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How to Overcome a Fear of Flying

How to Overcome a Fear of Flying

According to experts, the underlying fear in anxieties related to flying is loss of control. (Photograph by kevenmenard, Flickr) National Geographic Traveler  editor at large  Christopher Elliott  is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman....

The Journey of a Story

The Journey of a Story

Monks walk through Banteay Chhmar, a remote temple near Cambodia’s border with Thailand. (Photograph by DOZIER Marc, Getty Images) Partly because I wrote Lonely Planet’s guide to travel writing and partly because I’ve been...

Photo: A pretty Downy Woodpecker

Photo: A pretty Downy Woodpecker

credit: Ted Roger Karson Downy Woodpeckers are common year-round in much of the United States and Canada. It’s easy to tell males and females (like the one pictured here), because male birds have a...

Frozen Niagara Falls draws tourists

Frozen Niagara Falls draws tourists

Which park will you choose? – Winter visitors to the United States’ great National Parks know it’s worth braving cold temperatures to explore these 15 magnificent natural wonders in the National Park Foundation’s Winter...

The paradox of vitamin enrichment

The paradox of vitamin enrichment

CC BY 2.0 Y’amal Vitamin deficiencies are rare in North American diets, but are we getting our nutrients from the wrong places? Diseases associated with serious vitamin deficiencies, like scurvy and rickets, seem like...

6 tips for how to read more books

6 tips for how to read more books

credit: Ana C. Reading relaxes the mind and body, expands one’s world, and can be a fabulous source of entertainment and knowledge. It increases the size of one’s vocabulary, helps to train memory skills,...

@NatGeoTravel Staff: Favorite Souvenirs

@NatGeoTravel Staff: Favorite Souvenirs

The word pysanka derives from the Ukrainian verb "to write," an allusion to the design technique used to create the elaborate keepsakes. (Photograph by kewing, Flickr) What do National Geographic staffers bring back from...

#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

Bubblegum Alley can be found on the 700 block of Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, California. (Photograph by Nicola since 1972, Flickr) Truth is stranger than fiction. Here are three travel factoids to...

Local Flavor: A Slice of Scandinavia

Local Flavor: A Slice of Scandinavia

Smørrebrød capped with pålæg, or toppings. While traditional pålægs include cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese, or spreads, Copenhagen chefs are experimenting with new, creative combinations. (Photograph by Yadid Levy) The Danish...

Giving Tea The Blue Bottle Treatment

Giving Tea The Blue Bottle Treatment

At Samovar, a tea bar on Valencia Street in San Francisco, white ceramic mugs line white walls, and the seating is one long bench, also white. Behind the counter, attractive men sport bespoke canvas...

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