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Sri Lanka’s best food and where to eat it

Chef Jon Lewin reveals his favourite places around the island for feasting on rich, dark, deeply flavoured curries of fish, goat, pork and more<p>Some of my favourite dishes come from Jaffna in the north. I have a slight addiction to crab, and to slow-cooked goat. The goat curry is made with Jaffna’s …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks

Go with the flow: 10 active volcanoes you really should visit

There’s something about visiting an active volcano that ignites the imagination: what devastation will this brooding peak wreak; what havoc has it already caused; will we make it out of here before she blows?<p>And for those who like to live dangerously, there are plenty of active volcanoes that are …

10 great adventures for solo travellers

1. Wild Scotland<p>Just around the coast from the Eden community on Ardnamurchan lies the equally remote Knoydart Peninsula. A simple but comfortable alpine-style lodge with single rooms is the base for some challenging guided walks over the Knoydart passes and around the islands of Eigg and Rum. Most …

Get acquainted with the world's sexiest homes: 100 Contemporary Houses invites you to explore innovative architectural designs

"The house is intimately related to the idea of shelter,” says Swiss architect Mario Botta. “A cave carved out of the rock is like a mother’s womb. …

Architecture

Vietnam's Tranquil Zen House looks and feels like a Buddhist monastery

Sandwiched between residential buildings in the Binh Thanh district of Ho Chi Minh City, this monastery-inspired home brings tranquility and peace to …

M/MAISON by M/M Paris Features the Most Surreal Furniture Ever

If you ever wondered what it would look like if Salvador Dalí designed your living room, look no further than the pieces of furniture in M/MAISON. It …

This hacked Game Boy hides a Raspberry Pi and hundreds of games

If you want a handy illustration of how far consumer technology has come in the last 30 years, just take a look at this video from electronics wizard Wermy, who has gutted an original Game Boy and modified it to play hundreds of console games. From the outside, the device looks like one of …

Raspberry Pi

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook.<p>Sure, digital design apps might be finally coming into their own, but there’s still nothing better than pen and paper. Here at Co.Design, we’re notebook fetishists, so we recently asked a slew of designers about …

Winning tech inventions that help people live better | Anna Bawden

Physical and mental health feature strongly in the 2015 Nominet Trust 100 awards, which recognise innovations in technology that are used for social good<p>When Georgina Coulson’s son was five months old, he had a violent seizure. It took paramedics over an hour to stop him shaking. John Joseph ended …

Best Tours in Europe 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Iceland: Winter Wonderland</b><p>Forget hibernation; Icelanders enthusiastically embrace winter. Here’s your chance to see why: Hike the rugged coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, snowshoe over the Blue Mountain lava fields, watch for orcas, and scan the …

The Hebrides: Scotland's magical islands

An emerald shore receding behind, a sea breeze in your face, a dolphin surfing the bow wave as escort. The magic begins as soon as you board the ferry from Scotland’s rugged west coast and head for the Hebrides, a scattering of over 50 inhabited islands that take in the stirring mountainscapes of …

Scotland

Future world attractions: 50 incredible sights coming to planet Earth

Lovehomeswap.com’s list features nine huge projects in China, such as the giant Phoenix Towers, due for completion in 2018, and the eye-catching Changsha Bridge, to open next year; six in the US, including New York’s answer to the London eye and the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial; and three in …

15 amazing adventures for 2015

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Apps

Jordan: Trip of a Lifetime

Sometimes, the name on the map is only part of the story. In the case of Jordan, it is barely a fragment. True, this intriguing country has only been painted on to the global atlas since 1921, emerging as the Emirate of Transjordan in the wake of the First World War before achieving full …

15 amazing adventures for 2015

Top 10: the most romantic Rome hotels

An insider's guide to the most romantic places to stay in Rome, including the best places to stay for theatrical interiors, sumptuous suites, candlelit roof terraces, Michelin-starred restaurants with views of the Colosseum and four-poster beds, in locations including Palazzo Navona and the centro …

Italy

7 retro-inspired iOS games you should’ve been playing yesterday

Every gamer over a certain age has a fondness for the 8- and 16-bit titles they grew up with, so it’s no surprise developers born in the 1980s are now creating nostalgia-infused iOS games harking back to the glory days of the Genesis and S.N.E.S. But which of these should you be playing? …

Retrogaming

Five Great Bicycle Routes in Europe

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Planes, trains, and automobiles certainly provide travelers with an edge when it comes to getting the most mileage out of Europe’s dreamy, castle-flecked landscapes. But there’s a price to pay: We end up being passive observers, rather than participants in the journey itself.<p>…

Top 10 Island Cities

Travel<p>These unique, water-bound metropolises redefine urban living.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Trogir, Croatia</b><br>Take an afternoon stroll with gelato in hand through the medieval maze of streets. Blessed with stunning nature and an easygoing …

Top 10

Articles about 8-products-help-you-be-more-productive on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share the same spirit—they embrace a simpler lifestyle that...<p>When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing...<p>Driving in the car, working at your desk, …

Norway Photos

See photos of Norway (including fjords, polar bears, Oslo, Lillehammer, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

European Travel

Reader Recs: Bucket List 2015

A new year calls for new additions to travel to-do lists. To get inspired, we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their picks for 2015’s must-visit destinations.<p>We kick things off with a nod to one of the world’s most beloved musicals. Coco V. suggests a trip to <b>Salzburg, Austria,</b> to …

National Geographic Travel

The 25 Most Popular Photos on Flickr in 2014

Want to see the photographs that made the biggest splash on Flickr over the course of 2014? Flickr’s website doesn’t have a leaderboard — the best …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

A Closer Look at Nikon’s New Phase Fresnel (PF) Lens Technology

Weighing just 1.66 pounds, Nikon’s newly announced 300mm f/4 is the world’s lightest 300mm full frame prime autofocus lens. It’s also the first Nikon …