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Photo of the Moment: The Still of Blue Hour, Iceland — Vagabondish

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Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Annecy, France

Paris may have dibs on big city romance, but when it comes to the ultimate romantic French weekend getaway, few towns can surpass Annecy. This …

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here’s this week’s:</b><p>“There seemed to be no …

Walking Along Arrowtown Lake

Stuck on Earth now on iPhone!<p>This has recently been released for the iPhone! Stuck On Earth – Yay!<p>What’s Cool about the App?<p>– It brings travel …

The Best U.S. Cities for Shopping

Carry-on restrictions and baggage fees be damned: Our readers love to shop on vacation, and they know where to do it. Nearly 80,000 of you voted on your favorite cities for shopping in our annual Readers' Choice Awards, and although the major players were no surprise (hello, NYC), several smaller …

Dazzling Lumiere Festival Lights Up The City Of Durham

Paris will always be our City of Lights, but we just couldn’t help ourselves with these eye-catching photos of the Lumiere Festival in Durham last week.<p>Drawing a total of 175,000 people this year, the British city was lit up in 27 different locations.<p>The most impressive sights were the replica of …

Most Colorful Beaches in the World

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Most beaches need umbrellas and blankets to brighten up the landscape. Not these stretches of sand. From iconic pink sand beaches in the Bahamas to a green beach in Hawaii, we've rounded up beaches around the world that you …

Travel South Africa: Picture-Perfect Seaside Luxury at Birkenhead House, Hermanus - Vagabondish

South Africa has its fair share of quaint seaside towns. Few so deftly embrace visitors in the slow, steady pace of beachfront living like …

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The Beauty of Beaujolais

In France’s Beaujolais, you’ll find an intoxicating blend of warmth and welcome, but, as writer Bruce Schoenfeld warns, “Don’t expect hospitality directors or gift shops at the wineries you visit.” Advance appointments by phone or e-mail are necessary, since nobody is waiting around to receive …

Why I Won’t Go Shark Cage Diving

TravelDigital Nomad<p>Traveler Andrew Evans gives four reasons why he avoids the fishy fad.<p>South Africa offers some of the very best scuba diving in the world, and in my opinion, any passionate diver should make it a priority to travel here and explore the extraordinary underwater landscapes on …

The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth

We wish these places were all that the travel blogs crack them up to be… but they’re not.<p>1. Milan<p>You know Milan as the capital of high-end fashion, so it sounds like there'd be lots to see. But if you can’t afford the Prada flagship, you’re outta luck.<p>2. The Golden Gate Bridge<p>It’s foggy up there. …

Norway In All Its Insanely Beautiful Glory

"Remote rural areas are photographically as interesting as the lifestyle and architecture of urban melting pots. Both worlds fascinate me and so I try to capture my individual view of these changing and challenging environments," says Kilian Schoenberger on his website.<p>If his goal is to unveil the …

Instagram of the Moment: Hot Air Ballooning Over the Surface of Mars - Vagabondish

Just hot air ballooning over the surface of Mars (… or Jordan’s Wadi Rum from above). It’s simply stunning!<p>Love great travel photography? Us too! …

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you can live some of the world's most unforgettable adventures, provided of course that you're willing to strap on your boots and leave …

Photo of the Moment: The Birth of Consciousness, Arizona

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

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Incredible Private Pools at 7 Worldwide Hotels

While an infinity-edge pool that glints under the sun is fabulous, nothing beats a private pool you need not share with other hotel guests. At …

How to Survive the Holiday Travel Season (Without Murdering Someone) — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Seasoned traveler or not, the holiday season is a popular and hectic time of year for …

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Leaving the US is the best way to appreciate it

We Americans like to think we’re special. We throw around epithets like “the land of opportunity” and “melting pot” all the time, but it’s hard to …

36 Questionable Tourism Slogans from Around the World

Earlier this month the Jamaican tourist board unveiled a new brand identity, ditching its previous slogan, “Jamaica – Once you go, you know”, and …

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Dublin

There are plenty of things that spring to mind when you think of Dublin, but if you think you know all there is to know about the inimitable Irish capital, think again. Here are 10 things you didn't know about Dublin.<p>1. Dublin means 'Black Pool'<p>Photo credit: Informatique via Flickr<p>The name 'Dublin' …

The Best Trips To Take In 2014, According To National Geographic Traveler

2013 is nearly over. Time to start planning next year's trips. Thanks to National Geographic Traveler, you can get even more ideas of places that you wouldn't necessarily think of (i.e. not Paris...<i>again</i>).<p>Comprised of 20 places, the list features everything from New Orleans to Rwanda's Nyungwe …

5 Incredible Ferris Wheels Around the World

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Most people traveling to a new place will find themselves seeking out the highest point in the city at some point during their trip, whether it's the observation deck at the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) …

Sick of Sydney? Visit These Islands on the Great Barrier Reef (Photos)

Paradise<p>The big cities of Australia’s Gold Coast may be tempting, but they’re also crowded. Avoid the same old tourist destinations and try the …

Kaleidoscope of bizarre creatures

<i>Justin Gilligan photographed a series of sea creatures on black backgrounds to celebrate 30 years of the Fly Point-Halifax Marine Reserve at Port</i> …

The World's Oldest And Deepest Lake Is Really Pretty When It's Frozen (PHOTOS)

There's a lake in Russia you may have heard of that happens to be the world's oldest (25 million years, thank you) and deepest (1,700 meters to be exact).<p>Located in south-east Siberia, Lake Baikal is an ice lover and ecological savant's dream come true. Oh, did we mention that it contains 1/5 of …

Our favourite images of the week

Amazing photos from the last seven days – from cycling through Canada and punting in England to a swarm of red crabs in Australia and Africa’s first underwater hotel.