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Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

How to Hide Blackheads, Under-Eye Circles, and All Your Other Annoying Skin Issues

Not to worry: We had a couple of makeup artists break it down for us to make sure we use our faithful friend to our best advantage. Here are the right shades and application techniques (plus, product recommendations) to cover up <i>all</i> your facial foes.<p><b>Pimples</b><br>First off: Don’t pop or pick at your …

The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World

There is something both eerie and striking about abandoned places. Whether it's a train cemetery in Bolivia or an Art Deco subway station underneath New York City, each location is a snapshot of history frozen in time. Take a tour of these mesmerizing sites around the world—stark reminders of what …

Abandoned Buildings

Vanuatu's Espiritu Santo, where paradise is a leaky canoe without a paddle

Smiles dazzle, adventures abound and bliss comes out of the luminous blue water on the island that inspired South Pacific<p>I’ve just found my happy place.<p>It’s been a long time coming. For years whenever anyone told me to close my eyes and picture it I’ve drawn a blank, then spent the next few minutes …

Mad Max

The 11 Best Cities in the World for Amazing Street Art

Photo by @sage_solar via Flickr<p>Beautiful, political, remarkable, whatever you call it, "street art" can be found just about everywhere these days. Like modern day cave drawings these works are popping up on everything from garage doors to whole buildings, so we asked the membership of travel …

Streetwear

The 5 Best Resorts In America

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch<p>Spa resorts, ski resorts, mountain lodges--these are the top 5 resorts in the United States, as chosen by <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers.<p>Courtesy Paws Up<p><b>5. The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, MT</b><p>Overall Rating: 96.731<p>Set on …

Dining Rooms

6 Incredible Ruins You Can Easily Visit

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Guerretto</i><p>Ruins, despite what fedora-wearing archaeologists would have you believe, do not exist solely to be hacked and slashed so that you can acquire their sweet, sweet artifacts. They actually have a lot of historical and aesthetic value! And only rarely will you …

Archaeology

How to Run Faster With Less Work

Many runners search for a "magic workout," a secret training program or way to run faster from a three-time Olympic gold medalist to propel them to …

The 25 best restaurants in the world, according to travelers

A dish from Vue de Monde in Melbourne, Australia. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor has released its list of the best restaurants in the world.<p>The list is based on millions of traveler ratings and reviews.<p>Most of this year's winners are in Europe, but there are a few restaurants in America, Asia, Africa, and …

TripAdvisor

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Literature

5 Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places Around The World

<i>by Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>James Cheadle/Alamy<p>From a ship graveyard in Mauritania to a picturesque 16th century Italian village, we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world.<p><b>1. Michigan Central Station</b><p>This hulking Beaux-Arts train …

Abandoned Buildings

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

European Travel

Silver Screen Cities

Travel Photography

20 Most Thought-Provoking Quotes About Philosophy

We live in a very busy world, and it helps to slow down once in a while. Sometimes we need to take time to reflect on our personal philosophies …

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

9 Awesome Places To Visit This Fall

We've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news first? Beach season is finito. Now for the bright side: America is darn beautiful in autumn. Here, nine places to put on your fall vacation list.<p><b>Best Sweater Weather: Portland, Maine</b><p>Break out your L.L. Bean cable-knit and head to this coastal New …

New England

The Unknown Universe – 10 questions still confounding cosmologists

We still have a long way to go when it comes to untangling the mysteries of the Universe. Stuart Clark takes a look at some of the most perplexing …

7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

When visiting popular family travel destinations, parents know exactly what they're getting for their vacation dollar. After all, many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy …

The world's 16 best cities for design

Of the seven creative fields that name over 69 cities in the network, we've decided to take a look at the cities where design takes center stage.<p>From incredible architecture in Bilbao, Spain, to international art and culture festivals in Kobe, Japan, these 16 cities are dedicated to the advancement …

Audio-visual

10 European Festivals & Events You Can't Miss This Fall

<i>Image by Gerard Reyes</i><p>Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to festival season. For travelers and students visiting Europe we have put together a round-up of this fall's best music and art festivals. Cities like Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Istanbul are bursting with …

Festivals

5 Apps That Are Better Than A Personal Trainer

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock</i><p>Tech geekery and fitness have historically gone together like socks and sandals: they just don't.<p>But conventional wisdom no longer applies now that we've all got devices in our pockets. If the apps below are any indication, this geekery can help us get in the best shape …

Apps

12 European Mansion Hotels That Are Postcard-Perfect

Come fall and its cooler temperatures, a stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe. From centuries-old …

European Travel

The 34 best hotels in Europe

We recently published a list of the 30 best hotels in the w orld.<p>We pulled out the top hotels in Europe and ranked them here.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels, Conde Nast Traveler's …

European Travel

Top Ten Adventures You Must Do in the Peruvian Amazon

The Amazon River, the largest river system in the world, spans over 4,000 miles and crosses the entire continent of South America. It's source starts high up in the Andes Mountains of Peru, passing by the lost Incan City of Machu Picchu and continuing to flow across the Peruvian rainforest, …

South America

21 Must-Read Fall Books

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25 Books Every Man Should Read

Literacy is hot. Like CrossFit. Remember this Instagram account? Next time you're caught in a random girl's iPhone lens, make sure you've got your face buried in one of these puppies.*<p>* Burying your face in a puppy is also a surefire way of ending up in a girl's Instagram feed, FWIW.<p>PHOTO …

Books

8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda

Whatever the reason, eliminating diet soda from your diet will improve your health from head to toe. Research on diet soda is still in its infancy, but there's enough out there to identify what you can look forward to when you put down the can and cool down with an unsweetened iced tea</b> …

The 'North Star' Is Actually Three Stars

As savvy travelers have known for millennia, above the equator you don’t need GPS or a compass to figure out which way is north. All you need is a …

Astronomers may have found the first-ever exomoon seen by humans

We’re living in an age where astronomers can find exoplanets that we can’t actually see. What we haven’t seen yet though, is an exoplanet’s moon, as …