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The Curious Traveler – Mini-Blogs

Posted by in The Curious Traveler onAugust 16, 2013<p>L.A. is defined by choked traffic and smog, a car-centric place that inspires a headache in people even before they get behind the wheel, right? That’s exactly why the city decided to show locals and tourists alike that there’s another way to …

Magnetism

It’s Go Time!

What does wellness mean? How do you get there?<p>That’s exactly what I’ll be investigating as I travel the American Southwest in search of places and people that embody and embrace this way of living.<p>Most of us strive to be healthy, and, personally, I’ve always found I’m more productive and centered …

Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

National Parks

I Heart My City: Lizz’s Chicago

<b>Lizz Riggs</b> was born and raised in the Southern United States, but there’s no city that stands out to her more than Chicago, where she writes for ChicagoTraveler.com. “I love the comfort of the food, all of the beautiful and scenic places to run, the welcoming ambiance you can feel in your bones …

The Pursuit of Happiness: Sequoia Style

<b>“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut</b><p>I arrived in Sequoia National Park on a personal quest.<p>I had heard about a grove of trees within the Giant Forest that had been dedicated to National Geographic a long way back. As the …

I Heart My City: Katie’s Rome

Buongiorno city-lovers! Welcome back to another Wednesday edition of <b>I Heart My City.</b> Today’s insider guide to <b>Rome</b> was sent to us by American expat and foodie Katie Parla, who writes about mouthwatering eats in Italy and beyond on her Parla Food blog. Discover Katie’s favorite places to eat, shop, …

I Heart My City: Eva’s Terracina

When American travel writer <b>Eva Sandoval</b> traveled to Terracina, a beach town on Italy’s west coast, she planned to stay just three months. That was two years ago. How did a confirmed city girl fall in love with a town that only has one bookstore and shuts down at 8 p.m.? In her words, the “gorgeous, …

I Heart My City: Sonia’s Miami

<b>Sonia Gil</b> is host and co-creator of Sonia’s Travels, the weekly web show that cracks the code behind peoples and cultures around world. Winner of the 2012 People’s Voice Webby Award for “best web personality,” Sonia has been hailed as the “next Bourdain.” A biologist by training and beach lover by …

I Heart My City: Tara’s London

<i>As the world prepares for the Summer Olympics (the opening ceremony is this Friday), we thought we’d do a</i> <i>special, hyped-up edition of I Heart My City to give you three very different takes on this year’s host city. We’ve asked</i> <i>three unique Londoners — a television producer, a luxury bikini designer,</i> …

I Heart My City: Job’s London

<i>As the world prepares for the Summer Olympics (the opening ceremony is this Friday), we thought we’d do a</i> <i>special, hyped-up edition of I Heart My City to give you three very different takes on this year’s host city. We’ve asked</i> <i>three unique Londoners — a television producer, a luxury bikini designer,</i> …

I Heart My City: Jennifer’s Abu Dhabi

Jennifer Garcia-Alonso is co-founder of The Purple Passport, a web-based collection of chic, one-stop-shop guides to experiencing the world’s cities in style. She is a New Yorker who has been living in <b>Abu Dhabi</b>, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, for the past three years (which we think …

I Heart My City: Daniel’s London

<b>Daniel Raven-Ellison</b> is using films, books, websites, and walks to take geography far beyond memorizing dots on a map and to challenge people to experience their world in meaningful, surprising ways. The National Geographic Emerging Explorer says “adventure has become something we watch on TV. In …

I Heart My City: Shannon Switzer’s San Diego

As you know, Shannon Switzer, otherwise known as the Curious Traveler, just returned from an epic road trip around the American West. Though she’s happy to be back in her hometown of San Diego, she aims to keep her curiosity goggles on now that she’s back in familiar territory. Now, without further …

I Heart My City (in the Spring)

There’s still a chill in the air here in Washington, D.C., but the days are getting longer, the cherry blossoms are starting to pop, and residents are beginning to shed those cumbersome winter coats. Spring is upon us (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), and we’re embracing it …

Why booted Nasdaq stocks outperform all the others

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — An eviction notice from an index may be an immediate signal for investors to add that stock to their portfolio.<p>Stocks kicked …

'Iron Man 3' Takes $15.6 Million At Midnight Shows

The wait is over, as <i>Iron Man 3</i> opened nationwide last night to one of the biggest openings in film history. Pulling $15.6 million from midnight screenings, the latest entry in Marvel-Disney‘s superhero franchise takes eleventh place in all-time midnight openings, and the fourth-highest midnight …

2012 Was a Cold Year in a Spectacularly Hot Decade

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>For twenty-seven years, the world's average temperature has been hotter than the …

As Syria Melts Down, Ice Cream Shop Sets Up In Jordan

Bakdash is a landmark in the Syrian capital, serving the Arab world's most famous ice cream since 1895. Manually churned with wooden paddles, loaded with milk, sugar and a generous coating of pistachios, Bakdash ice cream is memorable treat for any visitor to Damascus.<p>But, when a branch opened this …

Israel launches air strike on Syria

The Israeli Air Force has conducted an air strike on Syria targeting a container of weaponry bound for the Lebanese terrorist organisation Hizbollah, an Israeli official confirmed.<p>The early morning strike on Friday targeted “game-changing” weapons believed to be long-range missiles, an <b>Israeli</b> …

Middle East