The Week in Travel (10/19/12)

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

*When the Skyfalls in the Thunderball will Dr. No employ his License to Kill on the Octopussy, or will his GoldenEye realize that The World is Not Enough?  Retrace the travels of James Bond, and explore the iconic locations of the 007 franchise.  (via CNN)

*Not to be eclipsed by Felix Baumgartner, the daredevil who free-falled 24 miles from space, Sarah Brightman, the “Angel of Music” known for creating the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, intends to be the first professional musician to sing from space.  (via Playbill.com)

*The days of carrying luggage may be behind us.  Literally, in fact, with the self-driving, robotic bag that follows you to your gate.  (via The Telegraph)

*Hola.  Bounjour.  Buon giorno.  Ohaiyou Gozaimasu.  Learn a foreign language in a new cool place.  (via CNN)

*New York City hotel rooms can be exorbitantly priced, yet the Frugal Traveler finds seven Manhattan rooms for around $150.  (via NY Times)

*You thought New York City’s High Line was a cool way to traverse a city?  Put on your swimsuit because two London architects have proposed revamping the city’s Regent’s Canal into a swimming commute lane.  (via Atlantic Cities)

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

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