Christine McAlonan

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Cappadocia from the ground and from the sky

From above, the curvaceous landscape of Cappadocia spools out to the horizon in rippling waves of rock tinged shades of blushing pink. Hot air ballooning may be big business in this geological wonderland, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is the only way to view it.<p>Ballooning companies …

A Virtual Photo Walk Through Toronto

At National Geographic Travel we know that our readers are passionate about using cameras to document their adventures abroad and at home. The number of ways we can share our photographs these days can be overwhelming, so, I consider it my duty to add yet one more option to the befuddling array: …

Foreigners Share What They Find Most Surprising About America

Foreigners, as well as others who happen to know people who are new to the U.S., have been using this Quora thread to share what they think makes America unique. Their answers to the question "What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America?" were pretty …

Worth The Flight: Mohonk Mountain House, Upstate New York

Barely ninety minutes north of the bustle of Manhattan, New York's Shawangunk Mountains are known for their unusual look and feel - a weird and wonderful mix of almost bonsai-like scrub pines, chilly ice caves, atmospheric bogs, fragrant fields of huckleberry and wild blueberry bushes and dramatic …

Holiday Traditions in San Francisco

Until I had children of my own, I never fully appreciated the beauty and importance of family traditions. Much to my delight, my daughters are at an age where they look forward to the many traditions that we have created over the years. One of our all-time favorite holiday activities is our annual …

Five Startups for Travelers That Want Greater Control of Their Trips

This week’s roundup of travel startups touches all aspects of the industry from search and inspiration to booking and branding.<p>There are websites and …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …