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National Geographic Travel

Searching for ghosts in Montana's best-preserved ghost town, Bannack State Park. Photo by @tylermetcalfe

A perfect day in Toronto

Facing off against New York State, far across the slate-grey waters of Lake Ontario, Toronto walks the line between American cultural osmosis and staunch Canadian independence. Masters of this balancing act, Torontonians shift between both worlds with verve, tolerance and open-mindedness. Spend a …

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National Geographic Travel

A race against the clock: Budapest’s live escape games

Rattling a key in a padlock in a locked, windowless room and desperately wishing the next five minutes would last longer than scientifically possible, I paused to consider whether this was the right way to spend a long weekend in Budapest.<p>I was taking part in a <i>szabadulós játék</i>, a live escape game, …


Romantic London: where to take your date at any time of day

Paris might hold the crown of most romantic city in the popular imagination, but London isn't short of sensational spots for a smooch at any time of the day.<p>Hellbent on a romance during your time in London? This advice will help you forgo a predictable date night in favour of a more amorous …


Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …


How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

Jared Scharff’s Tokyo food tour

I FIRST ENCOUNTERED TOKYO during a 10-hour layover at Narita in 2011, when I tacked on an extra four hours (round trip) of travel time and took the …


Glimpsing the future in Singapore

The future has arrived early in Singapore with more ultra-modern infrastructure - skyscrapers, parks, metro lines - being built every day. Many of the projects showcase technologies that we may soon see in other countries - and that could someday help all of us deal with global challenges such as …


Matador Network

An end-of-summer hike into some cavernous bliss, on the Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. image by #MatadorU student Nat …

Free-diving with the whale sharks of Papua [pics]

IN CENDERAWASIH BAY on the remote north coast of West Papua, Indonesia, a little boy on a <i>bagan</i> fishing platform is staring into the water, fearful …


Black Sunrise - Burning Man Sunrise 2014