This Week in Travel: Flower Festivals Around the Globe, Plus Take a Google Field Trip

Get tips for taking better travel photos and cut your travel time with China’s high-speed rail. Here are our top travel stories of the week.

Mar 15, 2013
Cherry blossoms over the Potomac in Washington, DC
Fodor’s has rounded up the world’s best spring blossom festivals, including the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, which begins March 20.
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Spring is blooming, time to travel
The best spring blossom trips range from Tokyo to Portugal. (Fodor’s)

Take better travel photos
Create more memorable travel photos by focusing on details and experiences, not landmarks. (Wall Street Journal)

Google Field Trip now for Apple
Launched in September for Android, the new Field Trip app from Google is now on iOS. Field Trip pulls content from all over the web, so urban travellers can get insider tips at every step. (Cool Hunting)

Speed through China
The new Beijing-Guangzhou express train service cuts travel time from Beijing to each city on the route by more than six hours. (In Transit)

Strange sweets
From Egypt to Japan, here are eight weirdly delicious desserts from around the globe. (Huffington Post)

Friendlier skies in Europe
In the EU, new proposals on air passenger rights may mean higher fares for better service. (The Telegraph)

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