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This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

7 Reasons To Give New Jersey A Chance

We understand the premise of this post may give you pause (see below), but hear us out.<p>Let's face it. New Jersey is pretty polarizing. You either love it or you love to hate it. And if the latter is true, we have a sneaky feeling you just haven't given it a fair chance.<p>With shows like "Jersey …

Filmmaker Creatively Documents Incredible Journey Around World

Filmmaker Nicolò Balini, aka Human Safari, has just finished a whirlwind trip to almost all parts of the globe in 2013... and he brought his camera along for the ride.<p>So what does a creative filmmaker do when they have an incredible amount of great footage? Create the epic travel video above titled …

What journalists carry on the front lines: KC Ortiz, Thailand

KC Ortiz is a freelance photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he covers under-reported issues, conflicts, and their consequences.<p>His work …

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10 Innovative Websites That Will Change the Way You Travel

Continuous innovation has fueled the rapid growth of online travel information and commerce. Even now--after the market has achieved a measure of maturity--would-be Internet millionaires keep searching for The Next Big Thing. Peer-to-peer interactions? Searches tailored to individual interests? …

Top 10 Distance Trails

Top 10 Distance Trails from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Wind River Mountains, Wyoming</b> <br>The mountains climb over 13,00 feet (4,000 meters) into the skies southwest of Dubois in Wyoming. Native American tribes hunted here, and their rock drawings and …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

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The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

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Denali National Park Photos

The Best Ski Town Eats

Whistler, Stowe, Park City, Sun Valley. They’re not exactly Paris, New York, London, or Milan. But in these ski towns, the food is as good as the powder.<p>Here’s your guide to dining, whether you’re looking for white linen service, the best burger and fries, or a place to hang out with the …

Road Trip: Vermont Cheese Trail

Travel<p>Visit the farmstead alchemists in the Green Mountain State for great food, fun, and scenery.<p>Crack open a Vermont food sampler and you'll probably find a hunk of sharp cheddar next to the maple syrup. But farmstead alchemists in the Green Mountain state also create award-winning gorgonzola, …

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Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

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No Paris? No Problem! Using a Backdrop and Shallow DOF to Fake a Location Shoot

The photograph above seems fairly straight forward: pretty model photographed in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background. But that’s not …

The “Before I Die” Project

<b>Copyright © Civic Center</b><p>When Candy Chang lost someone she loved very much, the experience helped clarify her life but she struggled to maintain …

Phenomenal Footage Of NYC Subway Commuters In Slow Motion

There are few of us who truly enjoy having to commute to work (especially if you happen to live in India or Japan).<p>It's often a necessary evil, a …

Baan Moom House in Bangkok, Thailand by Integrated Field

Modern Architecture – The Baan Moom House.<p>The Baan Moom house in Bangkok, Thailand was designed by Integrated Field. This 3 storey family house …

Accidentally Awesome: Fireworks Mishap Results in Amazing New Year’s Photo

Sometimes a great photograph takes months of planning and patience to capture. Other times, you simply have to be in the right place at the right …

Slow-Motion Masterpiece Captures Bags of Spices Exploding in Time with Music

It’s only January 11th, and we’ve already found a piece of slow-motion cinematography that might just remain our favorite of 2014. Created as a …

9 Filipino Dishes You Need to Know

Driving the Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts

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24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

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5 Stargazing Spots That Will Take Your Breath Away

There's nothing like looking up at a clear night sky and getting lost in the stars.<p>Whether or not you can name the constellations, stargazing is an activity that anyone can enjoy. Certain spots, however, are superior stargazing locations. The sky is darker, the stars are clearer and the experience …

10 Cheapest Backpacking Cities In Central And South America

South America and Central America are meccas for backpackers seeking an adventure, without spending a lot of money. But with so much to see, how do you pick a place to start?<p>Price of Travel published their Backpacker Index for 2014 on Tuesday, outlining the cheapest cities for travelers on a …

8 big travel mistakes everyone should make at least once

It’s an overwhelming sensation stepping off an airplane and realizing you’re thousands of miles away from anyone you know. As I waited to be …

You Went Where? // Weird Travel

The world is a lot smaller today. Tibet is no longer a distant dreamland, the Amazon is a plane ride away. Trying to find a unique vacation spot is a minefield of hype and hoopla; how unique can it be if there are several companies running the same tour of the same place?<p>"Weird travel" is always a …

How the New York Times Travel Section Makes its 'Places to Go' List

Even if the <i>New York Times</i>‘ Sunday travel section wasn’t one of the few remaining dedicated travel sections left in U.S. newspapers, what it chooses …