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Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond)

Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond) Jan 9th, 2014 at 1:09PM: Aol On Winter break just wrapped up--so it's time to think about what to do when the kids are out of school this summer. Here, the "Wall Street Journal" and Lonely Planet share their top five family travel destinations for 2014. Can't get to these places this year? Don't worry, most of them are likely to still be around in 2015....

Gay Marriage Expected to Boost Hawaii Tourism by $217 Million

Gay Marriage Expected to Boost Hawaii Tourism by $217 Million Nov 14th, 2013 at 11:37AM: Associated Press Yesterday Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill legalizing gay marriage in the state. The move means the archipelago should be saying aloha to an influx of tourism dollars. "Now, the island chain is positioning itself for a boost in tourism as people take advantage of the new law," according to The Washington Post, which cited an estimate from a University of...

Photo Of The Day: Hanalei Bay Rainbow

Photo Of The Day: Hanalei Bay Rainbow Sep 25th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Scott Slater, Flickr Gadling Flickr Pool member Scott Slater says, "A brief rainstorm came by while I was swimming, and this rainbow appeared." Where have you caught a brief moment of sun through the clouds -- at the beach, the lake, the mountains? 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...

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park Jul 24th, 2013 at 2:30PM: Flickr, Sarah Ackerman High Manhattan hotel prices ruining your summer travel plans? If you'd like to try urban camping -- sleeping under the skyscrapers of New York City -- you can try your luck for a spot at one of the city's summer Family Camping sessions. The Urban Park Rangers lead programs in more than a dozen city parks in all five boroughs, including Manhattan's Central Park (August 24)...

Photo of the Day: Reflections in Hawaii

Photo of the Day: Reflections in Hawaii Jul 20th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Imgur The caption says "Got a week off of work. Decided to go to Hawaii for a few days and explore..." Where would you go, given the opportunity? 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 Instagram or email us at OfTheDay@gadling.com....

6 Destinations Made More Popular By Celebrities

Jul 16th, 2013 at 2:30PM: Travel Channel and the Esquire Network are both set to air TV shows that ask celebrities to give local perspectives on their favorite destinations. While one can argue that Travel Channel is taking Esquire's already developed idea and running with it, it's undeniable that this fascination with celebrity travel is nothing new. In fact, celebrities have been popularizing places for years. Here's a...

Google Makes Travel Easier For Lazy People

Google Makes Travel Easier For Lazy People Jul 9th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Google's ongoing world digitization is opening up some very cool travel experiences to people sitting in front of their laptops and tablets. Now, rather than spending thousands of dollars, lots of vacation time and a decent amount of physical exertion to see these places, you can arrive by a click and multi-task your exploring as you commute to work, procrastinate a project or tune out in a...

Waikiki Classic Gives Girls A Chance To Connect With Surf Culture

Waikiki Classic Gives Girls A Chance To Connect With Surf Culture Jun 2nd, 2013 at 8:00AM: Tom Servais Next weekend, on June 8-9, the third annual Waikiki Classic surfing competition will take place on Queens Beach in Hawaii. The event, which is sponsored by Roxy, will feature some of the biggest names in women's surfing today, including World Longboard Champion and Waikiki native Kelia Moniz, pro-surfer Rosy Hodge and four-time world champion, and surfing legend, Lisa Anderson. For...

Photo Of The Day: Yemen Beach

Photo Of The Day: Yemen Beach May 23rd, 2013 at 6:00PM: Slyhoo, Flickr Looking at the gorgeous beach landscape above, you might think you were looking at Hawaii or New Zealand. Today's Photo of the Day was actually taken in Yemen, a Middle Eastern country, which just celebrated its Unity Day after being consolidated in 1990, and the first Arab country to give women the right to vote. With borders on the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea, there's no...

Your Kickstarter Vacation. My Money. No.

Your Kickstarter Vacation. My Money. No. Apr 25th, 2013 at 11:00AM: When we ran out of money, we were on a beach in Corfu. My boyfriend trawled the construction sites until he found a job hauling cement. I checked in at restaurants and hotels, but failed to turn anything up. I gave up after about a week; there was no work to be had. I spent the days reading on the beach. My boyfriend would come back to our campsite in the shell of an unfinished holiday...

Trekking Couple Circles Planet Three Times In 424 Days

Trekking Couple Circles Planet Three Times In 424 Days Apr 8th, 2013 at 3:00PM: They started trekking the planet more than a year ago, promising to travel the globe bringing children in classrooms from around the world with them, virtually, as they visited scores of countries and continents. Now their journey is complete and Darren and Sandy Van Soye are back to tell about it. The story begins in February 2012, when the couple from Southern California started on a...

City Nicknames We'd Rather Not Hear

City Nicknames We'd Rather Not Hear Jan 15th, 2013 at 2:00PM: As a native Californian, few things get on my nerves more than hearing the abbreviation, "Cali." I don't know why it irritates me so much, but I suspect it's the knowing, insider-y tone that usually accompanies it. "Yeah, man, I just got back from a trip to Cali. It was hella cool." Aaargh. Also right up there is "Frisco." Let me just tell you that Californians do not, ever, under any...

Magical Moments Of 2012: A Personal Review

Magical Moments Of 2012: A Personal Review Dec 31st, 2012 at 12:00PM: As the end of each year approaches, I try to take stock of the preceding 12 months, to absorb and assess the adventures, inner and outer. Reviewing this year, I've been filled with gratitude and wonder to realize that this has been one of the most enriching, exhilarating years I've had in a long time, especially the past six months, when I managed to squeeze six special trips into an...

Cruise Line Adds Photography- And Biology-Themed Sailings

Cruise Line Adds Photography- And Biology-Themed Sailings Dec 26th, 2012 at 5:00PM: Travelers can know more about biology and photography by sourcing knowledge in a variety of ways. Online research leads to entire websites devoted to teaching us both. Locally, area colleges and universities will have lab-grade biology experiences as well as hands-on classes on photography for all ages and abilities. Still, nothing quite beats the thrill of capturing an image of a bear...

Hotel News We Noted: November 10, 2012

Hotel News We Noted: November 10, 2012 Nov 10th, 2012 at 12:00PM: It's official, and hopefully you're not too blue about it. We're in for four more years of President Obama, but that doesn't mean Washington (hotels) are any less excited about inauguration. We've been tracking what our favorite properties are doing to prepare, but also what's going on in the hotel world at large for this week's "Hotel News We Noted." As always, send us questions and comments...

Outdoor Adaptive Sports Programs: Where To Find The Nation's Best

Outdoor Adaptive Sports Programs: Where To Find The Nation's Best Oct 25th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Like most of us, I didn't fully realize the extent of the daily hassles and challenges faced by those who use a wheelchair, prosthetic, or other mobility aid until it became somewhat personal. I'm fortunate to have two people in my life who've been an enormous source of both education and inspiration, and I'm writing this piece because of them. A little bit of background is in order: When I...

Halloween Costumes For Travel Lovers

Halloween Costumes For Travel Lovers Oct 16th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Is your love of travel part of your identity? Have you trawled every Southeast Asian backwater, and explored the twisting streets and alleyways of little-known European cities? Whether your adventurous spirit takes you abroad for work or pleasure, chances are you've seen enough of the planet to know that certain stereotypes exist for a reason. This year, Gadling decided to come up with some...

Roadside America: Cave Vineyard, Missouri

Roadside America: Cave Vineyard, Missouri Oct 16th, 2012 at 9:00AM: If you are a U.S. wine industry buff, all around trivia guru, or Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man," you already know there are wineries in all 50 American states. Yep. That's right. Pick a state and there is a winery there. Alaska? Yep, there are 8. Hawaii? Two. Missouri? There are now over 100. Wait. What? There are over 100 wineries in Missouri? Ranked as one of the top-ten wine...

Last Minute Labor Day Road Trip Ideas

Last Minute Labor Day Road Trip Ideas Aug 26th, 2012 at 1:00PM: If a Labor Day road trip sounds like a good idea, you're not alone. Over 30 million Americans will be hitting the highways for the long weekend, traveling across town, from state to state or around the nation. Like that idea but have no plans? Here are some must-stay places along some of the best American scenic drives that are not just a place to park, but also a way to extend the journey...

Video Of The Day: 'Samsara' Captures Imagery From Across The Globe

Aug 13th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Today's Video of the Day is an exclusive clip from "Samsara," a new movie featuring mesmerizing scenes from more than 20 countries. Filmed over a period of five years, the footage covers sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites and natural wonders, demonstrating that human's life cycle mirrors that of the rest of the planet. The film's title is a Sanskrit word meaning "the ever...

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