This edition of our weekly travel blog roundup is the stuff dreams are made of … a long-awaited destination, an island getaway to Bora Bora, Roger Federer playing tennis on a glacier … seriously, we can’t make this stuff up.
This week one of our favorite bloggers got to experience one of the things travel writers treasure: finally getting to visit a place you’ve long been researching, writing and reading about. Here is Passenger Conners’ take on 48 hours in Martha’s Vineyard.
If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a method behind the madness that is boarding a plane, Skift reveals the math behind airlines’ chaotic practices.
Moving on, Johnny Jet had a rather surreal experience watching pro Roger Federer play tennis against Olympic ski racer Lindsey Vonn on a glacier at 11,333 feet — seems he has a bit of an advantage, no? All of this fanfare was for opening of the world’s tallest chocolate shop (by elevation) at Jungfraujoch, the “Top of Europe.”
Who hasn’t dreamed of staying in a bungalow on stilts over cerulean waters? The Travel Bite shares 5 things they don’t tell you about the dream destination of Bora Bora.
Finally, join the Expert Vagabond on an epic, 6-week surfing road trip from Cape Town to Durban in South Africa.
Another summer weekend is about to be on the books — how will you spend it? Our weekly travel blog roundup has more than a few good ideas.
“Uncorking a bottle of French wine on a sunny day, spreading Brie on a baguette, gazing out on the Paris skyline in front of the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre,” Nomadic Matt describes his perfect day and shares 22 ways to save money in Paris.
We enjoyed taking a road trip down memory lane with The Repatriate, living vicariously through her travels in Austria.
Airbnb revealed a new logo and website and people had strong opinions about it. Skift rounded up the reactions — thoughts?
How to travel the world for $1.94 per day. Seriously. Wandering Earl explains.
Lastly, Fathom shares 7 breezy accessories for your next beach vacation.
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This week’s travel blog roundup is brimming with information — from essential travel tips to airplane etiquette — straight from the pros.
Has Johnny Jet answered the age-old question of how to stop the passenger in front of you from reclining? Check out his solution and let us know in the comments if you’d be willing to try it.
Think twice before showing up to the airport if your cell phone is dying, Travel and Leisure’s Carry On blog has the lowdown on new TSA regulations that target dead electronics.
Even the most seasoned traveler make mistakes, the Young Adventuress shares 5 she makes over and over again.
Move over honeymooners, Skift explores the growing popularity of megamoons and many-moons and their equally surprising price tags.
Leave Your Daily Hell reveals the one place you have to see before you die (hint: it’s in South America).
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Ever wonder about the things people try to sneak on planes? CN Traveler rounded up some of the crazier items from the TSA’s Instagram feed. Yes, they have an official Instagram feed.
Dreaming of a vacation in the Philippines … but on a budget? The Poor Traveler has an entertaining and comprehensive travel guide to Batanes, Philippines.
Dreaming of getting outdoors without sacrificing some of the creature comforts of home? The Barefoot Nomad has 10 reasons glamping might be for you.
Turns out Nomadic Matt is a fan of the Jazz Age (like a lot of us) and he’s planned the perfect Prohibition bar crawl though NYC.
It’s never too early to feast your eyes on a Kiwi food frenzy. Case in point, Bren on the Road brings you 33 things to eat on your next trip to New Zealand.
eTramping tells you how to do Prague for less than $25 a day. Photography by Thinkstock
This week we welcome y Travel and eTramping to our weekly roundup, we suggest you bookmark them immediately. Oh, and some exciting news for Star Wars fans coming soon … well, in 2018. Enjoy!
A little worried about the price tag of that dream European getaway? eTramping reveals Europe’s 6 less-expensive cities and tips to see them on a budget.
Something to download before your next trip: y Travel’s handy list of 16 must-have apps and websites for digital nomads.
The Expeditioner looks into the rise of solo travel beyond the backpacker — and gives 4 reasons why you should consider traveling alone.
A Luxury Travel Blog rounded up 7 amazing sights to see in Central America — the photos speak for themselves.
And may the force be with you … in Chicago, where George Lucas is building a $700 million art and Star Wars memorabilia museum, to be called the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, via Vanity Fair.
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It’s officially the first day of summer , so how do you plan to spend yours? Whether your summer vacation is completely booked or you’re still looking for some inspiration, our weekly travel blog roundup is here to help on both fronts.
Your worst fear when you decide to check a bag? Showing up to your destination before it does. Skift reveals where checked luggage is 3 times more likely to arrive late than in the US.
Summer airfares can be brutal; Johnny Jet shares 12 ways to find cheap flights.
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We apologize for the interruption in our regularly scheduled posting, but while we’ve “sunset” This Week in Photos, our weekly travel roundup isn’t going anywhere. Here are some of the top stories shared around the Travel Channel offices this week.
The World Cup has been buzzing in the background at Travel Channel HQ and the workdays are punctuated by cheering from cubicles. Some employees aren’t as fortunate, however, and in China they’re taking to more extreme tactics to not miss any of the action. With a crushing 11-hour time difference – meaning the daily opening matches start around midnight — Chinese workers are buying fake doctors’ notes to play hooky. According to NPR, the more money workers are willing to pony up the more authentic the excuse: 50 bucks even gets you an ultrasound, CT scan, blood or urine test to back up your “diagnosis.”
From the Coachella music festival to an ancient fertility ritual to the White House Easter Egg Roll, there are lots of celebrations to be had in this week in photos. But the fun doesn’t stop there, let’s get to our weekly travel blog roundup.
Johnny Jet has the scoop on the one airport to avoid this summer (if you can).
Want to go on the ultimate Nashville vacation? What to eat, drink, see and buy according to Music City-native Camels & Chocolate.
Skift presents the airplane seat design that could end the battle of the armrests.
If you’re headed to New Orleans for Jazz Fest this weekend and looking to try the best Po’ Boy, look no further. Eat Your World suggests a deep-fried seafood po’ boy from Parkway Bakery & Tavern.
World of Wanderlust presents 6 reasons to visit Italy in the spring (as if you need that many).
Spring fever hits this week in photos with a massive pillow fight in DC, the Philippine International Balloon Festival and annual Songkran water festival in Thailand. Read on for a smörgåsbord of must-read stories from some of our favorite travel blogs.
Add this one to your bucket list: Twenty Something Travel visited a town called Tequila.
And while this applies to a very select few, Almost Fearless shared some pretty great tips on having a baby overseas.
Our good pal Passenger Conners gets real about her adventures in short-term subletting, which include flaming generators and 5-minute showers.
Skift has the download on the new pay-as-you-go model for airport lounges. Would you use them?
Our friends at the National Park Service teamed up with EarthCam to bring you a live stream of the beautiful cherry blossoms in our nation’s capital.
Prince Harry, polar bears and a pair of sumo wrestlers come out to play in this week in photos. Read on for more stunning photography, travel tips and real-life Game of Thrones locations in our weekly travel blog roundup.
Skift shares how Tourism Ireland plans to bring Game of Thrones to life just in time for Season 4.
Landlopers has a stunning photo series on beautiful stairways around the world — you may even want to climb them for yourself.
Vicariously visit the last frontier on Earth — the South Pole — through Lee Abbamonte’s Antarctic expedition.
If you’re over road trips and Caribbean cruises, SmarterTravel suggests 10 more unique ways to travel.
Less than 24 hours in Paris? Don’t sweat it — one Fathom editor shows how to make the most of it.