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TravelIntelligent Travel The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone Here’s
Australians often celebrate mid-year to take advantage of the wintery feel down under – and this July it is all about food, fun and fantasy. Australians don’t get the chance to have a white Christmas.
From a salt lake island roamed by buffalo to a majestic canyon named Zion, the state’s national and state parks harbour some of the most extraordinary landforms on Earth. Utah’s national parks and state
Ranked as the easiest place in Europe to do business, this compact, walkable and easy-to-navigate Danish city might be the best city in the world for a work trip. Copenhagen may be the best city in the
Despite a nightly curfew, South India's IT epicentre is seeing an increase in craft beer bars and rooftop lounges, with wine country burgeoning nearby. Bangalore has worked hard to earn its nickname, City.
Three new restaurants have opened in The Shard, providing impressive new ways to experience the city's latest trend. Thanks to London's rising skyline, high-altitude dining is the city's latest trend.
Slowly leaving behind its days of violence and corruption, the southern African nation is back in the business of offering travellers thrilling, up-close animal adventures. We were eating lunch in the
A far cry from its origin as a potato-growing centre, Papallacta, Ecuador's highest town, has become famous for its wondrous natural treasures. In the Ecuadorian town of Papallacta, water is everything.
Aeroplanes are faster and cars are more convenient, but in many parts of the world trains still reach unexpected and beautiful places that would be inaccessible any other way. Once the only way to easily
With 223km of mountain trails, dusty tracks and narrow canyons, the Larapinta Trail offers deep desert absorption on one of Australia’s best long-distance walks. Think of Australia’s Red Centre and you
The Illinois city is known for world trade, popular culture and a rich history, but it is the gratis activities that make the Windy City a summer destination. The Illinois city is known for world trade,
This country does not do nature on a small scale. It is a land of earth-shattering glaciers, fjords of epic proportions and countless coastal islands scarcely touched by civilisation. Traverse Norway's
Finland’s capital is one of Northern Europe’s most important economic centres, combining a key geographic position with a taste of Finnish culture. One of Northern Europe’s most important commercial and
Drawing a diverse international population, the often-called Capital of Europe is a multinational gem where bureaucracy and culture live side by side. Brussels is many cities in one. It is the bilingual
From ancient temples to an elegant capital and all the rich village life in between, Cambodia is a small country with a big soul where family and religion reign supreme. Marvel at the palaces, markets
More than a decade after the Portuguese left Macau, their 450-year-old legacy lives on in fusion with the Chinese, creating a culture that is distinctly Macanese. Peer across the smoky gambling tables
Every Sunday, the Colombian capital closes more than 100km of roads to motor vehicles, and a wildebeest-worthy migration of bikes takes over the city. Colombia embraced a new national hero in July when
Head to the Tate Modern in Southwark and you could find yourself lost in a gravity-defying maze of 15 interlocking wooden stairways. Head to the Tate Modern in Southwark and you could find yourself lost
The second largest French-speaking city on the planet stands out from the pack with its mix of Euro-chic, urban ambiance and small town neighbourhoods. As one of Canada's largest cities, Montreal stands
Iceland’s capital is the perfect base for a wide range of activities, be it bobbing in a geothermal pool, spotting puffins or taking in one of the world’s best dive sites. Famed for its Viking history
Despite being the commercial capital of the fast growing southeastern US, the city’s genteel Southern charms have survived amid rapid economic and social changes. Like its official symbol, the phoenix,
The underwater room at the Manta Resort on Pemba Island immerses guests 4m below the surface, 250m from shore in the Indian Ocean. Joining a list of other experimental under-the-sea hotel rooms in Florida,
A mix of dedicated bike trails and cycle paths, the 5,000km La Route Verte is North America’s longest cycling network, taking in Quebec’s cities, rivers, lakes and fjords. Struggling up a steep hill in
These tried and tested must-haves are sure to make every traveller’s wish list. Happy holidays, adventurers! The festive season is upon us – and with it the time for gift-giving. Short on ideas for what