Samantha Harding

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Wild Thing: The Smithsonian National Zoo

Denying the Moon Landings

The 12th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

Smithsonian has just announced the winners of their 12th Annual Photo Contest. The winners were selected from over 26,500 entries by photographers …

Costa Rica

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and …

National Parks

Great Family Trips: Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Yucatán itinerary is all relative.<p><b>> Why Go: </b><p>Let the high schoolers channel Indiana Jones in Mexico’s Maya …


A Mermaid’s World: The Beauty of Snuba

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I have no desire to scuba dive or snorkel. That’s always been my policy and preference as a traveler–and one I’ve managed to stick to—until a recent trip to Guánica, Puerto Rico. When the group I was with announced that we were going to <i>snuba</i> on a beautiful Caribbean coral …

Unlocking the Secrets of Lord Howe Island Banyans

Changing Planet<p>Set adrift in the South Pacific, there lies an island so beautiful and serene that the word paradise holds meaning. Born of volcanic origin, and eroded over time to perfection–leaving towering mountains above a crystal-clear lagoon, lined with swaying palm trees. Visually, this …

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#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

Truth is stranger than fiction.<p>Here are five travel factoids to help prove it:<p><b>Worldly Wall:</b> The base of Chicago’s Tribune Tower contains fragments of some 150 iconic sites around the world, including the Taj Mahal.<p><b>Shaky Start:</b> The handshake goes back at least as far as ancient Greece, but the …