Janice Hyshka

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Discover the Blue City of Jodhpur, India

One of the reasons I love going to India is because it's a photographer's paradise. All of the colors, textures, architecture and people are just some of the many reasons why India is a photo op on every corner. I swear even the way that people languidly sit on their front steps is better than any …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

National Parks

15 delusions I’ve had about returning home after being abroad

I haven’t worn them — out in public that is. Not once. Nor my Japanese <i>kimono</i>, Korean <i>hanbok</i>, Middle Eastern <i>abaya</i>… I suddenly want to host a Disney …

Ancient stones of the Scottish isles

Fought over for hundreds of years, the more than 500 islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast are a traveller’s paradise cloaked in mist and rain.

Scotland

A crowded Thai island's secret side

Every day, thousands of travellers flock to Thailand’s Maya Bay, the location of Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The Beach. Colleen Hagerty found a way to avoid the masses.<p>Thailand’s Phi Phi islands are by no means uncharted territory. Located off the coast of Krabi in southern Thailand, the archipelago …

Asia Travel

Two continents by train: From China to Russia on the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian rails

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — It was the realization of a dream from a childhood obsessed with trains: taking one of the world’s longest train rides, on …

Asia Travel

12 incredible places to hit on your Northern Nevada road trip

WHEN PEOPLE THINK OF NEVADA, they often think only of Las Vegas, but Nevada is much more — especially when you get up north. There’s something for …

Hiking

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

An untouched paradise in Turkey’s Butterfly Valley

Turkey's 86,000sqm Butterfly Valley is home to roughly 100 species of butterflies, creating a protected oasis where time seems to stand still.<p>Our boat pulled in about two hours before sunset, when the disappearing light was turning the Mediterranean Sea from sapphire to aquamarine and the …

Nature

Reader Recs: World’s Best Hiking Trails

Eager to spend some time in the great outdoors?<p>We asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite trails, and their responses will have you lacing up your hiking boots before you know it.<p>Don’t believe us? Read on:<p>We kick things off in Badlands National Park with a kid-friendly …

Hiking

Social media is turning you into a sociopath. But it may not be your fault. Here’s why.

MY FRIEND IS SAYING SOMETHING TO ME, but I’m not paying any attention to her.<p>Right now, I’m too busy lining up my latte on the rail of her porch, …

National Geographic Travel

The 11 Most Underrated Ski Resorts In America

Vail and Aspen may have the cachet that comes with being glamorous, high-end ski resorts, but they also have crowds and incredibly expensive hotels, restaurants, and lift tickets that can cost upwards of $800 per day.<p>But not all ski resorts are that expensive — or that pretentious.<p>We found the 11 …

Skiing