Archive for June, 2012

Today’s Daily Escape is from Denali, Alaska. Learn more »

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Check out this week’s roundup of our favorite travel blog posts. From mud volcanoes to “tapas crawls” in Spain, here’s what caught our eye this week in the travel blog universe:

Did you know today is National Lobster Day? Gadling lists the best lobster dishes around the country.   READ MORE

Sailabration

What better way to show off your love for “the land of the free and the home of the brave” than with a visit to this weekend’s aptly named “Star-Spangled Sailabration” in Baltimore? Put on your American flag pants (or bowtie!) and scoot down to this weeklong festival, which commemorates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the writing of every American’s favorite tune … “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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Today’s Daily Escape is from Washington, DC. Learn more »

Ward War I Memorial

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By Troy Petenbrink

It’s official: The Hunger Games topped the $400 million mark over the weekend, making it one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. But the story doesn’t end on the big screen. Now you can experience where the Hunger Games were actually shot.

Hunger Games

The phenomenal success of The Hunger Games has launched a cottage industry in North Carolina, as multiple tours are now offered to allow the movie’s fans the opportunity to visit the Hollywood-envisioned world of Katniss, Peeta and the other Tributes. READ MORE

Today’s Daily Escape is from Kruger National Park, South Africa. Learn more »

Singita Lebombo Lodge

Photograph by Singita Game Reserves

Seattle

Still working out your 4th of July travel plans? You can do all the planning and packing and glowstick-buying in the world, but no “to-do” list can prevent cloudy skies and rain during your Independence Day celebration.

Never fear, we’ve got you covered. Travel Channel has teamed up with the long-term forecasting experts at weathertrends360 to bring you the best (and worst) places around the country to watch the fireworks. Topping our list for the very best cities are Denver, Phoenix, Addison, TX, San Francisco and Seattle. Check out which cities have the highest risk for bad weather … you may want to reconsider your plans.

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Today’s Daily Escape is from Cappadocia, Turkey. Learn more »

Goreme Adventure

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National Get Outdoors Day

This Saturday, ditch your spot on the couch and get moving in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. Each of the 132 different celebrations nationwide will promote healthy living and outdoor activities through their information centers and “active fun areas.” Brush up on your survival skills, learn to fish and pitch a tent, or have your photo taken with Smokey the Bear! READ MORE

 
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Join us on the Traveling Type each week for a roundup of our favorite blog posts. From a peek into life in Beirut to inspiration found on the banks of the Thames, here’s what caught our eye this week in the travel blog universe:

Have you heard that the TSA is letting certain travelers keep their shoes on? Mommy Points explains!

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