The Radar–the best of the travel blogosphere–is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.
Here’s this week’s:
- Attention foodie travelers: Think about adding Melaka to your to-do list in 2014. This World Heritage site, which is giving George Town a run for its money for the title of food capital of Malaysia, is serving up authentic cuisine that’s sure to delight your palate–and your wallet. @20YH
- Overwhelmed by the holiday hordes? Escape the crowd in Semuc Champey, where the water is clear, the forests are lush, and the views are breathtaking. This Guatemalan paradise may be far from the beaten path, but once you arrive you’ll know your efforts were worth the reward. @EscapingAbroad
- When you’re told you’ll be heading to a place where there will be “picturesque villages, Byzantine churches, lush valleys, ancient citrus groves, and wonderful beaches,” you tend to be a bit skeptical. Turns out it was all true. Here are a few more reasons why you should visit the Greek isle of Naxos. @DangerousBiz
- With its colorful shops and bustling pubs, Killarney is “what every Irish town should be.” Find out why this tourist-friendly destination on Ireland’s southwestern coast is a must-visit stop on the scenic Wild Atlantic Way. @landlopers
- When you’re someone for whom “arriving in Bangkok feels like slipping on a well-worn leather shoe,” surprises can be hard to come by. But even the most familiar destinations can provide new experiences–if you look at them right. Here’s a look at Thailand’s capital city through new eyes. @adventurouskate