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National Geographic Travel

Are More Nonsense Travel Fees Coming in 2014? (POLL)

One dollar.<p>That's the surprise fee Karin Melick-Barthelmess saw on her bill for an American Airlines flight from St. Louis to New York. It was listed as an "American Airlines Internet surcharge," she says.<p>One dollar may not sound like a lot, but when American businesses in general -- and travel …

12 experiences you can only have in Thailand

WHEN I FIRST settled in the northern city of Chiang Mai three years ago, I didn’t expect to see much apart from temples, crowded markets, and carts …

A Dinosaur? In Paris? Now?

Not only just any dinosaur. As you quietly walk without bothering anyone on one of your morning <i>ballades</i> in the city <i>magique</i>, suddenly it appears -- not out of the corner of your eye, but smack flat across your entire vision field -- a life-size replica of the scarily famous Tyrannosaurus-Rex. …

Dinosaurs

10 Cities Where You'll Get Hit With The Most Travel Taxes

You're pumped to go to Chicago (come springtime), but be forewarned: It's been named the most travel tax-burdensome city in America by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association.<p>In a report released Tuesday, Chicago, along with New York and …

National Geographic Travel

The Best Cruises of 2014

The cruise industry has taken a publicity hit in recent years following some high-profile accidents and ship malfunctions. The subsequent media frenzy has left a lot of travelers wondering whether taking a cruise is a smart idea.<p><i>Victoria Herring/ Flickr</i><p>The truth is that now may be the best time to …

Shipping

Chilean Chronicles, Part 9: Hernan Gutierrez´s Memory and Imagination

Imagine that you're in Santiago, Chile in 1973.<p>Imagine that you're 13 years old and walking to school with your father.<p>Imagine that there's been a coup in your country that deposed the president and left him dead.<p>Imagine that your school was closed for about a week. When you returned, many, if not …

How to Bike Like a Local in Copenhagen

In <b>Copenhagen</b>, where more than half the residents commute by bike, cycling is a way to feel like a local. But before joining the estimated 40,000 cyclists who cross Queen Louise’s Bridge each day, review a few rules of the road.<p><b>Where to Rent:</b><p>Many hotels offer bike rentals, or visit <b>Baisikeli Bike</b> …

Click! The 15 Best Spots to Take Pictures in Italy

No matter if you are snapping with a smartphone or the most complex DSLR, Italy is probably one of the most picturesque and photogenic countries in the world. You can take snapshots of cobblestoned streets, sparkling seas, church domes and medieval towers. The photography possibilities are …

South America

5 Game Changing Skis for 2014

With every new ski season comes new technologies that promise to let you skip the bunny hill and fly down the slopes in bigger and cooler ways. Some companies are really killing it with the gotta-have-it-now innovations, so Active Junky has gathered five of our favorite earth-shattering skis for …

Skiing

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Travel

Animation Brings Unreleased Tupac Interview To Life

Tupac Shakur reflects on his life and predicts his own death in this animation from PBS’s Blank on Blank.<p>Even before his untimely death at age 25 in 1996, Tupac Shakur was a legend. The Harlem-born rapper is one of the top-selling artists in the world; as of 2010, 75 million of his albums have sold …

Rap & Hip-Hop
Digital Art
Lips

Artist Converts Tiny Studio Into A Surreal Dreamscape

Within the confines of her tiny studio in Seoul, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee creates a world of her own, transforming apartment into an intricate dreamscape plucked from traditional Korean fables and her own imagination. Unwilling to use Photoshop to digitally alter the images of her 3-by-6-meter …

Art

Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art

A new 2014 calendar, curated by Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing, brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place. This inspiring genre of art beautifully incorporates its natural surroundings in a way that's surprising and oftentimes meaningful. Whether …

Land Art

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong-ah Hwang | Colossal

<p>Korean paper artist Cheong-ah Hwang who is currently based in Columbus, Ohio creates delicate paper sculptures that blur the line between 2D and 3D …

Articles about 7 modern homes decorated ivy on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Articles about tis season red and green home design on Dwell.com - Dwell

How to decorate for the holidays - simple ideas to get you into the festive spirit with...<p>A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.<p>A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from …

McDonald's packaging: journey through time

Do you remember the chicken nugget chopsticks? The special Christmas take away bag? The McPizza? Click on and you will...<p>McDonald's 34,492 restaurants: where are they?

All change: the tiny room that can be anything you want it to be

From a giant honeycomb to a land of Lego and the last supper with mice, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee creates mystical universes in the confines of her 3x6 metre studio – then captures them on camera. Her first European exhibition, Stage of Mind, is at Opiom Gallery in Opio, France from 7 February to …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …

Photography

Magnificent Photos of the Entire Grand Canyon Overflowing with Dense Fog

Not too long ago, on Friday, November 29 one natural wonder of the world was engulfed by another spectacle. To be specific, the Grand Canyon was the …

Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: On Location Lighting

I am continuing my series of articles about creating stunning Beauty portraits and I would like to talk about on location lighting today. Please note …