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The Most Incredible Fall Foliage Drives In North America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: David Brownell/Alamy)</i><p>U.S. Route 5A along Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vermont.<p><i>(photo: Elena Elisseeva/Alamy)</i><p>Highway 60 reflecting in the Lake of Two Rivers, Algonquin Park, Ontario.<p><i>(photo: Design Pics Inc/Alamy)</i><p>Alaska Highway, near Bever Creek</i> …

National Parks

5 Unbelievable Day Hikes In New Zealand

Photos: Daniel Ernst<p>New Zealand is home to some of the most rugged and stunning landscapes on the planet. You might think you need to go on an epic, multi-day backpacking trek to get a glimpse of these incredible places - and in some cases, you'd be right - but you'd be surprised by some of the …

New Zealand

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Hiking

A hut with a view: a guide to Colorado’s backcountry huts

Colorado offers some of the best skiing, snowshoeing and hiking opportunities in America. And out in the wilds under the big Rocky Mountain sky, you’ll find a remarkable system of remote huts that provide the opportunity to go further into the backcountry than you ever imagined.<p>Colorado’s hut …

Hiking

The Best Barbecue in Austin, Texas - Bon Appétit

Austin offers an embarrassment of barbecue. Here’s the best of the best.<p>A platinum badge at SXSW gets you access to everything on offer at Austin’s annual music/film/interactive bacchanal. But not even that $1,745 plastic rectangle gains you access to <b>Franklin Barbecue</b>.<p>Celebrated pitmaster <b>Aaron</b> …

Texas

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Swimming Pools

These Treehouses Are Even Better in Winter

You might think sleeping in a treehouse is tailor-made for summer (hello cool breezes and rustling of leaves), but if you go in winter you’re in for a treat. A cozy fireplace perched above the forest floor makes the experience of waking up among the branches a surreal experience. And, bonus—winter …

Hiking

8 Luxury Treetop Stays To Experience

<b>Whether it's a luxury tree house or a lodge above the forest canopy, these treetop stays all add a sense of adventure to your travel experience.</b><p><b>1. TONGABEZI</b><p><b>Livingstone and Victoria Falls, ZAMBIA</b><p>Victoria Falls is one of nature's great spectacles as the River Zambezi comes crashing down from sheer …

National Parks

Turn Your Photo into An Artwork

Have you ever wanted to do something a little different with your photographs? Not stop with the simple click of the shutter and turn it into an …

The Best Coffee Shop In Every State

For National Coffee Day, we're honoring some of the best coffee shops around the US.<p>Forget Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Every state has its beloved local haunt where you can grab a cup of joe or a foamy masterpiece of latte art and unwind.<p>We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at …

Coffee

National Geographic Travel

Spend a Night in Some of America's Coolest Airstream Hotels

Ah, the Airstream… Just seeing one makes you want to buy a truck and start scouring Craigslist for a good deal on one of these aluminum beauties. But what if owning one isn’t an option, or you’re not sure if Airstream ownership is quite right for you yet? These 4 Airstream “hotels” have you covered …

RVs

The Fabled Montropolis Is Found: Jackson Hole

In the evolution of a place there is sometimes a waymark between free-spirited childhood and the discreet somberness of maturity. But what if the in-between actually signifies the third point of a classic Hegelian dialectical triangle? A rough and rowdy cowboy town at one point, an overly-wrought …

Native Americans

Colorado: Hike High

<b>Hike from Crested Butte to Aspen.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Hike a butt-busting 11 miles from the tiny mountain hamlet of Crested Butte, over West Maroon Pass to the extravagant ski town of Aspen. From the Butte, you’ll climb 2,200 feet through patches of aspen and spruce that dapple a narrow, grassy valley. Even …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

National Geographic Travel

5 Incredible Treehouses You Can Actually Rent Around the World

Hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, and even tents -- these are all places you would probably consider acceptable accommodations for your next vacation.<p>Well, what about a tree? Would you mind sleeping amidst birds and their fellow canopy dwellers as part of your next getaway?<p>OK, we're not talking …

Travel Industry

New Webinar: Mastering Lightroom Organization with Peter Krogh

<i>This webinar was held Friday Feb. 21st at 4pm ET, watch the recording here.</i><p>As a photographer for over 30 years, writer, and one of the world’s …

Photographing the Jaw-Dropping ‘Crystal Caves’ of Iceland

If there is only one way for me to describe Iceland, it would be “Monumental Scale Shock”. The country really borders on the extreme. The entire …

Svartifoss waterfall hike

This was a pretty nice hike, the waterfall is about 1.5km from the information center and it's an inclined hike. It took us about 1 h there and less …

Literary City: Sjón’s Reykjavik

Welcome to the most literary country in the world: Iceland. Its current international star Sjón shares his favourite haunts, why he doesn’t believe …

8 Secrets to Eating Well in Italy

<b>By Beth Collins</b><p>If you think that stepping foot into Italy means giving up any ambitions of eating healthy, think again. Sure, there's pizza and …

Florence, Italy: Antipasti Feast

I Heart My City: Nicola’s Rome

<b>Nicola Ferlei-Brown</b> is a British travel writer based in Rome who’s passionate about getting the word out about where to eat, shop, and see all things divine in the city of Seven Hills. Here are a few of this art history aficionado’s favorite things about the place she’s proud to call home.<p><i>Follow</i> …

Insider Secrets of Rome

<i>Photo Courtesy of Kaeli Conforti. Article by The Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Heaping plates of light-as-air pasta. Art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Some of the most entertaining people-watching on the planet. Rome is a city like no other. But as welcoming as it can be, to the first-time …

Italy

Roman Mayor Blocks Traffic Near Colosseum

Less than two months in office, the mayor of Rome is promising a minor revolution in the Italian capital and risking the ire of local motorists by …