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National Geographic Travel

How well do you know Britain's castles?

Castles: Britain's Fortified History - began on BBC Four on Thursday night.<p>To mark the new series, we've devised the following quiz on country's finest castles. How will your knowledge stand up? <b>The pass mark is 6/10.</b><p><b>Reading this on our app? Tap here to take the quiz</b><b>.</b><p><b>See our guide to Britain's 10</b> …

Castles

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December Events in Paris: Jeff Koons Retrospective, Paris Magnum, Pop-up Holiday Shop

<i>Hotel de Ville, Jean-Philippe Bourque</i><p>The holiday season has begun in Paris and while the usual lineup of seasonal pop-up events – from ice skating at …

South Australia’s Top 5 Outdoor Activities

The state of South Australia is an epic—and I mean that in the truest sense of the word—place that visitors will remember forever. Its landscapes are …

Australia

Priceline and Expedia Boycott TripAdvisor Bookings, But Play With Others

Priceline Group and Expedia Inc. brands continue to boycott TripAdvisor’s in-app bookings push even as they do this type of booking for smaller …

Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice

As warm ocean water rises up to melt them, glaciers around the Amundsen Sea are losing half a Mount Everest a year.<p>Melting Antarctic glaciers that are large enough to raise worldwide sea level by more than a meter are dropping a Mount Everest's worth of ice into the sea every two years, according …

Global Warming

20 Ways to Travel Better (PHOTOS)

There are two types of travelers in this world: those who put up with the difficulties and occasional indignities of travel and those who are determined to triumph over them.<p>If you're in the former camp, take note: with so much new technology available at your fingertips--and so many companies …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

How to Find Cheap Flights Online

<i>rch850 / Flickr</i><p>Booking a flight online can be an aggravating process. After checking for discounts, figuring out the best time to fly, deciding which route to take and making sure the price is right, you're still left wondering if you scored the cheapest fare.<p>I've booked more than 100 flights since …

America's Best Towns for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

Johnny Johnston has lived in Los Angeles for 20 years, but when he goes home for the holidays, he finds himself enchanted all over again by the winter wonderland where he grew up: Vail, CO.<p>"From the moment you drive into the valley, the streets and public spaces are all lit with Christmas lights, …

The best and worst airlines for delivering bags to the carousel

There’s nothing worse than landing in Britain after a week in the sun – cold, miserable, and with nothing but a week in the office to look forward to – and being forced to wait an aeon for your luggage to arrive.<p>But one UK airport is now naming and shaming those airlines and handling agents that …

Aer Lingus

5 of the World's Weirdest Nudity Laws

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>You know it's not acceptable to drop trou in public. You know not to send ladies unsolicited pictures of your package. And you know all about nude beach etiquette and how the lights have to be off during sex in Hungary.<p>But did you know that in …

Who Even Knew Airports Had Yoga Rooms?

Luggage. Passport. Yoga mat. A zenned-out airport experience. Finally. Photo by Cyrena Lee.<p><i>By Cyrena Lee for Fathom</i> | <i>Rush through airport traffic. Drag bags through winding check-in line. Unload and reload at security. Squeeze into seat and shake off cramps for hours to come. Cyrena Lee interrupts</i> …

The Top 10 Secrets of Times Square NYC

Times Square may be the most touristic spot in New York City, and one that New Yorkers avoid <i>at all costs.</i> But we thought it might be time to shed …

New Bird Species Confirmed in Indonesia, 15 Years After First Sighting

The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher was first spotted by bird-watchers in 1997.<p>An Indonesian bird first observed 15 years ago is a species previously unknown to science, a new study confirms.<p>An elusive bird, spotted on the island of Sulawesi (map) in 1997, now has an official name: the Sulawesi …

Birds

16 Awesome & Affordable American Winter Trips

From the beaches of Florida to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, from the Caribbean to Hawaii—not to mention secret islands that stay warm all …

Rocky Mountains

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

Big History

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

11 Must-Know Oral Sex Tips from Real Women

Hats off to you super-skilled ladies.<p>Many women have their go-to oral sex moves that they know will work every. Single. Time. But why keep all of that great intel to themselves? We asked around to get real women's best tips for amazing oral. The goal: To make it great for you and pretty damn …

How to Make Homemade Oreos

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Pour yourself a tall glass of milk and prepare to dunk, because Lillie Auld of Butter Me Up Brooklyn is showing you how to make chocolate</i> …

Chocolate Christmas KitKat Forest - No Bake Xmas Dessert with Cupcake Addiction