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10 of the best glamping sites in the UK

Stunning location, Snowdonia<p>Two yurts and an octagonal “caban” (pictured above) accompany a handful of tent pitches at <b>Graig Wen</b> on the banks of the Mawddach estuary. Each is furnished with Welsh blankets and wood burners, and windows in the cabin walls provide a 360-degree view of the pines beyond. …

England

Your Next Vacation: One of These 5 Unique Islands

Island life is fundamentally different than being on the mainland — no matter where you are in the world. The pace is slower, the cultural traditions …

Coastlines

The Silence Revolution

<i>Image taken by, David Lynch Foundation</i><p>Recently I read a Huffington Post article about the "Quiet Revolution," a notion proposed by Susan Cain, author of the book <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.</i> In fact, Huffington Post has joined forces with this laudable …

Meditation

3 New Oils to Put On Your Beauty Radar

By now, we know that slathering on oils from head to toe can work wonders on our hair and skin. Beauty brands make it easy by enriching products with …

Skin Care

A Long Love Affair With the Scottish Isles, in Pictures

For photographer Jim Richardson the remote islands of northwest Scotland have become like home.<p>From the deck of the boat, the cloud-raked island of Boreray beckoned me, flanked by fanged stacks rising out of the sea. Odd, perhaps, that I should find this welcoming. But I do.<p>Boreray is part of the …

Seeing firsthand why Olympic National Park is one of the nation's great wilderness areas

The bald eagle was soaring on an air current above frosty Lake Crescent, its wings spread wide, white head and electric-yellow beak tilted slightly down. It was hunting, and a few seconds later it rocketed toward the surface of the lake. In an instant it was aloft again, carrying a small trout in …

Falkland Islands

Whether you're looking to relax by nature or indulge your inner history buff, check out our editors' list of ten incredible locations to see this season.<p><b>PERFECT FOR:</b> Nature lovers<p><b>WHY:</b> The wild and windswept Falkland Islands archipelago is home to more than 227 species of identified birds, herds of …

Fasting for weight loss? Here’s why scientists say it works long-term

For the past 12 years, Dr. Steve Mount hasn’t eaten on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Those days are earmarked for fasting.<p>In 2004, he read a …

17 Books to Read Before Seeing the Movie Version This Year

From the latest Harry Potter to that zombified Jane Austen adaptation.<p>If you're anything like us, you prefer to read a book before seeing the story in movie form. Sure, Jennifer Lawrence may not have been who you pictured as dystopian heroine Katniss Everdeen, but at least you experienced <i>The Hunger</i> …

Self-help

The Coconut-Oil Product You Need to Try (Oh, and It's Less Than $10)

When a beauty-obsesed friend recently insisted I try a new coconut-oil body lotion, I nodded and smiled. I know coconut oil is the cure for everything from chronic dry skin to international terrorism, but I personally don't love the stuff. I figured this would be another moisturizer that smells …

Skin Care

12 Unbelievable Aerial Photos of Burning Man, Ipanema, and More

Some of the world's best travel spots look even more stunning when viewed from overhead. Here are a dozen of the most striking from around the globe, captured by Daily Overview<p>Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia<p>One of the Sydney's most stunning and popular destinations, the beach gets its name from the …

Swimming Pools

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Destinations Every Traveler Should Visit Off-Season

M.M. Sweet / Getty Images<p>Not a big fan of crowds, inflated prices and rushed schedules? Off-season travel is for you. Locals–and pricing–relax when …

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Richard Feynman

Great leaders share this little-known quality

But what does "better" mean? Several of today's leaders are visionary; many possess noble values and the ability to manage severe disruption.<p>But there is one key quality that I would argue is too important to disregard, and missing in many of today's most powerful people: meaningfulness.<p>While …

Leadership

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

CNN

JetBlue Offering Year-Round Mint Flights to the Caribbean

<b>Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – JetBlue Card, JetBlue Plus Card</b><p>The JetBlue cards from Barclaycard are now available. …

Observation House commands stunning 360-degree views atop a verdant green roof

1/11<p>Observation House by IO Architects<p>Building a house with 360-degree views that still preserves the homeowner’s privacy is no easy task, but I/O …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very (very) long novels, and genre-bending …

Books
Horseback Riding

National Geographic Travel

Secret Venice: The islands only the locals know

The lagoon islands<p><b>Why limit yourself to Venice's central districts, when there is so much to discover in the lagoon beyond? Lee Marshall visits three</b> …

Italy

The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Italy

We pulled together a list of the prettiest towns on the Italian coast. From Manarola to Ravella, these hamlets of beauty will have you trading the hustle and bustle of big cities Rome, Milan, and Florence, for coastal charm—and relative quiet. La dolce vita, indeed. This post was originally …

The CEO who raised the minimum wage at his company to $70,000 emptied his retirement accounts to make it work

He immediately received a cacophony of praise and skepticism, and an influx of job applications: about 3,500 within one week of the announcement.<p>It's been six months now, and it appears Gravity has defied the skeptics: Revenue is growing, profits have doubled, and customer retention rate has risen …

Retirement

National Geographic Travel