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6 of the Most Spectacular Places to Stargaze in the United States

According to a photographer who captures the night sky for a living, that is.<p>When it comes to capturing stars in the night sky, landscape photographer Grant Kaye is a clear expert. After all, he's spent hundreds of dark nights shooting that very sight. And lucky for us, he's shared his six favorite …

United States

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

National Geographic Travel

These Are 2016’s Hottest Destinations

From luxe in Mongolia to gastropubs in Wales, the beauty of Botswana, and snowboarding in North Korea… here’s where you should be booking to go.<p>The …

Travel

20 Places That Look Like They're On Another Planet

We can't help but fantasize about traveling to far and distant worlds. Luckily, our planet is full of surreal and otherworldly places that are just a plane ride away, from lunar valleys to underwater caves. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.<p>Wadi …

National Parks

This Country Has Held Onto The Title Of The Best Place To Live In The World For 12 Years Running

The best place to live in the world has been named... and it's the country that has held the title for the past 11 years.<p>The United Nations' annual …

Central African Republic

8 Wildest Camping Spots In The World - Part 2

For natural beauty, solitude and a truly immersive adventure, camping is the ideal way to experience a place.<p>Discard your old ideas about what it …

National Geographic Travel

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Hiking

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

TripAdvisor

Must-Visit Places for a the Budget Traveler

With winter fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, the budget minded traveler find it harder to escape for weekend escapades into forgiving …

11 Amazing Countries Anyone Can Travel To On A College Budget

Need a vacation but have a tiny travel budget? Planing a trip on a student budget might not be as restricting as you thought. There are countries in …

National Geographic Travel

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Mono Lake, California<p>Mark Twain once wrote of California's largest natural lake: "Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert...This solemn, …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

You Need To Check Out These Hiking Trails Before You Die

<b>7. North Drakensberg Traverse, South Africa</b><p>This hike is a long, backcountry excursion that winds through two countries – South Africa and Lesotho – …

Video: Lands of Wind - A Journey Across Peru and Bolivia

Need a brief escape to South America today? Than check out this great video that takes us to Peru and Bolivia to explore the culture, people, and …

Backpacker, Go Home: How Tourism Is Ruining Everything

One billion tourists now roam the planet—and the world’s most pristine spots are showing the strain. In the new film ‘Gringo Trails,’ the …

National Geographic Travel

13 Common Sense Items you Need in a Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit

As I type this, an “arctic air invasion” is pushing its way south to us in Texas, leaving much of the country feeling as cold as a mid-winter’s day. …

Meet the adventurer who's gone to nearly 100 countries and can take you on the adventure of a lifetime

During Matt's Adventure Academy course, participants are taken to this stunning hidden village. Matt Prior Matt Prior takes adventure to a new level.<p>A member of the prestigious Explorers Club, his past endeavors have included circumnavigating Lake Baikal on a WWII-era Russian motorbike, traveling …

Tips for Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone

Vacations are wonderful opportunities to stretch out of your comfort zone with new experiences.<p><b>Family vacations allow us to:</b><p>throw caution to the wind;<br>• become a temporary local;<br>• make the most of opportunities;<br>• bond with family over shared experiences.<p><b>Sure, you can, but should you?</b><p>The scientists in all …

Travel

10 of the best ways to enjoy Amsterdam … on a budget

Follow our savvy guide and enjoy free gigs, art galleries and walking tours, stay in a cool hostel and refuel on cheap eats<p>Hitchhiking Amsterdam-style: hail a lift with a local cyclist<p>Free walking tours<p>Instead of wandering aimlessly along the Unesco-lauded canals, get your bearings courtesy of a …

European Travel

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …

White Shark

Lonely Planet says These are the Top 10 Countries To Visit in 2016

Lonely Planet just released its 11th annual Best in Travel rankings, forecasting the top travel destinations for 2016, and this year’s lists …

Loneliness

National Geographic Travel

Top 10 adventure holidays for your family bucket list

Imagine: your children protesting as you wake them in the pre-dawn chill and then, just one hour later, their eyes wide open in wonder as your camels crest the last dune to greet the Sahara sunrise. Or their gasps at the hydraulic exhalation of a pod of orcas, whose dorsal fins break the surface …

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