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Cartagena's Old City Is Magical, but Don't Miss What's New

Cartagena’s stark architectural contrast comes as a shock to most. The ancient-walled city — with its palm-filled plazas, ice cream-colored colonial …

This Vibrant Colonial City Is in a Volcanic Hot Spot

Despite its vulnerable position, Antigua hosts a colorful collection of well-preserved churches and ruins dating back to the 16th century.<p>Set against the towering backdrop of Volcán de Agua, the city of Antigua, Guatemala, is a colorful collection of church steeples, historic buildings, and …

South America

7 Days in Vietnam: A Slightly Insane Travel Itinerary

<b>Day One: Get Lost in Hanoi</b><p>The first thing you notice about Hanoi is that everyone is moving at a manic clip, rushing by bicycle, moped, motorcycle, …

Vietnam

The Most Naturally Beautiful Countries in the World

Which country is the fairest of them all?<p>You’d be hard-pressed to find a country that doesn’t offer any natural assets, but some are more naturally …

World Economic Forum

The Only North American Mountains That Blow Colorado Away

My parents were professional photographers, and not coincidentally I grew up in the shadow of the most gorgeous mountains in the hemisphere. Work …

10 Ultimate National Parks Adventures

Looking for the greatest national park experience ever? Take on one of these ten challenges.<p>Over 300 million people head to U.S. national parks every year to explore natural landscapes, discover American history, and learn about conservation. While there's no shortage of excellent activities to …

National Parks

The Azores holiday guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and places to stay

Here, somewhere between Lisbon and New York, the weather is mild but decidedly unstable. Atlantic fronts barrel in, clouds tussle, shafts of sunbeams and great fat silvery pools of light chase over swelling seas to fields of infinite greens. For the Azores you pack a cagoule and sunglasses, your …

European Travel

Underrated Mediterranean Destinations to Visit Right Now

Dive deeper into this remarkable region.<p>Rome and Barcelona certainly have their charms. But, the two cities are also perfect starting points to dive into the other cultures and communities along the Mediterranean Sea, where there’s so much to discover. For travelers ready to explore around the …

Italy

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

European Travel

Unexpected Adventures in Wild, Rugged Iceland

Ski down volcanic mountains, surf the North Atlantic swells, and hike over tundra in search of Arctic foxes in the far corners of this ancient island.<p>A handful of farmers picked their way along the shore on the far western fjords of Iceland, shepherding a score of sheep down from the highlands for …

Hiking

Two Weeks Of Unlimited Flying In Norway For $398

Norway is quickly climbing my list of favorite countries. The entire country is basically one big national park. Or rather one big national park …

12 Of The Best Hiking Routes In Washington State, USA

Whenever I think of Washington, I think of lush green forests, the gorgeous city of Seattle, and, of course, snow-capped mountains that seem to go on …

Hiking

The 12 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Alberta, Canada

Canada’s province of Alberta might be our favorite place in the country, with jaw-dropping scenery and picture-perfect landscapes around every …

Hiking

15 of the most beautiful places in Alaska | Photo Gallery

It’s known as the salmon capital of the world, but Alaska’s southernmost city is also an attraction in itself. Backed by the lush, forested slopes of …

National Parks

12 Incredible Hostels Every Traveler Should Visit In A Lifetime

These places are destinations all on their own.<p>You travel on a budget, but you’ve abandoned grimy, noisy hostels for the cheapest of Airbnb stays. Or maybe you’ve always assumed hostels are dark, sad places packed with sweaty backpackers, and skip them altogether.<p>You shouldn’t.<p>From tree houses to …

Cape Town

Exploring Austria like a local in delightful towns unfamiliar to most American tourists

Vienna has its traditional cafes, opulent palaces and venues for its legendary classical-music scene. Salzburg attracts a crowd with all those churches and castles. But within easy striking distance of both big-name tickets are delightful corners of Austria where English-speakers are rare, crowds …

Travel

Top 10 honeymoon islands

Tropical islands, sandy beaches and swaying palms have become the perennial motifs for the ultimate romantic honeymoon getaway. But not every couple wants to simply kickback with a cocktail on the beach (at least not everyday).<p>From cruising across turquoise lagoons to hiking otherworldly …

The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017

From Africa and Asia's hottest beachfronts to the most underrated U.S. cities...<p>In 2017, you're going to need your passport–and your sense of adventure. Our top destinations to visit this year will have you heading out on safari, exploring historic Eastern Europe and South America, tapping into …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

5 Warm-Weather Destinations Where No One Will Find You

As winter sets in across the northern hemisphere, a good portion of the world is completely oblivious to polar vortexes and icy windchills. This year, instead of visiting the overcrowded beaches of Mexico and the Caribbean, why not head further afield in search of culture, beauty, and adventure? …

Celebrity Homes

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

Beaches

Your best travel photographs of 2016

The Best Places to Travel in 2017

From Portugal and the Azores to Canada (yes—all of it), these 17 editor-endorsed destinations are the best places to travel this year.<p>New Zealand<p>Tokyo-Kanazawa-Kyoto<p>Zimbabwe<p>Rwanda<p>Buenos Aires<p>Chilean Patagonia<p>Uruguay

European Travel

6 Non-Touristy Balkans Destinations That Should Top Your 2017 Travel Lists

Topping most travel lists is an island-hopping escapade through Croatia and Montenegro, as both countries offer a slew of stunning coastlines and Old World charm where cobblestoned streets and castles prove common. But unbeknownst to most, these countries are just the outset of exploration into the …

European Travel

Nat Geo Travels: Iceland

A National Geographic staffer reveals her most memorable moments—including frosty glaciers and lovely lagoons—in this beautiful wilderness.<p>National Geographic Travel communications director Meg Calnan recently traveled to Iceland with National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. She trekked …

European Travel

Day Trip To The Most Beautiful Hot Springs In America This Winter

There’s nothing better than a hot springs adventure. However you get there: hiking, driving, snowmobiling… you just <i>know</i> that you have this incredible payoff waiting for you. Because soon you’ll be soaking in a sparkling, hot water pool with breath-taking vistas surrounding you. It’s an incredible …

8 Epic and Amazing 2017 Travel Adventures

<b>Been there. Done that. What's Next?</b><p>Getting a kick taking an adventure used to be easy: chill in the geothermal pools of Iceland, snorkeling with jellyfish in Palau, night volcano trekking in Java, snow skiing in Dubai. <i>Been there.</i><p>Nowadays, jaded travelers looking for the next adrenaline rush must: …

29 places in San Francisco to take your out-of-town relatives - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This map originally appeared in November 2016, and now we've updated and expanded it for the new holiday season.</i><p>The holidays are upon us, which for many means distant relatives, old friends, and new in-laws will be dropping in for a visit.<p>Naturally, you'll want to show them around …

How to Save Money on Your Next Trip to Reykjavik

I’ve walked Reykjavik’s main shopping street many times before. There’s not a day that goes by when I visit the city that I don’t end up there …