Love on the Road – Roadmances
(Travel Dudes)
The endless possibilities for exploration, discovery, and friendship are the precious things you can only get by traveling. And sometimes when you least expect it love also comes out smacking you in the face.

Here’s one way to lure Chinese visitors: Build a replica of Forbidden City
Australia’s coastal Wyong region outside Sydney, a pretty stretch of pristine beaches and wildlife-filled wetlands, isn’t high on the travel agenda of most Chinese tourists. But the local mayor and a Chinese businessman have big plans to change that – by building a A$500 million ($480 million) theme park that will include a full-size replica of Beijing’s Forbidden City and a nine-storey temple housing a giant Buddha.

Just How Convenient Are Citi Bikes? [VIDEO]
“New York City is the greatest place on earth — but living here is a huge pain in the ass,” says filmmaker Casey Neistat in his short documentary.

Indie Travel in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for $50 a day
If walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great sounds like an adventure to you, then Central Asia is the right place to be. There are other former USSR states that may be higher on most people’s must-do list than Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, but these still off the beaten path destinations are well worth a visit.

Win a Yellowstone & Grand Teton Explorer Trip with O.A.R.S.
(Everett Potter’s Travel Report)
This six-day trip for two travelers offers guided sea kayaking, whitewater rafting and dramatic hiking in two of America’s most beloved National Parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton – but off the beaten path and far away from the summer crowds. This is a great opportunity to explore a land of soaring peaks and Old Faithful, and to see elk herds, eagles, osprey and moose.

Clothing Company Offers $1,000 Reimbursement if Wearers Are Pickpocketed
(Smarter Travel)
We love the Scottevest clothing line for traveling hands and bag-free, and for protecting our valuables. Now, we’re even more confident in our recommendation, since Scottevest has announced that they will reimburse customers up to $1,000 for any valuables pick-pocketed out of a Scottevest Travel or Classic Vest, Tropiformer Jacket, Fleece 5.0, Fleece 7.0, Transformer Jacket, Trench, Penny Coat, Standard Jacket, Revolution Jacket, or Revolution Plus Jacket.

Confused Carnivore Goes Vegetarian on the Road for 3 Months
For my latest challenge against the clock, I’m going vegetarian for a quarter of the year whilst backpacking throughout Asia. I could write a zillion words post explaining my reasons for doing this and hope that you care enough to read. Alternatively, I’ve manifested an imaginary interview in my head, with questions from cool celebrities and fictional characters.

Video Of The Day: This Is Shanghai
Today’s Video of the Day takes us on a techno-filled trip through Shanghai, courtesy of photographer Rob Whitworth. Although much of the short time-lapse film focuses on twinking lights and congested traffic, it also shows the city is much more than that by stopping to follow both a taxi driver and a woman selling flowers.

The World’s 10 Tastiest Food Museums
(The Daily Meal)
Some art is meant to be touched, but in the case of food museums, it’s also meant to be tasted. This genre of museum can spotlight a specific food or brand, and museums around the world exhibit everything from a given food’s history to creative variations of a certain dish.

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