The Radar–the latest and best from the travel blogosphere–is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday.
Here are our latest picks:
- Tjuvholmen may have been rough around the edges (by Oslo’s standards at least) in the past, but the waterside neighborhood is finally getting its day in the sun. This islet, which was once home to a prison (Tjuvholmen means “Thief’s Island”), is reinventing itself as the hub of the Norwegian capital’s modern art scene–complete with scores of galleries, a sleek designer hotel, and cutting-edge restaurants–and people are paying attention. @we_heart
- No stranger to crowds (think Carnival, New Year’s Eve, and sold-out surf-side concerts), Copacabana beach is currently hosting a World Cup party whose “atmosphere is somewhere between Spring Break and the Fall of Saigon.” Fùtbol fans from far and wide have flocked to Rio to revel in the highs and lows of the sport’s main event, and this long stretch of sand is the eye of the colorful storm. @RoadsKingdoms
- From the beautiful remoteness of Lanai to the lip-smacking eats on offer in Oahu, there is an island in Hawaii for every kind of traveler. Get the lowdown on five of these unique Polynesian islands, and find the one that’s right for you. @spencerspellman