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The top 10 fictitious biographies

Fictionalised biographies – novels based on the life of a famous person – are ten-a-penny. And why not? They're easy enough to turn out. Other people – the actual biographers – have done the hard work. All the novelist has to do is to twist the "facts" to suit their own interpretation of the life …

Best Beach Reads: 8 Amazing New Books You Should Read This Labor Day Weekend

With days getting shorter and a dazzling array of new fall books hanging tantalizingly just over the horizon, it’s tempting to write summer off and dive headfirst into autumn. But hold up for just one second -- beach season isn’t quite over! There’s still at least one more glorious weekend before …

6 Things Brands Should Know About Using Instagram’s Hyperlapse

New technology breeds brand experimentation. Here, RPA’s J Barbush provides a brief troubleshooting guide for Instagram’s new time-lapse app, Hyperlapse.<p>Participation leads to inspiration, so whenever a new social tool comes out, I test it myself before introducing it to clients. While I was at a …

Stop Motion

NFL odds 2014, Week 1: Browns vs. Steelers

The Steelers open at home as favorites against the division rival Browns.<p>The Pittsburgh Steelers, trying to end a two-year playoff drought, open the season at home against the Cleveland Browns as seven-point favorites, according to OddsShark.<p>The Browns will enter the contest with their third coach …

The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …

Nutrition

Now Trending: Read how Joan Rivers (jokingly) planned her own funeral

<b>EXIT LAUGHING</b><p>Even when it came to arranging her own funeral, the late Joan Rivers had a terrific sense of humour.<p>As gently pointed out on Zimbio.com, the comedy legend, who passed away Thursday in New York at 81, imposed specific (if not entirely serious) stipulations for her funeral service in her …

In over our heads: Why we need to clear our cluttered minds

Recognizing the problem with multitasking, and how to cope with decision fatigue<p><i>Updated Jan. 18, 2018</i><p>If the world feels like it’s getting more …

Overland Travel in Central Asia: All You Need to Know

<b>I traveled Central Asia overland for two months and it turned out to be an epic once-in-a-lifetime journey. Here’s all you need to know about</b> …

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

Barbados Hotel Owner Laments Tourism Stagnation

Later this week, for three days, one of the most important travel trade events takes place called Connect 2014. It is estimated that around 97 tour …

In Search of Sustainable Travel

In the 1980s, <b>ecotourism</b>—driven by a deep conservation and environmental ethic—focused on remote jungle lodges, nature treks, and the like. It was well-meaning and maybe appropriate to the time, but dwelled on the fringes of a largely uninterested mainstream travel industry.<p>At <i>Traveler</i> we observed …

Steel Magnolia

Out of the South’s civil rights struggle, resilient Birmingham blossoms anew.<p><i>From the August/September 2014 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>I FIND Niki’s West on Birmingham’s industrial north side, maybe a mile from an old pig-iron foundry. It’s a windowless room with linoleum floors that has …

Poland Photos

See photos of Poland (including Krakow, the Baltic Coast, the Tatra Mountains, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

European Travel

Travel Habits of Americans: 63% of Adult Americans Have Not Traveled in Last Year

Last week, we started a new series of consumer surveys on Skift, focusing on the big picture travel habits of Americans, in the U.S. and abroad.<p>The …

A Photo Essay from Mongolia — The Land of the Blue Sky

Traditional gers dot the vast steppes while sand dunes rise from empty deserts and snowcapped mountains loom over lush green grasslands: Mongolia is …

Are Miles Rewards Programs Worth It?

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Editor at Large <b>Christopher Elliott</b> is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.<p><b>Here’s his latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> With all of the changes to airline frequent-flier programs, are miles …