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8 Tricks To Stump Pickpockets Every Time

There are few travel scenarios worse than having your belongings taken off your back (or shoulders, or pockets, or wherever).<p>Pickpockets operate at their worst in what also happen to be some of the most-visited cities abroad -- and as an American, you're a pickpocket's walking jackpot.<p>The good …

What The Hell Is Going On in Australia: The ISIS Influence Down Under

SYDNEY — The 'Death Cult', as the politicians are calling what we commonly know as Islamic State (ISIS), has taken over the media in Australia.<p>Prime …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

National Geographic Travel

Anthony Bourdain on Food and Travel in Africa

With the September 28 launch of <i>Parts Unknown</i> series four on CNN, TV personality and chef Anthony Bourdain takes time out to talk to us about his unforgettable experience of filming in Tanzania and Zanzibar.<p><b>What drew you to film an episode of Parts Unknown in Tanzania and Zanzibar?</b><p>We've made shows …

Bill Murray

Travel Photography in Morocco: How to Capture a Sense of Light, Place -- And Maybe Even a Wife

In Morocco, I met the woman I eventually married. Sometimes I blame it on the light. No, that's not correct. Sometimes I <i>credit</i> the light for having shown -- er, shone -- her to me right.<p>We were part of a muster of youth activists meeting in Morocco, in a desert (and nearly deserted) village outside …

Trio Of Norwegian Men Travel To 19 Countries In 24 Hours, Set New World Record

A trio of friends from Norway reportedly smashed a previous world record on Sunday by traveling to the most countries in one day.<p>The extreme travelers Gunnar Garfors, 39, Tay-young Pak, 42, and Øystein Djupvik, 40, made it to 19 countries in just 24 hours, surpassing the standing record of 17 …

Living in: Tokyo

Safe and clean – yet rarely dull – Japan’s capital buzzes with energy and can be surprisingly affordable for those willing to adapt.<p>Described by residents as a “mixture of many faces” and a “Disney remake of Blade Runner” thanks to its diverse, trend-setting inhabitants and futuristic backdrop, …

Japan

Where To Go This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is still a couple of months away, but if you want to take a trip over the holiday, now's the time to book--especially if you want to travel as a family. While Thanksgiving is traditionally spent at home or with relatives in other parts of the country, it's also a fantastic time to hit …

Travel

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Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

When it comes to the mechanically cooled contemporary American South, this may be close to blasphemy. But here goes: Some of us do not like central air. Indoor breezes are indoor breezes, if you ask me. You might be in a mall, or at the movies, or driving around in your car.<p>But if you want to catch …

Tourists Visiting White House May Be Moved Following Incursion

A review of security after an intruder with a knife entered the White House last week may prompt measures considered and rejected in the past, …

National Geographic Travel

Batali's Cookbook Dinner; Restaurant Frantzén's Hunger Project

<i>NEW YORK CITY</i>— Chef <b>Mario Batali</b> will celebrate the release of his upcoming cookbook, <i>America Farm to Table</i>, with a harvest-themed dinner on October 10. The five-course meal takes place at Del Posto, featuring courses like spaghetti with spicy almond pesto and braised pork belly. Reservations are …

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.<p>After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, …

Ed Miliband tells Labour: 'Our country nearly broke up'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1110000/1110604_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522235536_85355e884bbd87021be885da72c1a510<p><b>Politicians have "a responsibility to try and explain" why 45% of voters in Scotland backed independence, Labour leader Ed Miliband has said.</b><p>Mr …

United Kingdom

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone lockdown declared "success"

<b>A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities.</b><p>They say more than a million households were surveyed and 130 new cases discovered.<p>Sierra Leone is one of the countries worst affected by the outbreak, with nearly 600 of the almost …

Disease

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Heart Rates

35 Places You Need To Visit In France

Provence is famous for its fragrant lavender fields. Shutterstock France was recently named the most-visited country in the world with over 84 million visitors in 2013 — and for good reason.<p>Millions of people go to France each year to stroll along the quays of Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of …

France

North Korea holds trial of American

BEIJING — North Korea sentenced an American to six years of hard labor Sunday for allegedly entering the country illegally and trying to spy on the highly secretive state.<p>Matthew Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, Calif., has been held since April 10, when he entered North Korea as a tourist with a New …

Here Are The Top Places You Need To Visit In The US, According To Pinterest Users

Since then, users have created 4 million Place Boards and uploaded over 1 billion Place pins into the system.<p>Thanks to that data, Pinterest was able to put together a list of the top 20 most popular places in the US that everyone should try to visit.

National Parks

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: IT'S ALL THE RAGE

COVER IMAGE: Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien dunks ice water over his head after being challenged by a reporter to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association. AP Photo/David J. Phillip