Shana A. Adams

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Pacific Island Nation Bans Commercial Fishing in Eco-Tourism Play

The president of Palau declared Tuesday that his Pacific island nation will ban commercial fishing and become a marine sanctuary.<p>President Tommy …

Scotland Really Is A Place To Love, Here Are Some Reasons Why

It's hard not to love Scotland, especially this week, when the country became the 17th in the world to legalize gay marriage.<p>Scotland is a small country packed with wonders, both natural and manmade, and a culture that's vibrant and welcoming. If you're not already smitten with Scotland, these 22 …

Where to hang out with Uganda’s chimpanzees

Eyes trained on the canopy, the hunters slipped with speed and agility across the forest floor. Although communication was kept to a minimum everyone seemed certain of their role. Occasionally one of the party turned and shot a glance back at me, sweating and stumbling over branches and roots, far …

National Parks

You Can Sleep In An Abandoned Ocean Fortress On The Island Of Berlenga Grande

Welcome to Berlenga Grande, the prettiest island you've never heard of.<p>You'll find it in the Berlengas archipelago, which is a string of islands about seven miles off the coast of Portugal. The star attraction is the Fort of São João Baptista, an old military fortress tacked onto the island by a …

Powder on your doorstep: ski adventures close to US cities

Head out into the great white winter for the best quick-break ski adventures North America has to offer. Each of these top five destinations is within easy day-trip distance of a metro area, making it easy to catch some powder shots on just a tank of gas.<p>Crystal Mountain: perfect powder in …

Skiing

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Asia Travel

National Geographic Travel

The Nave of Yosemite [explore]