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The glory of Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is one of those impressive places that always beat whatever you had imagined. No matter how many photos and videos you see …

National Parks

Most Beautiful Lakes in the World

With their still surfaces and spectrum of colors, lakes showcase some of the most mesmerizing qualities of water. In fact, some of the most beautiful of these natural wonders, found all around the world from Bolivia to Siberia, will make you forget about beaches altogether. And while these examples …

South America

These Breathtaking Natural Wonders No Longer Exist

Natural and manmade forces continue to reshape Earth's landscape.<p>Landscapes shape our sense of place, yet Earth is constantly changing. The forces of volcanism, wind, water, sun, and, yes, humans, conspire to transform what has been crafted into familiar terrain over millennia—pummeling cliffs into …

Arches National Park

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

Bucket Lists

How to Explore the Philippine Islands

There may be no better place to island hop than in the Philippines. After all, the Southeast Asian country is made up of well over 7,000 islands. The …

Asia

Edible Landscaping - Planning a Small Home Orchard

Dwarf apple trees are small enough to fit in any landscape.<p>With rising food and gas prices, more and more gardeners are looking for ways to reduce …

Gardening

12 Stovetop Chicken Dinners That Take 30 Minutes or Less

Eaten simple or dressed up, hot or cold, in sandwiches or salads, chicken is one of those things that's pretty perfect all year long. Ovens, on the …

Cooking

41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to …

Travel Photography

How To Grow Thriving Houseplants In Water

You don't need fancy containers—or soil—to enjoy beautiful houseplants or even an indoor herb garden all year long.<p>Houseplants <b>make you happy</b>, and …

Plants

California is generating so much solar energy, it's paying other states to take it

Massive investment coupled with falling prices has created a perfect renewable storm in the Golden State.<p>The Golden State may want to consider …

Renewable Energy

The 25 Most Photogenic (And Breathtaking) Spots In America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see some of the most beautiful spots in the world. Prepare thy camera: These are the 25 most awe-inspiring places right here in the U.S.<p><b>BIG SUR, …

National Parks

Landscaping 101: How to Tame Overgrown Shrubs

An overgrown shrub, an Oakleaf hydrangea the size of an adolescent elephant, has taken over my Brooklyn backyard. It’s well over 8 feet tall, with …

A Visual Tour Of The Most Searched Spots In Europe For Summer ’17

Choosing the best spot to hit during a summer vacation is a tough job. Do you stay domestic and see some new corner of the country that’s been calling for a while, or do you take a bigger leap and cross the ocean? The latter options has never been more enticing, since budget airlines have started …

Big batteries can store power when the sun doesn't shine

What is the difference between a battery and a power source? It is sometimes hard to distinguish. If you build a dam and capture the energy of …

Clean Energy

Solar Power Has Finally Proven That It's The Energy Source of the Future

<i>Futurism only supports companies that we trust. Understand Solar is one of those companies. We may collect a share of the sales from the items</i> …

Solar Power

Scaling Grand Teton: An Intrepid Amateur's Guide

TWO IMPOSING mountains flanked either side of our small group, commanding our attention. Craning our necks this way and that like tennis spectators, eyeing two dramas in the distance, we stood at 11,600 feet outside the small hut where we’d be bunking for the night. On the rock wall to our right, …

Hiking

Yellowstone-Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park is just 5 miles south of the North Entrance at Gardiner …

Hot Springs

Thailand is Closing More than a Third of its National Parks

Whether you explore Thung Salaeng Luang National Park in the north or Khao Sok National Park in the south, there's no doubting Thailand's landscapes …

Thailand

3 mountain climbs better than Everest

Sometime later this month, the howling jet stream will shift north of the Himalayas and open up Mount Everest’s twice-annual weather window so …

Mountaineering

Everglades lodging, gone since 2005, coming back to Flamingo. Thank you for your patience.

A decade after a hurricane destroyed the crude but beloved old lodgings at Flamingo, Everglades National Park is ready to rebuild.<p>On Friday, park …

Fishing

America's 'pocket planet': exploring Yellowstone National Park

America’s national parks have been called the country’s best idea – and it’s an idea that took hold in the wondrous pocket planet that is Yellowstone, the world’s first and, some would argue, most magnificent, national park.<p>This article appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Lonely Planet magazine's …

National Parks
National Parks

After a rainy winter, Yosemite National Park springs to life

On a recent cloudless, spring afternoon, visitors packed the Tunnel View observation area to take photographs of – and selfies in front of – the …

Photos
Photos

Best Rodeos to See This Summer

‘In Montana it feels like there’s lots of sky stacked on top of us, layer upon layer’

Director Alex Smith, whose film Walking Out premieres at Sundance London this weekend, on his love for his home state, ‘Big Sky Country’<p><b>I’m on a quest, with my twin brother, to make five films in five parts of Montana.</b> The latest, Walking Out, is number three. Montana is our canvas for stories …

National Parks

Regional Officials to Ask Trump Administration to End Uranium Mining Ban Near Grand Canyon

A draft letter backed by officials in Arizona and Utah is urging the Trump administration to review the uranium mining ban near the Grand Canyon. The …

Grand Canyon

The Only North American Mountains That Blow Colorado Away

My parents were professional photographers, and not coincidentally I grew up in the shadow of the most gorgeous mountains in the hemisphere. Work …