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The 14 Parks You Can't Get Enough Of

The results of our recent poll are in, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the National Park Service centennial this month than to share …

National Parks

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In All 50 States

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>There's nothing wrong with going full tourist when you're visiting a new state--you'd be blowing it if you didn't make time for a trip to The Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate.<p>But it's also important to go off-guidebook and hit up some of the more …

Just Back: Cusco, Peru

Travel photographer and writer <b>Erika Skogg</b> (on Instagram @ErikaSkogg) spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a journey through Peru, a trip she has been lucky enough to have done many times before, including a …

South America

The gateway to Kilimanjaro

Thousands of people set out to climb Africa’s highest peak each year, entering into a revered tribe of adventurers. But in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro, another tribe reigns supreme.<p>Each year, more than 50,000 people set out to climb Africa’s highest peak, joining a revered tribe of dedicated …


Zion National Park Photos

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Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …


These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind


33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …

New York City

11 Places In NYC That Aren't Totally Chaotic

New York is famously chaotic -- indeed, the labyrinth of taxis, the epically-long food lines and the chaotic subway runaround give you pretty much all the skills you'd need to practically survive the apocalypse.<p>But there are hidden moments of bliss in this urban jungle, if you know where to …

The best beaches near NYC

A visit to one of the beaches near NYC is one of the best things to do in summer as well as a great way to cool off when temperatures become sticky. …


A curious albatross on Campbell Island, New Zealand. See more standout submissions to the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest: #TPC2014 Photograph by Roberto Isotti/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Our favourite images of the week

From the majestic trails of a Swiss railway to a surreal volcanic wasteland in Indonesia, we bring you some of the most awe-inspiring travel photos from around the world.

European Travel

In Alpine villages, Hobbits lurk

With jagged peaks, glacial grottoes and fertile dells of wildflowers, it was Switzerland’s epic landscape – not New Zealand – that inspired JRR Tolkien.<p>No one will believe you are going to Middle Earth. Most visitors arrive in Zurich ready to shop on Bahnhofstrasse and sightsee in the Niederdorf …


7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>You know Yellowstone and Yosemite... but how much do you know about the America's 56 other National Parks?<p>These lesser-known National Parks are less popular than their famed counterparts, but they're just as beautiful. Whether you want to explore ocean, mountains, caverns or …

The Secret to Successful Product Design? Simplicity.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The more immediately someone understands a product or message, the greater chance you have of selling him or her on it. Everyone recognizes Apple's white ear buds without explanation. Visual perception occupies by far the largest area of …

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