• With the Olympics kicking off this week, all eyes are on London. Skip the crowds at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey and check out these offbeat London locales instead. [ABC News]
  • A new generation of travelers tweet, post, and blog their way through their adventures. This infographic, created by Wimdu, explains the social travel phenomenon. [yTravel Blog]
  • The Yucatán Peninsula is known for gorgeous beaches, mysterious ruins, and delicious food. Satisfy your appetite for authentic Mexican cuisine with this photo essay. [Expert Vagabond]

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  1. Caz Makepeace
    July 25, 2012, 8:33 am

    Thanks so much for including our post Erin!

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  3. Colette
    Sydney, Australia
    July 26, 2012, 10:41 pm

    Hi Erin, glad I ran into this post.

    In my opinion as both a traveler and now founder of a startup, Social Travel is more than a trend – it’s a shift in consumer behaviour that I believe will stick around and evolve into other areas of travel as well because social travel allows each travel dollar to achieve a maximum value (in terms of independent and especially adjectival travel) The economic savings and simultaneous increase in travel value will see this stick around for quite some time to come!