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The 5 Buenos Aires neighborhoods you shouldn’t overlook

1. Barracas<p>This area was named after the first precarious houses, known as <i>barracas</i>, built here by the Riachuelo more than 300 years ago. At the end …

Five Amazing Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is the one night of the year for which you need to plan ahead. The question is, where to go? We've selected destinations from all over the world on the basis of their awesome firework displays, dramatic countdowns and stellar views. Here are our top five that have made the …

Travel

4 Reasons to Visit Shanghai Now

The exhilarating, vibrant, and futuristic city of Shanghai is a bustling hub of 24 million people. From the booming financial skyline of Pudong, to …

Travel

Chiang Mai, Thailand: World away from Bangkok's hustle | CNN Travel

8 Must-Try Dishes in Cambodia

The flavors of Khmer cuisine are bold, rich, and surprisingly different from the well-known dishes of its neighbors. The food is heartier than …

Food & Dining

An Insider’s Guide to Men’s Shopping in Seoul

Jun Suk Kang, president of Nau clothing, shares his favorite places in Seoul, South Korea, to find men’s fashion, high-end bicycles, and culture.<p>Jun Suk Kang, a native of Korea and president of Portland-based outdoor apparel company Nau, shares his insider’s guide to the best shops for activewear …

How to Take Better Photos on Your Phone: Instagram Tips from Photographers

Instagram has made everyone a photographer, but not all Instagrams are created equal. We tapped expert and amateur photographers for their top tips on how to take a great photo on your phone—whether you're snapping food pics or images of clouds.<p>Hiroaki Fukuda<p>Japan native Hiroaki Fukuda discovered …

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

South America

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Spices

A colorful aerial view of a street in Hong Kong was one of the standout submissions to our latest photography assignment. http://on.natgeo.com/NbHOS1 Photograph by Brian Yen, National Geographic Your Shot

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

Australia

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in March

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March:</b><p>Stop and smell the flowers during <b>Tokyo</b>‘s <b>Ueno Sakura Matsuri</b> (March 20-April 8), timed to coincide with peak bloom times for the 1,000+ cherry trees in Ueno Park. The magic …

The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth with wheat noodles, slices …

The Secret to Spectacular Email Signatures

I have had a long lasting case of sig envy, occasionally I would receive an email, that had a beautifully formatted signature attached to the bottom. …

Travel

This is what you should order for breakfast in Hong Kong

It’s slices of fish, with the option of fish belly, served in over-boiled rice porridge. Get it with <i>youtiao</i>: porous, deep-fried breadsticks. On the …

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 …

Asia Travel

Don't Date a Guy Who Doesn't Travel

I have been traveling on and off since my late teens. And I recently came across an article about why it is a bad idea to date girls who travel. Ouch! Apparently, it has gone viral and been translated into six languages because it resonates with so many. And as I read it, I find myself …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Vietnam

Thailand Journal: The Julian Schnabel of Chiang Rai

There are a number of reasons travelers visit Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand, chief among them being the proximity to the Golden Triangle. But there are two other major attractions: the spectacularly delicious small pineapples and The White Temple or Wat Rong Khun, a work of art by the …

Asia Travel

First Time to Peru? 10 Best Things to Do and See

<i>Photo courtesy of Mark Adams</i><p>1.<b>Read Turn Right at Machu Picchu</b> by Mark Adams for an historic overview of the fabled Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima, amusing takes on local characters, and a heavy dose of self-deprecating humor. With the wit of Bill Bryson and scholarly research of a …

South America

6 Things Do in Tokyo When the Train Stops Running

Just because the train left your broke ass in the dust doesn't mean the party is over.<p>Photo by: luxtonnerre<p>Instead of curling up in a corner and crying your eyes out until public transportation will take your sorry ass back home, spend the train downtime wisely. Tokyo's trains shut down between …

Japan

Shop Tokyo Like a Designer: Maison Kitsune's Favorite Boutiques

Tokyo's a shopping mecca, but without proper guidance, you and your credit card will be lost. We tapped Maison Kitsuné founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki for their favorite shops in Tokyo.<p>It's no secret that Tokyo is a shopping mecca. But without proper guidance, you and your credit card will …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Germany

3 Perfect Tokyo and Kyoto Itineraries

While there are countless worthwhile tourist destinations spread throughout Japan, like Osaka, Hiroshima, and Mount Fuji, most travelers only have …

Japan

Bangkok map steers tourists clear of 'shut-down' protests

The rallies, part of anti-government protest action that is expected to continue throughout the week, led to the closure of city centre shopping centres and roads.<p>Today’s demonstrations were peaceful with a “festival-vibe”, according to reports, but caused overcrowding at skytrain stations and …