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FKA twigs Covers Sam Smith's "Stay With Me"

Today, FKA twigs stopped by the BBC Radio 1 "Live Lounge". In addition to performing her <i>LP1</i> highlight "Two Weeks", she covered Sam Smith's hit "Stay With Me". Listen here; she's interviewed at the 1:11:45 mark, does "Two Weeks" at 1:40:00, and covers Smith at 1:48:50. <b>Update</b>: Video of both songs can …

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The Coolest Speakeasies In America

While the temperance movement is long gone, the secret watering holes haven't changed much, from the passwords required on entry to the caliber of handcrafted cocktails served.<p>We dug up the hottest and most exclusive speakeasies in the U.S., and even gave away their addresses. Let's keep this one …

What Makes One Lens Better Than Another?

All animals are equal but some are more equal than others, as a certain Mr Orwell once wrote. If he had been a photographer, he may well have …

Which Pro Camera Do You Really Need to Shoot Like a Pro?

Let’s start with a little quiz. What one thing makes a pro camera a pro camera? Build quality? Weather sealing? Fast autofocus? Fast motor drive? …

‘Tinderella’: The Story of One NYC Photographer and Her Many Tinder Dates

Dating is hard. As the modern world becomes faster, more complicated, less personal and more digital than ever, it seems an even greater challenge to …

This Is The Quaintest Village In England, And It's Truly Perfect

Forget whatever you've got planned for fall, because we found the trip you need to take. Head to Bibury -- also known as "the most beautiful village in England."<p>Nestled in the Cotswolds, Bibury looks straight out of a painting. It has everything you're looking for in a trip to England -- rows of …

10 Most Beautiful Sunsets in America (PHOTOS)

Across America, from our eastern coast to our western shores and island outposts, one can find truly stunning sunsets. This evening phenomena, known to inspire poets, instill romance in the unwitting--and cram our Instagram feeds full of wanderlust-instilling images--is particularly remarkable in …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Which Lens Should I Buy for My DSLR Camera?

One of the most important advantages of DSLR cameras is the ability to use different lenses. However deciding on which lens to buy and which lens is …

Cameras

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Why Shoot in Raw Format?

<b>Reader Question:</b><p>Do most National Geographic photographers shoot in raw format? Why?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Yes, National Geographic photographers shoot exclusively in raw image format.<p>Shooting in raw format allows for more flexibility in making the pictures look their best in post-processing, particularly when …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Photographing Icons: Beyond the Postcard Shot

Looking for fresh ways to photograph iconic monuments? Get tips from a National Geographic photographer in this new travel gallery.

Photography

How to Shoot Landscapes at Sunset

Sunsets are a huge draw for landscape photographers due to the unique light at the end of the day. Not only is the colour of the light attractive but …

5 Reasons Why Prime Lenses Are Better Than Zoom Lenses

The debate always rages between photographers – which is better: zoom lenses, or primes? In this video from, photographer Kai W, with the help of his …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

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Myanmar's water world: exploring Inle Lake

In the unique watery world of Inle Lake, Intha fisherman row canoes with one leg, gardens float, and wooden homes perch above the water on rickety stilts. Take some time to explore one of Myanmar's most iconic destinations with an early-morning cruise, a cycle through the countryside, or sojourns …

Are You a Traveler or a Tourist? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

<b>By Candice Gaukel Andrews</b><p>What makes a <i>tourist</i> different from a <i>traveler?</i> When recently pondering that question, I found <i>Merriam-Webster's</i> to be of little help. My old standby dictionary defines a <i>tourist</i> as "one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture" and a <i>traveler</i> as "one that goes on a trip or …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

Landscape Photography

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something …

Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

Northern Laos’ 100 Waterfalls Trek

In the last four years, the rural village of Nong Khiaw has seen a steady stream of adventure travellers who want to experience the 10km trek before it disappears.<p>Strictly speaking, the name of the 100 Waterfalls Trek in northern Laos is misleading, since it is impossible to say how many waterfalls …

Bluebell Cathedral, Ashridge | England (by Old-Man-George)

<b>Bluebell Cathedral, Ashridge | England</b> (by Old-Man-George)

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …