The world of travel moves fast!   Let’s keep up–together.   On Fridays,  Traveling IQ curates the highlights from the past week:

Ca’D’oro in Istanbul (via CN Traveler)

*Traveling will make you thirsty.  Quench it stylishly at one of the best new bars in cities including Berlin, Beijing, Buenos Aires, and other non-B beginning destinations.  (via Conde Nast Traveler)

*Eating out(doors) in London.  With a gazillion (exact figure) visitors descending on London this summer, you may need some fresh air and much to drink.  Here’s an area-by-area guide to the best outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants. (via Time Out London)

*London to Sydney in 4 hours!  Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Gulfstream – with the help of NASA – are working toward creating the “Son of Concorde,”  the first supersonic commercial passenger airliner.  (via

*Air travel these days means longer and longer time in airports.  Don’t fret, now you can play golf, visit a museum, or watch a concert, all en-route to your gate.  (via CNN)

*Hmmmm… Fourteen women–all in their 80’s and 90’s–who lived through the horrors of World War II competed to be crowned Israel’s first “Miss Holocaust Survivor” (via MSNBC)

What did I miss?  Share your favorite travel news in the comments below or by posting on the Traveling IQ Facebook page.

2 thoughts on “The Week in Travel (6/29/12)

  1. I just read an interesting and funny article in the Atlantic on Londoner’s and their bicycles. Apparently, they can be quite aggressive. Wonder how all the tourists are faring on their rented bikes???

  2. Well, NYC is launching its bike share program this year so I’m sure it’s going to be quite crazy around here too. But yes, with all the extra tourists in London this summer, it’s going to be rough! I think I would insist on 4 wheels or feet.

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