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The Week in Travel (12/7/12)

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

Mural of Prince Harry Shirtless in London’s Manbar gay club

*Royal babe, indeed!   Refusing to be overshadowed by his future niece or nephew, a mural of a shirtless Prince Harry now permanently hangs in the London gay club, Manbar  (via Evening Standard).

*Not without controversy, “Europe’s first gay-friendly mosque” opened in Paris this week–welcoming gay Muslims and allowing men and women to pray together (via France 24).

*Need a new place to lay your head?  Stay at the best new hotels to have opened in 2012 (via Fodor’s).

*In gay destination wedding news: on Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Mexico ruled unanimously for same-sex marriage to be recognized in the entire country (via Salon); and very early Thursday morning, Washington State began issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples (via Seattle Times).

*Luxury hotels want to serve you during daylight too, offering day-only rates for your business or pleasure (via CNN).

*Tall and tan and young and lovely, the boy from Ipanema goes walking; and when he passes, Grindr, Scruff and Manhunt go…ahhh!  Yes, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil is unveiling a new Wi-Fi network, offering internet access on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro (via Business Wire).

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(Photo via Evening Standard)

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The Week in Travel (8/17/12)

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

Rio de Janeiro

*Ryan Lochte is peeing in a new pool; Posh, Sporty, Ginger, Scary and Baby are now a little less spicy; and Londoners are minding the gap in media coverage.  What happens next in post-Olympic London? (via Travel Agent Central)

*And as the focus shifts, Rio prepares for 2016. (via BBC)

*Knutstorp chairs, Nordli beds and lingonberry breakfast jam may be staples of your next vacation, as Ikea develops a line of “budget design” hotels, offering a boutique experience at an affordable price.  (via The Telegraph)

*Road trips are getting fancy with these stylish, new travel trailers.  (via NY Times)

*You can leave your hat on (and your shoes, and your belt) when traveling through America’s Northeast.  Air travel frustrations are boosting Amtrak bookings between Boston, New York and Washington D.C.  (via NY Times)

*San Francisco is the top, but Brooklyn is doubly tasty in claiming “America’s Best New Restaurants.”  (via Bon Appétit)

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(Photo via Rio 2016)

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