Photo Of The Day: Interstate Freedom

Interstate 81 freedom
Nicholas_T, Flickr

With this year’s Labor Day Weekend predicted to be the busiest in five years for travelers, a highway view like this may be near impossible. Picking off-peak travel hours may help, in some cases. Where are you going this weekend, and when are you leaving?

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Photo of the Day: Light Trails on 280

California 280 light trails
Jason Rodman, Flickr

California’s Interstate 280 might be just another freeway to most people. Photographer Jason Rodman, however, was able to capture some of those “most people” on their late night travels. With some of our Gadling staff traveling this week and weekend, it got me thinking — where are you going next? Will your taillights be captured like this?

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Photo Of The Day: Nighttime Traffic

Jason Rodman, Flickr

In the modern world, it’s easy to become immune to traffic. We spend so much time in and around cars that seeing them becomes second nature. Instead of standing out, they simply create the background.

Nighttime is different. That time of day when lights shine and glitter and the urban jungle takes on a whole new look. Flickr user Jason Rodman snapped this nighttime traffic shot and titled it “Chutes and Ladders,” a fitting name for the traverse of red and white in the midst of a city.

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Photo Of The Day: Bangkok Motorcycles

If there’s one sound I remember from my travels in Southeast Asia, it’s the motorcycles. The insistent motorized whine of these two-wheeled bikes is audible everywhere you turn, from Hanoi to Bangkok. Today’s photo, taken by Flickr user halvora, is a great visual reminder of one of the most iconic images of Southeast Asia. Taken in Bangkok, the black and white image, dashed road lanes and cluster of helmeted bikers form an interesting pattern and a great reminder of this most familiar of symbols.

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Video of the Day: Brussels to Bruges in two minutes

Road trips seem to be a very American activity. Driving cross-country, family vacations to national parks and the like. However, road trips are popular around the world. Caravanning (what we would call RVing) is quite popular in the UK. Also, because European countries are so much smaller than the United States, driving within a country or to neighboring nations is pretty simple. This video shows off the 96km drive from Brussels to Bruges. It’s oddly comforting to know that highway driving in Belgium is pretty similar to interstate driving in the United States.