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Where Are London's Hipster Neighborhoods?

Where Are London's Hipster Neighborhoods? Jun 16th, 2012 at 2:00PM: With the Olympic Games quickly approaching, people are probably curious as to how to navigate the many neighborhoods of the city. To help, Hostelbookers has put together a fun infographic depicting a graph of "London's Hipster Neighborhoods." Whether you're a hipster of not, the image gives some good information about the city. For example, while Primrose Hill is inhabited by "'90s...

Where To Stay On A Budget For The 2012 London Olympics

Where To Stay On A Budget For The 2012 London Olympics Jun 3rd, 2012 at 10:00AM: From July 27 to August 12, London will host the 2012 Olympic Games. During this time, sporting events will be held all over the city, like at Olympic Park in east London, Regent's Park in central London and Greenwich Park in south east London. To help you enjoy the Olympic Games on a budget, here are 10 affordable accommodations. Hotels Falcon Hotel Located in central London, Falcon Hotel...

British Protesters Campaign For A Rain-Free Olympics

British Protesters Campaign For A Rain-Free Olympics May 27th, 2012 at 4:00PM: And I thought the weather was controlled by nature. Recently, a group of bikini-clad female protesters in London headed to Parliament Square to demand sunnier weather and a rain-free Olympics. While this may sound outlandish, the comical campaign is actually part of a bigger project to help a community. In the hopes that the government complies with the protesters – or that Mother Nature...

Olympic Travel: Where Are Visitors Coming From?

May 25th, 2012 at 9:00AM: {To view a larger version of the Olympic Travel Infographic, click here} Going to the 2012 Olympics? I'm sure it comes as no shock that you're far from alone in this travel wish. But who will be traveling with you? New data shows just where Olympic travelers are coming from. Forward Data analyzed bookings and air traffic reservations, which we kindly synthesized, above....

Get Ready For The Olympics With Andaz's World Food Marathon

Get Ready For The Olympics With Andaz's World Food Marathon May 19th, 2012 at 1:00PM: While the Olympic Games are associated with international sports, Andaz Liverpool Street in London will be focusing on international food during the weeks leading up to the big event. The five-star luxury hotel will be looking to staff members of its four Andaz restaurants – 1901, Catch, Eastway and Miyako – to help create the menu. Pulling from the 40 different nationalities that...

Facts By The Numbers For The 2012 Olympic Games In London

Facts By The Numbers For The 2012 Olympic Games In London Apr 12th, 2012 at 4:30PM: Excited for the upcoming Olympics? While you may have a favorite athlete in mind or a specific team you're rooting for, there is actually a lot more that goes into preparing for the Olympic Games than working out and training. To give you a better idea, here are 20 things you probably didn't know about the upcoming Olympic games: There will be 26 featured sports from 39 disciplines The...

Climber To Fulfill 88-Year-Old Olympic Pledge On Everest

Climber To Fulfill 88-Year-Old Olympic Pledge On Everest Apr 4th, 2012 at 8:00AM: The spring climbing season is about to get underway in the Himalaya where teams of mountaineers are already descending on Kathmandu in preparation for their expeditions to come. Amongst them is veteran British climber Kenton Cool who is not only seeking his tenth successful summit of the world's tallest peak, but is also looking to fulfill an 88-year-old Olympic pledge before the games return to...

Rio Carnival 2012: what's new this year

Rio Carnival 2012: what's new this year Feb 17th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Rio Carnival 2012 is being looked upon as the Brazilian city's "coming of age". Not only are experts predicting a record number of revelers, but the world's eyes will also be trained on Rio de Janeiro to see how it manages the crowds and festivities, particularly as the city prepares to host both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Organizers are pulling out all the stops...

The British Museum has great lineup for 2012

The British Museum has great lineup for 2012 Jan 12th, 2012 at 4:00PM: Travelers to London this year will want to stop by the British Museum. Not only is it one of the top museums in the world, with huge collections from the Classical, Egyptian, Medieval, and pretty much every other period, it also hosts several temporary exhibitions every year. As a regular visitor to London I always make sure to see as many of these exhibitions as I can. The first is Hajj:...

Copper Mountain brings superpipe to Colorado

Copper Mountain brings superpipe to Colorado Dec 2nd, 2011 at 8:00AM: Much to the delight of snowboarders everywhere, Copper Mountain ski resort opened the first 22 foot Superpipe in the state of Colorado last week, paving the way for future Olympians to hone their skills on its massive walls. The addition of the new pipe further bolsters Copper's reputation as a great place to learn how to snowboard and ski, with unprecedented facilities that aren't found anywhere...

Chinese kayak race turns violent

Chinese kayak race turns violent Oct 30th, 2011 at 9:00AM: A kayak race in Nanchang, located in the Chinese province of Jiangxi, turned violent last week when two teams came to blows while still out on the water. The brawl broke out when one team intentionally rammed its boat into the other, causing both squads to start swinging their paddles at one another. The fight took place during the four-man, 2000 meter finals in the Chinese City Games, when the...

Atlanta, an Olympic City 15 Years Later

Atlanta, an Olympic City 15 Years Later Jul 31st, 2011 at 9:30AM: Fifteen years have passed since Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch, Kerri Strug landed her heroic single-footed vault and Eric Robert Rudolph detonated a pipe bomb in downtown Atlanta, during the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games. Well-considered development for the event has since transformed the city, which continues to draw new residents, start-up businesses and flights to...

London Olympics 2012: One year to go celebrated today

London Olympics 2012: One year to go celebrated today Jul 27th, 2011 at 7:00AM: The 12-month countdown to the greatest sporting show on earth is under way this week as London reaches the one year to go mark for the 2012 summer Olympics. Today, Olympic athletes from across Europe come together at a star-studded day marking the occasion along with fans invited to Eurostar's London 2012 Olympic celebrations. Over the last few months, thousands of Olympic fans have entered...

London Underground planning 24 hour tube service during 2012 Olympics?

London Underground planning 24 hour tube service during 2012 Olympics? Mar 9th, 2011 at 5:00PM: The London underground may be one of the best systems in the world, but overnight service is still something not offered. Sure, there are plenty of late night bus services, and minicabs are usually everywhere, but once the 2012 Olympics come to town, chances are there won't be enough buses to transport everyone. Transport for London and the union representing tube workers are meeting to discuss...

London 2012 Olympics schedule and ticket prices released

London 2012 Olympics schedule and ticket prices released Feb 15th, 2011 at 7:30AM: If you're thinking of going to the London 2012 Olympics, now is the time to start planning. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games has just released the competition schedule and ticket prices. The race is on for tickets, hotel reservations, and flights. Personally I'm avoiding the whole thing. London's transport system is chaotic at the best of times, and an...

The Summer Redneck Games: A Hootin' Good Time!

The Summer Redneck Games: A Hootin' Good Time! Mar 24th, 2010 at 3:00PM: Starting today, Gadling is taking a look at our favorite festivals around the world. From music festivals to cultural showcases to the just plain bizarre, we hope to inspire you to do some festival exploring of your own. Come back each week for our picks or find them all HERE. Each July, nearly 100,000 visitors descend on East Dublin, Georgia to participate in a one-of-a-kind event known as the...

Top Vancouver recommendations from Tim Zagat

Top Vancouver recommendations from Tim Zagat Feb 17th, 2010 at 10:00AM: The Olympics are so exciting that we forget ourselves. Once bestowed with a ticket, we find ourselves a flight and forget the rest. Fortunately, there's a Zagat Survey for the rest. Co-Founder, Co-Chair & CEO Tim Zagat just released his newest guide to Vancouver. "[Zagat Surveys] are based on a large number of avid, local consumers and are put through a careful editing process," says Zagat...

Olympics resorting to using dry ice on Cypress Mountain

Olympics resorting to using dry ice on Cypress Mountain Feb 11th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Last week we told you about Cypress Mountain, one of the venues for the Vancouver Winter Olympics which at the time was actually having snow delivered to the mountain. Unseasonably warm weather, and an uncharacteristic lack of of snowfall, had caused Olympic organizers to scramble to prepare the slopes for the snowboarding halfpipe competition, as well as several downhill ski events. But...

Cypress Mountain has snow delivered in time for Olympic Games

Cypress Mountain has snow delivered in time for Olympic Games Feb 5th, 2010 at 8:00AM: With just one week to go until the opening ceremonies, the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver are struggling to find enough snow for some of the planned events. In particular, Cypress Mountain, which will host snowboarding and freestyle competitions beginning February 13, has been scrambling to complete their halfpipe, as well as the ski and snowboard cross courses. The resort has so little snow in...

Ready to fly into Vancouver for the Games? YVR is waiting.

Ready to fly into Vancouver for the Games? YVR is waiting. Feb 4th, 2010 at 1:00PM: Our friend and colleague over at Stuck at the Airport, Harriet Baskas, has been following developments at Vancouver's international airport (YVR) as the Olympics draw preciously near. Anticipating a massive crowd, the normally serene, Pacific Northwest city is neck-deep in preparations, particularly at bottleneck junctions such as borders and airports. To help soothe the massive flow, YVR is...

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