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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: Travel Lately

10 Mar

Tallinn's famous Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  (Photograph by MissTerje, Flickr)

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

Here’s this week’s:

  • Despite a tumultuous past, Northern Europe’s oldest capital city is experiencing a rebirth. Behold, Tallinn, Estonia and its many, many charms. @Gadling
  • New Zealand doesn’t always live up to its idyllic Tolkien-worthy reputation, but these ten beaches are pretty darn close to paradise. @FlashpackerFam
  • Sometimes the best adventures are in our own backyards. After wandering the world over, an American blogger dreams up a bucket list in the United States@LandLoper 
  • For some, Burma is a dream destination; for others, it’s a political travesty. Regardless of where you fall, here’s one person’s picks for the best books on this controversial country. @Wanderluster
  • In the midst of an epic adventure in the Galapagos, Digital Nomad Andrew Evans takes pause to share tips on how to photograph the islands’ extraordinary fauna. @WheresAndrew

The Radar: Travel Lately Burma , Digital Nomad , Estonia , Evans , Flashpacker Fam , gadling , galapagos , Land Loper , Myanmar , national parks , New Zealand , ngtradar , Obama , Tallinn , The Radar , USA , Wanderluster , Where’s Andrew?

The Radar: Travel Lately

8 Mar

A tour of Paris isn't complete without the perfect cup of coffee.  (Photograph by Pablo Cuneo, Flickr)

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

Here’s this week’s:

  • Colorful and historical San Juan isn’t just a feast for the eyes. Here are five restaurants worth traveling for in Puerto Rico’s capital city. @OrdinaryTravelr
  • In Seoul, a city that thrives on modernity, a trip to the nearby Korean Folk Village proves a welcome, albeit touristy, respite. Experience the traditional side of Korean life in Yongin@Gadling
  • In one word, breathtaking. Yellowstone National Park embodies the glory of the American West and continues to surprise visitors time and time again. @TransAmericas 
  • Touring Paris – the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to Saint Germain —  can be a whirlwind. You’ll need your caffeine. Luckily, there’s plenty of good coffee in this cafe-obsessed city. @sousstyle 
  • Its name may be more evocative of Nebraska than Nicaragua, but the Corn Islands prove to be a delightful Caribbean retreat. Oh, and don’t miss the coconut bread. @thatbackpacker

The Radar: Travel Lately Caribbean , Corn Islands , gadling , idaho , montana , ngtradar , Nicaragua , Ordinary Travelr , Paris , Puerto Rico , San Juan , Seoul , Sous Style , South Korea , That Backpacker , The Radar , Trans Americas , Wyoming , Yellowstone National Park , Yongin

The Radar: Go Galápagos, Malaysian Street Cuisine, Swiss Train Hopping

21 Jan

There's more to the Galapagos than wildlife, but the wildlife is out of this world. (Photograph by Louise Marie Holst, My Shot)

  • If you want to see exotic wildlife, the Galápagos Islands are a sure bet. But there’s much, much more to this unique ecosystem. Find out what you’re missing, and start planning your trip. [Lonely Planet]
  • If you’re looking for traditional, authentic, and delicious Malaysian food, there’s really no substitute for Kuala Lumpur’s street food scene. Check out this handy guide and start salivating. [Matador Network]
  • Traveling by train isn’t my favorite way to get around, but watching this awe-inspiring video of one person’s journey along Switzerland’s scenic rail route just might have made me change my tune. [Gadling]

 

The Radar: Go Galápagos, Malaysian Street Cuisine, Swiss Train Hopping

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!

The Radar: Hike the World, America’s New National Monument, Islamic Art at the Louvre

20 Jan

The Buckskin Gulch in the Paria Canyon of Utah is one of the longest and most dramatic slot canyons in the world. (Photograph by Mark Genito, My Shot)

  • Put away your flip flops, and get out your boots — it’s time for some great autumn hikes. If you need inspiration, reading about these backcountry paradises is sure to do the trick. [Matador]
  • Visitors flock to southwestern Colorado to experience the beauty of Chimney Rock and learn about its cultural significance to the Pueblo Indians. Now, at long last, the iconic rock formation has been named a national monument. [Gadling]
  • If you think you’ve seen everything there is to see in the Louvre, it’s time to make another trip. The museum’s new wing of Islamic art opened this weekend, and features pieces from 632 to 1800 CE in its collection. [Fodors]

 

The Radar: Hike the World, America’s New National Monument, Islamic Art at the Louvre