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12 Hotels Perfect for Travelers Flying Solo

<b>The Hotel</b>: The latest outpost by this highbrow hostel brand, where guests have the option to book into a whopping 199 stylish rooms—shared or …

Camp - Top Ten Most Scenic Campgrounds in the U.S. : Cabela's

The Most Scenic Camping Spots in the United States<p>Our picks for the camping destinations with the most breathtaking views.<p>Across the United States …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

Reader Recs: Canada’s Places of a Lifetime

We asked our readers to fill us in on what we missed in our latest and greatest online feature, “<b>Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime</b>.” We received hundreds of submissions full of natural wonders, eclectic cityscapes, and scenic retreats. Here are ten destinations that our editors agree are worthy of …

Canada

I Heart My National Park: Yellowstone

There are few people living who know Yellowstone better than <b>Jeremy Schmidt</b>. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based writer and photographer has spent 40 years as a ranger, “winterkeeper,” and guide in the park.<p>The author of more than a dozen books, Schmidt is a longtime contributor to <i>National Geographic</i> …

National Parks

I Heart My City: Dearbhaill’s Galway

<b>Dearbhaill</b> <b>Standún</b> <b></b>and her husband own and operate a restored 17th-century “hill village,” Cnoc Suain, just a short drive from <b>Galway city</b> on Ireland’s west coast. Though the Gaelic speaker and musician loves her rural retreat in the ruggedly beautiful Connemara district, she cherishes her time in …

Ireland

I Heart My City: Elena’s St. Petersburg

<b>Elena Kozlova</b> relocated to St. Petersburg from another city in Russia in 2006 to pursue higher education, but her love for the city made her stick around after she claimed her degree. These days she holds a corporate job and shares her insider intel with the Spotted By Locals community in her spare …

European Travel

I Heart My City: Caroline’s New Orleans

New Orleans native <b>Caroline Gerdes</b> may have recently moved to Washington, D.C., but she loves her hometown. So much so that she recently spent a year–with the help of a Young Explorers grant from the National Geographic Society–of her life working on an oral history project about the Ninth Ward, …

Travel

I Heart My City: Emma’s Philadelphia

<b>Emma Fried-Cassorla</b> can probably get away with saying she’s from the City of Brotherly Love after spending most of her life there. In addition to working a day job in communications at the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, this hometown enthusiast shares her insider intel on Philly Love Notes, …

Travel

I Heart My City: Emily’s Oxford

Nat Geo Young Explorer <b>Emily Ainsworth</b> was born and raised in <b>Oxford, England</b>. After studying at her hometown’s prestigious university, the audacious anthropologist joined the circus in Mexico, performing nightly as a dancer in the ring while producing an award-winning documentary about life …

C.S. Lewis

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 …

Travel Photography

Northern Ireland's best scenic drives

<b>A2 Portrush to Ballycastle</b><p>Geoff Hill, Telegraph Travel's Northern Ireland expert, describes the Antrim Coast Road as "one of the world's great drives, rides, walks or cycles". He recommends this western section, taking in Dunluce Castle and the Giant's Causeway, and stopping for an ice-cream at …

Ireland

How to get the most from a short trip to Ireland

Vibrant cities, otherworldly monuments, ancient castles, sweeping beaches bordered by jade-green fields, cosy pubs with crackling fires and toe-tapping traditional music sessions – Ireland offers a multitude of memorable experiences. And its compact size makes it possible to fit many in, even on a …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

National Geographic Travel

Check Out 6 of the Finest New Library Buildings in the U.S.

It's a tricky time for public libraries. In addition to the constant threat of budget cuts, these time-honored cultural institutions also have to fight to stay as relevant as possible in this rapidly digitalizing world. In some cases, this might mean ramping up public access to the Internet; in …

National Geographic Travel

Explore the PNW: Top 10 Seattle photography spots

A picture is worth a thousand words – this saying has taken on a whole new meaning with the rise of social networking and digital photography. Anyone …

Mount Rainier

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Beyond the campsite: Have a dawn picnic

Find an east-facing hill, cook some bacon and eggs or your favourite breakfast, and raise a glass as the sun comes up<p>• And end the day with a midnight swim<p>Everyone should try a dawn picnic once in their life, especially if you have children. You'll need to find a hill that is east-facing, and …

Montana -- Slowing Down for Nature

Blue sky. Vast horizon. Expansive forefront. Limitless frontier.<p>Montana -- truly breathtaking -- as we all know nature can be.<p>I recently visited this state, otherwise known as the "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State." I found myself lost in the endless miles of clear sky and white clouds of …

20+ Breathtaking Photos Of Animal Migration

While seeing an animal in the wild can be fun, seeing thousands of them migrating is mesmerizing and awe-inspiring. These awesome wildlife photos …

Metal Craftsman Recreates Animals as Moving Steampunk Sculptures

Artist Igor Verniy assembles stunningly detailed, steampunk-infused animal sculptures out of discarded metal, car and bike parts, watch components, electronics, silverware, and other metal scraps. Spanning a myriad of species from birds to reptiles to insects, Verniy's works feature working joints …

Modern Art

Majestic Ocean Wave Vases By Hawaiian Artist Duo

Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma, two glass artists at Kela’s, a glass art gallery in Kauai, Hawaii, have a unique talent for capturing the power and …

Take A Dip In Hawaii's Crystal Clear Tide Pools

Mother Nature loves a good pool party. And Hawaii, with its plethora of natural tide pools, is happy to oblige.<p>The seascapes and lava rock-lined coasts of the Hawaiian islands provide the perfect conditions for the protected, rocky inlets. We've rounded up 5 of Hawaii's best spots for tide pools -- …