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The Math That Promises to Make the World Brighter

The color of LED lights is controlled by a clumsy process. A new mathematical discovery may make it easier for us to get the hues we want.<p>An …


Paq Is the Most Versatile Travel Bag on Earth

Unless you happen to own a yacht, seeing the world means traveling light. Baggage fees are pretty high on most airlines, so you can probably take …


Is tourism putting Antarctic ecosystems at risk?

Antarctica is the last landmass on Earth that remains almost entirely undisturbed by human presence, except for a few scientific research stations. …

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New Zealand

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

Travel Photography

Airbnb has luxury hotels freaked out in the city where it has the most listings

"The Paris market is going to get very difficult," said Didier le Calvez, managing director of the Bristol Hotel. Along with bosses of the city's other "palaces," he denounces Airbnb as a menace that enjoys an unfair advantage.<p>A trawl of the Paris region's 50,000 Airbnb offerings — there were only …

Chris Burkard: Adventure Is My Inspiration

Growing up on the Central Coast of California, I never had the opportunity to travel much. I love the Central Coast, but I could never shake the …

A Better Approach to Building a Sustainable Tourism Company

Sustainable tourism, or the concept that travelers can protect and celebrate a culture while also enjoying it, is harder than it sounds.<p>Just ask any …

Best Places to Get Face-to-Face with Wildlife

Top 10 Things to Do in Japan

In a nation as culturally rich as Japan, it can be hard to know how to spend your time there. Here are ten of our favorite things to do.<p><b>Visit Kyoto’s Ancient Sites</b><br>Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, Kyoto is bathed in history. The most iconic remnant of the city’s imperial past is the outrageously …


Experience The Atlantic Road Trip in Norway

A 8.3-kilometer (5.2 mi) long road stretches through the archipelago in the Norwegian Sea. Besides some rocky islands and skerries, the road is build …

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Climbing On Mount Denali


The magic of South Island New Zealand

Sunset<p>While camping on a beach on the South Island, we were treated to this spectacular sunset. It was just one of the incredible views we saw during …

New Zealand

The New Aircraft Design That Could Solve Boarding Nightmares

Boarding aircraft is probably one of the most tedious and stressful parts of air travel, but transport designer, Urgur Ipek, of Ugur Ipek Design, …

Product Design

National Geographic Travel


Beginner’s Guide to Hawaii: Maui, Lanai, and Molokai

First-time visitors to Hawaii can be overwhelmed when planning their trips. After all, the state has six tourist islands—which is the right one to …

Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

National Geographic photographers reveal the cameras they use to capture world-renowned pictures. —Dan Westergren, director of photography, National Geographic Travel


Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

European Travel

Family Time: 5 Cool Places to Sleep

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. No matter who you’re traveling with, here are five intriguing and unusual places to lay your head that are bound to please everyone in your brood.<p>> Glass Igloos<p><b>Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Finland)</b><p>No night-lights or tech toys …


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LP Pathfinders: top posts from April 2015

The Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua, Guatemala. Image by Justin Foulkes / LP Traveller magazine<p>From Oman’s equivalent of the Grand Canyon to the festivities of an Indian wedding, our Lonely Planet Pathfinders are never far from an adventure. Here are some of the best stories we’ve seen this …

Climbing On Mount Denali


Photos: Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

For photography amateurs everywhere, it’s that time of year again: the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, now in its 27th year.<p>An open call for single images, the annual competition will accept submissions from now until June 30. But the bar has already been set high—a few captions from …

Nature Photography

The Queen of Nordic Cool: Oslo

<b>Oslo</b> defines Nordic cool.<p>Once a seat of the Viking empire, Norway’s capital was shaped by centuries of maritime culture. Visitors today can take a bite out of a thriving food scene and discover a new breed of young designers and quirky drinking dens in such former working-class neighborhoods as …

European Travel

Dive Into the Wildlife-Rich Waters of the Galápagos

Discover the “living laboratory” that inspired the work of Charles Darwin.<p>The Galápagos Islands are located 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) from the South American mainland but a world apart from anywhere else on Earth. The archipelago and its surrounding waters, located where three ocean currents …

Travel Photography

How to Drive More Traffic to Your WordPress Site

Let me know if this sounds vaguely familiar. You started off with a desire – a shred of an idea...The post How to Drive More Traffic to Your …


Microsoft is finally leading the way in mobile, 4 years too late

Microsoft smartly waited until the end of its excruciatingly long keynote to give us a second look at the HoloLens, the company's forward-looking …

7 uncomfortable truths about living in Australia

1. Women still belong in the kitchen.<p>Sure it might be a first-world country full of progressive thinkers, but subconsciously Australia still puts …