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Get Lost in Maine

Few things are more iconic than a late summer trip to Maine. Miles of dramatic coast, postcard-perfect lighthouses, and corner lobster stands are just some of the reasons why millions of people throng there each year. Small wonder the state has earned the much-deserved moniker …

New England

Glacier National Park: Close encounters of a grizzly kind on Highline Trail

WEST GLACIER – Aware of an incident just two days earlier where a Texas man shot and likely wounded a bear that he said charged him in Glacier …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

Top 10 Reasons to Travel the Ex-USSR

<i>Ancient Church in Kazbegi, Georgia.</i><p>I am asked pretty regularly why I go to countries like Russia, Ukraine or Tajikistan. At first glance, there is not much to attract visitors, what with the civil wars, frowning shopkeepers, bitter winters and general chaos. Admittedly, these places are not for …


National Geographic Travel

The Top 10 Coolest Caves Around the World

The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From caves that light up with the glow of millions of glowworms, to underground caverns stuffed with crystals bigger than the average house -- here's our guide to 10 of the coolest caves in the world!<p>1. Cave of Crystals - Chihuahua, Mexico<p>Know what …

Top 10

7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>You know Yellowstone and Yosemite... but how much do you know about the America's 56 other National Parks?<p>These lesser-known National Parks are less popular than their famed counterparts, but they're just as beautiful. Whether you want to explore ocean, mountains, caverns or …

14 Places You Should Visit In 2014

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2014.<p>From Croatia, the E.U.'s newest member, to Tokyo, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games, here are the best places to travel this year.

São Paulo

Voters' Choice: The 4 Best Towns in America

Here at <i>Outside</i>, we've been watching the Best Towns 2014 bracket with bated breath—not only because there have been some big surprises (we're looking at you, Duluth) but also because we've been rooting for our favorite towns, too. Now, our editors share some of what make the four finalists so …

Adventure Travel

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6 Small Towns to Visit This Summer

As a travel writer and a budding photographer, there are things I crave in my own vacations. Unique and surprising culture, off-the-beaten-path hikes and adventures, locally sourced, simple cuisines and one-of-a-kind sights void of mass tourists and instagram photos. Simply put, I'm looking for a …


8 Great Bakeries in LA

While Los Angeles may have a reputation for being extremely health-conscious, there are some incredibly good pastries available if you know where to …


National Geographic Travel

Is Perth, Australia, Worth Visiting?

<i>A:</i><p>Perth was thrust into the public consciousness recently for being the home base of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. But this city of 1.7 million people with a Mediterranean climate on the remote southwestern corner of Australia has hardly been a secret to …

Indian Ocean

Take A Dunk In El Totumo, Colombia's Magical Mud Volcano

Nope, those aren't seals.<p>They're humans lolling about in El Totumo, Colombia's magical mud volcano. Legend has it that a priest one sprinkled holy water on the crater, turning its steam and fire into a dense, warm, succulent goo.<p>Relaxation junkies flock from far and wide to "climb up the 50-foot …

Find out how the photographer captured this eerie shot of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. #TPC2014 Photograph by Ben Nemenoff/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Hraunfossar, The Lava Field Waterfall You Didn't Know Was On Your Bucket List

Waterfalls are stunning. Iceland is stunning. Uncover a waterfall in Iceland, and sheer gorgeousness is the only possible result.<p>Enter Hraunfossar. This series of pristine waterfalls trickles, gushes, and flows out of a craggy lava field that formed when a volcano erupted under a glacier.<p>Insane, …

Top 5 Most Romantic Caribbean Honeymoon Suites

<i>(Photo Courtesy of Jade Mountain)</i><p><i>By Djani Schafer</i><p>When in the Caribbean, breathtaking views and romantic resorts aren't hard to come by. Since most properties provide luxe amenities like state-of-the-art spas, gourmet restaurants and top-quality services, it takes a little something extra to create …