Kenneth Bearden

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Hangout With the Adventurers of the Year – January 15

What does it take to ride the world’s most daunting and dangerous waves? Or walk from Siberia to Australia—completely alone?<p>Our 2014 Adventurers of the Year have pushed boundaries, gone to the extremes, and broken world records. What would you ask them, if you had the chance? Get ready, here’s your …

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W Verbier Debuts in Switzerland

Opened December 1, W Verbier—a lavish new ski-themed hotel tucked into the Swiss Alps—represents a new direction for the widely popular …

20 Mountains All Skiers And Snowboarders Should Visit In Their Lifetime

From ritzy Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado, to the steep terrain of Cerro Catedral in Argentina, here are 20 mountains that all skiers and boarders should visit in their lifetime.<p><i>Julie Zeveloff contributed to this story.</i>

United States Photos

See photos of the United States (including national parks, the Grand Canyon, Times Square, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Jasper National Park

Travel<p>This Alberta park—the largest in the Canadian Rockies—is wild in every sense of the word. Its local residents include grizzly bears, moose, and elk.<p><b>Location:</b> Alberta<b><br>Date Established:</b> 1907<b><br>Size:</b> 2,774,500 acres<p>The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is wild in every sense of …

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A Drinking Travel Guide For The Holiday Season

Let's be honest. The holiday season means two things to most people: vacation and boozing.<p>Winter get-aways, fireside nightcaps, holiday parties and, of course, New Year's Eve, all make for a rather drunken end to December, which is why we decided to let spirits guide our travels this holiday season.<p>…

Eight Reasons to Get to New Zealand

I almost cancelled my trip to New Zealand.<p>Knowing almost nothing about the country and being a bit stressed for cash, I felt there was no need to cross the Tasman Sea from Melbourne into another foreign land. I have been giving thanks and praise to whatever force made me reconsider that idiotic …

North Island

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht in Austria

The festive swirl of heartwarming sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas abound in the land where the season's most-loved carol, "Silent Night," was first performed over 200 years ago.<p>When we were making our <i>Rick Steves' European Christmas</i> special, we knew that filming an intimate family Christmas …

5 Relaxing Ski Resorts To Retreat To This Winter

There is no better place to escape than a quiet, snow-covered mountain. Ski resorts make the perfect winter getaway, whether you choose to hit the slopes or sit by a fireplace.<p>Some ski resorts, however, are clamorous, crowded and far from relaxing. For a truly restorative vacation, head to one of …

Photo of the Moment: Kauai's Napali Coast from Above, Hawaii — Vagabondish

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Powder on your doorstep: ski adventures close to US cities

Head out into the great white winter for the best quick-break ski adventures North America has to offer. Each of these top five destinations is within easy day-trip distance of a metro area, making it easy to catch some powder shots on just a tank of gas.<p>Crystal Mountain: perfect powder in …

5 Best Old-School Ski Resorts

<i>By Christina Valhouli</i><p>There’s something wonderfully comforting about an old-school ski resort. They’re not hip, they’re not cool, and that is …

Five Things to Love About Estes Park, CO

We've had a wild weather year in Colorado, and Estes Park was hard hit in September by flooding that damaged buildings and local businesses, and made the two main highways from Denver and the Front Range impassible. Happily, the town got running again quickly, and now both Highway 36, through …

12 Winning Winter Destinations

TravelDigital Nomad<p>‘Tis the season of snowy nights and short days, log fires and sleigh rides. It’s also the season of ice storms and slush piles and seasonal affective disorder—in other words, the perfect time to escape to somewhere else.<p>This year, National Geographic celebrated all Four Seasons …

4 Beautiful Cable Car Rides Around the World

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Cable cars and aerial trams around the world give you access to brilliant panoramic views without having to go through the effort of hiking a long, winding trail up a mountain or trekking through the wilderness in search of …

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Samichlaus, Schmutzli and Fondue in Switzerland

High in Switzerland, the mighty Alps seem to shout the glory of God. Up here, where villages huddle under towering peaks, Christmas fills a wintry wonderland with good cheer. Traditions are strong and celebration comes with families, friends, and fun. It may be cold outside, but as the sun sets, …

The Best Places To Ski East Of The Rockies

If you're into skiing or snowboarding, you know the West is where it's at to find North America's longest runs, busiest ski towns and dizzying vertical heights. But getting to Jackson Hole, WY or Whistler, BC isn't always practical or affordable for winter athletes living east of the Rockies.<p>We've …

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Long Weekend in Fribourg, Switzerland

Thick fondue, rolling green hills, well-preserved medieval towns—the canton of Fribourg in eastern Switzerland has it all. Often bypassed by visitors …

Five Tips for Hassle-Free Flying

Traveling can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way.<p>Give yourself a much deserved break this holiday season with these five secrets to hassle-free flying from travel industry insider and airfarewatchdog.com founder <b>George Hobica</b>:<p><b>1. Get preapproved.</b> At some U.S. airports, enrollees of the …

19 Things You'll Only Understand If You Studied Abroad

Because as someone famous once said, "the best things you learn aren't learned in a classroom."<p><b>1. Contrary to every mother's belief, you won’t even feel sick if you eat gelato for every meal.</b> Or pizza. Or crepes. Or empanadas. Or anything in the top, bad-for-you section of the food pyramid. We’re …

How Framing Can Enhance Your Landscape Photographs

Photographing a beautiful landscape is an activity that touches just about all of us. Whether we're in our backyard, or trekking into a mountain …

Determining Your Worth As a Photographer

When you start out as a photographer, particularly as a freelancer, you have to know your worth. Your worth determines how much you can charge for …

Matthew Albanese: Strange Worlds

Box of Lightning ©Matthew Albanese<p>Box of Lightning, Detail ©Matthew Albanese<p>Box of Lightning, Detail ©Matthew Albanese<p>Box of Lightning, Detail …

Camera+ App Gets Major Update, Adds ‘World-Class Photo Editing’ Capabilities

One of the most popular camera apps on iOS is Camera+. In fact, it’s so popular it currently ranks at #33 on Apple’s top paid apps chart. But that …

Tips to Protect your Gear in Harsh Weather Conditions

Creating Clarity in Your Images

Clarity, sharpness, and crispness are three terms that are frequently used to express the properties of a good photo. While there is probably no …

Tutorials

"Photography Business Secrets" a review

"Photography Business Secrets" by Lara White is an excellent resource for every photographer looking to take their business to the next level.

South Park Takes on Photoshop in Season Finale Episode

<i>Editors note: Be advised, the video below contains some strong language that might not be to the liking of all our readers.</i><p>There have been a lot of …