Hannah Roodt

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Travels on the Run: Heart of Rome

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>As Italy’s ancient capital sleeps—relatively speaking—I head out for an early morning jaunt through history. From the wedding-cake monstrosity that is the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, I amble past the Roman Forum, noting such amazing ancient monuments as Trajan’s …

Saving India’s Big Cats

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The roar of <b>Krithi Karanth</b> is diminutive but mighty. Last year the Supreme Court of India cited findings by the 34-year-old conservation biologist in a landmark case that overturned a ban on visiting tiger sanctuaries in favor of smart regulations promoting responsible …

How We Chose the Best of the World 2014

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>This month <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> announced 2014’s must-see places in the annual <b>Best of the World</b> feature. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.<p>We …

13 Big Questions on the Future of Travel

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Nowadays, there are more travelers on the road than ever before, visiting places that were once off-limits and sharing their experiences in ways the Baby Boomer generation could have never imagined.<p>In a world that’s constantly evolving, it’s important to ask big questions …

Four Travel Resolutions You Can Keep

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I get it. We see New Year’s as a fresh start and all that. But, really, are those life-changing resolutions such a good idea? Many people say no, and point to the failure rate of such promises–particularly the more pie-in-the-sky ones (say, a resolution to cut out greasy …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for …

10 Holiday Traditions Around the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Discover favorite winter activities from different travel experts.<p>For those of us blessed (or cursed) with incurable wanderlust, the allure of an unexplored city or destination is hard to resist. But, this time of year, what I crave is tradition and a deep-rooted sense of …

The Best of Intelligent Travel

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>We publish new travel stories all the time on the Intelligent Travel blog network, but there are a few that really got your attention this year.<p><b>In case you missed them, here are the 13 most popular posts of 2013:</b><p><b>> Then + Now: Machu Picchu</b><p>National Geographic Adventures team …

Why (and How) Travel Writing Moves Us

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>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 wax philosophical about how and why travel writing gets under our skin, who inspired him to become a travel writer in the first …

Boban’s Skopje

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>An engineer by day, Skopje native <b>Boban Talevski</b>, a professed “foodie who never sleeps,” shares his insider insights on <b>Spotted By Locals</b> in his spare time. He loves that the Macedonian capital has “the buzz of some big metropolis, but in essence is still a very small city.” …

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

TravelBest Of<p>More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Northern Ireland

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Painting the Town Munch: Oslo

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Norwegian painter<b>Edvard Munch</b> perfected the art of darkness and foreboding. Belying those moody themes is a colorful palette that perks up <b>Oslo</b>’s winter gray.<p>As the high-latitude capital celebrates the artist’s 150th birthday, Munch’s imprint on his adopted city is …

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? …

Virgin America

Living in: Milan

Italy’s capital of fashion and finance is one of the country’s most multicultural and diverse cities, with a stimulating rhythm that never gets too stressful.<p>Italy’s capital of fashion and finance, Milan is the place where business gets done – and everyone looks incredibly good while doing it. The …

The courage to stay in one place

He took me to a brewery, to a place I will never go again. The memory of his hand brushing against my knee is connected to a piece of me that still …

12 Ways To Actually Save Enough For Your Dream Trip

It's fun to dream about traveling the world, but actually saving enough money to go is just <i>not</i> gonna happen at this point. Right?<p>Not if you're committed. Make some small changes now, and 2015 could easily be the year you finally embark on the trip of your dreams.<p><b>1. Switch to a travel rewards credit</b> …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Travel<p>Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram</i> …

List-Worthy

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

<b>1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise</b><p>Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe. That most get over 300 days of sun a year doesn't hurt either. (Photo by Naxos).<p>See more photos of beaches in Spain<p><b>2.) ...and the mountains are just around</b> …

National Parks

Taking the Kids -- to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua

I'm talking to my daughter.<p>Even better, she doesn't have that annoyed don't-nag-me-mom tone in her voice. It's one of those vacation afternoons I wish would last forever -- sunny skies, no place to be, no arguing and best of all, my youngest daughter all to myself.<p>That hasn't happened in the months …

Thailand Journal: Massage and Elephants

Massage, not necessarily prostitution or erotic, is one of Thailand's calling cards. You might call it one of the exports and also one of its greatest natural resources since practically every other storefront in a city like Chiang Mai is a massage studio and that can make for a lot of studios in …

Chiang Mai

Set-jetting: top 10 movie and TV destinations for travellers

Rather than dreaming about the sometimes stunning, often gritty destinations in your favourite flick, why not get off the sofa and experience it yourself?<p>Set–jetting, visiting the places where movies and TV shows are shot, is easier than ever thanks to dedicated tours and heaps of rabid fans …

The World's Most Inspiring Vacation Spots

Find a little inspiration on your next vacation by visiting the places where Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Frost, Pablo Picasso, and other famous artists did their best work.<p>By Lianna Trubowitz, CNTraveler.com<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Inspiring Vacations<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>Stop Visiting These Places! …

A lone bull elephant roams the Ngorongoro Crater floor. Once a giant volcano that collapsed inward millions of years ago, the crater is today the largest unflooded and intact caldera in the world. http://on.natgeo.com/KKb4Oe Photograph by Chris Johns

Montserrat Barcelona Catalonia Spain

Montserrat Barcelona. The Monastery That’s Your Last Resort<p>15 Comments<p>Montserrat Barcelona Bizarre Monastery<p><b>Montserrat Barcelona</b> is a mountain …

Teach English Legally in Spain on a Student Visa While Studying Spanish

• Do you want to teach English in Spain?<br>• Have you heard that it is impossible for citizens of non-European Union countries to receive a visa that …

How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Spain

01 of 05<p>Suggested Itineraries for Planning Your Spain Vacation<p>For some, a visit to Spain is simple - a weekend on a beach on the Costa del Sol or a …

Free Things to Do in Cape Town

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Spilling out of the area between the iconic Table Mountain and the churning waters of the Atlantic, Cape Town provides visitors with a heady mixture of striking natural beauty, incredibly diverse cultures, and notoriously friendly locals. Although many of the upscale hotels, …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …