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20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Motivation

10 things successful leaders remember when things go wrong

Whether it's a failure of planning, a bad judgment call, or an accident of fate, trouble eventually comes to every leader. And that's when leadership really matters.<p>Here are the principles that can guide you through the next storm:<p>Our reactions and moods are like a steering wheel that can move us …

Climbing On Mount Denali

The Internet in Space? Slow as Dial-Up

Astronauts gripe that connectivity is “very slow,” but that could change with laser-based data transmission that NASA has already tested.<p>Outer space has its perks. But super-speedy Internet is, so far, not one of them.<p>Connection speeds from the International Space Station are “worse than what …

Space Exploration

Soyuz Capsule Returns Trio to Earth After Nearly 200 Days on Space Station

Three space station crew members have returned home to the Earth after spending nearly 200 days off the planet.<p>Descending under a parachute to a …

Space Exploration

Hands-On with Parrot’s Bebop Drone

Earlier this week, Parrot announced its latest drone, the Bebop, and the Android-based Skycontroller remote. Here are our impressions from our brief flight time with the gadget, which goes on sale in early December.<p>Parrot is probably best known for its AR.Drone quadcopter. While the the device has …

Extreme Photo of the Week: Skiing under the aurora borealis? Yeah, no biggie. http://on.natgeo.com/1numtlc Photograph by Reuben Krabbe

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of Canada's most accessible natural wonders, which, for many visitors, makes it more of a photo op and less of an experience. It's easy (once you find a spot in the lot across from Horseshoe Falls) to park, cross the street into the mist, and jostle for a prime view of …

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best French Press Coffee at Home

A French press is often treated like Jason Segal's character in <i>Forgetting Sarah Marshall.</i> He's actually the one you want, but people tend to flock blindly to the flashy, temperamental types like coffee-siphon-somethings or Russell Brands. The French press is definitely a potential coffee …

Aegina Is The Most Beautiful Greek Island You Haven't Heard Of... Yet

Mykonos, Santorini, Crete... been there, done that. But if you're looking for a fresh, unspoiled island to explore, let us introduce you to Aegina.<p>Aegina Island is located in the Saronic Gulf, about 17 nautical miles from Athens. It's home to ancient ruins (including the famous Temple of Aphaia), …

Mysterious Giant Hole in Siberia Could be Caused by Climate Change

If you’re looking for an abyss to gaze into, a new one just mysteriously appeared at the end of the world. A giant hole in the Earth about 262 feet …

Adventure Photo of the Week

Photos

This week's #natgeotravelpic was taken by @jens_elias in the Redwood National Park of California. http://instagram.com/p/qPvvdioMTI/

Yellowstone HFF!

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Why Chocolope? To sell marijuana, you need a clever name

Adam Orenstein spent years cross-breeding marijuana plants before arriving at his proud new strain, a tall stalky plant frosted with white crystally hairs prized by growers and smokers.<p>But before releasing it to the public, he and his partners toiled over one of the most crucial steps: giving it …