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50 Apps and Websites to Optimize Your Vacation

Technology has completely changed the way we travel. Even when going on an off-grid adventure, we document every detail to save as soon as we’re back …

Apps

Bet you never thought of a European beach holiday here

Poland's beaches are peaceful, uncrowded and largely devoid of restaurants, patios and hotels. And from July to September, the sea is warm enough for swimming. (Photo by Marta Balcewicz)<p>Before my trip to the Baltic coast, Poland was about the last place I associated with golden beaches and summer …

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

The Wild Side of Tuscany

Over a decade ago, the film <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> tossed the heart of central Italy into the global tourism spotlight, sending busloads of camera-wielding tourists to historic hamlets and pack-them-in, pack-them-out wine tasting pit stops.<p>For today’s thoughtful travelers, Tuscany’s Maremma region …

Italy

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Travel Photography

10 Things A Startup Founder Learned About Money While Backpacking Around The World

"I realized I was living a childhood dream," he says of that moment, near the beginning of his year-long, 21-country travel adventure. "And I started wondering why I was the only one there. "<p>That epiphany became the first seed of his financial education website, Phroogal, which crowdsources …

Just Back: Zermatt, Switzerland

When you’re celebrating your tenth wedding anniversary, not every destination will do.<p>Nat Geo’s director of digital marketing, Jennifer Wallace, and her husband were looking for “a truly amazing spring skiing destination.” They found it in <b>Zermatt, Switzerland</b>—coincidentally, one of National …

Paragliding

North to Alaska Motorcycle Tour

Alaska

12 beautiful photos to make you wonder why you haven’t visited Hungary yet

Hungary, a landlocked country in Central Europe, is rich with history and national pride. About a quarter of Hungary’s 10 million residents live …

This Guy Planned The Best European Road Trip So You Don't Have To

If you thought planning a road trip in the U.S. was hard, try planning one for Europe.<p>Randy Olson, the brilliant Ph.D. candidate who recently planned the best way to road trip across America, just calculated the most epic European road trip ever. Add it to the bucket list <i>pronto</i>.<p>To calculate the …

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

Best of Switzerland: Attractions

Discover the best attractions along Switzerland’s Grand Tour.<p><b>Venture into literature’s most famous dungeon</b><p><b>Montreux</b><p>Switzerland’s first tourism boom began with a poem. In the summer of 1816, Lord Byron spent a summer horsing around Switzerland with Percy Shelley and (the future) Mary Shelley. By July …

National Geographic Travel

Exploring Norway’s Fjord Region – Bergen to Flam

By Viv Chapleo, photos by Jill Hoelting<p>Exploring Norway’s Fjord Region – Bergen<p>Backpacking around Europe for a few weeks during the summer of 1987, I …

European Travel

Tourist places in Brussels

There are a lot of tourist attractions in Brussels. Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the European Union, which provide a lot of beautiful …

The Most Bizarre Buildings in All 50 States

By Joe McGauley<p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Every state in the Union lays claim to something special. It might be a dominance in industry, spectacular natural beauty, or perhaps they've even been deemed by this very website to fly the coolest flag in the country.<p>Those bragging rights extend to their …

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

The Wild Oats Project - a memoir about Robin Rinaldi’s year in an open marriage - bares all

Late in her 18-year-marriage, Robin Rinaldi told her husband she wanted to have kids. When he refused, Rinaldi decided that she had to operate from the premise that each person in the relationship was "in this for our own individual goals, not for anything larger." And so, with that, she rented a …

Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty

Rated among the 15 best treks in the world by National Geographic, one anticipates a great deal in walking across southern Jordan to Petra. Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations.<p><b>1. Descending Wadi Dana</b><p>On the King's Highway towards Dana village there …

4 Things You Need to Know Before Renting a Condo in Europe

Many frequent travelers have become wise to the idea of renting a vacation condo instead of a standard hotel room. And for those who take advantage often, the benefits can be huge.<p>For starters, condos usually come with a full kitchen. For those trying to save some money by eating a few meals in, …

Take an incredible drone flight through the world's biggest cave

At a length of some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), Hang Sơn Đoòng in Vietnam, near the Laos border, is the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a large, fast-flowing river; its own microclimate; a chamber 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) long, 200 metres (660 feet) high and 150 metres (490 feet) wide; and …

Drones

The towns where travellers lose track of time

It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey round the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.<p>Yet somehow it’s a week later and not only are you still there, but you can’t see …

Atacama Desert

Where to Travel for the Long Summer Vacation

<b>It's time to start planning your summer break, but make sure you head to the season's best spots.</b><p><b>1. INDONESIA</b><p><b>For Island Hopping</b> While the monsoon season passes through much of Southeast Asia during the northern hemisphere's summer months, it's actually the driest time of year in Indonesia, with …

Budapest's blossoming spring scene

As its many famed green spaces start to reach full bloom, Budapest becomes an irresistible destination in the springtime. And though you might gravitate toward outdoor wonders like the vast City Park, Margaret Island and the Buda Hills, a huge annual draw remains the city’s unique Spring Festival, …

European Travel

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Want a Taste of Washington? Then Sample This

When you think of Washington, what kind of food comes to mind? Crab cakes? Hot dogs? Chili?<p>If you said, "none of the above," you know our dilemma. You're in the nation's capital and you want an authentic dining experience. But what <i>is</i> Washingtonian cuisine?<p>Truth is, America's capital, like our …

The Best Places to Soak in Hot Springs Around the World

There are few things in the world more relaxing than a soak in a hot spring.<p>These earthly wonders are rich in minerals, warm to the touch and both legend and some recent visitors have said they heal ailments ranging from joint pain to skin issues. Set in wondrous places like Bali, Iceland and …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Let's face it -- all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't …

9 Reasons To Head To Belize For Your Next Vacation Getaway

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what if you wanted all the trappings of a faraway beach vacation, just with less tourists? Then you've got to head to Belize.<p>Belize is way less crowded …