Jan Smith

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The do's and don'ts of Yellowstone National Park

Do's and don'ts in Yellowstone National Park:<p><b>Don't get within 100 yards of a wolf or bear</b>, or within 25 yards of bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes. Rangers say more people are hurt by bison than by bears. (Bison can run about 35 mph — three times faster than most people.)<p><b>Don't</b> …

National Parks

10 Tips for Doing an Underwater Photo Shoot

My brain is officially underwater. Photographically, that is.<p>I see everything in terms of underwater. A friend shows me the gorgeous wedding dress …

Why the new Terminator movie had to come out this year

But that wasn't the case for "Terminator Genisys" which was rushed into production in a race against the copyright clock. If it didn't come out this year, then there might not have been thoughts of a new "Terminator" movie.<p>The "Terminator" franchise has bounced from studio to studio since the …

Movies

The best festival hotel pop-ups in Britain for summer 2016

<b>Mongolian Yurt</b><p><b>Airstream Trailer</b><p><b>Snoozebox</b><p><b>The Podpad Collection</b><p><b>Kushti Cabins</b><p><b>Squrts</b><p><b>Sleep Hut</b><p><b>Mongolian Yurt</b>

The Top 10 Supermarket Foods to Avoid for Good Nutrition

Going to the supermarket can often feel like a crazy mind-game if we allow it to. While part of us knows to stick to the “outside aisles” and only …

Joe's Guide to Zion National Park - Photography in Zion FAQ (Page 3)

PHOTOGRAPHY IN ZION NATIONAL PARK<p>Frequently Asked Questions: Page 1 2 3<p>4. What wildlife photography opportunities are there in Zion?<p>Although I am …

Future Travel Apps Will Plan Your Road Trip Bathroom Breaks

Algorithms are a vast improvement on this. (Great Beyond)<p>A three-hour drive is never a three-hour drive, thanks to traffic snarls, pit stops, and …

Google’s 160-pound robot dog will scare the bejesus out of you

Google-owned robotics firm Boston Dynamics is no stranger to creating robotic beasts that can do freakish feats, but their latest robotic quadruped — a 160-pound doglike machine named Spot — takes the crazy factor to an all new level with a smaller, nimbler, more-kickable form factor.<p>To be …

20 Best Foreign Retirement Havens For 2015

You don't have to retire in the United States. We've identified 20 appealing foreign countries based on our review of such factors as cost of living, taxes, medical care, climate, security and crime, cultural attractions and hospitality, and ease of return to the U.S. Not all score high on all of …

Travel as a solo woman: 10 lessons for the intrepid

Two recent films about female adventurers captured the highs and lows of travelling solo as a woman. 'Tracks', about Robyn Davidson’s epic camel trek across Australia, and 'Wild', starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, about a 1100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, have a positive …

Atlantic Kayaker Wins 2015 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year

Adventure<p>Adventure<p><i>Updated 2-17-2015</i><p>“If 67 years young can do it, you can do it, too.” — Aleksander Doba, who made the longest open-water solo kayak crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in history.<p>The votes have been counted—a record-setting 521,000 of them. Our People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year …

National Geographic Travel

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Places We Love VI: Grenada on the Cusp

Changing Planet<p>“Natural.” “Eden.” “Genuine.” “Safe.” “Paradise.” “Pristine.” “Unspoiled.”<p>Russ Jarman Price was telling the audience at our international symposium that these and many other words had been offered to describe the island nation of Grenada. Collecting such descriptors was one step in …

Widespread Fish Consumption Drives Fears of Empty Oceans

As doctors and health specialists urge us to eat more fish, environmentalists are warning that we may end up harvesting our favorite sea life to the brink and beyond. Some of the most popular varieties have already begun to decline precipitously, experts say. And that’s with Americans eating less …

National Geographic's Favorite Bird Pictures

In honor of the 115th anniversary of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, National Geographic editors searched the archives for our most compelling bird pictures.

John Muir Trail

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

Mystery Grand Canyon Animal Is a Gray Wolf—Can It Survive?

Kaibab Plateau, Arizona<p>An animal spotted this fall on the Kaibab Plateau is confirmed as a gray wolf from the northern Rockies.<p>On a recent evening not long after dusk, Natalie Ertz stood in a meadow near the Grand Canyon's north rim and howled like a wolf.<p>There was a good reason for the howl.<p>Ertz, …

As Hagupit Nears Philippines, Here's What You Need to Know About Typhoons

For starters, nearly 90 percent of these big oceanic storms are called typhoons and cyclones, not hurricanes.<p><i>Update: Hagupit made landfall Saturday at 9:15 p.m. local time near the town of Dolores on the southeastern Philippine island of Samar. The storm—downgraded from its supertyphoon</i> …

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Macy's

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective