Category: Travel

Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner A placid pond high in the Graian Alps mirrors the snow-crowned peaks of Gran Paradiso—the oldest protected area in a country known more for culture than for conservation. read more...

Pure Hawaiian

Pure Hawaiian

Photograph by Paul Nicklen Best friends Ha‘a Keaulana, at right, and Maili Makana dive under a wave on their way to a surfing spot near their hometown of Makaha. Like generations before them, they...

Travel Lens: Chris Guillebeau’s World

Travel Lens: Chris Guillebeau’s World

World traveler and best-selling author Chris Guillebeau in Bhutan (Photograph by Chris Guillebeau) Chris Guillebeau  achieved something most people only dream of: visiting every country in the world. If that wasn’t impressive enough, he managed...

Lisbon Like a Local

Lisbon Like a Local

A former printing warehouse gave life to Ler Devagar, a bookstore in Lisbon’s industrial-chic LX Factory. (Photograph by Paul Abbitt RML, Alamy) I recently spent nine days in Lisbon , which felt downright decadent. The...

The quietest place in the US

The quietest place in the US

Into the Hoh Rainforest Meteors streaked behind the silhouettes of 250ft-tall Douglas firs. The night sky over the Hoh Rainforest burned bright, achingly beautiful. Still, I closed my eyes. Related article: A quest to...

Best Winter Trips 2015

Best Winter Trips 2015

Go on a Reindeer-Drawn Sleigh Ride Safari, Lapland, Finland Photograph courtesy Visit Finland For centuries, the indigenous Sami people have traveled with their herds of reindeer across the Sápmi region (commonly referred to as Lapland), which comprises...

The Siren Song of Singapore

The Siren Song of Singapore

Singapore’s Helix Bridge spans Marina Bay. (Photograph by Gavin Hellier, AWL Images) Even in the most sweltering months of my Singaporean girlhood, the outdoors called to me. I’d clamber onto a bus, flash my...

Old Is New Again in Athens

Old Is New Again in Athens

Laser peel: The caryatids sparkle in Athens’s Acropolis Museum after having been cleaned of centuries of grime. (Photograph by Eirini Vourloumis, Redux) The Caryatids, a clique of statuesque ladies that once supported the roof...

I Heart My City: Erin’s Williamsburg

I Heart My City: Erin’s Williamsburg

Experience living history at a Revolutionary War reenactment in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia (Photograph by D. Hurst, Alamy) Nat Geo Young Explorer Erin Spencer is a marine scientist with a curious fascination with invasive lionfish  and tri-cornered...

Six Reasons to Visit Paris Right Now

Six Reasons to Visit Paris Right Now

Visitors walk on the new glass floor at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (Photograph by Jacky Naegelen, Reuters/Corbis) For me,  Paris —a place where Old World aloofness meets trendsetting modern metropolis—is about discovering both the...

Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

A couple enjoys the view of Amsterdam’s canal. The Dutch capital brims with art and culture, some of it pricey to experience, but much of it not, including the veritable living architectural museum that...

Family Holiday Fun in NYC

Family Holiday Fun in NYC

Heather’s tip: Stay in midtown for easy access to fun, family-friendly sites, such as the Rockefeller Center. (Photograph by Patrick Batchelder, Alamy) National Geographic Traveler  columnist  Heather Greenwood Davis  is the magazine’s family travel...

#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

Jousting and other variations of weapons training can be traced back to the Middle Ages. (Photograph by pamramsey, Flickr) Truth is stranger than fiction. Here are eight travel factoids to help prove it: Criminal Intent:...

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