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National Geographic Travel

Going Wild: Exploring 5 of the World’s Most Incredible Jungle Escapes - Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: Maria Russo is a freelance lifestyle and travel writer based in the U.S. She is a regular contributor for HotelsCombined.com, the</i> …

Pictures of Chile

See photos of Chile, including Easter Island, Torres del Paine, Santiago, and more, in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

South America

The 'Naked City' Of Cap D'Agde, France's Naturist Resort Heaven

The beautiful French Mediterranean resort town of Cap d'Agde isn't just any other Med resort. Au contraire. Oui, you can frolic in the sea, eat fresh food and enjoy a bumpin' nightlife. <i>Or</i>, you can head on over the nudist area of the town and strip on down with your fellow naturists and enjoy a life …

The Most Amazing Scuba Dives on the Planet

For most novice divers, the otherworldly world beneath the surface of the sea is fantastical enough in its own right. No major bells or whistles are needed to make it more alluring.<p>The natural underwater attractions -- sherbet-hued coral, Skittles-colored fish, and the deep, unending void of blue …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Hiking

5 Best Food Fight Festivals in Spain

7 A-List Celebrity Summer Vacation Spots

<i>Photo Courtesy of Villa d'Este</i><p>It seems like every time we open a magazine, there's another celebrity frolicking on the beach somewhere. Stars just love to get away from the flashbulbs of the paparazzi and screaming fans for some peaceful relaxation before going back to their hectic lives of fame …

Underwater Hotels: Five Things You Need To Know (PHOTOS)

Underwater hotels have been the talk of extreme vacationing for a few years now, with new visions of aquatic resorts surfacing each year.<p>From the Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji to the Discus Hotel in Dubai, these proposed hotels-of-the-future would allow travelers to sleep in the sea, and offer …

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Forget the Beach!<p>Mountains aren’t just for wintertime skiing. This summer, check out these high-altitude resorts instead.<p>06.16.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Oyster

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

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Now *this* is a proper Land Rover Defender concept vehicle. What went horribly wrong?

Land Rover Series III | 1971

<b>Land Rover Series III | 1971</b><p>The earliest Land Rover was designed as a cross between a Willys Jeep and a farm tractor. Like a tractor, it was designed interface with farm machinery, and the steering wheel was mounted in the center of the dash. The Land Rover could plow a field. This agricultural angle was de-emphasized as the Land Rover went into production but it remained a very capable off-roader nonetheless. Bodywork was handmade from an aluminum/magnesium alloy and was very lightweight. …