Dawn Gawron

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America's Best Small Towns

Nothing embodies classic Americana quite like small towns. For the second year in a row, we've compiled a list that highlights some of the best places in the country you don't hear about every day. This year, we've focused on destinations with populations under 30,000 that have a vibrancy of their …

8 Top Waterproof Beauty Products

Rising temperatures and sunnier forecasts means water sports are nearly in season. Whether your next trip consists of a dip in the hotel pool or a …

National Geographic Travel

That Summer in Sicily

• <b>Author:</b> Marlena de Blasi<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>“At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away,” writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, accidentally, one summer while traveling with her husband, …

Budapest a historic blend

During a three-day stay in Budapest before a Danube River cruise, my husband and I enjoyed several unique food experiences in the city and simultaneously learned a bit about Hungarian history and culture. The gastronomy of the city is a mosaic that reflects a complicated history of invasions and …

How to Photograph Joyful People

My trip to Dublin marked the first time I’d be traveling with a National Geographic photographer and I was hoping to pick up a few tips. But I had no idea that the whole experience would be an immersive lesson in how to fall in love with the world and people through the lens of Catherine Karnow’s …

Ireland

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

The world is full of beautiful places, and it's also dotted with incredible hotel pools to admire them from. Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming …

What New Travel And Adventure Books Should I Read This Summer?

<i>A:</i><p>Don’t waste time on trashy novels at the beach this summer. These new outdoor and adventure page turners prove yet again that true stories trump fiction for fun reads.<p>Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art<p>(Courtesy of …

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A beautiful day at Pipa Beach in Brazil. See more photos of the 2014 World Cup host country: http://on.natgeo.com/1rhi6d8 Photograph by Francesco Gola, Your Shot

Little Girl in the Streets of Morocco

Little Girl in the Streets of Morocco

Bokeh Processing Tip<p>When processing photos in lightroom that have a bokeh (or out-of-focus) area, don’t use the “Clarity” slider in Lightroom. Many …

What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

Chefchaouen: four ways to explore Morocco's blue city

Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular tourist town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls; bathe in mountain …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

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