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How to bake with figs

It’s difficult to write about baking with figs when the only right way to eat a perfectly ripe fig is just as it is – unadulterated – in a few greedy bites. These recipes, then, are for those other figs – the ones that have tipped from tender to overripe; those with tough green skins instead of …

5 Convenience Items to Bring to an All-Inclusive Resort

All-inclusive resorts simply cannot be everything to everyone. And for all they do include in one low price, there are still plenty of personal items they don't offer.<p>It's easy to see why vacationers are drawn to all-inclusive resorts. After all, most people go on vacation to relax and unwind, and …

First Aid

America's Top 5 Cities To Keep On Your Radar

Whether it's a revamped corner of New York or an up-and-coming Midwest town, it seems like there's always a new "hip" neighborhood or "it" city to visit. Which had us thinking about the coolest cities to visit <i>right now</i>.<p>After much map-scouring and a sprinkle of savvy, here are our conclusions:<p><b>1.</b> …

7 Small Islands That Should Be On Your Radar

There are many smaller, closer-to-home islands that are loaded with local charm without the high price tag (or long plane ride).<p>When you think of island life, it's likely that paradise-like destinations such as Jamaica, Hawaii or Aruba come to mind. But within North America there are many smaller, …

Washington State

Reader Recs: Life-Changing Childhood Trips

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Traveling at a young age can be a transformative experience that leads to a lifetime of wanderlust. To celebrate the power of travel (and perhaps inspire a few parents out there), we asked our <b>@NatGeoTravel Facebook fans</b> to tell us about trips that made a lasting impression …

What’s Going On In… Dunedin, New Zealand

Photo by Tama Leaver.<p>The site of an ancient Maori settlement and New Zealand’s oldest city, Dunedin on the South Island bursts with creative energy …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Muzenly, Etalianlife And More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

California and Its Secret Sweet Tooth: 9 Places for Sweet Treats between Newport Beach and Fairfield

Yes, Californians may have a reputation for being healthy and fit, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to indulge once in a while.<p>Yes, Californians may have a reputation for being healthy and fit, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to indulge once in a while. If you want proof, just …

Newport Beach

New England, Travel Secrets From a Local

New Englanders are a lot like the lobsters they catch: independent, toughᅡᆳ-skinned, and perhaps a bit pinchy on the outside. But once you get through their hard exteriors they are pretty sweet on the inside. They also tend to turn red when exposed to heat.<p><i>Global Yodel sentᅡᅠCaraᅡᅠout with aᅡᅠDK</i> …

New England

Top Destinations for Autumn Travel

Autumn tourism is on the rise. Those unchained to the restrictions of a school calendar are capitalizing on the appeal of the fall shoulder season perks such as hotel and airfare deals, fewer crowds and milder weather.<p>Autumn tourism is on the rise. Those unchained to the restrictions of a school …

Flying

15 Gorgeous Photos From The Resort Hosting The Ryder Cup In Scotland

The Ryder Cup kicked off today and action is already exciting, both on and off the golf course.<p>This year, the biennial golf tournament takes place at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. It's the first time since 1973 that the Cup is taking place in Scotland, and only the second time in history.<p>Europe …

Ryder Cup

How 300 Million Americans and Visitors Use the U.S. Transportation System Each Day

The United States transportation system, including highways, railroads, and airways are used by more than 300 million residents and foreign visitors …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

National Parks

Spend the Night in the Sky: Rent a Fire Tower

Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 manning a fire tower on Washington’s Desolation Peak, in the northern Cascades. He didn’t do much writing there, apparently, despite being alone with pencil and paper. But he stayed for 63 days. The views were good.<p>Over the following decades, as new …

10 Ghost Towns Around the World

TravelBest Of<p>Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.<p>With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our …