Hollywood Sign

Hike up there while you still can! Photo by Kyle Monahan.

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:

1. Tourists visiting Los Angeles will no longer be able to take photos standing beside the “Hollywood” sign if locals get their way. Residents in the area are trying to block tourists from passing through the roads that lead up to the famous white letters perched on an LA hillside.

2. People over the age of 50 are outpacing younger people when it comes to taking gap years. The concept of taking a year out to travel has generally been quite popular among college-age Brits, but the rising cost of going to university coupled with the weak economy are making a lot of young people rethink their plans. Their parents, on the other hand, are heading abroad in droves.

3. Beauty is sometimes hidden in the strangest of places. Check out pictures of this renaissance-style parking garage which is housed in the remnants of the Michigan Theater in Detroit.

4. Want to drink your way around the world? Here’s a guide on where to vacation during wine harvests. Cheers to that!