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2015 Tours of a Lifetime

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Nat Geo Staff Picks: Favorite Travel Books

Travel literature. What is it? Memoirs detailing a life-changing trip to the Amazon, fiction that makes its setting a major character, nonfiction that asks its readers to consider a familiar destination in a new light—all of these fall under the travel literature umbrella. And personal preferences …

Books

20 Satisfying Ways to Eat Spaghetti Squash

If you’re looking to incorporate more veggies in your diet post-holidays, go for the spaghetti… squash, that is. It may look like any ordinary squash from the outside, but once roasted, a simple scrape of a fork reveals beautiful little pasta-like strands. Low in calories and carbs but not in …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

World's Best Ecolodges

National Parks

Book Of The Year: Alice Roberts On Evolution And The Making Of Us

I probably would not have come across Alice Roberts’s Incredible Unlikeliness of Being if I hadn’t walked into Heffers bookshop while I was visiting Cambridge University last September. Serendipity.<p>Roberts is Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham–and the …

10 Best Websites To Find Cheap Airfares

We’ll always continue to share great deals as we find them, but I also want you to feel empowered to find great prices on <i>all</i> your flights, so today I …

Gwyneth Paltrow And Shailene Woodley Talk Ayurvedic Detox, Paleo Diet, And Oil-Pulling [Video]

It might not seem that cool, calm Gwyneth Paltrow and energetic Shailene Woodley have much in common. But the two actresses rely on similar diet …

What Whey Protein Powder Can Do For You

Whey protein powder is made from cow's milk and of the two proteins that come from milk, it is the highest quality. The powder that is created is …

Best Days to Book Flights are Tuesdays, 50-100 Days Before Travel, Expedia Study Concludes

One of the most contentious issues between airline writers and the travel industry is over when the best time to purchase tickets is. Those who do the ticket selling want a concrete answer, for with that data, consumers can feel more confident to purchase tickets. But in reality, ticket prices fit …

Advantages of Ecotourism

A vacation at an ecotourism site can give a warm, fuzzy feeling. Ecotourists learn about the ecosystems, traditions and cultures of their destination without missing out on adventure, excitement and relaxation. For local communities, it's a win-win experience. Ecotourism provides support through …

Ecotourism

Report: Amazon to launch travel service in January

Amazon will attempt to break into the travel category in January, starting with offering booking for independent hotels and resorts, according to a …

Examples of Ecotourism

The term “ecotourism” in the travel industry can carry problems. When you're considering planning an eco-vacation, consult with resources like the International Ecotourism Society for confirmation that the organization or agency you're looking into actually fosters awareness for the environment and …