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National Geographic Travel

The Best National Parks in America: Ranked!

Which government system protects some of our most prized land, offers affordable recreation and is great for the economy? You guessed it -- it's the National Park System.<p>Some have called it, "the best idea we ever had" and others, like Franklin D. Roosevelt, have said there is nothing more American …

National Parks

20+ words you should learn before visiting South Africa

“Ja no, lekker hey boet. Come round for a braai later. We can have a few dops and throw some boerie on the fire.”<p>Look, when you have a country with …

19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

I'm Flying to Europe for $300 and You Can Too -- It's Pissing Some People Off

The rumors are true. You can get from North America to Europe (or vice versa) for under $600 round trip! Or for $300, one way, including taxes.<p>This isn't some travel writer/blogger exclusive. Acclaimed as a new airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has been around for over 10 years, but recently …

Flying

Check Out The Incredible 'Frozen Waterfalls' Of Hierve El Agua

Hierve el Agua is one of Mexico's most beautiful natural wonders that you probably haven't heard of. Located in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, these natural mineral springs are a sight you need to see.<p>The mysterious waterfalls appear to be frozen into the side of cliffs. In reality, these …

New Tech Tools for Travel

<b>By Jessica Hoffman</b><p>When planning a trip across India, expect to be shocked by the number of ways you can go from point A to point B. According to Amit Somani from website MakeMyTrip.com, the country's 1.2 billion people and its thousands of cities are connected by a staggering 18.5 million routes …

Emerging Technology

China's Huangshan Mountain Has The Craziest Steps Ever

It's true: We've seen some pretty ridiculously nauseating climbs in our time here in travel land. But we stopped dead in our tracks when we saw the amazing steps at Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in China.<p>The steps, of which there are roughly 60,000, are made of granite, and then swerve and dip and …

The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

There is a science to airfare: The day, time of day, and the time of the month that you book matter.<p>The number one mistake I see most travelers make is to book too early. Unless you are planning travel for high-traffic days, like Christmas or July 4, you stand the best chance for the lowest …

Flying

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

I Heart My City: Boban’s Skopje

An engineer by day, Skopje native <b>Boban Talevski</b>, a professed “foodie who never sleeps,” shares his insider insights on <b>Spotted By Locals</b> in his spare time. He loves that the Macedonian capital has “the buzz of some big metropolis, but in essence is still a very small city.” Here his recommendations …

10 Stellar David Bowie Covers

Astronauts, Brazilian actors and more remake the Thin White Duke's greatest hits<p>On May 12th, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted the first music …