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4 Must-Visit Neighborhoods in America's Finest City

San Diego often does not receive the attention it deserves as a tourist destination. Yet with beautiful beaches, perfect weather, friendly people, fresh food and a lively downtown, it's easy to see why San Diego has been named "America's Finest City." This summer provides an excellent opportunity …

La Jolla

Top Ten Hiking Tips From the Woman Who Hiked the AT Faster Than Anyone

<i>Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, a feat which made her an Adventurer of the Year. See our featured hikes.</i><p>Here’s how to be smart, feel safe, and get the most out of your hike.<p><b>1. Test drive your backpack and shoes.</b><br>The two pieces of gear that can make you the most …

The Culture Shock of Coming Home

We shuffled off the plane in Miami at 6:30 in the morning, our stream of passengers merging with other streams of passengers all flowing toward Baggage Claim and Customs. We entered a wider portion of the hall where large armed men held their ground in the middle of the crowd, scanning for people …

Developing Countries

10 Best Views in Paris

Ascending the Eiffel Tower for its breathtaking views is one of Paris's undisputed thrills--just ask the 7 million visitors who do it each year. Though a sweeping view of Paris from one of the city's emblematic sites--the Arc de Triomphe, Sacré Coeur, the towers of Notre Dame--is a must for a vast …


National Geographic Travel

TOTD: How Often Do You Push Your Car to its Limits?

When we receive a car to review here at MT headquarters, we put it through its paces and wring it through our battery of tests including the 0-60 mph sprint and figure-eight. We understand most cars won’t ever set foot on a track, but whether we’re testing a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S or a Toyota …


Nissan 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Concept Could Predict Next GT-R

Last week, Nissan teased us with a ghosted image of its Vision Gran Turismo fantasy car, which was created for Sony Playstation 3’s popular Gran Turismo 6 video game. Now it has revealed the real (virtual) thing, called the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.<p>Available for download starting in …

Automotive Design

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com


1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Zagato

Unseen for Decades, This Original Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Zagato was Exhumed From a Junk-Filled Garage<p>“When the time came to collect it, I chose to make the trip alone. I knew that the long journey home would be special, and I wanted to be able to pull over whenever the fancy took me — just to …

Classic Cars