The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.
Here’s this week’s:
- Salzburg might score music cred for being Mozart’s birthplace, but that’s not its only tuneful distinction. The picturesque Austrian city also provided the backdrop for The Sound of Music. You can even visit the “dwarf garden” featured in the “Do-Re-Mi” scene. @dangerousbiz
- China is enormous, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to see the sights without the aid of a tour company. Here’s your guide to traveling the world’s third largest country by train. @BootsnAll
- Is anything taboo these days? Not at these “secret museums” dedicated to bringing the unthinkable and unmentionable out into the light for the public’s viewing pleasure — from espionage to erotica and more. @atlasobscura
- Think you know what Oktoberfest is all about? Join most of the rest of the world (it’s not just Americans). Lesson No. 1: It’s not in October. Read on as more myths about this famous Munich drink fest get busted. @PeterSGreenberg