The world of travel moves fast! Let’s keep up–together. This week, Traveling IQ curates recent travel stories on London, which you may have heard is hosting a sporting event of some kind, starting July 27. *Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a taxing night. One enterprising London cabbie has transformed his black … Continue reading The Week in Travel (7/20/12)
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Eager to distance themselves from their imperialist past and embody the new ideals of the Soviet state, the architects of Communist Russia created avant-garde structures with a social purpose. Through July 9, the exhibition “Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin combines vintage photographs, period artwork and current images … Continue reading IQ in The New York Times: Soviet Architecture in Berlin
Photograph by Jess A. Bunshaft More than 1,000 pairs of thick, meaty, man legs from around the world will be tackling, sweating and piling on each other for three days when Manchester, England hosts the Bingham Cup, the world championship of gay and inclusive rugby teams. The Bingham Cup is a biennial event awarded by … Continue reading Gay Rugby Rumbles in Manchester
One of the most extravagant fundraisers in the world and Europe’s biggest HIV/AIDS benefit, the Life Ball shakes up the Viennese ball tradition, adds a modern twist, and serves an incomparable cocktail of glamor, fantasy, and philanthropy. Equal parts theatrical performance, fashion show, red carpet event, educational forum and celebration of life, the full fabulousness … Continue reading Vienna: Life Ball Celebrates 20 Years!
Touring the city of Amsterdam, you will discover that houseboats make cozy homes for people…and kitty cats. For a unique perspective on the lives of some of the Netherlands' most frisky felines, check out the Poezenboot (or Cat Boat), a floating sanctuary for stray and abandoned cats, on the Singel Canal. When Henriette Van Weelde … Continue reading Amsterdam for Cat Lovers
You’ve hopped on and hopped off. Now, one London tour company is letting you steer your own sightseeing course. Urban Gentry matches your interests with an industry professional to provide in-depth, personalized tours of London’s art, fashion, design, food or architecture scenes. All itineraries can be tailor-made to your specifications, or you can choose from … Continue reading Tailor-Made London Tours
More than ever, London fashionistas are feasting in the East. Improved access by public transportation, cheaper rents for shops, and a renewed interest in East London, which is serving as the main site for the 2012 London Olympics, have fueled a flurry of new store openings over the last year, appealing to residents and visitors … Continue reading Fashionable East London
In Amsterdam, which claims to have the greatest number of museums per square mile in the world, few topics are left unexplored. There is a museum that delves into sex, another on war (or at least the Dutch resistance), and a museum dedicated, of course, to marijuana. Last fall, a museum opened with a focus … Continue reading IQ in The New York Times: Amsterdam Tattoo Museum