Amit Jalota

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I Heart My National Park: Yellowstone

There are few people living who know Yellowstone better than <b>Jeremy Schmidt</b>. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based writer and photographer has spent 40 years as a ranger, “winterkeeper,” and guide in the park.<p>The author of more than a dozen books, Schmidt is a longtime contributor to <i>National Geographic</i> …

Huge lamps—11 of them—illuminate the Westfriedhof U-Bahn station in Munich with red, blue, and yellow light. http://on.natgeo.com/1q1csMQ Photograph by Tony Ramos, National Geographic Your Shot

Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Mardi Gras)

New Orleans is more than parades and parties. Here are ten of its best offerings besides the annual festivities of Mardi Gras.<p><b>Jackson Square</b><br>The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers …

Travel

15 Best Beaches for 2014

Every traveler has a different fantasy about their ultimate beach vacation. Adventure-seekers want beaches that are both beautiful and close to exciting attractions, like exotic jungles or a historically important port city. Honeymooners, on the other hand, gravitate toward deserted islands with …

A beginner's guide to Brazil

What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil!<p>The world's fifth-largest country commandeers the lion's share of South America, all the way from the Amazon Basin – the world's …

Feel the Love in Philly

<i>From art to cinema, and from spas to breweries, this is how to feel the love in Philadelphia.</i><p>By Jessica Lopez, Philadelphia editor for Where<p>From dramatic shows and majestic murals, to romantic dinners and seasonal brews, there's something for everyone to love about Philadelphia, whether you're in …

10 Reasons To Visit Napa This Winter

Dormant vines and an ongoing drought rendered the Napa Valley countryside a bleak brown as winter 2014 dawned, but with new ventures sprouting up all over Napa, the wine region's largest city, the mood downtown has been perky--almost springlike. Three local chefs debuted fresh projects, the old …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your Puerto Vallarta Vacation | Fodor's

Sunbathing and sipping margaritas is just one of many ways to spend a vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Mexico's prettiest resort town is also one of its …

Puerto Vallarta Beaches, Complete Guide & Map

The main natural attractions that make Puerto Vallarta a truly magical place are three:<p>The Sierra Madre mountain range.<br>• Rivers flowing down from the …

Central America

Más vistas del Malecón / More views from the Malecon. www.puertovallarta.net #puertovallarta #vallarta #malecon #jalisco #mexico Photos / fotos: Visit Puerto Vallarta & Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta

Road Trip on Route 66, Americana

The original and legendary blue and red U.S. Route 66 signs have now faded to pink and dust, but let's not be blue about it, for the lavender Laundromats and rusting green tractors can still be spotted along the way. Running from Chicago to Santa Monica (Los Angeles), the mother-of-all roads cut …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

The perfect trip: Dordogne

Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings.<p>Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and …

My Guide to Napa With Niños

There are few places that evoke romance more than <b>Napa Valley</b>. Spectacular scenery, romantic inns, excellent dining, and, of course, plenty of wine combine to create something nearing the ultimate couples retreat.<p>But, as I recently discovered, this viticultural wonderland doubles as an ideal escape …

A Healthy Dose of Vermont: Soaking Up Fall in the Mountains of Stowe

With a beautiful location and rustic charm, a weekend in Stowe, Vermont can cure any life woes…especially during the fall.<p>I was the prodigal son …

Extra Long Weekend on Nevis

Arriving in Nevis is an adventure in and of itself. After landing in Bassterre, St. Kitts and clearing customs, you’re spirited away on winding roads …

Inspired by Istria: Visiting Croatian Wine Country

After a few glasses of his delicious aged Malvasia Istriana, (known locally as Malvazija Istarska) winemaker Ivica Matosevic told us, "My grandfather lived in Austria, my father was born in Italy, I was raised in Yugoslavia, and my daughter was born in Croatia, yet nobody ever moved." Matosevic, …

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …