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86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi …

9 Tips for Faster Wi-Fi Streaming

The cable plan you signed up for promised up to 300Mbps of blistering Internet speed, but reality has proven to be somewhat different. You’re barely …

America's 10 Best Brewery Tours

<i>By Tom White for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>This St. Patrick's Day, the focus might be on the quantity of beer imbibed versus the quality. But with upward of 3,000 craft breweries now brewing in the U.S., there's no shortage of places to go to get a behind-the-scenes look and sample something special, …

Best Beer Trips in Europe

In these cities, beer is an integral part of culture and heritage.<p><i>From the September 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>With a declaration of <i>“O’zapft is!”</i> (It’s tapped!), Munich’s mayor kicks off Oktoberfest, first celebrated 200 years ago in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig. The …

Beer

ANKR: Peace of Mind About Your Camera Bag for $25

I just installed an ANKR in my camera bag. Over the past 10 years I’ve had this reoccurring dream about my camera gear and my backpack being stolen. …

Travel Blogs

Join Rick on an unforgettable journey while he learns lessons, makes new discoveries, and shares his experiences working and traveling around the …

Photographer Captures the Otherworldly Splendor of the Finnish Landscape

Finland-based photographer Mikko Lagerstedt once again shows us that he is a master at the theme of surreal landscape images. Just like his previous …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

National Parks

Top 10 national and state parks in New England, USA

Acadia national park, Maine<p>Acadia was decreed the first national park in the eastern US, in 1919, and retains its elemental charm, with rugged granite cliffs, teeming tide pools and wild islands dotting the north Atlantic. Sections of the park are off-limits to cars and a network of horse-drawn …

New England

Just Back: Charlottesville, Virginia

Heather Brady, digital editorial specialist at National Geographic, recently returned from a long weekend getaway in <b>Charlottesville, Virginia</b>.<p><b>Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words:</b><p><b>Craveable culinary experience:</b> <i>C-VILLE Weekly</i> named <b>Mas Tapas</b> the best restaurant in town, and …

Travel

6 Reasons to Visit Paris in the Summer

Celebrated July 14, French National Day, or Bastille Day, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille on …

France

Boston Must-Dos

Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around Boston—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area</b> <br>“Wonderful way to tie in the urban experience with a nature experience, or even if you just want to get out on the water.”—Ethan Gilsdorf, “10 …

New England

Three Cities Worth Celebrating

It’s a big year in city anniversaries around the world. Here are three metropolitan milestones worth celebrating.<p><b>> 50 Years: Salzburg, Austria</b><p>It’s been that long since the von Trapp kids harmonized in <i>The Sound of Music</i>, but visitors can still sing along in the city where the classic movie was …

Travel Photography

Tenba Packlite Travel Bags

Tenba’s new Packlite Travel Bags are billed as the world’s first packable, self-stowing camera bags.Read more and comment »

9 basic photography mistakes (and how to fix them)

Learn how to solve some common photography problems that beginners often come across.<p>Every photographer makes mistakes when taking photos. Here are some tips to help identify and solve common issues that beginners may come across.<p>Wonky horizon<p>You're in position watching an amazing sunset and …

Mobile Photography

20 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Luggage

<i>by Eric Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure you don't lose your valuables on your next flight, even when baggage handlers want to steal them.<p>Senarb Commercial/Alamy<p>Here's a headline for you, from CNN: "Hidden Cameras Reveal Airport Workers Stealing from …

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

Trains

Great Family Trips: New Orleans

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Southern itinerary is all relative.<p><b>> Why Go:</b><p><b>Bourbon Street</b> may be restricted to 21 years and older, but an …

New Orleans

11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

When eggs are a part of every morning, the whole crack-and-scramble routine starts to feel, um, <i>egg</i>ceptionally boring. Meanwhile, the perfect poach starts to seem too elusive, too confusing and altogether too much work.<p>It's time to get your egg hack on. These brilliant tricks make perfect poached …

It’s showtime! France’s best-kept theme park secret: Puy du Fou

There we were in a thatched village in AD1000, faces flushed from the heat of a building torched by rampaging Vikings. Performing pigs did tricks, stunt-riders dragged men along the ground on ropes. Suddenly, a longship rose from beneath the water of a lake with Viking sailors on board. “How did …

France

In search of the finest chocolates in Paris

Jacques Genin appears behind us like a silent conjurer. We only realize this because the woman at the counter, till then absorbed in showing us the …

A Taste of Local Flavor in Asheville

When I experienced my first taste of <b>Asheville, North Carolina</b>, five years ago, I remember noting the power of the “Love Asheville, Go Local” posters I saw in nearly every store or restaurant window I passed. At the time, I hoped the trend would catch on in D.C., where I lived, and elsewhere.<p>Wow, …

Europe's 11 Most Underrated Small Cities

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/micagoto</i><p>Say "Europe," and informed Americans will think of "The Final Countdown." Because informed Americans love '80s arena rock. Everyone else will likely envision London, Paris or Rome. But there's a lot more to the continent than its mega-cities. Specifically, …

The Living Savannah

<i>By George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth</i><p>Whenever folks hear I’m from <b>Savannah</b>, they want to know if it’s still the same as it was in John Berendt’s best-selling <i>Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil</i>. They wonder, does the city still have the book’s romance—the mad artists, the oppressive beauty, …

Travel

6 Florida Islands That Are Better (And Usually Cheaper!) Than The Caribbean

If you're craving an exotic beach escape to one of the best islands in the world, then head to Florida.<p>Floridian islands made up three of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Islands In The U.S. this year. They're so stunning that earlier this year, the tourism bureau of Ithaca, New York even begged travelers to …

19 Tips for Better Travel Photos

19 easy tips to help you take better travel photos on your next trip -- even if you don't have a thousand-dollar camera.<br>Continue reading for more …

Travel

Getting Started With Travel Photography

I'm not a great photographer.<p>You're more likely to see me snapping away in auto than fiddling with my aperture; relying on editing techniques over …

Becoming a better travel & vacation photographer -- Talk at B&H

I'll be back at the B&H Event Space in New York to give a talk on how to take better travel & vacation photos on May 27th. It should be a lot of fun, …

Photography

66 Tips to Swiss Bliss

Switzerland is good for the soul, of this I am certain.<p>I left Switzerland feeling happily exhausted, my limbs sore from climbing, my tummy content and full, my face deeply tanned and my soul elevated. Something about all that clean air and clean water and rippled mountain landscapes. (Also, have I …