Janelle Graber

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Seductive southern Crete

Although Crete hosts one-quarter of Greece’s annual visitors, it’s still possible to escape the crowds by heading south. Thanks to the rugged mountains that stretch across much of the island’s spine, southern Crete remains a place apart.<p>Known for their hospitality, traditional music and healthy …

European Travel

Enchanted Isle: Puerto Rico

If <b>Puerto Rico</b> isn’t on your radar, it’s time to readjust. The Caribbean’s most convenient destination—especially for Americans, who don’t need a passport to get there—is also one of its most interesting.<p>An unincorporated U.S. territory since the end of the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico …

Insider Guide to Portugal’s Southern Coast

<b>Portugal</b> is made for wanderers. From the top of the Moorish remnants of Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon cascades downhill in all directions, new paths beckoning at every turn. Surf camps dot the 215-mile stretch south of the storied capital city. Part of the region known as the <b>Alentejo</b>, this shore is …

Insider’s Guide to Darjeeling

Tea reigns in <b>Darjeeling</b>, where life is marked by the four harvest seasons: first flush in spring, the second flush in June, monsoon season (yes, it’s a tea season) July-August, and the autumn flush from October into November.<p>British author George Orwell<i>,</i> born in a town west of Darjeeling, was a …

Fodor’s Week in Travel: Dreaming of Spring

With warm weather (hopefully) on the horizon, we've been working on helping you plan your spring getaways. Whether you're looking to save money in …

Where to Find the Perfect Croissants in Paris

As dawn breaks in Paris, doughy smells permeate the air, and locals line up at neighborhood <i>boulangeries</i> for freshly baked croissants to enjoy alongside their morning coffee–and as an afternoon <i>goûter</i>, or snack.<p>These yeast-leavened pastries from Vienna—known there as <i>viennoiserie</i>s—reportedly arrived …

Perfect Skincare Straight from Your Pantry! 25 Homemade Skincare Hacks

Ah, winter. For our skin, it can only mean one thing: chaos. Yep, it’s that time of year when the weather wreaks havoc on our skin… dryness, irritation, breakouts. If ever our skin needs a little extra lovin’, it’s now! Today we’re helping you step up your skincare game with basic, nutrient-rich …

Skin Care

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Farrah Smith Takes Advancement Program to the Wolf-Dog Hybrids

The plight of some of the world’s most magnificent marine mammals, and the largest animals on Earth, has not been more recognized or better publicized than in the last five years with the television broadcast premier of Animal Planet’s <i>Whale Wars.</i><p>The award-winning docudrama follows Captain Paul …

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p><b>For Your World Travel Bucket List</b><p>Typically, when <b>ancient archaeological sites</b> get some form of development, it’s a benefit. With development …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in December

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December:</b><p>Ring in 2014 with thousands of your closest friends for <i>three days</i> at <b>Edinburgh</b>‘s <b>Hogmanay</b> (December 30-January 1). Scotland’s biggest New Year’s party features music, dancing, …

Cat Heaven Island Is The Cutest Friday Escape You Will Ever Take

This Japanese island is officially named Tashirojima.<p>However, most people refer to it as Cat Heaven Island, because its residents are primarily feline.<p>About 100 humans live on Cat Heaven Island. They care for the cats, who outnumbered them long ago, because they believe that feeding them will bring …

Seven incredible places you may have never heard of

As globalisation leaves no stone unturned, we took to Quora.com to find a few secret locales well worth the trip.

Lake Superior

Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

National Geographic Travel

Adventure 101: Hiking an American Treasure

“The Appalachian Trail is both intimate and majestic,” says hiker and author <b>Jennifer Pharr Davis</b>, who has through-hiked the megatrail three times and holds the speed record (46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes).<p>Completed in 1937 and stretching 2,180 mountainous miles from Georgia to Maine, the</b> …

I Heart My City: Ana’s Sofia

<b>Ana Blagova</b> was born in Sofia and, aside from two short stints in Berlin and Istanbul, has spent her entire life there. Nowadays she spends her time running a small non-profit dedicated to promoting art in urban spaces and sharing her insider insight with the world as a Spotted By Locals …

National Geographic Travel

Stunning Views of the Raja Ampat Indonesian Islands

Raja Ampat is four Indonesian islands that are hardly known about. It can be found off the northwest of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New …

The Maine of Spain

You’ve never heard of my favorite place in Spain. It’s not stylish Barcelona, foodie San Sebastian, or picturesque Mallorca. But <b>La Coruña</b> is just as unique.<p>I’ve been returning to the small capital city of Galicia — the northwestern corner of Spain that sits atop Portugal like a cap — for 12 years …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

World's Largest Buddha Statue Carved into a Cliff

The <i>Leshan Giant Buddha</i> is the world's largest stone Buddha statue located in the Sichuan province of China, near the city of Leshan. The monumental structure was first carved out of a cliff where the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers meet during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) and continues to stand …

Archaeology

Easter Island

If They Could Only Talk<p>“The statues walked,” Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how—and whether their story is a cautionary tale of environmental disaster or a celebration of human ingenuity.<p>By Hannah Bloch<p>Video Animation by Hans Weise, Spencer Millsap, Fernando G. …

Beyond bourbon in Louisville

Combining a hipster vibe with sweet southern hospitality, Kentucky’s signature spirit is simply an aperitif to the city’s new gourmet eateries, independent shops and miles of trails.<p>Walking among the vast selection of dinnerware, dining room sets and vintage candelabras at Joe Ley, an enormous …

Dining Rooms

A magical, fire-breathing timekeeper in France

Forget cuckoos – when the clock of a seemingly normal building hits 12, six golden dragon heads emerge from the windows, spewing smoke and roaring at the crowds below.<p>For about five minutes, the imposing heads – each measuring 7m long – cock their heads in all directions and move to eerie music and …

France

Trekking From Lodge to Lodge in the Mountains of Peru

As I sat in the spa sipping a pisco sour, I looked down the valley to the huge, snow covered monolith at the end. Mt. Salkantay, the highest peak in the region, would loom over us for the next two days as we worked our way up and over the pass that bears its name. I could barely make out the trail …

Hiking