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This Tuscan Town Is Steamy!

Tuscany is a dream destination for many -- rolling green hills, charming medieval towns, stone farmhouses, and acres of vineyards are what usually come to mind. But there's a side of Tuscany many may not know about -- a steamy side. No, not <i>that</i> kind of steamy (well, maybe that too), but steamy in …

Galápagos

What's Included<p>Transfers upon arrival and departure.<br>• Accommodation aboard the world-class expedition ships of the National Geographic-Lindblad fleet …

Rio de Janeiro glitters by night. http://on.natgeo.com/U79nyX Photograph by Theo Westenberger

European Parks—Rivers, Lakes, and Shores

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of rivers, lakes, and shores in European parks in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

National Parks

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

Europe's Best Small Ports

MLB Team Needs 2014: Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds proved that they have the bats, arms and speed to make it to the MLB postseason. Unfortunately, they also illustrate that nothing is easy in this league.<p>Despite losses such as Bronson Arroyo and Shin-Soo Choo, Cincinnati, for a large part, stayed the course in the offseason, …

Ryan Dempster won’t pitch in 2014

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster is taking the 2014 season off, citing physical reasons and a desire to spent more time with his kids. …

Ryan Dempster won't play in 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Even as he talked to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell about his decision to stop playing baseball, perhaps forever, the impish …

Homer Bailey, Reds Progressing Toward Deal

<b>WEDNESDAY:</b> Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the contract will be worth $100-110MM and contain an option for a seventh season. Tomorrow's …

MLB Predictions: Picking the Biggest Busts for 2014

Every MLB season has its fair share of surprise contributors, but at the same time there are inevitably a handful of players who fall well short of expectations and wind up as busts as well.<p>The "bust" label is not just about production but is instead a matter of expectations entering the season …

Splendid Seoul

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

Six Most Romantic Hotels in Paris

It's arguably the most romantic city in the world, but where do you stay if you want a truly seductive experience of Paris? Here's my personal pick of the six best hotels for couples in love.<p><b>One by the Five</b><p>One by the Five (pictured above) is a luxurious and hedonistic single-suite hotel where a …

Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii

Hugging the coasts of the Hawaiian Islands, these beaches feature black, white, golden, and even green sand, as well as clear waters ideal for snorkeling, surfing, and swimming. Enjoy a virtual visit to GAYOT.com's Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii.<p><b>HAWAII</b><p><b>Hookena Beach Park</b><p>The ocean views and scenic vistas …

Top 10 Canal Trips

Float along the storied routes of cities and countrysides with this collection of the world's best canal trips.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Panama Canal, Panama</b> <br>Joining the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, this 50-mile (80-kilometer) engineering marvel is used by thousands …

Venezuela Photos

See photos of Venezuela (including Caracas, the Andes, Angel Falls, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

What Princess Cruises Did to Slow Norovirus Outbreak

A Princess Cruises vessel docked Thursday night in a Houston-area port after more than 180 people became sick. It was the second cruise ship to …

The Norwegian Getaway That Most Passengers Never Get To See

Island Getaways

TravelBest Of<p>See photos of top island getaways (including Bali, Maui, Lord Howe Island, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

European Travel

Road Trip: Maui's Hana Coast

Maui's Hana coast delivers black-sand beaches, plunging waterfalls—and a doozy of a drive.<p>A restorative for mind and body, Maui's Hana coast delivers black-sand beaches, plunging waterfalls—and a doozy of a drive.<p>Peel a fresh mango purchased from a roadside stand, get ukulele music going on the …

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Your Brazil Photos

Acqua Alta Is Back In Venice And It's As Pretty As Ever

Every now and again (but really in the fall and winter), heavy rains, high winds and bizarro tides couple up to create Acqua Alta, which is a pain in the neck for tourists and locals alike but is really cool to look at from afar. (So good thing you're afar.)<p>Tourists go a-wading through famous St. …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Laos