Good for: News of the weird.
Written by: Chris Owen on ocean travel, Jessica Festa on international travel, Laurel Miller on food and drink, and a handful of guest contributors.
Gadling is AOL's travel blog, but at least one post a day ventures into the realm of extreme sports or exploration. Writers post on weird feats from rarely visited regions (Papantla flying anyone? How about rutabaga curling?) and expedition news (American Yacht Pulls Out of Volvo Ocean Race, New Film Invites Us to Spend 40 Days at Base Camp).
Thinking of a celebration for surviving eight decades on the planet, one might turn to images of a rest home and trying to cram that many candles on a cake. Not for Pat Moorehead, a California resident who set the world's record for the most skydives by an 80-year-old Sunday, 80 skydives in one day.
The event was a promotional fund raising effort in support of constructing a National Skydiving Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia, charged with recognizing and promoting the sport of skydiving through public education and awareness.…