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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Men's Fashion

How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)

A semester outside Harare with a local family, a 11,000-mile trip that included a harrowing sailboat ride, a diplomatic career—and now writing …

How Quitting Your Job to Travel Enhances Your Career

We all fantasize about it, taking your job and shoving it, hopping on a plane, and heading out to see the world. But what keeps us from actually living out this fantasy?<p>I recently posed the question in a career break travel forum to better understand what was holding us back from making this …

In Ethiopia, an adrenaline-filled act of faith

Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope.

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African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

Travel Photography How-tos: People Add Perspective

When you look at the two photos above, which one feels more memorable to you?<p>The main difference might be the sense of excitement you draw from watching the person on the right interact with the landscape versus observing the mountain on the left by itself.<p>A couple years ago, an MIT study found …

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

Let's face it...it ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends. In the spirit of summer, we've gone to the travelers community at minube.net travel community to find the best beaches from around the world, those drops …

Chios Is The Magical Greek Island That Cures All Wanderlust

You've heard of Santorini, and you know Mykonos is the destination for partying. But if Greece has a <i>magical</i> island, Chios is definitely it.<p>This lesser-known isle sits happily in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Chios is most famous for its cultivation and production of mastic, an aromatic …

National Geographic Travel

Mother City markets: where to shop 'til you drop in Cape Town

The fervour for markets in South Africa's Cape Town has a long history, but the city's market scene has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with artisan foods, craft beers and designer goods drawing crowds across the 'Mother City'.<p>In the late 18th century in cobbled Greenmarket Square, the …

An Appreciation of the Magical Waters of Mozambique

A writer visits the coast of Mozambique, where the ocean holds one of the richest aquatic biological zones on the planet.<p>The sea is the best highway along the edge of Mozambique, and some of the watercraft sailing among the islands here carry fishermen from local villages. Some carry Tanzanian …

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National Geographic Travel

Victoria Falls: It's BIG!

The size and scope of the world's largest single waterfall is in many ways beyond comprehension, until you see it with your own eyes.<p>Victoria Falls, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is the largest single sheet of falling water in the world. 360 feet high, a mile wide, and flowing on …

Top 10 Things To Do in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has it all -- exquisite beaches, breathtaking scenery and wildlife, world-renowned gastronomy and buzzing nightlife. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find it in the "Mother City." Here are our top picks for what to do!<p><b>1. Visit the Cape Peninsula</b><p>Enjoy the sites of <b>Table Mountain</b> …

10 Things To See If You Visit Ghana

If the World Cup has taught us anything about travel so far, it's that we're still not very well-versed in Africa's diversity.<p>Delta Air Lines caused a kerfuffle on Monday when, in a congratulatory tweet to the United States men's national soccer team, the airline included a photo of a giraffe to …

There's A Haunted, Abandoned German Village In The Namib Desert

It's one thing to "happen upon" a deserted town, but it's another thing entirely when it's an abandoned German-style mining village -- in the Namib Desert.<p>Urban explorers and adventurers are making their way to Kolmanskop, an old diamond mining town that was deserted in 1954 and is now filled with …

Digital Video Is the Fastest Growing Format for Travel Marketing

Digital video is one of the fastest growing formats for travel industry marketers in 2014.<p>According to eMarketer’s report “The U.S. Travel Industry …

I Heart My City: Paul’s Johannesburg

Travel journalist <b>Paul Steyn</b> hails from Jozi, or <b>Johannesburg</b>–South Africa’s largest city. After serving as a guide throughout Africa for some years, he went on to edit a prominent travel magazine in Africa. Right now he’s a freelance writer and photographer focused on covering eco-forward …

South Africa

5 Amazing Lesser-Known African Wonders You Have to See [PHOTOS]

(<i>Thousands of Southern Carmine bee-eaters congregate during their migration through Zambia. Photo: Andrew Schoeman/National News and Pictures</i>)<p>Africa is one of the most captivating continents on the planet with thousands of things to see and do.<p>There's Namibia's famed Namib Desert with its sensually …

Top 5 Reasons Every Conscientious Traveler Should Safari in Namibia

Namibia has Africa's largest game park, the world's oldest desert and the solar systems's largest meteorite -- at least of the ones we've recorded.<p>But the reason it deserves a spot on every traveler's bucket list is the same reason we drink fair trade coffee, buy from local farmers and forego big …

The South African Retreat That Totally Rocks (Pun Intended)

When you're ready to trek back a few thousand years, head to South Africa's Cederberg Mountains for a luxurious (and rocky) getaway at the very Stone Age-sounding Kagga Kama Nature Reserve.<p>Here, you can sleep in caves, camp outdoors, hang out in luxury huts nestled in the mountains or even sleep …

Venezuela's Angel Falls Is The Most Epic Waterfall On Earth

Is there anything more beautiful than a giant, stunning waterfall?<p>Angel Falls -- also known as El Salto Ángel -- is located in southeastern Venezuela's Canaima National Park and is the tallest waterfall on Earth. It stands at 3,212 feet tall, with water pouring down from a flat-topped plateau …

Travel Tips From Nat Geo Staffers

Becoming a travel pro takes time<b>—</b>and lots of trial and error<b>—</b>but it’s not cheating to learn from the experiences of others. The folks at Nat Geo Travel know that as much as anyone. And while we have a lot of road miles under our belts, we’re students of the world, too.<p>Here’s what we’ve learned so …

Travel Photography

A Woman Quit Her Job To Travel For 2 Years And Took These Incredible Photos In Africa

So she left the U.K. and used her savings to travel around the world with her boyfriend, Alex.<p>"It wouldn't have been unreasonable to suggest that my big trip was just an escape from the fact that I had no idea what I was going to do with my life," Payne told Business Insider.<p>"I was scared of coming …

South Africa

National Geographic Travel