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London, Rome, Paris Top TripAdvisor's Most-Reviewed Cities List

London, Rome, Paris Top TripAdvisor's Most-Reviewed Cities List Dec 17th, 2013 at 2:11PM: Alamy The litany of year-end travel-related lists continues. Today, it's TripAdvisor, which unveiled its most reviewed cities. Leading the way: London, Rome and Paris, according to the Telegraph. The top U.S city was New York, which ranked fourth overall -- a stunning blow for American exceptionalism....

Photo Of The Day: Big Ben In Traffic

Photo Of The Day: Big Ben In Traffic Oct 11th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Joe Newman, Flickr Landmarks of any city can look entirely different when the sun sets and the neon lights of nightlife pierce through the darkness. Today, Gadling Flickr Pool member Joe Newman showcases London's Big Ben at night, as traffic streams past. We'd love to feature your photos and videos on Gadling, so please add them to our Flickr Pool (with Creative Commons licensing!), tag...

Cookisto: Airbnb For Home Cooking?

Cookisto: Airbnb For Home Cooking? Sep 25th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Flickr, Sean Ganann We've seen collaborative consumption work with everything from car rentals like ZipCar, to vacation rentals like Airbnb. But would you pay to eat someone else's home cooking? Cookisto, a social network that connects home cooks with hungry "foodies," started in Athens and will soon come to London. Cooks make their own dishes, upload the details onto the site including...

Burberry Raincoats And Other Cool Things You Can Borrow From Your Hotel

Burberry Raincoats And Other Cool Things You Can Borrow From Your Hotel Sep 19th, 2013 at 10:15AM: Guy Sie, Flickr London may be known for its rainy climate but one hotel in the British capital has decided loaning out umbrellas just wasn't cool enough for its elite clientele -- not when you could loan out Burberry trench coats instead. The Maybourne Hotel Group -- which runs a number of high-end hotels in London -- is placing the designer raincoats in suites so that guests can ward off the...

Avoiding Scams And Thieves While Traveling Abroad

Avoiding Scams And Thieves While Traveling Abroad Sep 5th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Flickr user Modenadude My wife and I had just left the Musee D'Orsay when a young woman came running up to us clutching a ring. The pretty brunette spoke in halting English, saying she saw it drop to the ground as we walked by. After a quick scan of our fingers, we told her we weren't missing any rings, but she placed the ring in my hand and insisted we take it for friendship. Before my heart...

Video Of The Day: London To Brighton In 60 Years

Sep 4th, 2013 at 6:00PM: In 1953, the BBC filmed a train trip from London to Brighton. They did it again in 1983, thirty years later. And now, they've filmed it a third time and spliced all three recordings together, side-by-side. It's fascinating to see what's changed in sixty years -- and moreso, what hasn't. We'd love to feature your photos and videos on Gadling, so please add them to our Flickr Pool (with...

British Airports on High Alert for Boob Bombs

British Airports on High Alert for Boob Bombs Aug 19th, 2013 at 9:51AM: Flickr user AngryWayne Large breasts can get women out of a parking ticket or perhaps earn them free drinks at a bar, but they may also mean additional screening from airport security. In a headline that seems ripped directly from a Conan O'Brien monologue, airport security agents are on the lookout for terrorists with explosive breast implants. The United Kingdom's Daily Mirror reports...

Baby On Board: Babies Born In Train Stations

Baby On Board: Babies Born In Train Stations Aug 8th, 2013 at 1:35PM: MTA Police Department Last week, the hashtag #MetroBaby was trending after a Washington, D.C. woman gave birth to a baby boy on a Metro platform. Despite many humorous suggestions for the baby's name (my favorites: Stan Clear and Doris Closing), Amir Mason was born a few weeks early and delivered safely. Yesterday, New York got its own Metro Baby when police helped deliver a baby boy in Penn...

Will Fatberg Hunting Be The New Glamping?

Aug 7th, 2013 at 10:10AM: It's always good to learn a new word every day, and today's word is fatberg. A fatberg is exactly what it sounds like--a giant mass of fat. In this case, a giant mound of fat blocking up one of the world's largest sewer systems. So what does a fatberg look like? Watch this video to find out, but don't blame me if you can't ever bring yourself to eat a kebab again. The fatberg in question was...

Cities With Great Abstract Art Transformed Into Great Abstract Art

Cities With Great Abstract Art Transformed Into Great Abstract Art Aug 5th, 2013 at 5:00PM: Jazzberry Blue is an artist who creates consistently pleasing abstract art. Jazzberry Blue's recently released abstract art pieces based on cities around the world have impressed the art community. Something I find especially cool about the cities chosen so far for this project is that they are all great destinations for viewing abstract art. Coincidence? Maybe. Either way, these beautiful...

Photo of the Day: Bubbles in Southbank

Photo of the Day: Bubbles in Southbank Jul 27th, 2013 at 6:00PM: (flicts), Flickr It's said that "wherever you go, there you are." For these people in Southbank, London, their day just got a bit brighter with a sudden bubble bath. Where are you today? 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....

Giant Blue Rooster In Trafalgar Square Leaves Londoners Bemused And Befuddled

Jul 26th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Trafalgar Square in London has a new statue -- a giant blue cockerel. It's the latest work of art to adorn the Fourth Plinth, a nineteenth-century base flanking Nelson's Column. The other three plinths all have statues but the Fourth Plinth never got one, and so in recent years it's become home to a series of temporary sculptures. The giant blue cock, as the British media can't resist calling...

7 Travel Options For Those Obsessed With The Royal Baby

7 Travel Options For Those Obsessed With The Royal Baby Jul 23rd, 2013 at 10:27AM: Doug Waldron, Flickr In anticipation of Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge's firstborn, Great Britain has had baby fever. Now that the royal baby has finally arrived, the travel industry is taking advantage of the frenzy. Even Heathrow gave out special T-shirts yesterday. Nothing like a baby to stimulate the economy after all. It might take awhile for the royal baby to...

Scenes From The Royal Baby Watch In London

Jul 22nd, 2013 at 1:00PM: Update 3:38 p.m.: Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby boy. An official announcement of the birth has been placed on an easel outside the palace. -- Camera crews and tourists from across the world are anxiously waiting outside both Buckingham Palace and St. Mary's Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge entered the hospital in early stages of labor....

Video: London Street Art In Shoreditch

Jul 10th, 2013 at 3:00PM: While simply walking around London, Bucky Turco and Aymann Ismali of ANIMAL came across two artists who were working on a striking mural of two birds. The artists in this video they captured, Bailon and Sliks, are both from Sao Paulo. The wall they were working on is called the Shoreditch Ad Wall. The Shoreditch Ad Wall, much like the Bowery Mural in New York, is home to a rotating display of...

British Airways Tests Electronic Luggage Tags

British Airways Tests Electronic Luggage Tags Jul 10th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Courtesy Designworks It's 2013: we can carry hundreds of books on a pocket-sized device, video chat anywhere in the world and order nearly anything to be delivered to our door. So why do we still use paper luggage tags and rely on outmoded technology to track our missing bags? British Airways has teamed up with Designworks to test an electronic luggage tag this month that could eliminate...

The Day I Jumped In Regent's Canal And Tried To Save My Wet iPhone With Uncooked Rice

The Day I Jumped In Regent's Canal And Tried To Save My Wet iPhone With Uncooked Rice Jul 9th, 2013 at 2:00PM: There are plenty of ways for Americans to make a good impression in London. Scurrying into stores dripping wet, asking for large sacks of rice and zip lock bags isn't one of them. I was enjoying a relaxing walk along Regent's Canal after a visit to the Camden Lock Market in North London when, daydreaming, I tripped over a mooring post. I fell to the ground and my backpack, containing my Nikon...

Fascinating Map Of London By Stephen Walter

Fascinating Map Of London By Stephen Walter Jul 8th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Stephen Walter has a way of creating complex and obsessive art -- specifically, maps. His maps of various areas in England are often enlightening, but he has himself beat with one of his latest creations: a fascinating map of London and its underground. The map was commissioned by the London Transport Museum and while doing his research for the project, Walter uncovered legions of undiscovered...

Is Priceline Lowering Its Standards For 3-Star Hotels?

Is Priceline Lowering Its Standards For 3-Star Hotels? Jul 3rd, 2013 at 8:00AM: I've been a devoted user of Priceline's "Name Your Own Price" bidding tool for years. In the past year, I've written columns here on how to game their bidding system, how to overcome their new bidding hurdles, and another piece about trying to decode their star system. I still love the bidding concept but after several negative experiences of late, I have a few words of cautionary advice on how to...

24 Hours On The Dark Streets Of London

24 Hours On The Dark Streets Of London Jul 1st, 2013 at 11:00AM: Walking near London's 16th-century St. John's Gate in the city's East End, I was looking for an old pub called the Jerusalem Tavern early on a misty Saturday night when a young woman in a skin-tight miniskirt approached me with a question. I was about to apologize and say, "I'm not from around here," when she pointed to her friend, who was wearing a dress with deep slits practically up to her...

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