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Photo of the day (5.12.09)

Photo of the day (5.12.09) May 12th, 2009 at 8:00PM: I found myself outside of the Minneapolis - Saint Paul international airport for one of the first times in my life this past weekend, in stark contrast to the dozens of times that I've passed through it's flagellating halls. It's actually quite nice. During the spring and summer times, the land of 10,000 lakes boasts myriad picturesque landscapes, including the above shot taken by Patrick Powers...

Photo of the Day (4.4.09)

Photo of the Day (4.4.09) Apr 4th, 2009 at 4:00PM: After being away from home for a month, you could say this photo is a sight for sore eyes. Now, don't get me wrong, I loved my time in Cuba: the beaches are pristine and the water is crystal blue and clear. But something about the beaches of Hawaii (and in this case Maui) are so special and identifiable. This photo, which comes to us from superdisco, does a great job capturing the tranquility of...

Photo of the Day (3.7.09)

Photo of the Day (3.7.09) Mar 7th, 2009 at 4:30PM: March marks the shifting of weather from cold to tolerable or from warm to cool. For those of you who are looking forward to warmer days and a little more fire, even a brief glance at this gorgeous photo from tysonwilliams will brighten your day. Talk about fire in the sky -- and I'm not alluding to the aurora borealis this time, I'm actually referring to that bright orange, fiery glow that is...

Photo of the Day (1/29/09)

Photo of the Day (1/29/09) Jan 29th, 2009 at 5:00PM: Buck Forester is a long-time photo contributor to Gadling's Flickr group. Buck discovered a rock that was lit from behind by the sun setting behind a rock. With an exposure of 1/4 sec, he captured the explosion of water at Rodeo Beach in California at precisely the right moment. Nice job, Buck. Hope we see some new pics from you soon. Are you a Flickr user who'd like to share a travel related...

Photo of the day (12.13.09)

Photo of the day (12.13.09) Jan 13th, 2009 at 7:30PM: The Santa Ana winds picked up this week, swirling over Southern California and bringing unnaturally warm temperatures for this time of the year. It's a great time for a business trip from the snowy grips of the Midwest. Matteo.Mazzoni's photo of this lonely traveler on the California beach echoes some of my experiences this week, as I wandered around North Park, Mission Beach and the Gaslamp,...

Photo of the Day (12.27.08)

Photo of the Day (12.27.08) Dec 27th, 2008 at 5:00PM: We could all use a little warmth today, I think. This gorgeous shot of a sunset in tropical Cozumel, Mexico pretty much settles it for me: I'm bound for Mexico in the new year. Our photo of the day comes from CaptBrando, who makes Dallas home, but clearly travels a good bit as his photos cover the globe from Sydney to flying planes over Texas. He has some awfully stunning photos of his kids too....

The best cocktails in the world

The best cocktails in the world Dec 12th, 2008 at 2:00PM: According to Genevieve Swart of The Sydney Morning Herald, the term sundowner, meaning sunset cocktail, originated in Africa, where they have some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Swart has taken special pains (and pleasures) in finding the most beautiful places on the planet for sundowners. Her list includes hotel and restaurant locations in Cape Town, Santorini, Zanzibar, Norway,...

Galley Gossip: The second best thing about being a flight attendant - Waikiki, Hawaii

Galley Gossip:  The second best thing about being a flight attendant - Waikiki, Hawaii Oct 10th, 2008 at 11:00AM: It was Monday morning and we (my mother, my husband, my son, and I) were in the rental car, a bright red Malibu, on our way from a relaxing long weekend in Ko Olina to the Honolulu airport, when I heard a long sigh from the back seat. "I don't want to leave," said my mother, also a flight attendant, as she stared out the window at a city she once called home forty years ago. Believe it or not,...

Photo of the Day (09.20.08)

Photo of the Day (09.20.08) Sep 20th, 2008 at 2:00PM: Today's photo comes from Rubys Host, taken just at sunset on Coney Island. I love how the sun is framed right between the two people walking down the boardwalk. Kind of makes you want to go on an evening roller coaster ride doesn't it? To have your shot considered for Photo of the Day, submit it here....

Photo of the Day (08.24.08)

Photo of the Day (08.24.08) Aug 24th, 2008 at 9:00PM: How often has this ever happened to you? You head down to the beach and there's nobody there. It's certainly not a pleasure I get to have very often - and definitely not during this time of year. Perhaps once Labor Day passes us by. In any case, hats off to Flickr user t3mujin, who captured his very own empty beach in Praia da Adraga, on the northern coast of Portugal. Have any great photos...

Photo of the Day (06.08.08)

Photo of the Day (06.08.08) Jun 8th, 2008 at 3:30PM: Wow. There's not too much else that needs to be said about this photo that user Dog Blue took in Tahiti. It's simply stunning. Rather than clutter it up with my words I'll just let you enjoy it. If you have a photo you'd like to share, add it to the Gadling photo pool on Flickr to be considered for our Photo of the Day....

Photo of the Day (5/25/08)

Photo of the Day (5/25/08) May 25th, 2008 at 3:00PM: I decided to stay home this Memorial Day weekend, but this shot is making me rethink my decision. Flickr user brw9100 caught this sunset snap near Captiva, Florida. The silhouette of the bird adds a nice focal point to this beautiful setting. Make sure to invite me to your beach house next time, OK? Did you take a picture of a beautiful sunset you're dying to share with the world? Add it to the...

Photo of the Day (05/22/08)

Photo of the Day (05/22/08) May 22nd, 2008 at 9:00AM: Today's POTD is from Bernard-SD who took this while in Jamaica. I'm a sucker for sunset shots, but this one reigns as my current favorite. Here's to all those out there who bring their cameras to the beach instead of a book. Are you a Flickr user who'd like to share a travel related picture or two for our consideration? Submit it to Gadling's Flickr group right now! We just might use it for our...

Photo of the Day (5/11/08)

Photo of the Day (5/11/08) May 11th, 2008 at 4:00PM: I'm a sucker for a good sunset. Aside from being beautiful, the lighting conditions are also perfect for some great photography. Flickr user matt.hintsa has the right idea in today's photo. Matt's shot of Shanghai captures a little bit of everything. The silhouettes of the two ancient Chinese buildings do a great job of framing the ultra-modern skyscraper in the background. And the top of the...

Photo of the Day (22.04.2008)

Photo of the Day (22.04.2008) Apr 22nd, 2008 at 5:00PM: As far as photography subjects go, sunsets and sunrises are about as original as young celebrity starlets 'accidentally' showing off their ladyparts in public. In other words? It's been done before. But every now and then, you come across a sunset photo like this one from Tarik B that kind of takes your breath away for a moment. It's just that good, you know? I love everything about this photo,...

Cockpit Chronicles: Lonely paradise

Cockpit Chronicles: Lonely paradise Apr 10th, 2008 at 8:00AM: It must sound so exciting. "Why, sure, I'll take the Aruba 2-day trip, with a layover on the beach!" Even I was thrilled for a moment. At least I wasn't being sent out to do the Panama City and Caracas three-day trip. There's nothing wrong with that trip, really, it's just that I've been holding out for something that we don't often do, and laying over in Aruba was certainly unique. We usually fly...

Cockpit Chronicles: A view from the office window

Cockpit Chronicles: A view from the office window Mar 22nd, 2008 at 9:00AM: There's a bit of strategy involved with being a pilot on reserve. At least that's the case at our company. On any given day there may be 4 our 5 reserve pilots qualified at the base to fly a particular airplane and division (domestic or international, for example.) If another pilot calls in sick or if there's an unassigned trip the next day, crew scheduling will assign a trip to the most junior...

Cockpit Chronicles: How to park a 757

Cockpit Chronicles: How to park a 757 Jan 29th, 2008 at 8:00AM: So you just bought yourself a 757. Congratulations are certainly in order. But when you approach the gate in Aruba for your well deserved vacation, you find no one to guide you in. They're all just standing around waiting for you to line up your shiny new ride. Fortunately you've read this blog just in time. Usually when you approach a gate, you'll have someone from the ground crew who will guide...

Photo of the Day (7/28/07)

Photo of the Day (7/28/07) Jul 28th, 2007 at 3:03PM: Hope your Saturday afternoon looks a lot like this one and if it shouldn't you have Patrick Powers to thank for sharing another awesome shot of the San Clemente, California sun. Does this not scream summer? Oh, and nice creative touch by simply playing with the lens cover and HDR....

An Organ Played by the Sea

An Organ Played by the Sea Apr 29th, 2007 at 7:10PM: Located on the sparkling shores of the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia -- home of what Alfred Hitchcock once called "the most beautiful sunset in the world" -- lies the one and only pipe organ designed to be played by the sea. Built in 2005, this unique structure utilizes the rolling sea and strong, unsystematic winds to create a majestic and completely random sound that is never the same twice. ...

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