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Spotted while picking apples: a #sundog! Sundogs are created when hexagonal, high-altitude ice crystals refract sunlight.

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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10 Ghost Towns Around the World

Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.<p>With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our top ten from …

Pyrénées National Park, France

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> Pyrénées National Park <b><br>Location:</b> France <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1967 <b><br>Size:</b> 176 square miles (457 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Border Park</b> Stretching along the mountainous border with Spain, Pyrénées National Park includes six distinct alpine valleys and elevations that soar from a low of …

National Parks

A misty morning in Bali makes for a stand-out submission to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. http://on.natgeo.com/YoIW9N Photo by Henry Adam

These Are The 25 Best Sunsets Around

Sitting outside -- or cozily inside looking out -- and watching a sunset, drink in hand, is about the best part of vacation.<p>As such, inevitably this moment makes its way onto you camera roll. Sometimes, though, the result isn't nearly as good as the moment itself. That is, unless you're a whiz at …

Pilots participating in the Prosser Balloon Rally dip their baskets in the Yakima River before continuing their flights. Photo by @erickruszewski http://instagram.com/p/tag0_9oMZK/

Uber Forced to Stop Car Service in Berlin and Frankfurt

Uber Technologies Inc. faces a ban on offering ride-sharing services in Berlin a little more than a week after the company was able to overturn a …

Top five stops on a cruise down the Nile in Egypt

In-the-know travellers are seizing the opportunity to visit Egypt’s famous tombs and temples while there are no crowds – and the best way to do it is by following the mighty River Nile on a cruise.<p>Taking a cruise on the Nile is a time-honoured way to explore Egypt. For centuries, travellers have …

Ancient History

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Vancouver

Nestled on <b>British Columbia's</b> coast, Canada’s third largest city is known for its rich cultural offerings and easy access to the sea and mountains—"Just a 20-minute drive takes you to landscapes seemingly untouched by humankind," says local award-winning designer and architect Omer Arbel. Here you …

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns

Travel<p>Top 10 Hideaways & Inns from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Auberge du Soleil<br>Rutherford, California <br>www.aubergedusoleil.com</b> <br>Napa Valley's magical wine country is the backdrop for this elegant hotel, opened in 1985. The accommodations feature …

A unique look at Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. See more recent submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1DLrIEG Photo by Lace Andersen

An intense lightning storm in Tucson, Arizona during monsoon season. Photo by Mike Theiss @extremenature http://instagram.com/p/tdrY7qIMWU/

Most Common U.S. Cruise Destinations From the Caribbean to Canada

The Western Caribbean, defined as ports west of Haiti and in Mexico, Central America and Columbia, is the most popular destination for North American …

Great Winter Escapes

From the January/February 2010 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p><i>Cold? This year's</i> Old Farmer's Almanac <i>predicts a chillier-than-normal winter. In the Northeast, January will bring "persistent cold temperatures with only brief thaws." Anticipated average thermometer reading in the Upper Midwest? A</i> …

Free Things to Do in San Diego

Just 17 miles north of the Mexican/U.S. border lies the waterfront city of San Diego. People come from all over the world to visit famous Balboa Park and to enjoy Southern California's world-renowned beaches. Recently rated as the fifth wealthiest city in the U.S. by <i>Forbes</i> magazine, it seems San …

Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway, …

Best of the Week: Ello, Bending Phones, Architecture and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Wallpaper of the Week by Jennifer Cirpici

The wallpaper of this week is a really cool image created by our friend Jennifer Cirpici. The artwork is titled Desktopography Valley and it's part …

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich | Colossal

<p>Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously) continues to capture some of the most elegant portraits of fish we’ve seen. His …

Imaginative Dreamlike Worlds by Digital Artist Gediminas Pranckevicius

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius creates digital art that instantly whisk viewers off into a world of imagination. The Lithuania-born artist uses soft light and blended colors to create harmonious worlds where it is easy to get lost in the surreal stories.<p>He uses software …

Wilderness - Photographs by Debra Bloomfield | LensCulture

<i>“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”</i><p>—John Muir<p>As a medium, photography is first and foremost indexical: it has the power to show in great and extremely precise detail exactly what sits in front of the camera. Yet it has another communicative level as well—the level …

Theatrical, Wonderful Photographs Of Women ‘Floating’ In Enchanting Scenes

<b>Uzbekistan photographer Ravshaniya</b> has a penchant for creating mesmerizing and ethereal scenes in her work.<p><b>Her beautifully composed</b> photographs …

Water vapor in atmosphere of exoplanet four times Earth’s size

The exoplanet HAT P-11b – about Neptune’s size – has an atmosphere that’s cloudless at high altitudes. That’s how astronomers could identify water …

Astronomy