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6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography

If you are a serious photographer, you are reflecting each and every shot. You are planning it. You are studying the subject from every possible …

National Geographic Travel

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

The Story of This Viral Video Will Blow Your Mind! (Please Tell Your Friends!)

Got a song you want to turn into a smash hit on the Web?<p>Can’t get Apple to use it in one of their ads? Can’t get an iconic TV show to use it in the …

Save The Earth At Home, With This DIY Recycling Workshop

Just 10% of our plastics actually get recycled. So one designer took matters into his own hands and created an at-home, DIY plastic recycling workshop.<p>Though 100% of plastics are recyclable, just 10% of our plastics ever actually get recycled. Most of this waste winds up clogging landfills. For his …

Sustainability

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Phones