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Best Tours in Central and South America 2014

Travel<p>From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Chile: Cowboy Up</b><p>This horseback ride through Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks in the stark southern region of Patagonia made veteran traveler Bryan Rees feel like a bona fide cowpuncher. “Drinking mate [traditional herb …

South America

The truth about sex in ancient Greece

A new exhibition at the British Museum promises to lift the lid on what beauty meant for the ancient Greeks. But while we gaze at the serene marble …

Hitler’s First Victims: And One Man’s Race for Justice by Timothy W Ryback – review

The first official concentration camp in Nazi Germany opened its gates to receive prisoners on 22 March 1933, fulfilling a promise made by the Nazis that “subversives” would be put into camps without trial, bypassing the formal machinery of the judicial and state prison system. The camp was located …

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

Touching Photos of Rescue Dogs with Their Tattooed Owners

To combat the prejudices felt against both tattooed people and rescue dogs, photographer Brian Batista started a heartwarming project. He would photograph them together. <i>Tattoos and Rescues</i> began back in September 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama and it shows photos of rescue dogs with their loving …

Hate Groups

Best Tours in Europe 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Iceland: Winter Wonderland</b><p>Forget hibernation; Icelanders enthusiastically embrace winter. Here’s your chance to see why: Hike the rugged coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, snowshoe over the Blue Mountain lava fields, watch for orcas, and scan the …

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Apple: what do you do after becoming the world’s most profitable company?

Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images<p>A Chinese customer buys two new iPhone 6s.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/30/1422635443577/42b29153-dbaa-44e1-bb39-470eb1f7f9ac-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images<p>A Chinese customer buys two new …

These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch

Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.<p>In 1907, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, introduced the first viable method of …

South Africa Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of South Africa (including Cape Town, Johannesburg, elephants, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

South Africa

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …

Baby, it's cold outside! Here are 9 films that'll keep you toasty warm in a blizzard

The East Coast is currently being blanketed by a blizzard that's expected to drop more snow at once than some of us have seen in a lifetime. And while there are sure to be snow bunnies who'll be happy to frolic in the flakes, plenty of us are all set to hunker down at home for the duration.<p>So if …

Slumdog Millionaire

Macro Photos That Focus In on the Beautiful Details of Ordinary Things

Can you tell what the translucent object is in the photograph above? It’s a single grain of sugar captured in a macro photograph by artist Pyanek, …

Paint — A Series of Photographic Self-Portraits - Photographs by Katerina Belkina | LensCulture

In this series of stylized self-portraits, Katerina Belkina explores the expressive force of her artistic heroes Lempicka , Picasso, Degas, Malevich and Klimt (to name but a few). She pays homage to these artists with a combination of photography, painting and extensive digital manipulation.<p>She …

Watch: Bird Mimics Caterpillar (and Other Animal Imposters)

Several animals have evolved to masquerade as very different species.<p>In nature, it doesn't always pay to be yourself. In fact, pretending to be something you're not can keep you alive.<p>Take the cinereous mourner <i>(Laniocera hypopyrra)</i>, a bird that lives in the Amazon rain forest. Chicks of this …

National Geographic Travel

A Black Panther May Not Be What You Think

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>As the superhero of the same name sets box-office records, learn more about the misunderstood big cats.<p>As theatergoers around the world marvel at the new superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i>, we here at National Geographic wanted to share some facts about these real-life …

Wildlife

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? New Study Makes Temperature Connection

Zebras in warmer climates sport more stripes, perhaps to keep them cool or healthy.<p>A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but some zebras change their stripes. Zebras in warmer places have more stripes, a new study shows, which might help answer an age-old question: Why stripes?<p>The answer …

How to Pack for Weekend Trips

Packing for a weekend away isn't an exact science, but here are some tips to help pack for success.<p>Packing for a weekend away isn’t an exact science. I’m not going to tell you “bring two dresses and a pair of jeans.” So much depends on where you’re going, the weather, and your personal style. But I …

Duo Completes First Free Climb of Yosemite's Dawn Wall, Making History

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finish their quest to be the first to free climb the Dawn Wall.<p>Nineteen days after they set out to achieve one of climbing's most difficult challenges, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the summit of the 3,000-foot rock known as El Capitan in Yosemite …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Great Smoky Mountains

Backcountry management specialist <b>Christine Hoyer</b> has spent the last seven years working at <b>Great Smoky Mountains National Park</b>.<p>An outdoor enthusiast through and through, Christine is fortunate enough to have made her love of the outdoors into a career. When she’s not working in “America’s most …

National Parks

The Right Bangs for Every Face Shape

<b>Question:</b> Which bangs best flatter each face shape?<p><b>Answer:</b> Say what you will about winter and its not-so-great effects on your skin, there's one thing the season is great for: bangs. No humidity, no sweat, no ruining your hair after jumping in the pool—and they'll grow out by summer if you're sick …

How This 'Functional Fitness' Workout Transformed My Body

What happens when a fitness fanatic stops seeing results? Cheryl Wischhover goes back to basics and finds her best body ever<p><i>This article appears in the January 2015 issue of ELLE magazine.</i><p>I have a problem with commitment. Over the past decade, I've jumped from workout to workout, switching to any …

Exercise

Coastal Destinations Rated

Travel<p>See photos of the top-rated islands, coastlines, and beaches in Traveler's annual survey of experts.

Sustainable Tourism

Four Smart Questions to Ask Your Outfitter

Travel<p>From Traveler Magazine's 2012 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>1. How do your exploratory tours differ from a regular departure?</b><p>Much as a new restaurant invites friends and family to a soft opening, outfitters sometimes offer a dry run of an itinerary to repeat clients or those in the know to work out the …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Saturn's Rings Go Dark, X-Rays Burst, and a Skyline Burns

Cassini views Saturn's rings in a different light, x-rays flare from the sun, and a city's skyline stands out against a fiery sunset.

3 Books to Read This January

Photo: Emily Kate Roemer/Studio D<p><b>Tantalizing Topic</b><p>John McQuaid's <i>Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat</i> (Scribner) mixes science, literature, history, and anecdote in the service of his stellar inquiry into the inner workings of taste, also called flavor, which McQuaid finds to be the most …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

Travel<p>The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

National Parks

12 Genius Holiday Party Makeup Hacks

How to get glowing skin, apply the perfect cat eye, make your lipstick last all night, and more.<p>During the holiday season, we all take our makeup routine up a notch. We wear false eyelashes and sport bright red lips as we deck the halls and ring in the New Year. Since we are putting in the extra …