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World's Best Ecolodges

The world's least visited countries - 2014

Top 10 Vistas

The ten best places in the world to bring a camera and enjoy the view.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><br>Our friend, noted photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006), gave this advice when viewing the Grand Canyon: “Leave your binoculars at home.” The biggest, …

Epic hike & epic view up the Cup and Saucer trail on Manitoulin Island @NEOnario #Photography http://t.co/N9IUE8yFN2

23 of the bluest, clearest waters on the planet

Seventy-one percent of our planet is covered in water, from oceans to mountain lakes to jungle lagoons. Over time, the names and boundaries of these …

The Ultimate Road Trip Through America’s Mountains and Prairies

Lyrically, “America the Beautiful” covers “sea to shining sea,” but at its heart it’s about where prairies and mountains meet. Katharine Lee Bates, a schoolteacher-poet from Massachusetts, wrote it in 1895, after a trip up Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs, where she looked east over the plains and …

Road Trip: Central Greece

The winding roads of central Greece have captivated ancient kings, Olympians, Zeus, and Hollywood.<p><i>From the October 2011 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>In the annals of ancient combat, central Greece looms large. Notably, in 480 B.C., a small but resolute Greek army held off hundreds of …

15 extraordinary things to do in Scotland

<b>Isle of Skye - swim in fairy pools</b><br>Walk to the series of pools and waterfalls near Glenbrittle on the Isle of Skye. Look through the clear emerald water for the underwater arch between the two top pools. If you are feeling energetic, continue into Coire na Creiche on a five-mile circular walk that …

50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die

Whether you prefer to meet a holy monkey, eat sushi for breakfast, receive a monk's blessing, helicopter over the Himalayas, or just enjoy the myriad unique views—we've rounded up 50 things that you need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in the wide world of Asia.<p>Meet a holy monkey<p>Fly over …