (I wrote about a similar experience with the Discover Scuba Diving program here.) Must. Go....

Gadlinks for Thursday, 1.21.2010

Gadlinks for Thursday, 1.21.2010 Jan 21st, 2010 at 6:00PM: Can't get enough travel news? Fear not, here is some more travel talk from around the web. Chocolate and red wine are the perfect pair, especially for a romantic Valentine's celebration. Here's a list of chocolate and wine events around the country in February. [via About.com] Sometimes a place is just so different from what we've known, it can be a little hard to deal. This...

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 1.20.10

Gadlinks for Wednesday, 1.20.10 Jan 20th, 2010 at 6:00PM: Hey there, Gadling faithful. Here are a couple links to some interesting travel tidbits from around the web... At her blog Candice Does the World, Candice Walsh admits to visiting one of those all-inclusive resorts-- and liking it! [HT: Vagablogging] Think of vagabonding writer Rolf Potts as a born world traveler? In a great piece called "How I Travel" over at BootsnAll, he writes that...

Gadlinks for Tuesday, 1.19.2010

Gadlinks for Tuesday, 1.19.2010 Jan 19th, 2010 at 7:00PM: Yesterday, January 18th was supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Congrats, you made it through. Now here are some more travel tidbits to cheer you up! Eric Weiner rhapsodizes about the joys of the long airport layover. I personally hate spending any more time in an airport than is absolutely necessary, but Eric makes a good case for why he finds the experience to be a pleasant...

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