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National Geographic Travel

An Insider's Guide to the Best Beaches in the Caribbean

If you want powdery sands, soul-warming sun, and crystal clear waters, the Caribbean provides thousands of beaches to choose between. Whether you want secluded mountain-coddled coves and peaceful palm-lined stretches of sand or idyllic resort-fronted stretches and lively people-watching expanses, …

Caribbean

Two Days in Anegada, British Virgin Islands

"Let's go somewhere warm. This weather is killing me." It all started with my dramatic plea for a vacation.<p>My husband and I have been to many warm destinations when the New York temps start to threaten frostbite. We've done the typical: Miami, California. We've done the cultural: Argentina, Brazil, …

Paddleboarding

This video explains why humans are awesome

I have said it before, but I’ll happily say it again: Human beings are freaking incredible.<p>This conclusion has so much less to do with the fact that …

The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, and more from …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Asia Travel

The Ultimate (Affordable!) Tropical Vacation

<i>Photo Courtesy of Whitney Tressel. Article by Whitney Tressel of Budget Travel.</i><p>We can almost guarantee that if you haven't been to Costa Rica yet, one of your travel-crazy friends has. And they've told you all about it, right? The beaches and the rain forests. The food. The eco-resorts. And, of …

Central America

This Exhibit Could Kill You: The Museum of Natural History Takes on Poison

Deadly vines in the jungles of Colombia, toxic witches’ brews, and a noble woman with a lethal ring. A new exhibit in New York takes a peek inside …

Best Places to Travel in 2014 (PHOTOS)

On Nicaragua's Little Corn Island, the fresh lobster is cheap; the hammocks plentiful; and the pace slow. Factor in a new hotel and spa with 16 oceanfront cabanas, and vacationing here is more blissful than ever.<p>It's just one of the places that will appeal to travelers seeking what's new and …

Travel

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Asia Travel

A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

Europe

8 big travel mistakes everyone should make at least once

It’s an overwhelming sensation stepping off an airplane and realizing you’re thousands of miles away from anyone you know. As I waited to be …

How the New York Times Travel Section Makes its 'Places to Go' List

Even if the <i>New York Times</i>‘ Sunday travel section wasn’t one of the few remaining dedicated travel sections left in U.S. newspapers, what it chooses …

National Geographic Travel

Dreaming of the Devil: The Joy of Going Back

It’s not true that travelers have a “list” of places to see and, once they’ve checked off every box, hang up their knapsacks. When you’re traveling, you’re constantly adding to your list. Every casual conversation with fellow wayfarers introduces a world of possibility when your life is strapped to …

EU Funds Tour of Old Jewish Towns in Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

Historians are preparing a tourist route leading through about 60 old Jewish towns along Poland’s border with Belarus and Ukraine.<p>The effort will …

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