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Two-Wheeled Tourism: 10 Cities to Visit If You Love Bikes

Two-Wheeled Tourism: 10 Cities to Visit If You Love Bikes Jul 23rd, 2013 at 9:00AM: Anna Brones Why spend your summer vacation on subways and buses when you could be out exploring places on two wheels? Thanks to an explosion in bike-share systems and a general appreciation for bike culture, making cycling a central part of your travels is becoming easier and easier. You don't have to throw down, pack your bicycle and head off on a full cycle tour to get the pleasure of...

Travel Like A Boss: Paragliding In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Jun 25th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Rio de Janeiro boasts some of the beaches you'd spy on calendars, postcards and the odd screensaver in your dentist's office cubicle farm. So when we passed through on a whirlwind trip to Brazil, I took the advice of our friend Kent Wein to jump off a mountain to get a better look at things, as they say. Paragliding – it's a growing sport in this South American country, and it's easy to...

Photo Of The Day: A Plus Cathedral

Photo Of The Day: A Plus Cathedral Mar 14th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Today is March 14, also known as Pi Day (in case it's been awhile since you took math, pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, 3.14), a day to celebrate mathematics, or just eat some pie. If you are in Cambridge, Massachusetts, today and can remember a good portion of the many digits of pi, you might get to eat some free pie. Today's Photo of the Day by Flickr user...

Photo Of The Day: Urban Decay In Cuba

Photo Of The Day: Urban Decay In Cuba Dec 27th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Oi from Rio de Janeiro, where I'm traveling and soaking up some serious holiday sun. Staying at a guest house in bohemian Santa Teresa, I got to talking to artists and curators from all over the world the other night about cities. We talked about cities going through urban renewal and creative renaissance, such as here in Rio, Berlin, Havana, and even Detroit. The meaning of the phrase "ruin...

Video Of The Day: Rio De Janeiro Time-Lapse

Aug 29th, 2012 at 6:00PM: "A day in Rio de Janeiro" from Joe Simon Films on Vimeo. I love going through Vimeo slowly, looking for diamonds in the rough of time-lapse videos. I found one today. Created by Joe Simon, this time-lapse explores Rio de Janeiro. Featuring the simplistic beauty found in the subtle swaying of anchored boats, the coming and going of beach-goers, the overwhelmingly perfect sunshine and the...

Brazil Hosts 3-D Show Over Thames River To Start Countdown To 2016 Rio Olympics

Aug 18th, 2012 at 4:00PM: On Monday night, spectators lined up along the Thames River in London to take in the sights and sounds of Brazil. A projection of eye-popping images splashed across the water to mark the end of the 2012 London Summer Olympics, and begin the countdown to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As part of a $40 million campaign investment put on by Brazil's Ministry of...

Waterfall Skyscraper To Power Rio And The 2016 Olympics

Waterfall Skyscraper To Power Rio And The 2016 Olympics Aug 2nd, 2012 at 5:00PM: While the 2012 Olympic Games haven't even finished yet, planning for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has already begun. And, one designer has dreams of taking solar power to new heights. According to Digital Trends, Zurich-based RAFAA Architecture & Design wants to design an energy-generating waterfall skyscraper (shown above), that will not only power the Olympic Village,...

Stunning Aerial Shots Of Cities From Around The World

Stunning Aerial Shots Of Cities From Around The World Jun 25th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Experiencing an unknown city is always exciting. That's the great thing about travel – it allows you to try new things and explore new places. While wandering through a city on the ground is interesting, it's also worthwhile to see a destination from a unique perspective you normally wouldn't get to view. Below, you'll find beautiful aerial shots taken above some of your favorite cities....

Cockpit Chronicles: Getting More Out Of Layovers

Cockpit Chronicles: Getting More Out Of Layovers Apr 19th, 2012 at 9:00AM: For some, life couldn't be any more perfect than if they were paid to travel. I've run across three airline crew members who have discovered ways to keep their jobs fresh and exciting by embracing what is for them the biggest benefit that comes with working for an airline: travel. You hear about the turbulence in the airline industry nearly every week – layoffs, pay cuts, pensions lost...

10 Free Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

10 Free Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Apr 16th, 2012 at 1:00PM: For travelers heading to South America, Brazil is one of the more expensive countries on the continent. The popular Rio de Janeiro can be especially difficult to navigate on a budget. To help you plan a worthwhile trip to this beautiful area, here are 10 free things to do. Hiking Although Rio de Janeiro is a city there are also a lot of natural experiences to be had. When I visited, one of...

A local point of view of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A local point of view of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Mar 25th, 2012 at 2:00PM: "Então, você é do Rio de Janeiro?" asked the tan, freckled girl next to me on my flight from Miami, Florida, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I stared at her, unsure of what she'd said. "Inglés?" "You speak English?" she asked, her eyes widening with excitement. "My mother is an English teacher. You have to meet her! What do you have planned for your time in Rio?" I...

Tips for enjoying Rio de Janeiro's beaches without looking like a tourist

Tips for enjoying Rio de Janeiro's beaches without looking like a tourist Mar 19th, 2012 at 4:00PM: If you daydream of sunbathing on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, you probably have visions of looking tall, tan, young and lovely. But more often than not, you probably just look like a tourist. Thankfully, we have some tips that'll have you faking the local carioca look in no time, so you can worry more about catching rays than robbers. Choose the right posto Some of Brazil's most famous...

Video of the Day: Tilt-shift Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

Feb 27th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Carnaval (or, as we like to write it, Carnival) was last week, but we're just not done celebrating here at Gadling HQ. This video is from Carnaval 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, but we can't stop watching it. Of course, we love tilt-shift and this video uses the technique perfectly. Though, we'd like some explanation about why it opens with someone getting rescued from the ocean by a helicopter....

Rio Carnival 2012: A playlist of traditional Carnival songs

Rio Carnival 2012: A playlist of traditional Carnival songs Feb 25th, 2012 at 9:00AM: During Carnival, the city of Rio de Janeiro pulses with the sound of percussion. Music is an integral part of the Brazilian festival, and it doesn't seem like you can turn a corner without hearing the infectious drum-driven beats of samba music or the sounds of drunken celebrants singing traditional marchinhas at the tops of their lungs. Particularly in the blocos, music is a binding force,...

Rio Carnival 2012: The hottest drag queen costumes

Rio Carnival 2012: The hottest drag queen costumes Feb 24th, 2012 at 11:00AM: At Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, it was common to come across fully made-up men who had traded their Havaianas for high heels. Though some were experienced cross dressers and drag queens, others saw the holiday as an opportunity to get in touch with their more feminine sides. Costumes ranged from the elaborate (Sambadrome-style feathers, stilettos, fake lashes) to the scrappy (tiny skirt,...

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....

Rio Carnival 2012: Best street foods for partying all day (and night)

Rio Carnival 2012: Best street foods for partying all day (and night) Feb 22nd, 2012 at 12:00PM: It's impossible to survive consecutive days of Carnival blocos, parties, and parades without adding hits of nutrition to your daily beer diet. For this, Rio de Janeiro's street food vendors have you covered. Street food can be found everywhere in Rio de Janeiro, particularly during big events like Carnival and New Year's. Mobile carts and stands offer cheap, tasty Brazilian eats -- vital...

Video of the Day: Adorable little girls dancing samba at Rio Carnival

Feb 21st, 2012 at 6:00PM: The scene outside the Sambodrome stadium on the first night of Rio Carnival's famed samba school parades was madness. Hordes of people moved in all directions while scalpers hawked tickets, street vendors fried food, and costumed paraders maneuvered in huge feathered costumes. As far as Fat Tuesday celebrations go, this was tops. In the middle of the chaos, these two talented little girls...

Rio Carnival 2012: Costume shopping and impromptu samba dancing

Rio Carnival 2012: Costume shopping and impromptu samba dancing Feb 21st, 2012 at 11:00AM: During Carnival, the streets of the Saara market in Old Downtown Rio de Janeiro are flooded with local cariocas shopping for wacky beer hats, neon-colored wigs, cheap plastic accessories, and the ubiquitous noise horns, which echo periodically (and loudly) in the air. If you're in the market for last-minute costumes for Carnival's parties and parades, Saara is undoubtedly the place to be....

Rio Carnival 2012: 10 best bloco street parties

Rio Carnival 2012: 10 best bloco street parties Feb 20th, 2012 at 3:30PM: If you want to feel the real essence of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, look no further than the city streets. In the weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday, lively street parties and parades, called blocos, wind throughout Rio's various neighborhoods, led by floats blaring live samba music. Crowds can swell to upwards of 200,000 people, many dressed in outrageous costumes and more than a little...

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