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4 Yoga Poses to Feel Sexier

Here are four postures that can help to make your playtime last longer and be way more exciting.<p>Excerpted from The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga <i>by Kathryn Budig, copyright 2012 Rodale Inc. Available here and wherever books are sold.</i><p><b>1. Happy Baby (Ananda Balasana)</b><p>Lie on your back with your knees …

Yoga

National Geographic Travel

A Guide to Singapore’s Hawker Food Culture

The spicy broth steamed up my glasses as I pulled the long, golden noodles from the bowl of <i>prawn mee</i> in front of me. If that chili-infused dish didn’t satisfy my hunger, the bowl of savory fish ball soup next to it would, or even the <i>shu mai</i> dumplings next to that.<p>These were a few of the delicacies …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

7 Ingredients of a Healthy Relationship

I've collected a lot of data over the years.<p>Am I scientist? Nope, I'm just a girl who's experienced quite a few relationships, talked with a lot of people in and out of relationships, and learned lessons from them all.<p>My research has spanned over two decades, and recently I've come to a conclusion …

Relationships

The 10 Rules of Packing

When you’ve spent more than a decade on the road, you get asked some pretty interesting questions. The one query I get most, though, is about packing: what to take, what to leave, where to put it. I’ve taken scads of trips, but every time I get back, I know I could have gone even lighter. Let’s …

The Joy of Travel

That feeling when the wheels touch down on the runway, I love that moment. It’s exhilarating, both to feel the Earth again and mark your arrival on a specific journey.<p>Over the course of this month, we’ve taken a lot of plane rides. Every flight has character. Sometimes it’s because of a fantastic …

How to Avoid Expensive Holiday Airfares

<b>Reader Question: Can I avoid expensive holiday airfares?</b><p><b>My Answer:</b> Sure, you could do what Dom Beveridge did when he needed to travel with his family from Pittsburgh to Detroit recently. “Prices were ridiculous,” he says. “So we drove.”<p>True, a five-hour drive isn’t as convenient as a half-hour …

National Geographic Travel

A Taste of Babylon

“Actually—I just finished high school!” explained the boy behind the counter.<p>He was tall, and young—only 19 years old, standing alone in the shaded stone farm building with shelves of wine bottles that shone, gold, pink, and red.<p>He wanted to call in one of the wine experts, someone who knew “more …

What are the World's Most Irreplaceable Places? Here are 6 From a Big New List

A new study highlights some of the world's most critical places essential for species survival.<p><b>In forests and on mountaintops and savannahs around the world, endangered and threatened animals cling to a precarious existence. Whether we can save their habitats from pollution, development, and other</b> …

Travel Writing Tips: Don George on Self Editing

I sat down with <b>Don George</b>, editor at large at <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> and author of <i>Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing</i>, and asked him to don (no pun intended) his editor’s cap and dispense some pearls of wisdom about what budding travel writers can do to make their work sing.<p>This is what he …

Patterns in Nature: Auroras

Photographing Food

Get expert tips and advice for photographing food with this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

The 50 Best Yoga Blogs of 2016

Since the 80s, the ancient Indian discipline of yoga has been taking the western world by storm. Existing in many forms today, the controversies, …

The Philippines: a guide to the best islands

Six of the country's 7,000-plus islands were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan; many of the others badly need tourists to return. Local writer Aya Lowe picks the best places to go<p>For a country with thousands of idyllic islands, plus world-class surfing and diving, the Philippines is a relatively …

Seven incredible places you may have never heard of

As globalisation leaves no stone unturned, we took to Quora.com to find a few secret locales well worth the trip.

Lake Superior

National Geographic Travel

Portable Garden Furniture for a Tiny Balcony

Problem: A balcony with hardly enough room to stand, let alone squeeze a table or chair. Solution: A portable table designed to balance on the edge …

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

OK, now. Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos – with more tips on keeping your camera steady.<p>“Boscastle” captured by Irek Kimak …

57 Fabulous Bird Images

Birds provide a wonderful opportunity for photographers to practice their skills. So today we thought we’d put together a bit of an image collection …

Corruption: Preying on PH resilience and faith

Anyone born, bred, raised, and educated in the Philippines instinctively knows what it really means to “weather” through adversity, and literally …

Seven rules to stop your phone taking over your life

Transform your relationship with your phone with these rules, and prepare to enjoy life’s greater pleasures.<p>How often do you check your phone when you’re out and about? I’ve been reflecting on this question while writing in a rented cottage in Scotland, without internet access or phone signal. I …

Codes of Conduct

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Europe's eight best night trains

The midnight thump and clunk of railway carriages being uncoupled and shunted in a station somewhere in central Europe is not in itself romantic. But add in that this is the night train between Paris and Venice, and that you’re tucked up in bed six feet off the floor, and everything’s somehow more …

Trains

Tips for Shooting Out of a Helicopter

How to shoot out of a helicopter<p>I’m not at all an expert on this, but I have taken a lot of photos out of choppers, including the one below.<p>The two …

The Waterfalls of the Lost World

A backdrop from Lost<p>You might recognize this scene below if you were a fan of Lost! I miss that show — I liked it quite a bit. Now I’m into Fringe, …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

Asia Travel

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking