Skift Acquires Gadling Travel From AOL

Filed under: Business, Talking Travel The Skift team — now the Gadling team, too — in Iceland this May. It’s been quiet here for a while, but that’s about to change. I’m happy to announce that Gadling is becoming part of the Skift family. You may have read about us in this Gadling interview when […]

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The Best Street Art in Barcelona

Barcelona is a hotspot for all up and coming graffiti artists, and the city is full of artistic creations born from spray paint and lain on walls. Attracting street art enthusiasts from all around the world, discover some of the best works of art below… The Best Street Art in Barcelona Keith Haring @ MACBA […]

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Hitch-hiking on Bolivia's “Death Road” and through the Rainforest

Hitchhiking through Bolivia may not be the brightest idea but doing it on the death road, one of the most dangerous roads in the world is purely crazy! But this is exactly what I did one summer. I travelled the road from Yolosa to Rurrenabaque on the back of freight trucks. My travel companion was […]

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The Dazzling Story Behind the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel tower is one of the most famous icons in the world. It’s the crown jewel of France and is one of the leading drivers of French tourism. It’s also one of the architectural wonders of the world. For almost forty years it stood as the tallest man made structure in the world. Its […]

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The Sulfur Miners of Mount Ijen

In the summer over 4,000 people visit the Mount Ijen, a volcano mountain on the island of Java in Indonesia, during the night to see the “Blue Fire”. A fire that is the result of the highly toxic sulfur that is a rich resource in this volcano crater. Not only night photography can be interesting […]

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Guide to Backpacking by Motorbike

Searching for the location, checking the motorbike or preparing enough money is some of what you need to do before the backpacking trip.   Backpacking by motorbike is not too difficult, especially when you prepared the plan. Here are some experiences. Guide to backpacking by motorbike Research the roads First, you need to know about […]

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Scottish Islands to Visit Instead of Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is the focus of many a trip to Scotland but with literally hundreds of islands there is so much more to explore. See our top picks for any tour of the Scottish Islands. I mean, yes, the Isle of Skye is beautiful. Yes, it’s full of wildlife, dramatic coastline and intriguing history. But, it […]

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The Best & Most Bizarre European Easter Traditions

The best thing about traditional holidays?  The weird, quirky and wacky variations of celebrations that everybody has for them!   As with most things, despite having no actual physical borders, each European country has managed to keep it’s national culture completely different to their neighbours – which of course is what makes this continent so […]

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Sisi`s Cupcake: One of the best Coffeetime Experiences in Vienna

I have a special need to write about one of the most amazing coffeetimes I`ve ever had on my trips. It was simply a “Glorious” experience and I will tell you why. It all began in Vienna, when I was delighted to go with my husband in the Schönbrunn Palace: the summer palace that belonged […]

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How to Get Standing Room Tickets for the Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera (Staatsoper) has been at the centre of musical life in Vienna for over a century. The process of getting tickets to one of these magical performances can seemed daunting, but it’s actually quite easy if you’re content with buying standing room tickets on the day of the performance. Standing room tickets […]

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Exploring the Cultural Scene of Hainaut

Video:  Category:  Culture Hainaut is an area rich with cultural heritage and historic experiences. This Belgian region has several UNESCO World Heritage listed properties, areas and constructions and also a few historical events on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The areas multiple well preserved historical city centres are also a must visit when in […]

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Singapore in 24 Hours: A Quick Video Tour

Video:  Category:  Activities Singapore is Southeast Asia’s multicultural playground. Sleek, luxurious hotels stand alongside colorful, historical shophouses as the Arab Quarter bleeds into Little India and Chinatown blends into a rich financial hub. There’s plenty to see in this small island nation and Big & Small had just 24 hours to explore the heart of […]

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A Culinary Trip to the Hainaut Region in Belgium

Video:  Category:  Food How about a culinary trip to Belgium? We spent a week in the Hainaut region trying to find the traditional tastes and dishes – the best local cheese and chocolate and of course the famous beer they produce here. We found them all, and also got surprised by some local produce that […]

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32 Things Not to Miss in New Zealand

Here are 32 of the best things to do in New Zealand, one of the world’s most beautiful travel destinations. I recently spent two months there, road tripping around both the North and South Islands. I fell in love with the country more and more every day. For such a small place, it has an […]

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Top Must Sees in Iceland

Iceland holds a special place in our hearts. We traveled to Iceland for our honeymoon and it was Mark’s first international flight. Instead of going somewhere tropical or romantic, we wanted to do something more adventurous. The beauty of Iceland is something you can’t describe. You feel like you’re inside a postcard everywhere you look. […]

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Three Locations for Adrenaline Seekers

For some reason we’re attracted to locations that scare us, call it adrenaline, thrill seeking, or just plain silly — we like to go beyond our comfort zone and experience somewhere that absolutely terrifies us. Travel locations for adrenaline seekers Victoria Falls, Devil’s Pool While David Livingstone coined the name Victoria Falls, the residents had a […]

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Unique New Zealand Foods to Try

New Zealand, a country known for it’s exquisite beauty and vast tourism, but what about food? New Zealand has a good amount of unique yet simple food in just about every food group or category.   If you’re planning on touring and visiting the beautiful country of New Zealand soon. I suggest not to just focus on the […]

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Tips to Experience the Côte d’Azur on a Budget

The Cote d’Azur, notably Cannes, is the ideal place to immerse yourself in the French Riviera’s glamor. This is how to do it on a limited budget! Lamborghinis and Ferraris adorn the streets, beautiful people sunbathing on the beach and casinos pick up their best customers by helicopter from their yacht (yes this actually happens). […]

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Top Places to Satisfy a Street Art Connoisseur's Aesthetic Sense!

Street art is a form of an artist’s self-expression in terms of imagery and symbolism, meant to convey personal messages or social critiques to the viewer. Very few places in the world provide artists the liberty to express themselves, for the world to see and interpret. Here I have taken the labor to compile the […]

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Glorious Reasons to Visit Peru

Peru is a large country in South America. Natural beauty, history and culture are three of Peru’s best features! From the Miraflores tourist resorts in Lima to the ancient Incan world in Cusco –  Peru offers some of the best preserved ancient history to explore and amazing landscapes to see. In other words, there is so […]

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Unique Places to Visit in Virginia

Virginia is located on the East Coast of the United States and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and the Appalachian Mountains on another.  As such, it is a unique destination that has something to offer every type of traveler. If you are planning a visit to the Old Dominion soon, here are […]

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Top Shopping Destinations for your Thailand Trip

Thailand attracts shoppers from across the world. And not just because it is an affordable destination. From budget shopping to extravagant splurging – whatever type of shopper you are, Thailand has got you covered. With literally hundreds of malls lined up throughout the city, currency exchange counters at every street corner, and skywalks to let […]

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Planning a Trip to Colonial Williamsburg

If you are a history buff, if you’re the type who likes to learn new things while on vacation, or if you’re simply looking for a unique destination for your next trip, you should definitely consider staying a few days at Colonial Williamsburg. It is one of the most famous living history museums in the […]

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February: The Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a fairly small country but that doesn’t have any effect on the complicated monsoon mechanisms that play here. A complex situation rarely gives rise to a simpler solution, but hey, we’re in Sri Lanka. Two separate monsoon systems drain the island nation. This, in turn, gives tourists the opportunity to visit a […]

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Facts that Nobody Told you About Jaipur

Jaipur, the multi-cultured city of Rajasthan, is highly visited throughout the year by a number of national and international tourists. People visit here to explore the culture and heritage, enjoy the ancient palaces and havelis, enchanting green forests, highly standing mountains, and much more. Nevertheless, is that all Jaipur comes with for you?   Facts […]

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Best Places for Hiking and Camping in Europe

We all love Europe. Don’t we? It is a beautiful continent, and we all have considered going there once in our life. Apart from sightseeing, it has many compelling places to hike and camp. Camping in Europe, paired with hiking, can turn into the most amazing trip. You will need backpacking tent, backpacking packs, sleeping […]

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Antique and Vintage Shopping in Barcelona

The feeling of antique and vintage shopping is like no other. That rush of adrenaline and sense of restlessness as you search for that one thing the high street stores just don’t seem to be offering- and when you finally find that thing, the feeling is indescribable. Many describe Barcelona with the words hipster or […]

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Guidelines for a Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is situated in Poland and is named after the town of Wieliczka in the southern part of this country, where this rock salt mine was in operation till 2007. Now this abandoned salt mine is enlisted as a national Historic Monument and also known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since […]

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Why Responsive Tourism is Key to Saving the Gorillas in Uganda & Rwanda

Mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda has tremendously turned to be one of life’s bucket list wildlife encounters. Responsible tourism par say comprises of conservation, preservation, maintenance and the protection of wildlife and their habitat. Promoting this kind of practice in Africa’s jungles, where these tremendous primates are kept, will in turn help to […]

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Places Around the World You Will Want to Visit to Increase Your Well-Being

From increasing your life expectancy to offering amazing views, here are some amazing places where you will probably want to visit to increase your well-being. More importantly, many of them have been classified as part of the world’s ‘blue zones’- where people claim to live longer and, importantly, healthier into old age.   Places Around […]

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How to Spend 2 Days in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Are you planning a short trip to Sri Lanka? The city of Kandy must surely be on your bucket list since it is one of the most fascinating places in the country. UNESCO has listed Kandy amongst the world heritage sites and the entire city is built around the Kandy lake. Sounds interesting right? Kandy […]

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Popular Tourist Places to Visit in Madurai

Madurai is one of the oldest and the largest cities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Referred to as the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, the city is known for the Madurai Meenakshi Temple and is considered as the Athens of the East and the Temple Town. Madurai is also known for its food, […]

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The Best Viewpoints in Barcelona

There’s no denying that Barcelona is particularly aesthetically pleasing. Just wandering through the gothic neighbourhoods and the beach side streets leaves both locals and tourists utterly speechless. With the arrival of summer comes the influx of visitors from all over the world, meaning that the roads and pavements will get increasingly busier as the sun […]

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Cambodia: How to See Angkor Wat and Siem Reap

Video:  Category:  General information What is Angkor Wat? Angkor Wat is the world’ biggest religious site. Angkor Wat is a treasured temple and masterpieceof what is now known as the Angkor Archaeological Park. In terms of city history, the city of Angkor was built in the 12th century to be essentially the Khmer capital for […]

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Parasailing In Goa: Open Your Wings of Freedom!

“If you have an adventurous soul but your mind wants to relax amidst calm and serene nature, Goa is the place to go”. Open your wings, fly in the air, swim like a fish, race in water and party in luxurious cruises and make unforgettable memories while your stay in Goa. There are so many […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Sail the Croatian Coast

Sunshine, sea and sand. Relaxing, exploring and partying. Culture, sunsets and starry skies. There’s no better way to experience all of these than by taking a cruise along the Croatian coast for a week. By far, one of my all-time favorite trips has been the week I spent sailing the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia with […]

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Outback Camping Safety Tips

Are you travelling or camping in Australia’s Outback for the first time? If you answer yes, we’ve listed a handful of tips here that can help in planning the journey of a lifetime. We also hope to set your expectations before setting off on this adventure. So, we’ve divided this article into three sections: How […]

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How To Spend A Weekend in Tallinn

So, you’ve closed your eyes, twirled your hand in the air and smacked your index finger on the map. Opening your eyes, you see that your next big city adventure will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. What can I say to that? Well – welcome! Let me show you around. You’ll love it here!   […]

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Inside Ruzafa: Valencia’s Best Kept Secret

Every major city has an up and coming hangout where all the cool kids go, and so for Valencia my favorite has to be the neighborhood of Ruzafa. It’s an easy 15 minute walk south east of the city centre.   Here is Valencia’s Best Kept Secret: See Head to the large indoor market on […]

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Helpful Tips for Crossing the Road in Vietnam

For many people, crossing the road is a highlight of visiting any Vietnamese city. For others it’s a terrifying and stressful task. Either way, getting from one side of the street to another is not straightforward. The sheer volume of scooters on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi is quite bewildering and […]

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10 Top Bars in Budapest

Budapest is infact a mecca for party goers and offers some of the best party venues in Europe. Youngsters from all over Europe are known to fly in and out of Budapest over the weekend for parties. There is something for everyone! You can find typical night clubs catering the youth, whereas ruin bars attracts locals […]

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7 Surprising Cultural Facts About Nepal

A small country squeezed between the Indian and Chinese borders, Nepal with its 30 million people is a tremendously multi-ethnic society with over 100 ethnic groups and 92 different languages. It is as fascinating as it sounds, but what struck me the most during my visit last April is the following interesting cultural facts . […]

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Ljubljana, Slovenia – A Look at the City, Food and Region

Video:  Category:  General information Ljubljana, Slovenia took me by surprise. It had almost been a decade since my last visit and so much has changed in a positive way that I would like to share it with you. It was like visiting a whole new city but with its old charm feel still intact from […]

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The Perfect Way To Taste French Champagne

For admirers of everything bubbly taking Champagne tours in France are never enough. The origination of French sparkling wines has such a great amount to offer that a solitary visit can’t in any way, shape, or form get the job done to cover the majority of its superb sights. The Champagne region The Champagne region is home […]

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15 top tips for all photographers

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8 essential Johnny Clegg songs

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12 images that will change your perception of Angola

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Meet the Nkosis

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Can you capture the soul of Africa?

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The six questions to ask before you decide where to go on safari

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The best park you’ve never heard of

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“Potential is all you need”

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Skimming the surface

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6 images that show the best angle for wildlife photography

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My 13 favourite family travel hot spots

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