The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar — the best of the travel blogosphere — is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.

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Here’s this week’s:

  • Russia can seem intimidating. See how Moscow’s Committee for Tourism is making the world’s largest country’s capital city more travel friendly. @WSJ
  • As if the magnificent photos weren’t enough, here are 42 more reasons to book a flight to Spain. Stat. They had us at Costa Brava. @landlopers
  • Who says you can’t have adventure in the big city? Here’s a list of 10 American cities that offer great hiking, biking, climbing, surfing, and more. @adventurevida
  • This blogger’s quest to build the ideal Brazil itinerary paid off in spades. Take a look at this dream trip from Fernando de Noronha to Rio and everything in between. @1step2theleft
  • If you’re looking for a home away from home, Cork is a good bet. You’ll get almost as much excitement as you’d find in Dublin, just with a small-town feel. @EuropeUpClose

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  1. Christian Rene Friborg
    November 21, 2012, 12:49 am

    Me and my girlfriend are actually planning to visit Russia early next year. She wants to see the Kremlin in person, while I want to go and see Novgorod myself.

  2. Martin
    November 14, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Hi there, I don’t recommend Spain right now for travel. If you go to Barcelona, fine, everything is pretty quiet as it’s the wealthy part of Spain (although occasionally there are protests there too). However Madrid and other big cities is something I would avoid these days. Not sure how the others here see it, but if I can avoid having to extend my weekend trip by three days that I booked after finding a great deal on , then the great saving I thought I made when comparing the hotel prices is all gone. Just because of a strike that takes out all the Spanish logistics at once! Don’t get me wrong, I love Spain but what I am saying is: try to avoid Madrid these days (and flights to Barcelona are often a lot cheaper anyway!)

    Just my 2 cents..