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Poet Jane Kenyon’s Advice on Writing: Some of the Wisest Words to Create and Live By

“Be a good steward of your gifts.”<p>In <i>Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life</i> — one of the finest, most insightful reflections on the creative experience ever committed to words — writer Dani Shapiro mentions a set of instructions by the poet <b>Jane Kenyon</b> (May 23, 1947–April 22, …

Literature

21 Must-Read Fall Books

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The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Self-improvement

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

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 …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: The Best of Montana

Montana’s beautiful national parks and charming small towns are more than enough reason to add the state to your next travel itinerary. Not sure where to start your tour of Big Sky Country? We’ve got you covered.<p><b>Here are a few of the National Geographic Travel team’s favorite spots in …

An exhilarating, exhausting time at Utah's Red Mountain Resort

Just beyond Red Mountain Resort, my hiking group tackled the Indiana Jones loop trail by sliding on our backsides down a steep rock face into a crevasse, then crawling under shrubbery between two walls of rock.<p>As I gazed at the spectacular southwestern Utah landscape, I also wondered: Have I earned …

Top 10 Walks & Hiking Tours

Check Out Our Top 10 Walking Tours and Get Inspired<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Great Smoky Mountains, U.S.</b><br>The Great Smoky Mountains, long regarded as the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians, is a region rich in natural diversity and pioneer history. Named by the …

Travel Photography

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Get a Little Bang for Your Baht: 10 Nearly Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai

College Tourist - Author: Sam Corio, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.<p>Studying abroad is an amazing experience but we all know it can be hard on your wallet. Living in Chiang Mai, we found many ways to keep busy and get to know the town without spending too much baht. So here's what I came …

Chiang Mai

9 of the World's Skinniest Houses

You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

European Travel

At 15, Daniela Shia-Sevilla’s writing has already wowed the literary community

She would say later that she was so nervous, she felt she didn’t belong there, that one singular thought resounded in her mind when she first stepped into the room: <i>I’m just a kid.</i><p>The Folger Shakespeare Library was crowded with the well-heeled literati, writers and thinkers and philanthropists in …

Literature

27 Books That Sparked Your Literary Awakening

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all." —Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

op Journal

If you aren't limited by time and imagination, choose a course that takes you into the hinterlands, an itinerary that only ends when the wind wins …

Articles about 5 serene bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>George Nakashima’s sublime Japanese-style bathroom endures at his rural estate.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes …

Architecture

The world's best luxury boot camps

At these wellness retreats, the staff will kick your butt – and then spoil you silly.<p>Pure Kauai, Hawaii, USA<p>Woman on a mountain top looking out to the ocean surrounding Kauai, Hawaii. Image by Chad Riley / OJO Images / Getty Images.<p>Use the island’s stunning nature as a gym – surf lessons, kayak …

Fitness

A Guide Through The Labyrinth Of Literary Fiction

The latest by Pop Chart Labs allows you to see how books as different as David Copperfield and 50 Shades Of Grey connect.<p>Although Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Labs has been formative in turning trendy infographics into a serious business–and created some of our all-time favorite data …

Infographics

Nat Geo Staff Picks: Favorite Travel Books

Travel literature. What is it? Memoirs detailing a life-changing trip to the Amazon, fiction that makes its setting a major character, nonfiction that asks its readers to consider a familiar destination in a new light—all of these fall under the travel literature umbrella. And personal preferences …

National Geographic Travel

sex Archives

“Robinson’s Band Plays Anything,” F. Bildestein, 1890. From the cover of the New Orleans newspaper the <i>Mascot</i> (November 15, 1890).<p>Musical forms have the life cycle of carnivorous beasts: clumsy in infancy, terrifying in adolescence, fearsome in maturity, fangless in old age, and pitiful in …

Articles about 5 designers’ own homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on …

Prefab Homes