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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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The Week in Travel (7/20/12)

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.

London 2012

*Fasten your seat belt, it’s going to be a taxing night.  One enterprising London cabbie has transformed his black cab into a hotel for one, with a “memory foam” mattress, pillow, duvet, bedside lamp and a Paddington teddy bear.  Available during the Olympics for £50 (about $78) a night. (via CNN)

*The London Olympics will travel to you.  For the first time fans will have live access to every event–at least every event with a camera on the scene–by streaming to their computers or mobile devices.  Here’s a guide to the joys and complications.  (via Consumer Search)

*London is busy on its slowest day.  With as many as 5.5 million day-trippers and 450,000 visitors expected for the Games, plan to cozy up with strangers and follow these tips for navigating  public transportation.  (via LA Times)

*Enjoy the stylish life with advice toward the shops, restaurants, hotels and sights that will fit you to a T. (via NY Times T Magazine)

*Coming to London for the Olympics but don’t want to stay in the city? Commute from villages and rural retreats, most within an hour by train, and skip the inflated prices and crazed city fever.  (via The Guardian)

*Take IQ’s suggestion and steer your own sightseeing course with Urban Gentry’s personalized tours of London’s art, fashion, design, food or architecture scenes. (via Traveling IQ)

*Celebrate the Olympic spirit and London’s new craft beer renaissance over a tasty pint. (via NY Times)

*And check out some of IQ’s recent articles on the Aloft London Excel Hotel, London cabbies, and the Soho neighborhood.

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