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Port of Call: A Day in Dubai

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>With the recession behind it, Dubai (within the United Arab Emirates) is back to building opulent hotels and reigniting its reputation as a Las Vegas of the Middle East. But step away from its Guinness World Record-winning skyscrapers, and you’ll find a multicultural emirate …

Learning to See in Uganda

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>When the boat starts to rock, I’m not entirely reassured when the guide says, “Don’t worry. Just a hippo trying to come up under us.”<p>Right. No big deal. We’re about to capsize in the middle of a herd of twenty hippos, spread across the river like fat, warm rocks, because one …

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Less than a hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, the aurora borealis casts its light above a colorful village on the western coast of Greenland. http://on.natgeo.com/Y4xJF1 Photograph by Steven Schubert, Your Shot

Works of Antoni Gaudí

Travel<p><b>Site</b>: Works of Antoni Gaudí<p><b>Location</b>: Barcelona, Spain<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1984<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria</b>: (i)(ii)(iv)<p><b>Reason</b>: The Catalan Modernism so important to the cultural identity of Barcelona finds perhaps its greatest expression in the works of one man.<p>* * *<p>Seven distinct properties built …

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In Japan the nighttime viewing of cherry blossoms in spring is a special event. http://on.natgeo.com/16qiNHR Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

The Oldest Desert in the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Standing atop one of the tallest dunes on Earth, it felt as though the sand beneath our feet stretched into infinity. With its red dunes rolling endlessly into the ocean, the Namib is the oldest desert in the world — a sea of silica stretching along Namibia‘s entire Atlantic …

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, England

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> Yorkshire Dales <b><br>Location:</b> England <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1954 <b><br>Size:</b> 680 square miles (1,762 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>England's Backbone</b> Yorkshire Dales straddles the Pennines, a mountainous spine dubbed “England’s backbone.” The dales for which the park is named are deep valleys carved …

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Before dawn, a brilliant full moon illuminates the snowy landscape of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, home to an arctic fox. http://on.natgeo.com/10YH3AL Photograph by Norbert Rosing, National Geographic

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The Best of Playa del Carmen

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>If you associate travel with faraway lands and exotic cultures, it can be easy to overlook your neighbors when planning your next big trip. So when my family was planning our last vacation, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, seemed like a good place to start. Turns out you don’t have …

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Best Spring Trips 2013

Travel<p>Tasting tours and tulips, fish fries and far-flung festivals … Just in time for spring, our editors have selected ten trips that will awaken your senses—and your sense of adventure. Share your favorite and tell us your own trip ideas in the comments.

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Barrett’s Charleston

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Charleston is My City</b><p><b>When someone comes to visit me, the first place I take them is</b> Bull Street Gourmet for what can only be described as the best thing on sliced bread — the chicken salad sandwich.<p>April <b>is the best time to visit my city because</b> spring is in full effect. …

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This Stunning National Park Is Set in a Dormant Volcano

Travel<p><b>Location: Oregon<br>Established: May 22, 1902<br>Size: 183,224 acres</b><p>Few forget their first glimpse of Crater Lake on a clear summer's day—21 square miles of water so intensely blue it looks like ink, ringed by cliffs towering up to 2,000 feet above. The mountain bluebird, Indian legend says, was gray …

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Asian-Inspired Chocolate in Brussels

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When we travel, we can become someone else, and in Brussels, I fancied myself a chocolate designer. I’d open a small corner shop just off the Grand Place, where it’s less chaotic and I could create beautiful pieces of art that also happen to be delicious. It would be more of …

Madagascar Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Madagascar (including lemurs, geckos, baobabs, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Iconic namesake of Joshua Tree National Park, the Joshua is just one of the extraordinary natural features to be found within the California park's nearly 800,000 acres. http://on.natgeo.com/XRzO7n Photograph by Jovan Simic, Your Shot

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Then + Now: Machu Picchu

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Hiram Bingham first set eyes on Machu Picchu in 1911. Though he did not discover the striking citadel in the clouds (locals, many of whom served as Bingham’s guides, had known its whereabouts for centuries), he intended to reveal it to the world.<p>That chance came when the …