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125 years of National Geographic: the world in pictures

To mark the 125th anniversary of National Geographic, we select iconic images from a new three-volume celebration of the magazine's history which highlights a changing world, as well as our fascination with travel photography. National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years is published by …

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Going beyond cameras with the Apple Lightning to USB adapter

If you're new to the iPad – or perhaps even if you're not – then you may not be familiar with one of Apple's own accessories; the Lightning to USB …

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.

Hikernut's Grand Canyon Companion: A Guide to Hiking and Backpacking the Most Popular Trails into the Canyon (Second Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Lane<p>Thinking about hiking into the Grand Canyon? If so, this book is for you.<p>Covering the Central Corridor Trails (including Bright Angel, South Kaibab, and North Kaibab Trails), which provide spectacular views and are among the most popular routes, this guide has everything potential …

In the Finger Lakes, Sampling a Bit of Everything

Although his most famous stories herald rambunctious adventures in the wilds of the south, great American writer Mark Twain spent his happiest days (and did most of his writing) in the tranquil haven of New York's Finger Lakes region, which he once called, "a place in which to take a foretaste of …

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New Sony A7R Full-Frame mirrorless takes computational photography to a new level

Sony A7r Review<p>Go see the full Sony A7r Review here on the site!<p>The Scoop on the Sony A7R Camera<p>I got a sneak preview of the whole new Sony camera …

How to Develop and Share Photos with Lightroom

Photographers have long favored Photoshop for editing digital images. Because the software is so powerful, many artists don’t much consider other …

Sony QX100 Hands-on Review

Scotland’s wild isles: a nature-packed tour of the Southern Hebrides

You only need watch the fictional Hogwarts train chug over the real Glenfinnan Viaduct or stare at an airbrushed shortbread tin to get a sense of the astonishing beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Get up close to the real thing, and you’ll find that the grand landscapes, appealing …

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

Fall Fun<p>The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 …

Travel photography tip: Intro to landscape photography

One of the ultimate goals of anyone traveling with a camera is to produce images that instill a “sense of place.” It can be portraits, street …

Photomatix Coupon Code

We have received a lot of emails from our readers looking for discounts on the Photomatix HDR software, so I thought we should remind everyone that …

This is what you can look forward to on a trip to the Galápagos [pics]

The Galápagos is one of those places whose name is so household it almost takes on an air of legend, Lost City of Atlantis style, as opposed to a …

European Parks—Mountains

See photos of the mountain landscapes and wildlife of Europe (including alpine scenery, national parks, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Skylines

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Pristine Remolona. Her photo gives a new meaning to "skyline."<p>Of her photo, Remolona said:<p>This photo was taken at the end of August 2013 during a long holiday to attend the weddings of several friends and enjoy the Edinburgh festivals. We decided to …

iPhone 5c or the iPhone 5s? Why I’m upgrading … and going for the gold

Ben wrote quite the controversial post Wednesday entitled ‘Opinion: Why I love the iPhone 5s, and why I’ll be sticking with my 4Ss‘. He listed plenty of good reasons not to upgrade to a new high end iPhone and if you look at the comments, he’s not alone in that thinking. The tl;dr is that the …

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

5 Tips For Photographing Moving Water

All of us have seen those amazing, silky, cotton candy seaside scenes or milky, white waterfalls falling down a rock face. They all look so …

iPhone 5s: Our Complete Overview – MacStories

At a keynote held today in Cupertino, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller officially introduced the iPhone 5s, the successor to last year's iPhone 5 and the major new entry in the iPhone line-up. Schiller referred to it as the "most forward-thinking phone anyone has …

An Author’s Tour of Iceland

W.H. Auden once said that, "Few people take an interest in Iceland, but in those few the interest is passionate." Truer words were never spoken. …

6 Great Spots in Europe to Visit During Shoulder Season

Imagine... traveling to Europe when the crowds are thin, the weather is pleasant, and the costs are slashed. Don't think it exists? It does. Europe's shoulder seasons -- that beautiful time of year when the temperatures begin their climb upwards or slow descent down, the water is that perfect …

Exploring Oregon's Coast, One Dune at a Time

Oregon's rough-and-tumble coast is all about exploration.<p>It's learning about life on the edge of the American experience, in a place that features desolate beaches, famous cows and sea fairies. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, maybe it's time for a visit.<p>I admit I didn't know much about …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

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Outdoor Tech’s Safe5 Is The Cheapest Waterproof iPhone 5 Case We’ve Seen Yet

The success of the LifeProof cases are really nothing short of a marketing phenomenon — one that’s predictably spawned a parade of imitators. This isn’t a bad thing though, as most of the newcomers are priced more competitively than the $80 and $90 LifeProof pair.<p>But the latest challenger — Outdoor …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …