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Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

Tracks to Freedom: The Inspiring Story of the Underground Railroad

A newly found journal of interviews with fugitive slaves gives insight into the secret network.<p>The 2013 movie <i>12 Years a Slave</i>brought the darkest era of America's history into the forefront of the national consciousness. Most slaves died in servitude. But a lucky—and courageous—few managed to escape …

Why will nobody move to Pitcairn, the Pacific island with free land?

Only one person has responded to an appeal for islanders on the British colony settled by the HMS Bounty mutineers<p>Land is free and plentiful, the weather is good and there would be little chance of confrontation with the neighbours.<p>Yet almost nobody wants to wants to move to Pitcairn, the tiny …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

National Parks

Florida by Water: Paddle Into the Wild

Florida's wilderness canoe and kayaking trails provide access to unspoiled areas: primeval forests, mangrove hammocks, and swamps and rivers teeming with life.<p>Florida's wilderness canoe and kayaking trails provide access to unspoiled areas: primeval forests, mangrove hammocks, and swamps and rivers …

Gear of the Year 2014

Adventure<p>Top Gear Innovations for Fall and Winter The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means …

Rock Gardens

Your Indonesia Photos

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Travel Photography

Top 10: Things to Eat in Peru

Top 10

Your India Pictures

India

Piping Hot Paleo Pizza Crust

This paleo pizza crust couldn't be simpler to make - there's no kneading, no rising, and it only takes a few minutes to put together! Completely yummy too.<p>My husband and I are in the middle of a 10-day grain-free, sugar-free and potato-free detox, which pretty much just leaves meat, cheese, fruit, …

Berlin city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Berlin holidays,Germany holidays,City breaks,Short breaks,Weekend breaks,Cultural trips,Heritage,Berlin Wall,Travel,Restaurants,Hotels,Bars and clubs,Europe holidays<p>It’s 25 years since the fall of the Wall and Berlin is celebrating with a vast light installation of white balloons, but there are …

National Geographic Travel

My brothers and I

Photo Contest Winners<p>Browse our editors' favorite submissions from 2010-2014 contests.<p>Follow Nat Geo Photography<p>Community<p>Join Your Shot, our photography community. Submit to assignments and get feedback from our photo editors.<p>From the Archives<p>Look through a curated collection of historical photos …

Top 10 Walks & Hiking Tours

Check Out Our Top 10 Walking Tours and Get Inspired<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Great Smoky Mountains, U.S.</b><br>The Great Smoky Mountains, long regarded as the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians, is a region rich in natural diversity and pioneer history. Named by the …