Gadlinks for Friday, 5.7.2010

Haven’t got enough travel news and views on Gadling today? Well check out what else is going on in the travel world right now…

  • Is the iconic “Hollywood” sign about to be turned into a hotel?
  • Alain de Botton imagines a world without air travel, a world he says “would return travellers to a wisdom that their medieval pilgrim ancestors had once known very well.” [HT: Vagablogging]
  • Slate’s Anne Applebaum tries to explain just what the hell happened in the British elections.
  • BootsnAll has some tips on how to make the most of your meager summer travel budget.
  • The LA Times reports on the bizarre travel habits of Kim Jong Il. [HT: World Hum]

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