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Reader Recs: Alternative Spring Break

For much of the world, winter is out and spring is in. Temperatures are rising, flowers are budding, and the itch to travel is becoming hard to ignore.<p>Nat Geo Travel just unveiled its list of <b>this season’s best trips</b>, so we asked our <b>Nat Geo Travel Facebook</b> fans to share spring break escapes that go …

Bambini Can Taste the World at Expo in Milan

Food makes people do crazy, great things. At this year’s World Expo (a.k.a. World’s Fair) in Milan, food makes Iran and the United States across-the-street neighbors (fingers crossed that one needs a cup of sugar). It makes Disney design the only character it’s ever created for anyone other than …

I Heart My Island: Rarotonga

<b>Papaapaiiaku Teuruaa</b>, known affectionately as Pa, was born on <b>Rarotonga</b>, the largest and most populous island in the sprawling South Pacific archipelago known as the Cook Islands. Despite spending his early adulthood in (relatively) nearby New Zealand (those who make up the islands’s native Māori …

Messing Around in Boats in Quest of Endangered Trees

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>“Believe me my young friend, There is nothing absolutely nothing worth half so much doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Graham, Wind in the Willows<p>Our team is waiting, while someone else is doing the messing about with our boat, and it does not half feel worth it. …

Winter Climbs 2015: Nanga Parbat Team in Camp 4 After Failed Summit Bid

The long, strange winter climbing season on Nanga Parbat continues today with news that the climbing team on the mountain is back in Camp 4 after a …

Mountaineering

<em>Outside</em> Picks the 30 Best Trips for 2015

Still having difficult deciding where you want to travel in 2015? Have no fear, as <i>Outside</i> magazine is here to help. The editors of the popular …

Travel

14 things you didn't know about the Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27 1937, instantly becoming a much-loved symbol of the city and an iconic piece of architecture around the world. Next time you see the world's most beautiful bridge - crossed by 10 million pedestrians a year - impress your friends with one of the …

San Francisco

A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

Italy

Outdoor Retailer Best of Show: The Lumbersexual Edition

The last few years have seen a lot of blurred lines in the fashion world, but the biggest has to be the evolution of the lumbersexual. “What’s that,” …

Men's Fashion
Boko Haram

Why Develop a Rapport?

Changing Planet<p>In my last post, I mentioned being able to develop a rapport with the New Xade community. What does that mean? What does it look like? And why is it so important?<p>Imagine someone – a foreigner speaking a foreign language no less – shows up at your home with a giant camera and says he …

Tips for Planning a Roots Travel Trip

Planning a roots travel trip can yield rewarding, and surprising, results. “For some people, the thrill of just being there is enough,” says Marion Hager, owner of genealogy travel company Hager’s Journeys.<p><b>Here’s how she says you can get the most out of a trip:</b><p><b>Use a local tour operator.</b> If you are …

New Afghan militia sets its sights on ISIL | Asia

Every day they hear the thunderous sound of motorcycles approaching their houses.<p>Minutes later, residents of Balkh province see a group of about 25 armed men - their faces covered with black scarves, the Afghanistan national flag wrapped around their bodies - performing security checks.<p>This is not …

Afghanistan

True or False: Scandinavians Are Practically Perfect in Every Way

Thanks to big government and high taxes, Scandinavia is a success story—mostly.<p>To an outsider, Scandinavia can seem like a group of small, difficult-to-tell-apart Nordic countries. Frequently derided by right-wing politicians as an example of everything wrong with Big Government, the Scandinavian …

Couple Travel Longest Driven Journey with a Toyota Land Cruiser: 692,000 km and Counting

They first made it in the Guinness World Record books in 1997, when their journey along the globe was first registered. Since then, what was supposed …

World Records

National Geographic Travel