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How to reach Machu Picchu without the Inca Trail

One of the world’s great wonders, Machu Picchu is the holy grail for any traveler visiting South America. A common misconception is that one needs to complete the four-day trek to reach this incredible sight, and for many, surviving the Inca Trail is very much part of the Machu Picchu …

South America

First time Greece: top 10 experiences

With its sparkling white beaches, crystalline water and venerable ancient sites, Greece lives up to all the hype. But how to approach this vast country with enough islands to suit everyone’s taste and antiquities dotting the landscape like a historical map of Western civilisation?<p>Most first-time …

European Travel

10 Wine-Touring Tips for Beginners

By Miranda Mouillot, author of <i>A Fifty-Year Silence</i><p>It’s nearly impossible to mention France without thinking about its wines, and drinking them is, …

Local Experts

Three tourists were kicked out of Machu Picchu on Tuesday after taking pictures of their bare buttocks in front of the Incan ruins.“The three …

South America

How to Travel to Machu Picchu

Don’t get lost when you visit the Lost City of the Incas. T+L’s comprehensive tip sheet for traveling to Machu Picchu in Peru will help you make the …

South America

First-time France: where to go and what to do

France is the world’s top tourist destination and for good reason. There's a lot packed into just one country – artistic and architectural masterpieces, remarkable museums and natural landscapes, and a history harking back far beyond the Romans.<p>Top it off with fine wine, food and a culinary culture …

France

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

Budget travel: a penny-pincher’s guide to Paris

It's no secret that Paris, by its very nature as a capital, can be pricey and often stars on the 'World's Most Expensive Cities' lists. But with savvy planning and know-how, you can indulge in the city without blowing the budget.<p>Sleep cheaply in historic mansions, fill up on gourmet cuisine, …

France

Have You Seen the REAL New Orleans?

Whether you're headed to Mardi Gras or just planning your next great escape, we've rounded up the nightspots where New Orleans's in-the-know locals …

National Geographic Travel

The 10 Rules of Packing

When you’ve spent more than a decade on the road, you get asked some pretty interesting questions. The one query I get most, though, is about packing: what to take, what to leave, where to put it. I’ve taken scads of trips, but every time I get back, I know I could have gone even lighter. Let’s …

7 Tested Tips for Visiting Rome

How not to decorate a nursery

04/09/2014 • By Pregnancy Editors<p>Getting ready for baby is one of the most exciting aspects of pregnancy – there's something about picking out …

Top 10 tricks for soothing a teething baby

03/17/2014 • By Pregnancy Editors<p>The timing differs for everyone, but most babies will start to show teeth around the age of 6 months. The first to …

What are the best sex positions during pregnancy?

03/13/2014 • By Pregnancy Editors<p>Depending on which trimester you’re in, you’re either really excited about the prospect of sex or it’s pretty much …

5 foods to avoid during your first trimester

06/02/2014 • By Pregnancy Editors<p>5 foods to avoid during your first trimester.<p>Morning sickness tends to be most intense during the first trimester, …

The do's and don'ts of working while pregnant

The do’s and don’ts of working while pregnant<p>01/13/2014 • By Pregnancy Editors<p>It’d be nice if women could get all nine months of their pregnancies …

First time mother: How to assemble your hospital labor bag

09/04/2013 • By Pregnancy Editors<p>Women who are getting ready for baby have many considerations to keep in mind, including what kinds of items they …

Having a baby is expensive! How are you saving?

06/02/2014 • By admin<p>You're excited about having a baby, but worries about how you'll afford it are starting to rain on your parade. We all know …

Four tips for better sleep during pregnancy

01/11/2013 • By<p>Have restless nights kept you from enjoying the first few months of your pregnancy? If you're expecting a baby, you're probably …

What happens to your skin during pregnancy?

Women who are getting ready for pregnancy might have a few misconceptions when it comes to some of the physical changes that occur during pregnancy. …

80 All-Time Best Children’s Books To Boost Baby Through to Grade School!

Before I had kids, I thought a home library of about 30 children’s books would get any family through the first five years. I noticed, though, that …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

Italy

Do leave home without it: stuff you should never take on a trip

We've all seen these people and, inevitably, at some point we've actually <i>been</i> these people. The urge to overpack is a phenomenon most people experience in their early travel years and eventually outgrow. But some never quite make the connection between overpacking and the resulting inconvenience …

Costa Rica

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Italy

Tips for travelling when you’re pregnant

Being a guidebook author and a journalist, I travel a lot for work. And for leisure; I didn’t get this job by accident. So when I became pregnant, I thought I’d make some adjustments but it never crossed my mind to stop travelling altogether.<p>Now approaching the end of my second trimester, I feel …

Time I

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

Hit the Top

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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