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Dirt bike racer overtakes opponents with a wall ride

*guitar riff* WALL RIDE *guitar riff* TAKE IT EASY<p>This is from last year, but somehow we all missed it. Trust me, it's well worth your time. Last August, Michal Mároši was in a 4X event at JBC Bikepark in the Czech Republic. He crashed, but got up and was able to overtake two opponents with a …

Hōkūleʻa: French Polynesia’s Gift to the World

Changing Planet<p><i>Daniel Lin is a well-traveled photographer and writer whose love of the Pacific and its many islands and cultures has inspired him to explore their every niche. Follow him as he partakes in the long-awaited and historic Hōkūle‘a canoe voyage from Hawai’i across the world—which uses</i> …

Visiting Bali, Indonesia: Earth's Paradise

<i>Written by Scott Bosco</i><p>If you have as much wanderlust as I do, then you could imagine how often I dream of Bali's Bukit Peninsula. Kneading my toes through the island's chalky-white sand beaches, while staring hypnotized at a sunset burning out over the sapphire and emerald waters. The image of …

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Redwood National Park

<b>Location: California<br>Established: October 2, 1968<br>Size: 131,983 acres, including 3 state parks</b><p>Sometimes, when the morning fog caresses the great trees, you can imagine the past flowing through the long, misty shadows … Vast redwood forests flourishing across a lush and humid North America … After the …

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

<b>Name:</b> Snowdonia <b><br>Location:</b> Wales <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1951 <b><br>Size:</b> 823 square miles (2,132 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>Park of Peaks</b> This Welsh landscape of mountains and valleys, forests, and lakes is punctuated by the park’s namesake peak. Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa in the local Welsh tongue, stands at …

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Madagascar Adventure

Cut off from other landmasses 80 million years ago, Madagascar is nature’s great experiment. In this wonderland of unique species, playful lemurs …

Wild Encounters: Sabah, Borneo

<i>Avid naturalist and outstanding local guide Jame Marajan gives us an insight into the incredible wildlife the rainforests of Sabah have to offer.</i><p><i>Originally from the small town of Sandakan in the northeast of Sabah, Jame Marajan has guided travellers through the Bornean rainforest and along its</i> …

Five Amazing Places to Spend Christmas in South East Asia

If the idea of snow, ice, family arguments and the stress of feeding the 5000 is just too much for another year, then a Christmas getaway to the tropics might be just the ticket. <i>South East Asia</i> is the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday away from everything that causes the blood to boil. If …

37 Places You Need To Visit In Italy

While the food in Italy is reason enough to visit, the country is filled with famous works of art, exceptionally beautiful cities, and gorgeous lakes and mountains.<p>We compiled a list of 37 sites in Italy you should see at least once in your lifetime.<p>We included important classics like Rome's …

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Best beaches and small islands for travel in 2014

2014 is the International Year of Small Island Developing States: tiny, remote and environmentally vulnerable spots. Here are 10 that need you – and are glorious too!<p>Palau<p>Snorkelling in Jellyfish Lake, Palau. Image by Reinhard Dirscherl / Waterframe / Getty Images.<p>The Micronesian nation of Palau …

5 Countries You Can Visit for Less than $50 a Day

There are too many travel myths out there. Probably the most common one is that international travel is too expensive for the average person -- It's just not true.<p>Dedicated travelers and backpackers everywhere know that finding the right deal and being open to compromise can make practically any …

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Top 10 Climbs

Top 10 Climbs from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Mount Khuiten, Mongolia</b> <br>In Mongolia, it’s easy for a traveler to be quickly swept away by the endless green steppes, the heartiness of the Kazakh nomads, and the rolling landscapes that define the Altai …

NASA More Confident Than Ever That We Are Not Alone

Over the past few years, astronomers have become less and less subtle about hiding their enthusiasm for the prospect that some very big discoveries are just around the corner with respect to that ultimate existential question: Are we alone?<p>A few years ago, I attended a panel about NASA’s upcoming …

DNA mates: how genetic factors may play a subtle part in our friendships

Friends often look alike. The tendency of people to forge friendships with people of a similar appearance has been noted since the time of Plato. But now there is research suggesting that, to a striking degree, we tend to pick friends who are genetically similar to us in ways that go beyond …

Best Safari? Botswana.

This year, my wife and I will be marking our 20th wedding anniversary – a fact to which our kids excitingly wanted to know, “where are we going to celebrate?”<p>Becoming an expert on family travel has pretty much mandated that we vacation with the children at every opportunity. Not that I’m …

Exploring Amsterdam’s ‘Nine Streets’

I’m not a big souvenir person. My souvenirs have always been the pictures I take or the occasional piece of jewelry or cool scarf.<p>It’s harder than ever to find a product unique to its country these days — and I don’t want to end up with something I can find on junk-clogged Canal Street in Manhattan.<p>…

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European Parks—Mountains

See photos of the mountain landscapes and wildlife of Europe (including alpine scenery, national parks, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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National Park Coastlines

See photos of U.S. national park coastlines (including Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Channel Islands, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Europe's Best Small Ports

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World's Best Ecolodges

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Dreaming of the Devil: The Joy of Going Back

It’s not true that travelers have a “list” of places to see and, once they’ve checked off every box, hang up their knapsacks. When you’re traveling, you’re constantly adding to your list. Every casual conversation with fellow wayfarers introduces a world of possibility when your life is strapped to …

Wooded Wonderland: Yakushima

In Japan’s epic anime film <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki shrouds the real-life island of <b>Yakushima</b> with surrealism, its misty granite mountains the backdrop for a conservation message.<p>Yet this wraithlike landform, which rises from the turbulent Tanegashima Strait like a …

The Mystical Riches of Luang Prabang

At 4:30 a.m., the ring of my alarm clock stirred me awake. Though I had spent the previous night indulging in Laotian specialties like <i>larb gai</i> (spicy chopped chicken), I rose effortlessly, eager to participate in a time-honored tradition: the local Buddhist monks’ daily collection of food for the …

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The Haunting of Charleston’s Old City Jail

<b>Built in 1802, the Old City Jail in Charleston, South Carolina housed some of the region’s most infamous criminals, including rebellious slaves,</b> …