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A National Geographic Photo Inspired Pop Star Lorde to Write Her Hit “Royals” – National Geographic Blog

Human Journey<p>Earlier this month, New Zealand singer-songwriter, Lorde (whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor), cited a <i>National Geographic</i> image as the inspiration behind her chart topper, “Royals.”<p>“I had this image from the <i>National Geographic</i> of this dude just signing baseballs,” Lorde said in an …

Colmar, France Is A Storybook Town For Your Travel Tuesday

Colmar, France is our Travel Tuesday dream destination.<p>Why, you ask?<p>Well firstly, it looks like it was plucked from a storybook. Colmar is a medieval town dating to the days of Emperor Charles the Fat, who held a diet (AKA a formal assembly... though judging by his title, it should've been a real …

The 8 Most Incredible Water Festivals You Need To Attend

Traveling around the world can lead you to engage in new, and often incredible, experiences. Sometimes that just means taking part in a new culture, while at other times it means celebrating your own.<p>One common thread throughout all societies is the importance of our life source: water. Whether it …

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

Scenes of Cusco

When I think of Cusco, Peru I think of slow, languid movements, of stormy skies and breathless views, of colorful garments and hearty meals. My memories of Cusco are visceral in nature, mostly due to the lack of oxygen I endured during my five-day stay. While I was adjusting to the new altitude in …

Where streets are paved with sand

Brazil’s northern coast serves up alien landscapes of vibrant beauty, nightly capoeira shows silhouetted by sunset and a paradise that forces visitors to embrace letting go.<p>It’s hard to say exactly how I settled on Jericoacoara, but in retrospect I often credit my innate compass, a sort of gut …

Copenhagen, Denmark: Canal Boat Cruise

BBC turns One Direction's way as they woo a more mature audience

Robbie Williams is "gutted" that Radio 1 won't playlist his songs – and recently drew criticism after featuring on Radio 4. But it seems the BBC can't get enough of <b>One Direction</b>, whose new single Story of my Life has had the rare honour of being A-listed by both Radio 1 and Radio 2. The Independent …

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