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Parachuting in the prosecutors

Two failing states in Latin America have turned to outsiders for help. We report first from Guatemala, on a UN effort to fight organised crime<p>AFTER …

Latin America

The Humanitarian Crisis in Guatemala City's Immense Garbage Dump

The basurero neighbourhood is desperately poor, lacks basic social services and offers residents little hope of escaping.<p><i>Guatemala City's massive dump as seen from above. All photos by author</i><p>In early January 2014, a fire broke out beneath the festering mountain of garbage that is Guatemala City's …

Guatemala

How to Have Breakfast in Guatemala Without Leaving Bernal Heights

Writing for SFWeekly, Eva Recinos shares a delicious discovery: The Universal Bakery on Mission Street right at the foot of Cortland does breakfast Guatemalan style, and they do it right. Eva writes:<p>Sweet bread is a ritual of sorts in Guatemala; many families stuff warm paper bags with hot sweet …

Friends of Fins: Shark Fin ID Workshop During the Fiji Shark Expedition

Changing Planet<p>White tip reef sharks cruise near the surface in the protected Beqa Lagoon, Fiji. (Photograph by Andy Mann)<p><b>We are shark researchers. We travel by boat to maximize our time on the water, to explore the reefs and record shark activity around remote islands surrounded by the deep blue.</b> …

Reader Recs: Favorite National Parks in the U.S.

The beauty of America’s 59 national parks is hard to put into words.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the breathtaking enormity of the Grand Tetons, it’s something you should experience firsthand—and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s <b>National Park Week</b>.<p>To pay homage to the …

National Parks

Articles about 8 striking designs wisconsin on Dwell.com - Dwell

Breeze-blocks, perforated concrete blocks, cinder blocks, cobogó, or even decorative terra-cotta bricks: call them what you will,...<p>It's no surprise that the most unique mailboxes came from the bygone era of Cadillacs, colorful toasters, atomic clocks, and...<p>The latest of edition of NYCxDesign …

Writing

California cheese trips

Praise cheeses, California knows the whey.<p>After our recent article Cheese travel: tips from a cheesemonger made everyone at Lonely Planet hungry, we asked guidebook author and California cheese fanatic John Vlahides to share his tips and put together four special trips for cheese lovers visiting …

Travel

Chile road trips: exploring Sur Chico by car

A little trepidation about driving oneself around South America would be understandable: a joy ride through much of Venezuela at the moment wouldn't be advisable for safety reasons, for example, and some of the continent's most spectacular scenery can be difficult to impossible to reach by car. …

South America

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

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Extreme Sports

Remote South Pacific islands you can visit (without a sailboat)

Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know your aft from your starboard, these five island nations are about as far as you can go - no …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Asia Travel

A Visual History of Spearfishing and Freediving

The History of Freediving and Spearfishing<p>Since he was a boy, Sonny Tanabe has been in the water, as a competitive swimmer, freediver, and spearfisherman. In his second book, The Evolution of Freediving, he writes about the history, the tools, and the heroes of this sport. Here are our favorite …

Extreme Sports

The Best Travel Photos of 2013

The 25th annual <b>National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</b> has been a long, strange, and beautiful trip. We loved every minute of it, and we hope you did, too.<p>Our panel of judges had their work cut out for them since the contest closed on June 30, sifting through more than 15,000 entries submitted …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Meet the People’s Choice Traveler of the Year

It would take a giant trunk to carry the parade of votes that piled up for <b>Katherine Connor</b> in our People’s Choice contest.<p>Her tale of turning youthful wanderlust into animal-saving action as the founder of Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary> (BLES) in northern Thailand topped our rankings this year. …

Wildlife

Discovery of Oldest DNA Scrambles Human Origins Picture

Scientists reveal the surprising genetic identity of early human remains from roughly 400,000 years ago in Spain.<p><b>New tests on human bones hidden in a Spanish cave for some 400,000 years set a new record for the oldest human DNA sequence ever decoded—and may scramble the scientific picture of our</b> …

Mitochondrial DNA

Fatal Skydiving Collision Highlights Risks of Large Group Jumps

Deaths in Arizona underscore challenges of crowded skies.<p><b>On December 3, two skydivers were killed when they collided in mid-air over southern Arizona, after participating in a large-scale jump of many skydivers from multiple aircraft. The incident has raised questions about the safety of such</b> …

Airplanes

How “Walking” Fish Made the Leap From Ocean to Land

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>The Pacific leaping blenny (Alticus arnoldorum) is a fish out of water. The legless land fish makes its home on the intertidal rocks on the island of Guam (map), and new research shows how this strange fish was able to make the leap from stealthy swimmer to landlubber.</b><p>The two- …

Nature

3D-printed artificial reefs bring back sea life in Persian Gulf

The technology behind 3D printing can be used for more than just making tiny plastic objects. Scientists are applying the concept to everything from …

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Winners of the International Fine Art Photography Competition 2013

Ready to see a selection of today's best fine art photography? The International Fine Art Photography Competition (Grand Prix de la Dcouverte) has just announced its 2013 winners. Each year, the competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter their finest …

Art Photography