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How Geothermal Could Cleanly Power the Planet: Indonesia's Tale

The Earth's heat offers a clean and steady source of electricity, though it doesn't come cheap.<p>PANGALENGAN, Indonesia—In this serene corner of Java, farmworkers pick tea leaves from striped-green hills threaded with pipes. The three-foot-wide pipes carry steam from a broiling underground reservoir, …

When Harry and Sally met New York City

Twenty-five years after the classic rom-com debuted, the film’s Manhattan locations remain an ideal tour for visitors and locals alike.<p>“Nothing has happened to me yet. That’s why I’m going to New York!”<p>Bright-eyed, '80s-hair college graduate Sally (Meg Ryan, at her peak) perkily uttered that …

New Jersey

In Bolivia, awe-inspiring scenes at every turn

Unlike neighbouring Peru or southern Chile – even Bolivia’s most well-known routes remain relatively untraveled.<p>In the Bolivian Andes, ice-blue glaciers crown amphitheatres of peaks, llamas graze quietly in the afternoon sun and the evening light fades into frigid mountain nights. But where …

South America

I Heart My City: Erika’s Bogotá

Nat Geo Student Expeditions leader <b>Erika Skogg</b> is a photographer, writer, and educator with a passion for travel. After braving the frozen tundra of Wisconsin in her youth, Erika made the move to sunny Bogotá, <b></b>where she has been working as a media producer for Off Bound Adventures and writing for the …

Love Road Trips? 8 Stunning USA Self-Drive Tours and Adventures

Road Trips

The deep rooted history of Chicago’s deep-dish pizza

Starting with an ancient culinary tradition carried overseas by Neapolitan immigrants, pizza has evolved into a Windy City icon.<p>Pizza in the United States is deeply embedded into the nation’s culinary consciousness, from thin crust in New York to wood fired in San Francisco.<p>But Chicago’s version …

Italian Food

Voices of Red Hook, New York City

A year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the neighbourhood, Red Hook’s community continues to recover, cultivating artisan distilleries, small town charm and unparalleled views.

New York City

In search of Miami’s Cuban sandwich

Despite the sandwich’s culinary identity being inextricably tied to Miami, a deep dive into its history reveals a surprising twist.<p>It was a blisteringly steamy day in Miami. The city was swathed in sapphire blue skies flaked with puffs of silvery clouds, and the rays of the summer sun cut through …

Cuba

New Nexus 7 leak points to Android 4.3, dual cameras and wireless charging (update: on sale July 31st)

A few days back, a lovely tipster sent us in some shots that strongly suggest a shiny new Nexus 7 will be hitting shelves next week for $269. Granted, that's for the 32GB model, but it still represents a $20 premium over the current version. What we haven't known until now, though, has been what …

A road trip through provincial France

The remote region of Aveyron recalls a France of the past, with narrow country lanes, authentic village life and a population where cows outnumber people.<p>In the most visited country in the world, finding a slice of <i>la France profonde</i> (deep France) is not as easy as it once was. While Provence – with …

France

Free Things To Do In Rome - The Guide!

Exploring Germany’s northernmost island

Tiny Sylt presents a different side to Germany, driven by laid-back attitudes and old fashioned traditions that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.<p>Unlike most German clichés of traditional lederhosen, loud football fans and great beer, Germany’s northernmost island of Sylt presents a …

European Travel

The best of the West in Jackson Hole

Much more than a snow sports mecca, Jackson Hole is an ideal summer vacation spot, whether you are looking for romance, wildlife, family bonding or high adventure.<p>Wyoming’s Jackson Hole, surrounded by the towering Gros Ventre and rugged Teton mountain ranges, is best known for its “steep and deep” …

National Parks

Why Booker Travels

The biggest lesson that traveling has taught me is that the best trips are either the ones you make yourself at home — or ones that make you extremely uncomfortable because they involve taking big risks. My parents took some big risks taking me to Cuba and the Amazon when I was really young. I’ve …

Once a Smelly Nuisance, Mexicali’s Wastewater Now Brings Life to the Colorado Delta

Wildlife<p><i>This post is part of a</i> <i></i><i>series on the Colorado River Delta</i><i>.</i><p>If there is one place that transforms wastewater from trouble-maker to life-saver it’s the site of Las Arenitas sewage treatment plant in the Mexican state of Baja California.<p>There, nasty urban wastewater that once made a smelly …

Why the Nexus 7 succeeded where others failed

The Nexus 7 is the most popular pure Android tablet. Did it get there simply by way of its low price, or is there a more complex explanation?<p>The Nexus 7 is the most popular pure Android tablet available. How do I know? Well, data compiled by Handset Detective and a bit of clever maths by analyst …

Android News

NEC launches VersaPro VX business laptop, VG Ultrabook in Japan

You probably won't ever see these latest NEC computers hit retailers on this side of the Pacific, but if you do your laptop shopping in Japan, it's time to listen up. NEC's just flooded the market with a bounty of fresh models, all likely destined for corporate IT departments, and maybe a few homes.<p>…