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The European train trip that every family should take

As a child I used to stand beside my dad in the corridor of the overnight car train from Calais to Narbonne in southern France. We’d watch fields of sunflowers shoot by while freight trains roared past like angry dragons. Lost in a reverie, his hair tangled from the rushing wind, my father rarely …

European Travel

17 incredible rooftop bars to visit around the world this summer

Hong Kong

6 Reasons to Skip Bangkok and Bali and Head to Malaysia Instead

Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia’s forgotten paradises. While tourists buzz between Bali and Bangkok, Malaysia somehow gets overlooked. It shouldn’t. Located slap-bang in between Indonesia and Thailand, Malaysia has the same wild jungles and painfully pretty beaches (with seawater as freakishly …

Kuala Lumpur

16 U.S. Cities To Visit If All You Want To Do Is Eat

In addition to Austin...<p>You've probably heard that major U.S. cities including New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C. and San Francisco are amazing places to visit for some of the best food in the world.<p>But we're here to tell you that there's more to eat in places beyond the usual destinations. …

New Mexico

Amsterdam’s Most Underrated Attractions

For your next trip, why not explore these lesser-known city treasures?<p>From the Van Gogh Museum to the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam has its share of …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

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48 Hours in Seoul

From the August/September 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>Seoul has long been painted as the unknown quantity among Asia’s megacities, at most a stopover for travelers on their way to somewhere with more cachet. But that portrayal looks increasingly outdated for a place starting to set …

South Korea

13 Fantastic Places In Charleston, South Carolina

Peter Frank Edwards<p>With unrivaled antebellum architecture and a long, winding history that underlies its genteel charm, Charleston is a modern-day mecca for art, music, and food. The port city was established in 1670 in honor of England's King Charles II; today it is a microcosm of Southern culture …

163 Free Things to Do in America’s Top Destinations

Our favorite free things to do in America’s most-visited cities.<p>They say the best things in life are free, and for every avid traveler, it’s a …

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country's 10 best spring hiking trails. With routes that weave through multiple waterfalls, …

15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it's true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and …

51 Hours in New York City

Making the most of New York City in just a few short days can be a daunting task. How do you fit in culture, nature, great food, and sightseeing on limited time?<p>One way is to explore this great city in parts and allow yourself to experience some of the best the city has to offer without rushing …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Where To Find The Best Sushi In Tokyo

Obviously, if you love sushi, Tokyo is probably your number one foodie vacation destination, but Tokyo is a big place! There are plenty of excellent sushi restaurants-and plenty of great ones at that. But for seriously fresh sushi, there might be no better place than right off the boat.<p>And if you …

Top 10 Things to Do in Japan

In a nation as culturally rich as Japan, it can be hard to know how to spend your time there. Here are ten of our favorite things to do.<p><b>Visit Kyoto’s Ancient Sites</b><br>Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, Kyoto is bathed in history. The most iconic remnant of the city’s imperial past is the outrageously …

Japan

Japan's Must-See World Heritage Sites

What to see, how to avoid the crowds, and how to enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Sites on your own terms.<p>Although I have been to many of the World Heritage Sites myself, to learn the details on absolutely all of them I turned to the book <i>Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature</i> by …

Tokyo Faster, Cheaper, Easier: Harajuku in an Hour, Pt. 1

<i>Harajuku Grunge.</i><p>Getting to Japan is expensive; you need to make every day count double. You can see and do so much more with a a little insider intel. Here's how to make Harajuku your <i>own</i> in an hour.<p>Whether you're a fashion guru or cultural anthropologist, Harajuku must be on your Tokyo to-do list. …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

Best Winter Trips 2015

There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

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This Is How to Experience New Orleans' Voodoo Culture

<i>By Shawn Fink for Where</i><p>In New Orleans, voodoo is more than just a tourism catchphrase and a marketing ploy. Have one day in the city? Here's how to get your own experience with our quick guide of New Orleans voodoo stops for the adventurous traveler.<p>Start your exploration with tombs. Just outside …

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

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50 Trips Everyone Should Take In The US

Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or waiting for Old Faithful to erupt in Yellowstone National Park, the United States is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the east coast to the west and everywhere in between, we've found 50 trips everyone should …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Hiking

12 things to do in New York City before you die | CNN Travel

26 Awesome (and Affordable!) Alternatives to Pricey Vacation Hot Spots

Sure, we love Paris, London, Cancun—who doesn't?—but before you click the "book" button on a trip to one of the pricey "usual suspects," you MUST …

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Eastern Townships

It seems fitting that the Eastern Townships originated in 1796 when the British granted land to Loyalists fleeing the United States after the American Revolution. Today, this region, which borders the U.S. for more than 186 miles, is a popular all-season vacation destination for New Englanders …

National Parks