Hello, NYC! The crowd at the Museum of the Moving Image — located in Astoria, NY– is pumped to audition to become the next Travel Channel Star! The casting call will be held today, November 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. We’ll do our best to record as many hopefuls as possible, but come early to secure a spot or risk braving a line.
Grand Cayman, Photography by Jacrews7, flickr
This week’s travel blog round up appeals to the senses, from inspiring scents being dispensed at the airport to the taste of gin, which is no longer your grandparents’ drink.
Camels & Chocolate visits the Grand Cayman Islands to celebrate its annual Pirates Week Festival, complete with a Jolly Roger pirate ship cruise.
Heathrow Airport’s new device dispenses scents that inspire people to travel. Skift explains how they narrowed down the scents.
It’s not a grandparents’ drink anymore: find out why gin has become one of the trendiest drinks in cocktail bars around the world according to A Luxury Travel Blog.
Whether you find yourself in Vietnam or China, Triphackr shares how to access Facebook, Twitter and Youtube when it’s blocked.
Last but not least, our own editor Kathleen Rellihan found her way into Fathom’s 24 best volunteer opportunities around the world.
View the iconic Edinburgh Castle from Ross Fountain, located in the Princess Street gardens.
The photos, movies and blog posts in this week’s travel roundup will take you around the world.
Inspired by the Ryder Cup, Triphackr presents the ultimate UK road trip, from Edinburgh to London.
Blurred Moments captures breathtaking photos from a couple’s around-the-world journey. In the first 7 months, they’ve been to Argentina, Bolivia, Hungary, India, Ireland and Peru, to name a few.
From festivals and competitions to unique animal experiences to the best outdoor adventures, check out My Wanderlist’s definitive list for where to travel in November.
Adventures in Wonderland explores the “other” Lotus Land, Vancouver, BC.
And if you’d like to spend some of your weekend armchair traveling, Latitude34 rounds up the 16 greatest travel movies of all time.
Photography by Getty Images/iStockphoto
This week’s travel blog roundup will turn up the wanderlust — read on for tips and seriously inspiring photos from Sao Paulo to Ubud.
Roads & Kingdoms has 14 things to know before you go to the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo.
Have you been to Ubud yet? If not, this beautiful Bali photo journal by Nomadic Habit will have you wondering why.
The Voyageur has the (almost) perfect 15-day itinerary for Sri Lanka, including what she’d do differently if she could go back.
Camels & Chocolate invites you to sit, have a drink and stay for a while at the South’s swankiest resort.
Where to stay in Paris: Adventurous Kate shares her picks for the best neighborhoods and accommodations.
Move on, nothing to see here — according to some Yelpers.
From the ironic to the eye-popping, here are the stories that got passed around the Travel Channel offices this week.
“If you’ve seen one [geyser] you’ve seen them all.” Whether they are funny because they’re sad or just plain sad, you have to see these 1-star Yelp reviews of national parks on imgur.
“Home is wherever your feet take you,” and 31 more things people with wanderlust will understand, from Buzzfeed.
Missing summer already? Stare wistfully at these 15 snaps of palm trees and deep blue seas from Fathom.
A Luxury Travel Blog picks the world’s top 5 winemaking regions that all oenophiles need to check off their lists.
More than 3,500 kilometers over 20 days crammed into 3 minutes, 32 seconds, and it shows (h/t Skift).
Saturday marks Alaska Day, commemorating the transfer of the territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States in 1867. While most of us won’t be on hand in the beautiful, seaside town of Sitka to celebrate, we thought we’d take the opportunity to marvel at Alaska’s glaciers, fjords and otherworldly scenery, as shared with us by Travel Channel fans on Instagram during the ideal summer season. The vast and largely untouched state beckons with lush landscapes, natural wonders and amazing wildlife, waiting to be explored by air, by land or, as the trend goes, by sea on an Alaskan cruise. These photos may be just the inspiration you need to plan your journey to “the Last Frontier” now.
“We’re headed to Aialik Glacier, the biggest in Kenai National Park.” – @marksbucket READ MORE
From coffee breaks in Buenos Aires to killing time in London, some of our favorite cities take center stage in this week’s travel blog roundup.
Espresso, crispy-yet-gooey medialunas and dulce de leche … eat your heart out in Buenos Aires with Fathom.
Did you hear about the time Google hired a camel for its desert street view? True story.
In news you can actually use: Beers & Beans has 8 essential android apps for working on the road.
Have a long layover in Heathrow? Luckily, JohnnyJet knows the best way to kill the time.
Lost in Cheeseland shares her 5 favorite things to eat, drink and see in Paris.
From the steep streets of Sienna to a stunning sunset in Norway to a staggering $23,000 Singapore Airlines price tag, here are the links that got shared around the Travel Channel office this week.
The adventure journal turned us on to this gorgeous Norway time-lapse. Trust us, it’s worth a look.
For quintessential Tuscany with 2 kids in tow — let Hither & Thither’s Travelogue be your guide.
This photo essay by Amanda Marsalis for Tiny Atlas Quarterly will have you seeing Hong Kong in an entirely new “Amaro-like” light.
In case you’ve ever wondered what would be considered “the Chateau Marmont of the South,” it’s Soniat House in New Orleans according to A Hotel Life.
Finally, for anyone who’s ever been envious of first-class guests as they’ve headed to the back of the plane, one man documents his flight to New York in a $23,000 Singapore Airlines suite.
Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica. Photography by Getty Images
This week’s travel blog roundup features destinations worth a second look, from a Caribbean island to an artsy yet overlooked neighborhood in the City of Angels.
If you ever needed a reason to book a family vacation in Jamaica, Kidventurious has 8. Consider it planned.
Explore LA’s burgeoning Arts District — including where to shop, eat and drink — alongside an LA local at Trevor Morrow Travel.
Which country’s residents travel farthest for their honeymoons? And where is the world’s most popular honeymoon destination? Skift explains (with a little help from Facebook).
Have the burning desire to sip lavender lemonade or stitch leather bags in condemned buildings? No? Well, according to Fathom, that’s what all the cool kids are doing in Denver.
Lastly, Thrillist has rounded up 10 upscale hostels that are nicer than most hotels. Yes, you read that right.
It’s 5 o’clock Friday, and we’re guessing that you’d rather be just about anywhere than your cubicle — like a Caribbean island, for instance. Once reality sinks in, don’t abandon the daydream just because it’s smack dab in the middle of hurricane season. All Caribbean islands are not created equal, after all — nor are their chances of being struck by a storm.
Travel insiders have long known that the “Dutch ABCs” — Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao — are your safest bets during the fall, since they are situated in the Southern Caribbean, far from the hurricane belt. Better yet, if you book now, you’re likely to find great deals, as the summer crowds are long gone and have left lower prices. Read on to find out which Netherlands territory will live up to your island fantasy.
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