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Hong Kong’s tale of forbidden love

The Hong Kong Ballet is performing a Chinese-themed production for the first time ever, bringing to life one of the country's classic novels.<p>For the first time in its 34-year history, the Hong Kong Ballet is performing a Chinese-themed ballet.<p>Usually known for classic productions such as The …

Hong Kong

What It's Like To Stay At The Swanky New Nobu Hotel In Las Vegas

The hotel property is a first for the Nobu brand, which made its name building a global chain of high-end restaurants serving the trendy Japanese cuisine of chef Nobu Matsuhisa.<p>In addition to the 181-room hotel, the hotel is home to the largest-ever Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, and guests have …

Gold Grows On Eucalyptus Trees

Australian researchers confirm that deep-rooted Eucalyptus trees pilfer gold from ore deposits underground and transport them into their leaves.<p><b>There's gold in them thar trees. Eucalyptus trees, that is. Australian researchers have found that microscopic gold particles from underground ore deposits</b> …

This Is What It Looks Like to Give Up Everything

<i>Photo courtesy of Allison Vesterfelt</i><p>This is my real couch.<p>The actual one. The one sitting in my living room (and by living room, I mean the small "not-the-kitchen, not-the-bedroom, not-the-bathroom" room where my husband and I eat food, read, play games and generally hang out). It hasn't been …

Social Media

Halloween Country: Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, New York

<i>By Lisa Van Allen</i><p>If there's one quintessential American ghost story, a good case could be made for Washington Irving's “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” …

Horror

Ten crazy travel challenges from around the world

Do you take a checklist with you when you travel? These people do, ticking off mountain peaks, places beginning with Z and even Nando's restaurants. We bring you 10 travellers on a mission<p><b>Do you know someone who has travelled the world with a checklist? Let us know in the comments below</b><p>From …

Developing a financing strategy for your company | Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, MaRS

This MaRS workbook provides a framework for developing a financing strategy for your business, including identifying key milestones for success, …

The Airline Fee Hater's Guide To The Skies

Airline fees are pretty much the bane of our travel existence. It’d be one thing if they were listed clearly in the open. But alas, extra fees are incredibly sneaky, tricky, hidden and confusing. They are ZERO fun.<p>We attempted to make sense of the madness by charting the extra fees for checked …

The 30 Best-Looking Airlines Logos in The World

Fab Hotel La Citadelle Metz Opens in France

The new Hotel La Citadelle Metz represents a glossy, stylish new beginning for what was once a military building dating back to 1559.<p>Open late this …

France

Top 10 Destinations for an Endless Summer in Autumn

Autumn is now well underway and many travelers have unpacked their winter wardrobe, stashed their swim trunks, and officially postponed that longed-for summer beach trip for another year. Although the local leaves are turning colors, summer is still in full swing a bit further south and there's …

Heathrow is Now the Most Family Friendly European Airport . . . After Being the Least

Rethink your travel plans families: if you’re adventuring with children, the best airport you can travel to, from and through in Europe is London …

Travel Agency Wants To Take Your Stuffed Animals On Vacation

Is your furry companion in need of a … companion? Why not treat them on a vacation with their other furry friends?<p>Unagi Travel, started by Sonoe Azuma, offers to take your best friend stuffed animal on a sightseeing excursion. Many owners who don’t have the ability, the time, or money to travel can …

5 Reasons to Go to Carmelo, Uruguay

The Argentinean elite have for years been flocking to what international tourists are just now discovering: the charming Uruguayan town of Carmelo, …

South America

10 Things to Know About Travel in Southeast Asia

Lots of globetrotters and backpackers have journeyed to the fertile and culturally rich Southeast Asia. Known for its beautiful beaches, mesmerizing historical sights and a touch of adventurousness, this comparatively inexpensive travel destination baits thousands amongst thousands of people every …

South-east Asia

Cuba Takes Steps to Eliminate its Tourist-Only Currency

Cuba’s government says it’s starting to eliminate its unique two-currency system, but it’s revealing no details about the pace or scale of the change.<p>…

Sneaking into Bulgaria’s abandoned Communist party headquarters

“Good news! We’ve reached the sixth floor!” Apart from our motley crew of lamps that included an old Nokia cellphone screen, it was absolute …

A Guide to Tel Aviv’s Best Beaches

In Israel‘s seaside metropolis Tel Aviv, everyone seems to reflect the glow of the cerulean Mediterranean and the golden beaches that run alongside …

Tel Aviv

Traveling Abroad: 13 Tips To Roaming Freely And Safely

These days, it's almost impossible to imagine leaving the house, not to mention traveling to a foreign country, without a smartphone. How would you avoid getting lost without your built-in GPS? Or know which neighborhoods to visit (and which to avoid) without a handy phone travel guide? And don't …

5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s roundup of travel startups looks at a flight booking site that gives travelers’ every search option imaginable, platforms that connect …

Best of the World Weekly

Each week National Geographic Traveler editors select a seasonal trip showcasing the world's best destinations to visit right now.

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

30 Most Unforgettable Vacations

Remember your best trip ever? We asked Budget Travelers to share their most memorable experiences and were touched, surprised, and delighted with the …