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What Are The Ethics of Digital Manipulation in Photography?

From the moment we’re old enough to play games with other children, we’re told that cheating is bad. The same principle follows us throughout the …

How To Read Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series, In One Handy Chart

Figuring out just where to start Terry Pratchett's sprawling, character-dense <i>Discworld</i> series can be a little daunting. Fortunately this chart, lets …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

9 Tips to Keep Your Camera Safe While Traveling

For those of us who find ourselves traveling frequently with our photography gear, we are always looking for easier and better ways to keep our …

Get more battery life on the go

Nothing makes a heart skip a beat like a red-flat battery icon: how will I finish off that text, email, presentation, photo or ebook? The tricks below will let you power your devices and gadgets while travelling without adding much bulk to your baggage – but the best way to avoid a battery …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

What We Eat Affects Everything

How men and women digest differently, diet changes our skin, and gluten remains mysterious: A forward-thinking gastroenterologist on eating one's way to "gutbliss"<p>Robynne Chutkan, MD, is an integrative gastroenterologist and founder of the Digestive Center for Women, just outside of Washington, …

Totally...like... bogus: the world's worst travel advice

"Don't waste your money on bottled water! I just drank the tap water and I feel fine," brags a fellow hostel guest in Kathmandu. This person won't be seen again for three days, looking about 8lbs lighter.<p>"I never book a room before I get to a destination. It's better to visit all the hostels first, …

Five of the world’s newest wonders

From a fuming Italian volcano to India’s land of kings, these natural and manmade marvels are the latest treasures to be honoured on Unesco’s World Heritage list.

Reader Q&A: The top 10 essentials when travelling

BBC Travel reader Agoslakbay wants to know what others consider crucial when undertaking a trip. From patience to toilet paper, our Facebook followers shared their suggestions.<p>Last week, we called upon our Facebook community to answer Agoslakbay’s question concerning their absolute travel …

A golden slice of old Tokyo

The historical Golden Gai neighbourhood is a world away from the glitz of Japan’s capital, with narrow laneways housing about 200 tiny bars, most of which seat fewer than 10 patrons.<p>Tokyo is known for its hustle and bustle. The flashing lights and crazy street crossings in the Shibuya and Shinjuku …

Living in: Spiritual cities

Imbued with a sense of the divine, these five locales are known for their religious histories and sacred spaces that attract visitors and devotees from around the globe.<p>There are thousands of religions practiced around the world, from the ancient to the relatively new. Certain cities are closely …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

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Country Meets Vintage Wedding

Sammie is a girly girl and Pete is a country cowboy. They met and fell in love in High School, but it wasn't just some crush. They decided they …

12 Best Budget Airlines

Who says traveling the world has to be expensive? We’ve scoured the globe to find the most affordable airlines, whether you’re looking for a quick …

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …