David Heavey

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How to Survive The Collapse of Civilization: The Survivalist Guide

There is never a shortage of news about social collapse, chaos and all other uncertainties, so you can’t help but ask of ways on how to survive the …

Natural Gas

This Is Apple and Google's Next Big Battleground

For most of my 35-year technology career, fights over operating systems have dominated the landscape. First, it was MS-DOS againt the original Apple …

Why We Need ‘Travel Experts’

Pity the poor “travel expert.” Just about everyone wants to be one—or at least drink cocktails on a beach for a living (and do let me know if you find that job description out there). Yet which “title” gets air-quoted more often?<p>This probably happens because, unlike a field like neuroparasitology, …

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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.


Feeling Creatively Burned Out? Here Are 3 Exercises To Help You Get Inspired.

Burnout. I would venture to guess that a good number of you reading this are part time photographers, working a day job and shooting gigs on the …

23 Household Items That Can Double As (Effective) Camping Gear

Spend money on the big ticket camping items that ensure your comfort and safety. Don't spend money on all the little stuff that can often be better …

13 photos of people living life to the fullest

TO ME, living life to the fullest means being outside on some sort of adventure. For others that means clinging to the side of a cliff, skiing a …


World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …


Oregon Trail And All Your Other Favorite Childhood Games Put Online For Free

The video games that defined your childhood are easily accessible again.<p>A non-profit library has put thousands of classic MS-DOS games online for free, including Oregon Trail, Tetris, Donkey Kong and SimCity. In total, 2,400 MS-DOS games and programs went live Monday on the Internet Archive, a …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2014

The year did not disappoint for incredible photos of the awesome power of nature and glimpses into the human spirit. Take a look at some of the very best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2014<p>Over 18,000 pictures were submitted to the 2014 <i>Traveler</i> Photo Contest, including images of ice …

Nature Photography

10 Reasons You Should Vacation in Scotland

Scotch isn't one of them

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind


Top 10: Things to Do in Canada’s National Parks

Canada is chock-full of national parks, marine reserves, and other protected places. Here are our picks for the top ten don't-miss spots.<p>Spot Polar Bears in Wapusk<p>This Manitoba park’s name means “white bear” in the Cree language, and for good reason—the remote realm on the shores of Hudson Bay is …

National Parks

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

National Geographic Travel


Your Iceland Photos

Travel Photography

Pictures: Canadian Landscapes

Travel Photography

Bill And Melinda Gates Reveal The Crucial Traits Required For Innovation

In mid-June, the Gates gave the commencement address for Stanford University, and the over-arching theme of the speech was the power of optimism.<p>"Even in dire situations, optimism can fuel innovation and lead to new tools to eliminate suffering," Bill says.<p>Both Gates shared stories about times when …

Stanford University

National Geographic Travel


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 …

Hiking Below the North Rim in the Grand Canyon

<i>More Hikes: Best Hikes in the National Parks >></i><p>It doesn’t matter how you access the Grand Canyon, so long as you actually get down into it. It’s too big to fathom just from above. Whether by boat or by foot, you’ve got to get into it.<p>Matt and Agnes Hage and I planned on a four-day backpacking trip …

Microadventures Are Everywhere

<i>Alastair Humphreys is one of our Adventurers of the Year. Follow his current Talisker Storm Adventure on Scotland’s Isle of Skye live through May 11.</i><p>“The mountains are calling and I must go” – John Muir<p>My phone beeps and buzzes. People are calling me. It never stops. Messages stream in from …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

Sony Goes All-In On Cloud Content With “PlayStation Now” And A Cloud-Based VOD TV Service

The cloud has covered Sony in a big way: at CES today the company announced a pair of new services that will bring a new wave of cloud-based content to use across its range of devices. PlayStation Now will be a new network for cloud-based games, and a new video service will deliver both live and …