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The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Hiking

Playboy's top 25 sexiest cities

The men's site we hit "only for the articles" assembled an orgy of data that will make "Masters of Sex" fans swoon.

National Geographic Travel

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

America’s Five Best Road Trips

For The Foliage–And The Cheese: Vermont Cheese Trail<p>Stowe, Vermont. Image Source: TravelLatte<p><i>Sites: Bennington – Green Mountain National Forest –</i> …

10 of the most stunning images in the running for National Geographic's Photo Contest

The committee will be accepting entries until November 16. Photos are being judged in three different categories: people, places, and nature.<p>The grand-prize-winning image will be published in the magazine. The photographer will receive $10,000 and a trip to the National Geographic headquarters in …

Grand Canyon

12 American National Parks You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

Explore The Subway Top-Down | Photo: Chris Burkard<p>American writer, historian, and environmentalist, Wallace Stegner, once said that the National Parks are "the best idea we ever had". We couldn't agree more. The only problem - and it's definitely a good problem - is there are so many parks and so …

National Parks

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than forty years, there’s still a buzz in …

The world's 18 greatest cities for food

12 mountains everybody should climb

Whether you're a first-time climber or searching for your next high-altitude challenge, don't overlook these 'classic' peaks...<p>1. Toubkal,</b> …

Mountaineering

9 things to see on your second trip to Rome

Seen the big draws of Rome already? Here's how to delve deeper and dodge the crowds on your second visit to the Everlasting City<p>1. The hill with a …

Italy

Local Guide to St. Louis, Missouri

We asked local St. Louis filmmaker Aaron Phillips to create a '<i>Locals Only</i>' video for his hometown. Check out this Locals Only Mini-Documentary that gets to know the '<i>Gateway to the West'</i> through a local lens. And be sure to check out Aaron's local guide below.<p><b>Name:</b> Aaron Phillips<p><b>Place you live:</b> …

Justice

This Incredible Tour of Paris Will Only Take You Five Minutes

Time for your afternoon pick-me-up.<p>Not planning on making it to Paris this year? Never fear: This five-minute, hyperlapsed tour of the city's …

France

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

European Travel

19 Stunning Photos of National Parks in the Fall

Warning: These photos will inspire your next road trip.<p>There's no better place to witness the turning of the seasons than in our country's beautiful national parks. These bucolic spaces (and one parkway!) may inspire you to grab your family, pack up the car, and take advantage all that autumn has …

Utah's 'Big Five' National Parks

<i>Imagine of the kind of big wilderness only the USA can deliver and you'll most likely be picturing Utah. With mighty rivers thrashing their way</i> …

National Parks

America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns

To foster authentic bike culture, a town needs more than just high quality trails. These 20 mountain bike hamlets around the country (in no particular order) offer bucket-list rides, new trail development, a variety of outdoor recreation, and a fun, bike-friendly vibe. Bike on.

These Are America's Most Charming Cities

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National Geographic Travel

New World Trade Centre observatory opens, banishing memories of the Twin Towers

Visitors to New York will once again be able to revel in one of the greatest views in the world, with few reminders of the horrors of 9/11 that wiped it away<p>Eric Robinson was a young drama student, newly arrived in Manhattan, when suicide bombers flew two planes into the Twin Towers on Sept 11, …

Skyscrapers

5 National Parks With Spectacular Scenery and No Crowds

If three-deep crowds shouldering for selfies isn’t your thing, you can be forgiven for thinking a summer national park tour isn’t for you. And …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

Watch a breathtaking time-lapse elevator ride from 1 World Trade Center

It’ll cost you $32 to visit the One World Observatory beginning in late May when it opens to the public atop the new 1 World Trade Center. And when …

8 of New Mexico’s most spectacular hikes

1. Yapashi Ruins Trail<p><b>Distance:</b> 6 miles one way<b><br>Rating:</b> Difficult<b><br>More info:</b> Bandelier National Monument<p>700 years ago, the Pajarito Plateau northwest …

Hiking

National Geographic Travel

America’s Best Cities for Foodies 2015

Readers ranked the city near the top for its food markets—no surprise, since the iconic Pike Place Market is a must-stop for many visitors. Locals, …

James Beard

National Geographic Travel

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …