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2,000 Miles to DC—By Canoe—to Protect the Boundary Waters

Adventure educators Amy and Dave Freeman arrived in Washington D.C. last Tuesday—by canoe. Over the past hundred days, the couple has paddled and portaged 2,000 miles from their home in Minnesota to our nation’s capitol, collecting signatures on their 20-foot fiberglass canoe to show their …

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

Venezuela Photos

See photos of Venezuela (including Caracas, the Andes, Angel Falls, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

Top 10 Things to Do in Hawaii

National Parks

'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

<i>By Mohamed Khairat</i><p>"Melbourne... Australia"<p>Time paused momentarily as those two words flashed on my phone's worn-out screen. My friend snatched it out of my hand, nosily wanting to know what text message had grabbed my attention.<p>I noticed her smile fading away, and then swiftly returning, trying to …

European Travel

25 unnecessary but desirable travel gadgets | CNN Travel

Know Your DSLR Camera: What Do All the Controls Mean?

If you are a new DSLR owner or if you’re seriously considering moving up from a simpler camera to a DSLR, the very sight of a more complex camera …

German Potato Salad with Dill

6 Servings<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small waxy potatoes, halved and scrubbed<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>½ onion, chopped<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>¼ cup apple cider vinegar<p>4 scallions, sliced<p>2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped<p>1 teaspoon caraway seeds, toasted<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cover …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

European Travel

Kingdom Tower: How will the elevators work? -

It is expected that construction of the tower will require 5.7 million square feet of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Step inside the Kingdom Tower<p>Step inside the Kingdom Tower<p>Step inside the Kingdom Tower<p>Step inside the Kingdom Tower<p>Step inside the Kingdom Tower<p>Step inside the …

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

A dreamy photo of the Great Wall of China taken by Jose Balta while on a National Geographic Photo Expedition. See more of our favorite Traveler Photo Contest submissions from the final week, and vote for your favorites: #TPC2014

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …


Palestinian terraces named UNESCO World Heritage Site | CNN Travel