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Inava Kuzmanouska and Rachel Cooper’s sculpture, Mirador

Circuses without animals? Ice sculptures in October? Traveling without the stress?  For This Week in Travel, we found posts that strayed from the ordinary.

With Halloween just 2 weeks away, Oysterblog gets in the spirit and offers their picks for the spookiest places for the brave at heart to spend a fright night. From vampires to voodoo, you’ll be sure to get your supernatural fix.

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From fitting in at the Austin City Limits music festival to reliving your Disney movie dreams, our This Week in Travel blog roundup hits the high points of the travel blogosphere. Travel Channel makes it easy to stay up to date on your travel news. By the way, it’s time to book those holiday flights — read on to make sure you’re not too late!

Not in the mood to buy your own private island? Yeah, neither are we. But Oysterblog has 6 private island resorts that you can borrow for a week or two.

“The prosthesis endured longer than our love. It was made of sturdier material.” See this memorial to a wooden leg and more with Gadling’s visit to Croatia’s Museum of Broken Relationships. See more wacky museums here!

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From luxurious dining in hotels and on the street to the rocking good times of Oktoberfest, travel bloggers have it made. Get a glimpse of their adventures when we share our favorite picks from this week’s travel blogs.

2Backpackers explore Buenos Aires and unexpectedly spot many unique Asian-Argentinian fusions of culture due to a major wave of Asian immigrants in the 1980’s. From Chinese empanadas to Japanese pop music shops, you might forget you’re in South America.

A $5,000 burger?! Oysterblog finds the hotel meals with the biggest price tags for those who really want to splurge on an extravagant vacation.

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Fireworks! Royals! Rockstars! The 2012 London Olympics closed with a bang, allowing travel bloggers to get back to their old habits: stirring up controversy about mythical sea serpents, doling out first-class tips and revealing what travelers should never, ever say.

Gadling wonders if a “Norwegian Nessie” is lurking beneath the surface of Hornindalsvatnet, Europe’s deepest lake.

Camels and Chocolate gives you a glimpse (read: lots of photos) of what it’s like to work on a cruise ship with this Day in the Life of an employee. And don’t miss the giveaway!

Want to get bumped into first class on Delta? Johnny Jet tells what works and what doesn’t.

SmarterTravel shares 5 phrases a traveler should never use. Some are no-brainers, one is just good manners, but another could land you behind bars.

Okay, we lied. One last London post. A Luxury Travel Blog reveals the 5 most expensive celebrity hotel rooms. You know you’re curious where Angelina Jolie drops 5,000 pounds a night!

Want even more timely travel bites? Check out our This Week in Photos gallery!

Are you a travel blogger with tips to offer? Let us know in the comments and maybe you can be featured in next week’s This Week in Travel.

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Photograph by Ian Shive / Aurora Photos

As always, we’re bringing you our favorite travel posts from the blogosphere this past week. Learn an alternative way to save money while traveling the world, where the most remote places exist and how you can find the best sustainable wines.

The Cultureist offers a tour of the best “green” wineries from France to Greece and beyond. Never heard of biodynamic wine? Neither had we.

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Here at Travel Channel, we like tips — tips on how to pack, how to get a deal, where to go …  you name it. The world is a pretty big place and it’s pretty difficult to know where and how to get everywhere. But the travel blogosphere is an even bigger place, so we scour it for even more ideas about how to travel like a pro.

Check out what we found this week:

The Everywhereist got a peek into the offices of Facebook in Palo Alto, CA, from its shrubbery (shaped like the Facebook logo!) to its mural-covered walls.

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Travel the blogosphere with us as we bring you our favorite travel blog posts from this past week. We saw that there’s a lot more to London than the Olympics and we learned what a glacial erratic is. Read all about these tidbits and more:

Global Grasshopper offers tips on the 10 London neighborhoods worth exploring.

As We Travel keeps the London theme going with Beatles-inspired places around the world.

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As part of the travel blog community, we like to keep a weather eye on the horizon and bring things to our readers that happened to catch our attention this week on the blogroll. We found some tips on traveling to London for the Olympics, as well as gorgeous photos of Ecuador and the cenotes of Mexico.

Peter Greenberg offers suggestions for how to avoid hotels when traveling abroad for the Olympics.

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Want to know where some of our favorite travel bloggers have been this week? So did we. So we scoured the blogroll and found our 5 favorite posts. Did you know that Paris transforms into a beachside resort every summer?  Are you traveling with your significant other for the first time and worried that it might be a bad idea? Read on to find out more …

Vagabondish offers 6 questions everyone should ask before embarking on a trip with a significant other – to preserve both your sanity and your relationship.

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Every week we scour the travel blog universe to see where people are going, what they’re seeing and if they know something we don’t about their favorite destinations. From preparing to run with the bulls to capturing breathtaking photos of colorful Panama, travel bloggers have been busy.

Presumably, your local fireworks went off without a hitch this week — not true for San Diego residents. Gadling shares a video of the Big Bay Boom — with all of the city’s fireworks exploding at once.

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