Jessamine Capuyan

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How to Get Flawless Coverage Without Using Foundation

Every summer it’s the same dilemma: We want our skin to be smooth and flawless, minus the feel (and look) of heavy makeup. Contrary to popular …

Makeup

National Geographic Travel

Europe’s Loveliest Cemeteries

It’s often scripted into horror movies and primetime dramas like <i>CSI</i> that the dead communicate with the living. Cemeteries, too, have tales to tell—tales of art, history, architecture, sociology, nature—but suffer from a bit of an image problem.<p>I propose a new approach. Instead of viewing graveyards …

World’s Most Haunted Cities

These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghastly, ghostly close encounters.<p><b>1. Madrid, Spain:</b> Ghosts haunt all walks of life in this capital city, appearing in museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, whose central building was formerly a hospital, and even the imposing Linares Palace, …

Reader Recs: World’s Spookiest Places

The occasional brush with the occult or the unexplained isn’t enough to keep intrepid travelers at bay, and our Nat Geo Travel fans on Facebook were eager to share their most memorable paranormal experiences.<p><b>Here are some of their picks—from the underworld of Paris to a chapel of bones in</b> …

Why Women Love France

Last year, months before I knew I would be writing a book about France for Travelers' Tales, a publisher in Palo Alto, I was explaining to a friend why I, let's say, <i>strongly</i> encouraged my daughter to study French. For me it was simple. "Every girl should live for a while in Paris," I said. Another …

France

Learning to Speak Japanese

I recently returned from the National Geographic Expeditions journey “Inside Japan,” which ran from Kyoto to Hiroshima via Mount Koya, Shikoku, and Naoshima. In my role as one of the resident experts on the trip, I was to prepare several lectures to deliver to my fellow travelers. The idea of …

Things to Do in Paris

If you could only pick one city in the world to visit, what would it be? The city of your dreams? Would it be Paris?<p>While I hope that you're able to …

Ten of the world's best destinations for drinkers

Instead of cracking a can at home, why not search out one of these boozy hotspots? Whether you fancy guzzling a pint, sipping a cocktail or knocking back a dram or two, we can help you quench your thirst in style.<p>Pivni Lazne Bernard, Prague, Czech Republic<p>Sure, a pint of pilsner wouldn’t go amiss - …

Wine

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're feeling like you've mastered the "<i>bonjours</i>" and "<i>mercis</i>"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.<p>We know …

France

50 Trips Everyone Should Take In The US

Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or waiting for Old Faithful to erupt in Yellowstone National Park, the United States is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the east coast to the west and everywhere in between, we've found 50 trips everyone should …

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