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Ireland's Castles

Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.

Ireland

Hikes Near Me: 25 Gorgeous Hikes Across the Country

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime<p>Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of …

The New Pope Isn't the Only Reason to Visit Italy: 5 Secret Attractions in Rome

Under-the-radar spots to visit in Rome, including a palace, a peaceful park, and an incredible gelateria.<p>We have a new pope! White smoke billowed out from the Sistine Chapel's chimney today as the Catholic church announced its new leader: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the first South American chosen for …

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Auberge du Soleil<br>Rutherford, California <br>www.aubergedusoleil.com</b> <br>Napa Valley's magical wine country is the backdrop for this elegant hotel, opened in 1985. The accommodations feature …

Top 10

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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