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This Week in Travel Both a life-changing trip abroad and an adventurer who regularly risk his life are among the stories we shared this week.

Check out these sweeping photographs of Fathom’s snowy road trip along highway 285 from Vail  to Santa Fe. It’s the perfect way to say sayonara to winter.

Your first time traveling abroad can be life-changing, inducing a permanent state of wanderlust, but where to first when the whole world is in front of you? Tripit says these 5 destination are perfect for first-timers.

March Madness is currently dominating the sports world in the states, but Jungles in Paris has a rare and fascinating look at the Basque sport of pelota, or handball, which dates back to the middle ages.

Beyond 12hrs’ signature travel guide for Copenhagen, it also unearths the city’s most beautiful artisanal bakery, Mirabelle.

The New York Times Magazine just released a stunning package about the heart-stopping climbs of Alex Honnold, a 29-year-old master climber who regularly cheats death.

The Trip 2015

For in-flight tips and how to Airbnb like a pro, here are the links being shared around the Travel Channel office this week.

Airline food has always gotten a bad rap, but Thrillest rounded up the best food on 9 major airlines — according to flight attendants. Who knew you could get bibimbap at 30,000 feet?

Hold the phone: The SkyMall concept may not be dead yet. Yahoo Travel says there are plans to revive the brand, you know, with “items in the magazine that people actually want to buy.”

We’ll admit it: We’ve jumped on the Airbnb bandwagon, which is why we bookmarked Refinery29′s interview with a man who lived exclusively in Airbnbs for an entire year.

The closest thing to staying at Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel? Condé Nast Traveler reveals the highly rated neo-classical Hungarian hotel that may have inspired the Academy Award-winning film.

It is possible to look alive after a 10-hour flight? The Coveteur reveals its trade secrets.

Rome

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For this week in travel, we rounded up posts by some of the travel bloggers we’re currently following, bookmarking and sharing in the Travel Channel office.

Cover thousands of years of art and history in a single afternoon and save money while you do it? Triphackr shares his tips and tricks for seeing Rome on a budget.

Make sense of the chaos in Cairo: find out how to see the best of the city in just a few days thanks to Landlopers.

If you’re perpetually putting off downloading your travel photos and, you know, doing something with them, get inspired by Kelly Purkey’s kick-ass scrapbook.

Eat This Poem posted a literary travel guide for Seattle, which solves any pressing need for an independent bookstore, good cup of coffee or salted-caramel cupcakes.

If you’re wondering where to eat in Soho right this minute, The New Potato has the low down from the chefs at hot spot Chalk Point Kitchen.

India

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No, you’re not hibernating in your apartment avoiding single-digit temperatures outside — you’re halfway around the world with some of our favorite travel bloggers. Ah, the power of this week in travel.

February is an ideal time to visit India. Take a photo tour with Bridges and Balloons to Mumbai and beyond.

Live vicariously through the Young Adventuress as she learns to fly in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.

Jessie On a Journey reveals 5 must-eat dishes in Provence, France — beautiful illustrations included!

Alex in Wanderland traveled to Northern Thailand to attend the Yi Peng festival — and seeing the thousands of sky lanterns launched into the air at the same time took her breath away.

Where will you find you’ll find pagoda-topped buildings tucked between skyscrapers in San Francisco? Travel in Translation talks about #FindingAsia in the city’s iconic Chinatown neighborhood.

This Week in Travel
Whether you’ve always dreamed of traveling solo or being in 2 places at once, this week in travel has you covered.

If you’ve written off Hawaii as a honeymoon destination, you’re missing out. Fathom reveals it’s also perfectly suited for road trips, hikes, surfing and dining solo.

In case you missed it: See the latest in a (very) long-standing Super Bowl tradition over on Skift.

If being in 2 places at once is on your bucket list, the Huffington Post has a solution beyond straddling a state line — visit Llívia, Spain.

Tour Los Feliz, CA, on Boat Magazine with local girl Mel Caselas Ayer writer, photographer, rock star’s wife and all-around “it” girl.

What do Delta Air Lines, United Continental Holdings, Air Canada and Turkish Airlines have in common? Travel and Leisure reveals they all freshen up their cabins with a custom scent.

Prague

Photography by Ronira Fruhstuck

Snowmageddon 2015 may have been relegated to the Northeast, but bookmark these reads for your next snow day.

Whether you’ve crossed too many timezones or taken back-to-back-to-back flights, every traveler has suffered from jet lag at some point. Tourist Meets Traveler shares some helpful tips to minimize the blow.

Next time you find yourself in Prague make sure to explore its local cafe culture like Kami & the Rest of the World.

Ever dreamed of hiking on a volcano? Follow in the footsteps on author Marie Pottiez who shared her shared her journey across the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand on The Culture Map.

World of Wanderlust reveals Europe’s best castles to visit — and which ones will even allow you to spend the night!

Don’t let January come to close without creating your 2015 travel bucket list, if you still in need of inspiration check out The Love Assembly’s inspiring to-do list.

Portugal, sergoua/Getty Images/iStockphoto

This week’s travel blog roundup with have you seeing things differently, from little-known destination hot spots to the death of an in-flight institution.

Forgo Croatia’s crowded beaches for a tranquil Portuguese fishing village outside Lisbon. Head over to PureWow for more off-the-beaten-path destinations to add to your 2015 bucket list.

There’s much made over seeing the world through a child’s eyes, free of cynicism, preconceived notions and prejudice. Now you can experience this IRL thanks to this photo essay — a toddler’s view of New York City — in The NY Times.

Lucky Peach has an appetite-inducing (and beautifully photographed) regional guide to ramen in Japan (h/t Fathom).

In breaking travel news, SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy. Let’s reflect one last time on 11 of the in-flight catalog’s most ridiculous items with Business Insider.

Last but not least, we’ll leave you with this fun Washington Post quiz. Can you name these cities just by looking at their subway maps?

 

Havasu Falls (Photo Courtesy Thinkstock)

There’s a lot of eye candy and some eyebrow-raising discoveries in this week’s travel blog roundup. Beyond the beautiful photography of the brightly-colored Havasu Falls in Arizona, Brendan’s Adventures also boasts everything you need to know about how to get there, what to see, where to stay and to what to pack.

How can color theory up your travel photo game? Geotraveler’s Niche explains.

Detroit most likely isn’t on your travel to-do list, but Hecktic Travels makes a compelling case why it should be.

“Why are some croissants straight, and others curved?” The Everywhereist answers the age-old question, and yes, there is a law about it in France.

From exquisitely prepared food to truly picturesque train rides, Legal Nomads shares 77 photos of Japan.

 

This Week in Travel: Antarctica

Photography by Paul Souders | WorldFoto

Whether you’ve resolved to be more present in your everyday travels or take more risks in a far-flung adventure, this week’s travel blog roundup has both in spades.

The Red Bull Air Force is world-renowned for its amazing stunts. Head over to Adventure.com to see a pretty spectacular highlight reel, including a wingsuit jump over downtown New York and BASE jumping off Fisher Towers in Moab, UT.

We get it — it’s hard to motivate yourself to get out of bed in the morning during the winter months. But this Brooklyn Bridge sunrise series from C’est Christine might do the trick.

Lee Abbamonte has ventured where, we daresay, few of us ever will: the South Pole. Check out his real-life march of the (emperor) penguins in Antarctica.

Live vicariously through Candice Does the World, who stumbled upon an “ultra-secret” geothermal pool while on a road trip in Iceland.

If the Oscar buzz around Wild has you contemplating hiking for days on end, follow the Fearful Adventurer’s own unexpected and inspiring pilgrimage.

Miami
All eyes on the year ahead. Where will 2015 take you? Let this week’s travel blog roundup inspire your next adventure.

No surprise here. Sunny Miami tops Flipkey’s list of the 10 most desirable vacation rental destinations.

Fathom rounded up 9 boutique hotels that will blow up your Instagram feed in 2015.

The one place to visit in 2015? Skift throws an unlikely destination in the mix.

For a much needed digital detox, Afar recommends 20 off-the-grid getaways.

JohnnyJet has unearthed 6 iconic winter treats in Minneapolis.

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