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The Radar: Travel Lately

28 Mar

Sensō-ji is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. (Photograph by Aapo Haapanen, Flickr)

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.

Here’s this week’s:

  • Easter Island may be hard to access (after all, it’s the most remote inhabited island in the world). It can also be expensive. But budget options abound for those that seek them in this tiny Chilean outpost. @budgettravelsac
  • Cannes, St. Tropez, and Nice are, well, nice, but you don’t have to keep to the French side of the Riviera while you’re on holiday. Trade your bonjour for buongiorno across the border in San Remo. @easyhiker101
  • Despite making headlines recently as a hotbed of instability, Beirut possesses a charm worthy of praise. And in the Lebanese city’s low-key Mar Mikhael district, old and new converge in the most surprising ways. @Gadling 
  • A bus designed to look like a panda bear whisks visitors around a city, free of charge. As kitschy as it may sound, this “only in Japan” phenomenon proves to be a terrific way to get to know Tokyo. @HuffPostTravel
  • Just 90 miles away from U.S. shores, Cuba exudes the aura of a bygone era. For those bogged down by the grind of modernity, consider this unique Caribbean island your great escape.  @NevEndingVoyage

The Radar: Travel Lately Beirut , budget travel adventures , Cuba , Easter Island , Easy Hiker 101 , gadling , Havana , Huffington Post Travel , Italy , japan , Lebanon , Never Ending Voyage , ngtradar , San Remo , The Radar , tokyo

The Radar: Keeping Up with Kauai, Local London, Canada’s No. 1!

21 Jan

The path to Kalalau on the Na Pali Coast in Kauai. (Photograph by Lisa Foster, My Shot)

  • Kauai is Hawaii’s oldest island — and arguably its most beautiful — but often gets passed over in favor of crowd favorites Oahu and Maui. Here’s one blogger’s take on why the “garden island” tops them all. [Budget Travel Adventures]
  • If you’ve never been to London — and even if you have — here are seven hidden gems that don’t make it into the guidebooks. [Vagabondish]
  • If Canada isn’t on your bucket list, you might want to reconsider because it just topped the list of the world’s most recommended countries to visit. Here’s why. [Gadling]




The Radar: Keeping Up with Kauai, Local London, Canada’s No. 1!