Mark Unis

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The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

Segun Oyeyiola took a Volkswagen Beetle and turned it into a fully renewable off-road vehicle. He’s not going to stop working on it until it becomes the future of driving in Nigeria.<p>When it comes to the success of the electric car, billionaire Elon Musk is viewed as nothing short of a miracle …

For Artistic Criminal, Breaking Rules Is Key To 'Creativity'

Philippe Petit says he hates books on creativity.<p>So his new book, <i>Creativity: The Perfect Crime</i>, isn't a compilation of ideas from great philosophers or creators.<p>The wirewalker, magician, street performer and artist breaks that mold with a book full of sketches and personal dialogue that captures …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

The 10 tastiest insects and bugs in Mexico

Once you get over the <i>ew</i> of eating spicy grasshoppers or a creamy winged-ant salsa, you’ll find some high-protein cuisine that is organic and definitely tasty. Really. For centuries it wasn’t meat that sustained Aztec warriors but protein-rich, fat-free stink bugs, mescal worms and fly eggs. Mexico …

5 Simple Tips I Used to Save $700 on a Single Flight

I'm always looking for ways to save money when I travel. Instead of cutting back on the small things or saving a few dollar by ordering off the dollar menu, I try to save in the big ticket items. Airfare is by far one of the biggest expenses you can incur during a trip, and there's usually room to …

Personal Finance

Google Street View lets users explore Angkor’s 1000-year-old temples

From student backpackers traveling on a shoestring to retirees crossing off another place on the bucket list, Angkor in Cambodia is on the itinerary of just about every keen globetrotter. And now it’s on Google Street View, too.<p>The historic location, famous for its prominent role in the nation’s …

North Korea to reportedly execute 200 officials believed loyal to Kim Jong-un uncle

A South Korean newspaper has reported that the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un will execute 200 high-ranking government officials believed to be loyal to Jang Song-thaek, Kim's once-powerful uncle who was shockingly deposed and executed last December.<p>The Chosun Ilbo reported the pending …

Genocide in Rwanda was a fork in the road not just for Africa but the world

The horrific events of April 1994 continue to shape the thinking of today's policymakers and peacemakers<p>'Rwanda is our nightmare, South Africa is our dream," wrote the Nigerian author Wole Soyinka, reflecting on the events of April 1994 – the most momentous month in Africa's post-independence …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Papua New Guinea

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

How to get f*cked up on your travels

FOR SOME PEOPLE THERE’S NO REAL CHALLENGE to getting fucked up. They don’t have to divide themselves. They just flow with the rest of the hostel …

Self-awareness

The sky was talking! The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) as seen above a massive glacier in southern #Iceland. Shot with an 8-second exposure. #northernlights #auroraborealis photo by @magnumji

Best of the World Weekly

Each week National Geographic Traveler editors select a seasonal trip showcasing the world's best destinations to visit right now.

Travel Photography

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Terrorists stormed a Kenyan mall and killed at least 39 people

<b>Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET.</b><p>Terrorists stormed an affluent Nairobi shopping mall on Saturday, throwing grenades and firing machine guns, in a brutal attack that killed at least 39 people. The gunmen weren’t immediately identified, but the Somali militant group al Shabaab had previously threatened to …

Extremism

I Heart My City: Simon’s Essaouira

<b>Simon</b> <b>Cooke</b>, a globe-trotting Englishman with a penchant for the music and publishing businesses, <b></b>now calls Essaouira home thanks to an extended stay there in 2005. Along with meeting the woman who would become his wife, this passionate traveler began a long love affair with the Moroccan city by the …

Could Tim Tebow return to Patriots? Belichick won't say no

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Could the door be open for quarterback Tim Tebow to return to the New England Patriots?<p>Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Monday declined to rule out bringing back the popular but underperforming quarterback some time this season.<p>"I don't know what's going to happen here in …

Usain Bolt: I can break my 100m world record and run under 19 seconds in 200m at World Championships

Usain Bolt believes he is capable of breaking his 100 metres world record, and is targeting "something special" by breaking the 19-second barrier for 200m.<p>Bolt set his record times of 9.58 seconds and 19.19secs at the World Championships in Berlin four years ago.<p>And, speaking ahead of this year's …

Athletics

How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Male Modeling: The Back Story

Last week I interviewed my friend Cecilia Singley on what it is like to be a model. My piece was picked up by Radar Online (the coach / couch typo is not my fault...) and I was amazed by the comments and responses from Radar's readers. Of course, Radar Online did a fabulous job sensationalizing my …

Fashion Modeling

Pachamama

You'll probably never ever see so much swim and beachwear concentrated on to one Style Bubble page at the same time ever again. That said, not to …

11 Bands You Might Not Realize Are Christian

Not every band with Christian lyrics gets lumped in with "Christian Rock." You might be surprised by who has escaped that label.<p><b>"40" from War has lyrics lifted from Psalm 40:</b><p><i>I waited patiently on the Lord / He inclined and heard my cry / He lifted me up out of the pits / And out of the miry clay.</i><p><b>"I</b> …

Jesus

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

take a ride on the world's fastest zipline

01 of 03<p>...And Our Correspondent Takes Flight<p><i>The world’s fastest zipline opened in 2013 in North Wales and it's still going strong. The wire at</i> …

Travel Industry