Gadling Take FIVE Week of Oct. 25–Oct. 31

Wow! Here it is Halloween and October is almost over. Whew! What a month.

The pace at Gadling has continued to pick up. Perhaps you’ve noticed that Gadling blogger Karen Walerond has returned. She’s our resident camera and photographer expert, so stay tuned for tips on how you can make your camera work sing.

Also, there’s yet another series to add to our other mini-series. Aaron is gracing us with a Travel Trivia quiz each Tuesday. That Aaron is one smart guy.

Hopefully, you’ve been following Gadling’s series “Catching the Travel Bug” about our experiences when we’ve caught some illness when on the road. Also, this week there were two more “Sounds of Travel” offerings. This is the series where we’re sharing the songs that have moved us when we’ve ventured from home.

This week, who hasn’t noticed the flurry of U.S. election related news? By the next time I write next week’s Gadling TAKE FIVE roundup, we should know who our next president will be. We’ve had our own musings about the candidates and some oddball details.

Yes, that’s only four, so here’s one more from one of my favorite topics, New York City. Jeremy has once again given us a blueprint for discovering the gems we may not have heard of before. I’m so heading to Roosevelt Avenue in Queens for dip into Latin American culture the next time I am in New York.

By, the way, have a wonderful Trick or Treat or party, or whatever you’re up to. Hopefully, your fall day is as gorgeous as mine is.

Help for overseas voters

With the American Presidential elections less than two months away, the latest polls show the race at a statistical tie. If the last few elections have taught us anything, it’s that every vote is crucial. If you are an American citizen currently living out of the US, the Overseas Vote Foundation wants to make sure your vote is counted.

This non-partisan, non-profit organization is designed to help overseas Americans register to vote, learn about the candidates, and participate in the election process. If you are living overseas and need to register, OVF can help you, but don’t wait — registration deadlines are closing in. The website provides information on the candidates as well as resources for youth, first-time voters, and military voters.

If you are in the country now but won’t be around on election day, you will need to request an absentee ballot. You can vote absentee by mail, or in some areas, you can vote absentee-in-person by casting your vote prior to election day. If you have questions about absentee voting, call your local registrar’s office.