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How Divers Rescued Four Car-Sized Sharks

The enormous and endangered whale sharks were entangled in a large fishing net and at risk of becoming bycatch.<p>When a team of recreational scuba divers spotted four whale sharks stuck in a fishing net, the animals were veiled by a thin mesh netting. Trapped just off the coast of Cenderawasih Bay, …

Sharks

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

National Parks

7 Most Incredible Adventures You Need to Have in Iceland

Iceland is no stranger to striking landscapes, impossible views, and travel experiences that inevitably trump any dinner-table bragging session. Why, …

This Is The Most Beautiful Village In France – Collonges-La-Rouge

And this isn’t some sensationalist title I’m making up either. The red village of Collonges La Rouge has already been awards the title of one of the …

France

10 Top Yoga Tips

<b>By Gina Hardy</b>If you are thinking of starting Yoga or have been practicing for a long time, here are my precious experience morsels! Consider these …

Yoga

My City: Maximum Milan

<i>By Beppe Severgnini</i><p><b>Milan</b> may not take your breath away, like Venice. It’s not as elegant as Florence, as spectacular as Rome, or as picturesque as Naples. It doesn’t have Como’s gorgeous lake or Siena’s harmonious hills. But Milan is Italy, more so than any of those lovely places.<p>Milan is a flat, …

Italy

Easy DIY Gifts: Watercolor Coffee Mugs

DIY gifts are not always the easiest to make and sometimes a nice idea can turn into a real mess. Not if you have a great tutorial to guide you …

Cape Town's top activities

Cape Town's reputation as a rather laid back place, is reflected in its nickname ‘Slaapstad’ which means ‘sleepy town’ in Afrikaans, the local lingo. All very strange as the Mother City and its surrounds are stacked with opportunities to stay awake and get active. Indeed, adventure sports operators …

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 this year.

European Travel

Sentieri selvaggi

<b>Cresta Besseggen, Norvegia</b><br>Fotografia di Steve Taylor, Arps/Alamy<br>Dura circa otto ore ed è l'escursione più popolare in Norvegia; attrae 30.000 …

Eco-friendly stays: how to pick a green hotel

Finding a hotel with environmental initiatives has never been easier, but knowing which hotels are truly worthy of your eco-conscious buck isn’t quite so simple.<p>‘Travellers should feel empowered’ says Alexa Poortier, co-founder of NOW, a new initiative calling for accountability around …

Lassen Volcanic National Park is unmatched in the park system

The moment had arrived. That magical wisp of time at sunset when the earth is transformed by golden light and the sky takes on kaleidoscopic colors.<p>We had been following a trail around Manzanita Lake, one of the most iconic features of California's Lassen Volcanic National Park. We'd seen a young …

National Parks

The purrrfect cuppa: Taipei's best cat cafes

Taiwan is famed for its delicate teas and the capital, Taipei, teems with excellent cafes. The past decade has seen a craze in cat cafes (or cat coffee as they’re known in Taiwan). A cafe qualifies if it has one or more cats strolling – or more likely dozing – on the premises.<p>We’ve padded the …

How to do the Great Barrier Reef on a budget

With around 7000km of coastline, more than 150 islands and the Great Barrier Reef spanning it all, Queensland is Australia’s most dreamed-about tropical destination. The trouble is, it ain't cheap. The cost of living in Australia is pretty high, but there are a few hideaways and deals that can make …

Why the Azores are Europe's secret islands of adventure

For in-the-know travellers, the Azores have long represented a beckoning blip on the radar of possible destinations. Recognition from Unesco and other organisations has helped that blip to pulse more brightly over the years.<p>But most people still know little, if anything, about this far-flung …

European Travel

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

What Locals Love About Cape Town

I fell in love with <b>Cape Town</b> at first visit, on the Tree Canopy walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden.<p>For Sarah Khan, a former New Yorker who moved to Cape Town and married a local, it’s all about the views. “Biases aside, it’s just the most beautiful city in the world,” she says. “Even …

Travel Photography

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

DIY Arm Knitting Scarf

Winter is coming and a lot of us are wondering what we will do to wear in order to be fashionable and protect ourselves from the cold at the same …

Knitting

boredpanda: “ Scientists Discover Real-Life Kermit The Frog In Costa Rica ”

Costa Rica

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Gift Ideas<p>All certifiably more romantic than plastic-wrapped bodega flowers.<p>23 Photos14 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

Fitness

Arabian sights: road-tripping in Oman

Oman is hot right now. Not as in boiling (although it can be at the height of summer when the mercury touches 40C); hot as in 'of the moment'. Its star has risen steadily thanks to a carefully nurtured tourism industry and a growing appreciation for its natural and cultural riches.<p>After all, where …

Travel

The Global Reef Expedition: Palau

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Text and photos by iLCP Fellow Keith</b> …

Scuba Diving

National Geographic Travel

Instagram of the Month: Mount Cook

<b>Johan Lolos</b> (on Instagram <b>@LeBackpacker</b>) has been roaming the globe with a pack on his back and a camera at the ready since 2013.<p>He’s currently making his way across New Zealand, and sharing photographs from his escapades on Instagram.<p>Here’s a peek into how he got this winning shot of a hiker in …

New Zealand

Next stop North Pole: exploring the icescapes and fjords of Svalbard

Defined by the coming and going of the sun, shaped by mighty glaciers and pointed peaks, and sprinkled with more polar bears than people, Svalbard is the end of the world as we know it.<p>Svalbard? Where? It's the question that pops up most when mentioning the name of the archipelago that dangles off …

The other Japan: secret beaches of Okinawa and the Southwest Islands

Okinawa and the Southwest Islands comprise one of Japan's pretty little secrets – a side of Japan that differs from the mainland in culture and pace. They take a little more time and effort to access, but the rewards for getting there are gorgeous semi-tropical, white-sand beaches and clear …

Japan

“If You Want an Easy Life, Don’t Be an Architect”: 10 Classic Quotes by Zaha Hadid

<i>Updated March 30th, 2017.</i><p>This week last year, Dame Zaha Hadid sadly passed away, but in many ways, her presence lives on. While she will be badly missed by the profession, the architect's buildings will remain as a reminder of her unparalleled talent — and her words will continue to resonate with …

Rem Koolhaas