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Friday Link Love: Road Trips, Google Maps, Travel Companies That Give Back and More

Around the Web — By Nicole Lerner on November 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Plenty of interesting travel stuff around the web this week:

Road trip fan? Hate hours in the car? Love ‘em or hate ‘em, check out Gadling writers Annie Scott and Mike Barish go head to head with Top Ten Reasons that Road Trips Suck vs. Top Ten Reasons that Road Trips Rock.

Need a little destination inspiration? Check out these beautiful photos of China.

Ever wonder why we use definitive articles in certain destination names like The Netherlands or The Ukraine or The Hague? Check out Slate Magazine to find out why.

Need new travel gear? Make a purchase from a company that gives back. Find out who does by checking out Jaunted’s post on Five Travel Gear Companies that Give Back to the World.

And lastly, ever wonder why some things are blurred out on Google Maps satellite view? Check out 51Things You Aren’t Allowed to See on Google Maps.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

[Photo: Stig Nygaard/Creative Commons]

Tags: China, Google Maps, road trip, travel gear

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