Cindy Oliver

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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 …

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Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island-hopping?<p>Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastic beaches, friendly faces and <i>ono grinds</i> (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a …

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Top 10 Maui travel experiences

Admit it – you’re grinning already, even before you step on the plane. It starts with the idea of Maui… the anticipation. With the abundance of white beaches, waterfalls, and waves, what is there not to love? With all this island has to offer, you may be wondering where to start – never fear we got …

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Hawaii's hush-hush getaway

Beaches all to yourself, no queues at restaurants or attractions – welcome to Molokai'i, Hawaii minus the hustle.<p>Moloka'i isn't just some 'undiscovered gem' – in fact, it's been thoroughly discovered. It's just that its residents have made sure that tourism happens on their terms. There is very …

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Top 20 Hawaiian vistas

When it comes to spectacular views in Hawaii, there’s not a bad seat in the house. The islands are stunning, spacious theaters for awe-inspiring panoramic performances, and sometimes you don’t even have to get out of your car – but at least roll down the window. Here are our 20 favorite easy-access …

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Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

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Three Clutch Travel Apps

Flight attendant <b>Heather Poole</b>–aka blogger and best-selling author of <i>Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet</i>–shares smartphone tools that will get you flying high in no time.<p><b>Afraid to fly?</b><p><b>MyRadar</b> is a lifesaver. Red, blue, yellow, green…watch the …

Night Hiking to Watch Kilauea’s Lava Meet the Sea

The Kilauea volcano is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, just south of the sleepy coastal city of Hilo, its ebbs and flows have been battling the great Pacific Ocean for eons. Like a furious and erotic dance between two old and distant lovers, these …

5 Layover-Worthy Airports

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach. While some airports …

7 Routes to Extended-Layover Bliss

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach.<p>While some airports pack …

The Best Traveler Photographs of 2013

National <i>Geographic Traveler’</i>s director of photography, <b>Dan Westergren</b>, has the distinct pleasure (and sometimes pain) of choosing which photographs run in the magazine.<p>The award-winning photographers assigned to our stories come back from the field with such a rich variety of images that it can be …

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

It’s a new year, so why not start out on a positive note? After today, we’ll be publishing our recommendations for the best new reads in the travel blogosphere <i>every other week</i>, focusing on quality over quantity. But, have no fear, we’ll be recognizing stand-out travel writing whenever we come …

Hop On, Hop Off: The Perks of Busing It

<i>Traveler</i> Editor at Large <b>Christopher Elliott</b> is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.<p><b>Here’s his latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> Airfares are expensive, so I’m thinking of taking the bus. Am I going to regret it?<p><b>My</b> …

14 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World Resort in 2014

It’s officially 2014, so let this year’s vacation planning begin!<p>Whether it’s new entertainment, character meet and greets, holiday celebrations or …

Cellphone Carrier Bonanza, Fast Android Updates, and Cheap Chromebooks

This week on the podcast we're talking about making your own food substitute, why fast Android updates don't matter anymore, and a whole bunch of …

Lift for Android Keeps You Motivated and On Track to Your Goals

Android: Lift, the goal tracking app that helps you master the "Don't Break the Chain" habit-building method, is now available for Android. It's …

The Triangle Dual-Monitor Desktop

We don't see as many multi-monitor desktops as we'd like, so when Flickr user xbrokenherox submitted this good-looking dual-display setup, we were …

Easily Remove Wallpaper with Vinegar and Hot Water

If you've ever had to remove stubborn wallpaper, you know how frustrating and time-consuming that can be. Apartment Therapy offers a simple solution …

Command-C App Copies and Pastes Between iOS and Mac

iOS/Mac: Sometimes, you just need to get something from your Mac to your iOS device instantly (or vice versa). Command-C is an (awkwardly named) app …

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.