The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.
Here’s this week’s:
- If you’re touring the German countryside in North Rhine-Westphalia, think about taking a detour to Wuppertal to see the town’s claim to fame–a unique suspension railway called the Schwebebahn. Here’s a brief guide to getting the most out of your visit to this wooded industrial center and its “floating” trains. @easyhiker101
- A lot has changed since South Africa officially abolished Apartheid, but as the country prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of democracy and Nelson Mandela’s election to office, a visit to the Bo Kaap neighborhood makes clear “why color still matters in Cape Town.” @insidetravellab
- Dating back to 10,000 BC, or even further, a succession of empires—Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and, finally, Ottoman—ruled over the city of Ephesus. See why exploring the ruins of this Turkish landmark feels like “walking through the pages of history.” @TravelnBeyond
- Most museums in Washington, D.C., may offer free admission, but there are plenty of cultural institutions that are worth shelling out some dough to see. Next time you’re visiting the American capital, wander away from the National Mall and check out these three worthwhile alternatives instead. (We might be biased, but the first one looks pretty cool.) @GFTravelette
- Today’s globetrotters have a duty to protect the world’s resources and treasures for the travelers of the future. From investing in vacation rentals to hitting up local food markets, here are 31 tips that will help you make less of an impact on the world we all share. @thismyhappiness