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13 Overlooked European Cities Not Enough Americans Visit

Let's say you had a friend from Denmark coming to visit the United States, first time ever, who asked you where she ought to go. Would you say New …

You Can Help Make Maps for Science (No Experience Needed!)

With no scientific training, and no clue about cartography, you can help map stuff for science. Lately the opportunities to lend a lay-hand with research seem to be everywhere, and more and more of them involve a mapping component.<p>This year the results of several citizen-aided science projects hit …

Travel guide to Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park

PARK DETAILS<p>Sixty-five million years ago, the same immense forces that lifted the Colorado Plateau and shaped so much of the American Southwest …

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10 Epic Long Distance Hikes Around The World

A long distance hiking path is typically defined as anything that takes longer than one or two days to complete. We took that idea 5 million steps …

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Last night just after sunset the Northern Lights filled the sky above Iceland with neon green and purple. Photo by Mike Theiss @extremenature …

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The Unbearable Lightness of Prague

If Prague were a planet, circling and spinning past the sun, it would be one that sends back light to those who take the time to look. A Mercury or Mars, let's say. Rich and purple and alert for steps upon its soil.<p>During my first trip here, in June, I feel like I have come by Saturn rocket, not by …

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Gap Year: 14 Ways to Work While Traveling

Congrats to all of the new grads! If you're looking to put your career on hold and TRAVEL before you dive into a committed occupation, here's list of ways to do it!<p>After all..<p>"You're not a tree, if you don't like where you are: move."<p>I get it: you don't hate your city, but want to travel in your …

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California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

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These National Park Hotels Are as Pretty as the Parks They're In

<i>by Kristin Conard, CNTraveler.com</i><p>In 1864, with Abe Lincoln's endorsement of the Yosemite Grant, one of the nation's first protected public spaces was established -- and the groundwork was laid for more U.S. national parks. But did you know that many of these American treasures also have luxe …

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The Magic of Haida Gwaii

I knew something magical was in store when I arrived at the dock with National Geographic Expeditions in Queen Charlotte and met Linda Tollas, a Haida interpreter and the great-granddaughter of Susan Williams, a legendary matriarch who died at the age of 109. Linda’s native name means “the one who …

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Venezuela's Angel Falls Is The Most Epic Waterfall On Earth

Is there anything more beautiful than a giant, stunning waterfall?<p>Angel Falls -- also known as El Salto Ángel -- is located in southeastern Venezuela's Canaima National Park and is the tallest waterfall on Earth. It stands at 3,212 feet tall, with water pouring down from a flat-topped plateau …

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Reader Recs: Favorite National Parks in the U.S.

The beauty of America’s 59 national parks is hard to put into words.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the breathtaking enormity of the Grand Tetons, it’s something you should experience firsthand—and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s <b>National Park Week</b>.<p>To pay homage to the …

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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, …

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Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

Panorama of Dead Horse Point