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The Best Travel Advice, from the Pros

One mark of a truly experienced traveler is that you never know what to expect when you ask them how they make travel easier. We asked five people who define the jet-setting lifestyle for their best recommendations—so download that obscure app, pick up those weird supplements, and thank us …

Immune System

17 things you learn on your first road trip

1. You can’t see the country on six lanes of highway.<p>Driving the backroads have added hours to your route, but at least you’re in motion. Anything’s …

New Orleans

National Geographic Travel

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

Life of Professional Surf Photographer Chris Burkard

<i>Written by Scott Bosco</i><p>Since he was a child, Chris Burkard had dreams of making the cover of Surfer Magazine as a photographer.<p>Photo: Chris Burkard Photography<p>Now at 28-years-old, the Central Coast raised adventurer has not only had several covers published on Surfer Magazine, but he has held many …

Photography

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …