Samantha Lindley

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Exploring Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts

When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches. Most of the best are on the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts.<p>Right, got your bathers and a …

Riding the Rails: A Chat with Documentary Photographer Michelle Frankfurter

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, MD. Before settling in the Washington, DC area, …

Travel Lens: Joel Sartore’s World

<b>Joel Sartore</b> is, among other things, a lifelong Nebraskan, an Eagle Scout, and a veteran photographer for <i>National Geographic</i> magazine. He’s also someone who cares deeply about the fate of our planet, and all the species that depend on it, including us.<p>His long career makes that priority clear. …

Wildlife

5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s roundup of travel startups looks at services aimed at travelers in the pre-trip planning stage. Although they are scattered across the …

Tourism

Best Airlines for Free Stopovers

The secret to getting two vacations for nearly the price of one? Free stopovers. A lot of major airlines offer free or low-cost stops in hub cities to flyers continuing on to other end-point destinations. Tiresome layovers or breakneck connections these are not. Stopovers are overnight or …

The Ying and Yang of Bali

"Will you be coming back mate?" The Australian immigration officer at the airport asked us as we were leaving Bali for Melbourne. "I've been in Ubud 18 years and it's not the exotic place it used to be. Going home to Tassie (what the Australians call Tasmania) in a couple months and staying there …

30 Bucket-List Summer Adventures

Let's face it: Summer is way too short. While technically summer lasts from June 21 to September 22, traditionally the vacation months for many travelers are July and August, and those 62 days fly by -- there's nothing lazy about these dog days of summer. Make your summer one to remember by …

Maui's Top 5 Best Drives

When many travelers think of Maui, visions of beaches, suntan lotion, and oceanfront cabanas create images of the perfect vacation. While every Maui vacation should involve some degree of relaxing, Maui is still a very large island that is worthy of spirited exploration. Besides -- there is much …

Qatar's 'Reflect Your Respect' Campaign Urges Foreigners To Cover Up

A campaign set to launch in Qatar next month will urge visitors and foreign residents to cover up and respect the Islamic state’s modest clothing culture.<p>The campaign, called “Reflect your Respect,” is set to kick off in the small Middle Eastern country on June 20, just before the Muslim holy month …

Behind the Edit: Peter Essick -- Editors' Spotlight

Storytelling with photographs involves not only taking great pictures, but also editing and sequencing the work for the best effect. Most of my experience in photojournalism has been working on <i>National Geographic</i> magazine stories. It is a difficult process to edit thousands of pictures down to just …

Nature Photography

The ski hire shop in the Sahara

It's not often you associate hitting the slopes with the Sahara desert – but that hasn't stopped one determined entrepreneur from keeping a ski hire shop open among the dunes for the past 30 years, despite not having a single customer since 2007.<p>Abdelkader Baba (or “Danger”, if you want to use his …

Skiing

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4 Sky Events This Week: Comet Challenge, Stellar Trio, and Planet Pairings

Changing Planet<p>This image of comet ISON was taken in November 2013, when the comet was 97 million miles from Earth. This week comet 209P/LINEAR will come much closer, but it won’t be as bright, because there’s little dust activity on its surface. Courtesy: NASA/MSFC/Aaron Kingery<p><b>The parent of the</b> …

Astronomy

Longest Migration Among African Mammals Discovered

One herd of zebras migrates more than 300 miles across Namibia and Botswana—farther than any other known African mammal.<p>A population of zebras surprised biologists by making a more than 300-mile beeline across parts of Namibia and Botswana—the longest big-mammal migration ever documented in …

Wildlife