Julie Young

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Room With a View: 11 Hotels With Incredible Vistas

Whether it's overlooking a beach, set in the middle of a desert, across the water from a lit-up metropolis, or tucked away on a remote and picturesque hillside somewhere, there's nothing quite like a hotel with amazing views. This is why we've trekked from coast to coast seeking out the best views …

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Colorado in the Fall

We love it when the days get shorter and the air turns crisp. But you haven't truly experienced autumn until you've visited Colorado.<p>Punches of roasted red popping against the crystal gray Rocky Mountains will do more than bump your Instagram photo likes. Your soul will sing as you step into an …

Happy Birthday, National Parks Service!

The National Park Service celebrates its 98th birthday on August 25, so in honor of the federal bureau that has helped preserve the country's most …

A humpback whale breaches off the coast of Massachusetts. http://on.natgeo.com/1mOYGYu Photograph by Deboraj Das/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.<p>writer

Hiking

Fodor’s Week in Travel: Summer State of Mind

Though it may not officially be summer yet, we're already geared up for the warmer months here at Fodor's. To get you ready for your summer holiday, …

An Oregon Couple Rushed Through Their Wedding Because Of A Wildfire And The Photos Are Breathtaking

So, a wildfire starts burning around you and it's terrifying, sure. But it also makes for a hell of a wedding photo.

Weddings

Insider Tips for Visiting Yosemite National Park

When Abraham Lincoln created the Yosemite Grant in 1864, it marked the first time the federal government ever set aside a piece of land for …

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I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

This Summer, Explore the Oldest Tiki Bars in America

As summer approaches, people's thoughts turn naturally towards a well-deserved vacation. And after such a rough winter, many will flock to various tropical locations around the world to enjoy some sunshine, fruity cocktails and warm ocean currents.<p>For those that can't get away, an alternative is to …

New Google Maps Hack Shows What Cities Around The World Look Like Under Water

Earlier this week the US government released its National Climate Assessment Report, which revealed that regions all around the country are experiencing the affects of climate change. Now, environmental awareness advocate Carbon Story has launched a World Under Water hack for Google Maps that shows …

Google Maps

Apple patches another major security hole in its website that allowed access to all developer personal information

Imagine our surprise when an email from a complete stranger showed up in our tips box containing the personal contact information—including cell phone numbers—of several 9to5Mac staffers, as well as a few high ranking Apple executives.<p>Last night Apple pulled the Developer Center offline for …

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Charming Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is one world-class destination that won't break the bank! <i>Photo courtesy of Mike Clime/Dreamstime. Article by the Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Here at <i>Budget Travel</i>, we know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and …

6 Unforgettable North American Road Trips

Nothing builds bonds in a family more than road trips. Confined to a car with your wife and kids is a perfect time to talk and really get to know them and when you get to your destination, it's time to make memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 6 road trips you can take with the family today.<p>…

The Grand Canyon: Millions of Years in the Making

<b>Location: Arizona<br>Established: February 26, 1919<br>Size: 1,217,403 acres</b><p>The road to the Grand Canyon from the south crosses a gently rising plateau that gives no hint at what is about to unfold. You wonder if you have made a wrong turn. All at once an immense gorge a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide …

National Parks

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Travel Photography

Oh, the Places Nat Geo Goes

When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories.<p>That’s why we asked folks on National …

FireChat sees 100K app downloads a day with a huge uptake overseas

Hee haw: 'laughing animals' - in pictures

Look it can't ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes ... Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

BucketListly For iPhone Helps You Track Your Goals, Swap Travel Stories With Fellow Dreamers

What things do you want to accomplish before you die? What’s on your “bucket list?” Me, I just want to take one solid, multi-hour nap, but I know there are people out there with slightly larger goals in mind. For them, a new mobile application called, heh, BucketListly, works to serve as both a …

iOS 8: Apple considers Notification Center + Messages tweaks, removing Game Center app

Besides adding new Maps, Healthbook, and iTunes Radio applications, Apple plans to enhance and refine the functionality of some of its current pre-bundled applications and features for iOS 8. Here is a list, provided by sources, of some of the refinements Apple is <i>considering</i> for select applications …

Life on 'Mars': What to Know Before Seeing the 'Veronica Mars' Movie

"A teenage private eye…trust me, I know how dumb that sounds."<p>Those are the opening lines of the upcoming <i>Veronica Mars</i> movie, and to say the film has …

TV

Report: LTE speeds drop in US over the last year

Download rates dropped 32 percent in the United States, according to data from 6 million people using OpenSignal's network-monitoring app. 4G looks better in South Korea, Japan, Sweden.<p>The download speeds of 4G LTE networks dropped in the US over the last year, according to measurements from …

Mobile

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Lose yourself to dance with this 'Happy' and 'Get Lucky' mashup

Mashing up Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and "Get Lucky," music-making duo Pomplamoose has come up with one of the more original music videos we've seen. Shot in a single take and employing just one projector, the video uses a variety of surfaces and objects in the 3D world as a stage for a series of …