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Visit Panama

website<p>http://www.visitpanama.com/<p>Visit Panama today! Come see why: crystalline Caribbean coasts, lush, green rainforests, a thriving metropolitan …

The Seductively Sleepy Islands of Bocas del Toro, Panama

The Ultimate Bocas del Toro Travel Guide

What to Expect in Bocas del Toro<p><b>Language</b>: The official language is Spanish, but English is widely spoken.<p><b>Currency</b>: The American dollar is used as …

3 Days in Lisbon

Portugal's capital city is no longer an under-the-radar travel destination, with its historic beauty serving as a backdrop for modern art, cuisine, and boutiques<p><b>Day 1</b><p>One thing strikes every first-time visitor to Lisbon: It's way too calm for a capital. People are in no rush, streets smell like …

4 thermal baths that will convince you to book a flight to Budapest ASAP

The end of summer always initially feels like a bummer, but once you’ve gotten over your summer scaries, it’s basically nothing but blue skies, …

European Travel

Santurce Shines Again: Your Guide to Puerto Rico's Newest Arts District

A 15-minute drive from Old San Juan lies the neighborhood of Santurce, reminiscent of New York City’s Greenwich Village in the 60s — a bubbling …

Canada’s city of 140 languages

Growing at a clip of more than 100,000 new residents a year, Canada’s largest city keeps getting larger. But the continued population boom hasn’t changed Toronto’s character.<p>Growing at a clip of more than 100,000 new residents a year, Canada’s largest city keeps getting larger. But the continued …

Toronto

Eight amazing cities for street art

People have been leaving their creative mark on walls for thousands of years – the oldest known cave paintings date from more than 40,000 years ago. Today, those primitive etchings have blossomed into the worldwide phenomenon of street art.<p>Adorning urban spaces across the globe, this form of art is …

Streetwear

8 things you probably didn't know about Portugal

But there are other places, things, and facts that are lesser known, and they only make the case stronger for adding Portugal to your destinations for 2017.<p>Here are a few things to keep in mind the next time you're chatting it up with a local in the 2016 Destination of the Year. Because if there's …

European Travel

Two Michelin-Starred Chicago Chef Heading to Detroit’s Foundation Hotel

The big fish, smaller pond theory is once again working in Detroit’s favor. Yet another big-name chef is decamping from Chicago and heading east to the Motor City. The <i>Detroit Free Press</i> first-reports that <b>Thomas Lents</b>, the longtime executive chef at the Trump Hotel’s two Michelin-starred Sixteen, …

Hospitality

15 Street Artists Who Use the World as Their Playground

Street artists like Banksy and Space Invader have been playing with city dwellers for years, placing their work strategically for maximum impact. In fact, artists around the globe are constantly integrating their artwork into the landscape in unexpected ways. Working in large and small scale, the …

Let Anthony Bourdain Help You Understand Why Detroit Is Everyone’s New Favorite Food City

Detroit is a symbol of America and it’s fall from economic grace is oft-cited as a harbinger of America’s own downward spiral and lack of vision for the future. Or at least that’s been the national narrative.<p>The people of Detroit called bullshit on that notion and started rebuilding their city …

Anthony Bourdain

35 Iconic French Quarter Dining Experiences

So you've never been to the French Quarter. First of all, welcome. Second of all, do not just immediately head to Bourbon street. Instead, Eater NOLA suggests approaching the Vieux Carre with an eye for the must-visit spots, from the oldest bars in America to hidden tiki oases to...okay... some …

New Orleans

Milwaukee getaway: 12 things to eat and drink

On recent trips to Milwaukee, we checked out some old favorites and tried a bunch of new recommendations. Here's a short list of things we can't forget.<p><b>1. Tonkotsu</b> <b>ramen at Red Light Ramen</b><b>:</b> Justin Carlisle's cozy modernist cuisine restaurant Ardent becomes a ramen house at 11:30 p.m. Fridays and …

The Mystical Riches of Luang Prabang

At 4:30 a.m., the ring of my alarm clock stirred me awake. Though I had spent the previous night indulging in Laotian specialties like <i>larb gai</i> (spicy chopped chicken), I rose effortlessly, eager to participate in a time-honored tradition: the local Buddhist monks’ daily collection of food for the …

New Cuba Rules Make it Easier for U.S. Citizens to Travel and Do Business

The Obama administration eased rules Friday for U.S. citizens wishing to travel to Cuba or do business with its growing ranks of independent …

Cuba

14 things us Portuguese always have to explain to foreigners

1. We aren’t rude just because we don’t say please and thank you as much as you.<p>We may go to a bakery and directly ask, “<i>Ó vizinha, pode dar-me four</i> …

Cristiano Ronaldo

Economic Woes Aside, Detroit Is a Visual and Cultural Treat

It was fun telling people that I was going to vacation in Detroit. After all the bad press that the city has received, it was no surprise that the facial expressions I saw after sharing my travel plans were quite entertaining.<p>But I'd read enough about the Motor City (and I've actually written about …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Markets

I’m a sucker for a good market. The noise, the food, the smells, and best of all, the shopping. There’s nothing quite like it.<p>To celebrate these dynamic cultural hubs, we asked our <b>Nat Geo Travel Facebook</b> fans to share with us their picks for the best markets to visit all over the world.<p><b>Their</b> …

Traveling the World in Search of Recipes

Forks<p>Author Allan Karl wanted an adventure. So he got on his motorbike and took off. Five continents, 35 countries, 40 recipes, and three years later, he ended up with one book.<p><i>Forks: a Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection</i> is his bound collection of the culture, cuisine, and experiences he …

Onions

Colombia Coffee Tourism Is Ready for Visitors

By the time the first fireflies were stirring, we were coming up the dusty, jungle-lined road that led to the hacienda.<p>Over to the east, the …

National Geographic Travel

Chanel’s Adventures in Dubai

This morning, Karl Lagerfeld presented Chanel’s Cruise 2015 collection in Dubai. Prior to the show—where the audience included Freida Pinto, Dakota Fanning, and Tilda Swinton—photographer John Messinger captured the calm before the storm on his cell phone. See the peaceful moments here.

Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man [Official Video]

Pamukkale Is A Natural Wonder You Need To See (PHOTOS)

Take one look at Pamukkale and you'll understand why it means "cotton castle." It looks like it comes right out of a fairytale.<p>The Turkish UNESCO World Heritage Site has a magical, otherworldly quality that has us wanting to know more. The landscape consists of mineral forests, petrified …

A Local's Guide To Shanghai

Shanghai has transformed so much in the past two decades, that some of its prior visitors might not recognize it anymore. To clearly appreciate Shanghai's unbelievable boom, start no further than <b>The Bund</b>. Considered to be the face of Shanghai, it's where the city gets divided by the Huangpu River …

Asia Travel

5 Reasons to Go to Cappadocia, Turkey

With its mix of naturally formed rounded and jagged rock, hill, valley, and chimney formations in hues ranging from clays to pinks, Cappadocia looks …

Trails

The Best Ways To Eat Lilikoi, The Tangy Fruit You've Never Heard Of

Though few fruit are actually endemic to Hawaii, exotic fruit now grows in abundance here, and you should not miss the opportunity to taste them in all their glorious variations.<p>One of Hawaii’s most popular exotic fruits is the lilikoi, or yellow passionfruit. Lilikois are extremely tart yet …

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Yellowstone National Park