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.
It may be the longest day of the year, but it’s been a very slow travel news week, which allowed for some creative posts from a few of our favorite outlets. From the unbelievable (a Pole-to-Pole run) to the random (most Sweden-y things?), here are some headlines that kept us entertained this week.
Gadling sits down with Pat Farmer, the Aussie who ran 20,919 kilometers from the North to the South Pole, to find out what makes someone want to run 40 kilometers a day for 10 months.
The NYT finds out what this famous designer (and mom to 2 young daughters) can’t travel without, and there are quite a few fun surprises in her suitcase.
Flavorwire has 10 literary restaurants for hungry book nerds around the world.
Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, is becoming more than a backpackers’ destination with a violent past. NPR reports 60 cruise ships now stop in the city thanks to its new tourist attractions, such as the Titanic museum and HBO’s soundstage for Game of Thrones.
And last, but not least, Buzzfeed rounds up the 33 most Sweden-y things that ever happened in Sweden. Because, why not?
Want even more travel highlights from this week? Check out our This Week in Photos slideshow!