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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Cat Stuck In A Bag

Funny Dog Logic

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

From Europe’s deepest river canyon and caves that glow to a rainbow river and hills that look like chocolate, our picks prove that nature always does it better<p>Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves …

Nature

7 Perfect Little California Towns You Should Visit With Family

<i>Mendocino coast at sunset, one of California's most picturesque towns (Flickr: Nelson Minar)</i><p>A family vacation with kids in California is a rollercoaster ride of wildlife, panoramic ocean vistas and mountainous terrain. Throughout the state, small towns hug the coast, hide in the hills and surprise …

Places You Need to See Before You Die

So much to see, so little time--there are no shortage of amazing sights on this planet and you probably won't get to see all of them, so how do you decide which ones to visit?<p>Whether or not you have a formal bucket list, you've likely made a mental list of places you want to go and things you'd …

Pictures of the Week 5.29.15

Fishing

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A lion escapes a herd of angry buffalo, a bear cub receives a lesson in rock climbing and a charging elephant feature in this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction

On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long.<p>The term “endangered species” usually brings to mind …

Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver

As an adventure photographer and writer I am always searching for the "off the beaten track" activities and photo ops while on my travels. You can find me climbing cliffs and waterfalls and asking around for the hidden gem "locals only" spots. So when my 75-year-old father wanted to do a road trip …

Funny Dog Trying To Get Attention

Climbing On Mount Denali

Photos

How fancy cats evolved: The science of our most adorable pets

The Manx, the Munchkin — without fancy cats, we’d have no memes. Tip your hat to the genius of evolution<p>A number of fancy cat breeds began with a mutation—often confined to one individual in a litter—that had an obvious effect on the phenotype. The Scottish Fold, for example, was founded by a barn …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: The Best of Montana

Montana’s beautiful national parks and charming small towns are more than enough reason to add the state to your next travel itinerary. Not sure where to start your tour of Big Sky Country? We’ve got you covered.<p><b>Here are a few of the National Geographic Travel team’s favorite spots in …

National Parks

National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, from the …

National Parks

Pictures of the Week 5.21.15

Ed Sheeran

Everglades National Park Photos

Everglades National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

National Parks

10 amazing photos of nature taken at the perfect moment

In last year's contest, there were more than 18,000 entries to the contest. Photos are divided into four categories: travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous moments.<p>Entries for this year's contest are being accepted until June 30th. If you think you've got what it takes, …

Funny Animals Looking At Food

10 Most Compelling Pieces Of Evidence That Aliens Have Walked Among Us

As Arthur C. Clarke said “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” When considering …

Paranormal

The USA's Top 10 Hiking Trails: From Coast To Coast

Going for a hike is as easy as tying your shoes and taking that first step into nature. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors and …

Hiking

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

Red Sea

Odd Sound In Antarctica May Be From New Whale Species

Heard, but not seen<p>Apparently no one told a group of whales in Antarctica that they were supposed to be seen and not heard. Instead, what scientists believe is a new whale species is doing the exact opposite.<p>Recordings taken by a research vessel near the polar continent captured a strange, …

Whales

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Jurassic Park

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Hiking

How I Lost 30 Pounds—and Then Gained it All Back

When I reached my teens, I started to notice stretch marks on my legs and hips, and I had to keep buying bigger clothes— and not because I was getting taller—but I tried to just ignore it. Then, I got to college and discovered the all-you-can-eat cafeteria. My plates (yes, more than one plate) …

Pictures of the Week 2.5.15