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Photo of the Day: Best of Animals

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands submitted to our photo community, Your Shot. Here are some wildlife highlights.<p>National Geographic is famous throughout the world for the caliber of its wildlife photography. Our editors at Your Shot regularly receive stunning animal pictures …

Nature

Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

Thousands who dream of a better life in Europe face horrors of modern slavery on way across the Sahara to Libya<p>Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man …

Africa

West of the Yellow River: a faraway journey through Gansu

No people. No sounds of any kind, really, except the unseen wind whipping against a lonesome rock formation some distance away. It’s hard to say how far. The sun glints through a bright blue dome, giving everything in your peripheral vision a hazy, washed out effect. Standing in the middle of the …

The 16 Best Design Cities Around the World Photos

Photo: Mark Kolbe / Getty Images<p>While great design has long been associated with certain major cities—London, Paris, New York, Milan, and Copenhagen, for instance—the world is ever-changing. Though these metropolitan hubs certainly have plenty of design prowess and show no signs of slowing down, a …

10 best road trips in the world | CNN Travel

Road Trips

Travel Daydream: 10 Spots for your Scandinavian Bucket List

Maybe it’s because I’ve finally started watching <i>Vikings</i> after years of friends pressuring me, or maybe it’s because I’ve been dominating the seas as …

European Travel

40 Cheapest Countries to Travel to on $30 a Day or Less

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found that I often spend less when I travel than when I spend a month at home in the US. When …

The 22 most beautiful buildings in the world, according to architects

We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning.<p>Here are 22 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

6 New York tips from Waldorf Astoria's Michael Romei | CNN Travel

Waldorf-Astoria

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

12 of the coolest hot springs in the world

Stressed out? Plan your next vacation at a natural hot spring for a relaxing getaway.<p>Not only are they therapeutic, hot springs can offer a glimpse …

Costa Rica

Sorry Aliens, British Scientists Have Figured Out Where The Stonehenge Rocks Are Really From

Ah, Stonehenge. This ancient rock monument has attracted the fascination of archaeologists and historians ever since John Aubrey gave it a once-over …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

Photos: An abandoned Chinese village has been reclaimed by nature

The abandoned village of Houtouwan, a fishing village east of Shanghai on the island of Shengshan, was once home to over 2,000 fisherman and their families. Throughout the 1900s, families left the island for opportunities offered by mainland cities, and by 1994 Houtouwan was empty. Today, hundreds …

Abandoned Buildings

18 unusual things one can see in Germany

Articles about 9 modern guesthouses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto and Charlie Keaton | Images: James...<p>From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.<p>Modern maker Jeran McConnel believes that simplicity is key in creating small spaces that carry big impact; her bathroom...<p>Humble in size but big on seaside …

Fabrication

Budapest Must-Dos

Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around Budapest—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Fisherman’s Bastion</b><p>“In a city of superlative views, some of the most memorable can be had from the landmark Fisherman’s Bastion.”—Adrian Bridge, travel writer, <i>Daily Telegraph</i>. …

European Travel

Your Vietnam Photos

Vietnam

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Best Tours in Europe 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Croatia: Coastal Idyll</b><p>Hike rocky bluffs and kayak coves between wine tastings and talks on local history with this introduction to Dalmatia’s coast and islands. High point: dinner at the home of a local artist. <i>Boundless Journeys: “Dalmatian Coast</i> …

European Travel

Best Tours in Central and South America 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Argentina: Click and Sip</b><p>Andean foothills studded with vineyards and colorful rock formations: Argentina’s northwest corner is a shutterbug’s dream. Bone up on photo skills—lighting, framing—with local photographer Ossian Lindholm. Along the way, …

South America

I Heart My City: Dimitris’s Athens

It’s hard to find someone who appreciates <b>Athens</b> more than <b>Dimitris Hall</b>. Though he has lived in <b></b>the Greek capital nearly all of his life, this local’s appreciation for his hometown has grown over time.<p>Though Athens seems to live in the shadow of its long history, Dimitris is on a mission to suss out …

European Travel

Free Things to Do in London

From David Bowie and Beckham to Charles Darwin and Dickens, London has captured the world with legendary figures since its founding in the first century A.D. But it's not only the city's celebrities rising to the top—the British pound is rising, too. Don't get knackered looking for cheap deals …

48 Hours in Hamburg, Germany

From the May 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>In March 1910, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin convinced the citizens of Hamburg that they needed to make room for the wave of the future: the airship. By the next year, the city had opened one of the world’s first airports. This spirit of …

Alice In Wonderland

Just Back: Cusco, Peru

Travel photographer and writer <b>Erika Skogg</b> (on Instagram @ErikaSkogg) spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a journey through Peru, a trip she has been lucky enough to have done many times before, including a …

South America

Free Things to Do in Milan

As host to the 2015 World Expo, the fashion and finance capital has spiffed up once shabby corners of the city: The canal district has been restored and the historic harbor redeveloped. Even the city’s crown jewel, the grand Duomo di Milano, is resplendent after a three-year renovation. All the …

Italy

Why this mysterious Mayan cave full of children’s bones may be evidence of ancient human trafficking

It began with screams of terror in the middle of the night.<p>By the time rescuers traced the wailing to its origin, they found themselves at the jagged mouth of an ancient cave deep in the Belizean countryside. Sixty feet below, down a sheer rockface, an injured looter lay crumpled on the limestone …

Archaeology

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