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Best national parks for spectacular sights but modest crowds

We’d never throw shade at Yosemite or Grand Canyon. But they are, well, kind of popular —Yosemite got 4 million visitors last year, Grand Canyon 5.5 million.<p>Want to strike out on your own? These five national parks will amaze you with their scenic grandeur and surprise you with their lack of crowds.

Skiing in Canada | Best Ski Resorts in Canada | Ski Canada

There are so many wonderful places to ski in Canada, you’ll have trouble choosing. We’ve put together a guide to skiing in Canada with an overview of …

Got an awesome national park memory? Share it with us

Ever waited out a snowstorm under a sequoia in Yosemite National Park? Or fallen asleep to the howls of wolves in Yellowstone?<p>As the National Park Service turns 100 this year, we are seeking your favorite park-related memories.<p>Your recollections will be included in our coverage of this important …

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World's 101 Best Travel Websites: 2016 Edition

In my position as the Event Director of the annual world travel championship, The Global Scavenger Hunt--some liken me to a traveling circus ringmaster--I have a lot of planning to do. Ten countries spread out around the world, all the personalities, all the logistics, all the hotels.<p>There are …

15 US ski resorts that are actually affordable

The temperatures are finally dropping and winter is officially here, which means it's ski season.<p>The US is full of amazing ski resorts, and many of the smaller ones are great for an affordable winter getaway.<p>Our friends at Hotels.com complied a list of ski resorts across the country where skiers …

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Mother Teresa to Become a Saint: Pictures

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Guardian of the Parks: Jonathan Jarvis on the NPS Centennial

<b>Jonathan Jarvis</b> can say one thing most of us can’t: He has his dream job.<p>As director of the <b>National Park Service</b> (NPS), Jarvis oversees more than 84 million acres of public land in the United States—from its largest unit, Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, to its smallest, …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Travel<p>Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram</i> …

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You should always pack these items in your carry-on

Whether your travels will take you 90 or 9,000 miles, three days or three months, these small wonders will improve any travel situation.<p>1. A notebook & pen.<p>Pack a small notebook like the Moleskine pocket notebook in grid (best for adding little drawings to your notes), which features a pocket in …

Inside the National Parks, Size Matters!

<b>We're fascinated by the size of things!</b><p>Whether they be super small, or ridiculously tall, there's a force that drives our travel compass towards the superlative. Being peppered with some of the most incredible mountains in the world, this continent boasts an almost unparalleled collection of …

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15 of the most epic scale places in Alaska

ALASKA is the USA’s largest state and home to Denali, the highest peak in North America. To put this into perspective, the state has a longer …

The spectacular scenery of Banff makes practically everyone jump for joy. See more nature submissions to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1QsMKwx

Pictures: Canada's Rocky Mountaineer Train

Canada's Rocky Mountaineer train cuts through the heart of the Rockies and explores how a country came to be.

Ireland's Castles

Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

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Agawa Canyon

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>By late September, the hardwood forests surrounding the Agawa Canyon light up with the crimson and gold of autumn. These identical glowing vistas were among wilderness scenes captured in the early 20th century by what would become known as the Group of Seven, the legendary …

One of the US' greatest mysteries

Atop a desolate hill in a small US town are the Georgia Guidestones: an eerie 19ft tall granite monument with a post-apocalyptic message for the world.<p>The drone of the man’s oak didgeridoo reverberated off the granite. “Not that I know when Doomsday is,” he said, parting his lips from the …

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Trump Says He Will Change Denali’s Name Back to Mt. McKinley

Witness the politicization of a mountaintop.<p>Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy. So, with his rage-machine comments about Mexican immigrants …

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

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A death-defying ride along Scotland’s Cuillin Range

Danny Macaskill takes on Scotland’s Cuillin Range – with a twist. He tackles the 13km-long range on two wheels.<p>Don’t look down.<p>These were probably the words running through extreme cyclist Danny Macaskill’s head when he biked the Isle of Skye’s notorious Cuillin Range. The above video – streamed …

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A Park Ranger's Guide to Denali

Wildlife biologist <b>Patricia Owen</b> has worked at <b>Denali National Park</b> for more than 25 years. Her specialty? Grizzlies and other charismatic megafauna. While overseeing the park’s wildlife management program to minimize human-wildlife conflicts through education, Pat gets up close and personal with all …

8 Travel Apps That Work Better Than A Guidebook

<i>by Emily Price</i><p>Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p>Photo: Image Source / Alamy<p>Walking tours are a great way to learn …

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7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

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Top 10: Things to Do in Canada’s National Parks

Travel<p>Canada is chock-full of national parks, marine reserves, and other protected places. Here are our picks for the top ten don't-miss spots.<p>Spot Polar Bears in Wapusk<p>This Manitoba park’s name means “white bear” in the Cree language, and for good reason—the remote realm on the shores of Hudson …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

Adventure<p>A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, …

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

The Best National Parks in the U.S. for Biking

Attention, bicyclists: Ever want to cross the Continental Divide, circle the rim of an ancient volcano, or follow the path of an historic canal? Look no further than America’s national parks.<p>Here are seven national parks that offer cycling routes with world-class scenery:<p>> Crater Lake<p>Perhaps …