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Autumn along a quiet rural road in beautiful Loudoun County, Virginia. Photo by @jeffmauritzen http://instagram.com/p/uN_ykloMRU/

Insider’s Guide to Bogotá

Change is coming rapidly to <b>Bogotá</b>, with the spread of European-style cuisine and lodgings—a matter of pride among Bogotanos. Yet the capital of Colombia remains resolutely local, especially in the old Candelaria neighborhood.<p><b>> Where to Stay:</b><p>Two blocks from the <b>Museo Botero</b> sits <b>Hotel Casa Deco</b>, a …

National Geographic Travel

How to get off the beaten track...anywhere

Even the world’s most popular destinations have hidden delights - back alleys and secret doorways that let you glimpse a place from a fresh angle or even experience it free from the crowds.<p>Much like a detective, finding how and where to get off the beaten path, be that far from the tourist trail or …

Sri Lanka bars foreigners from the north

Tourists and any others who wish to travel there will now have to obtain prior approval, according to the country's defence ministry.<p>A defence ministry statement on Wednesday said the need for permits, which will be in place indefinitely, was in order to prevent "negative interventions."<p>It was …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

North Africa and the Middle East: where's safe for winter sun?

There is little doubt that much of the Middle East is stricken with problems that put our holiday decisions in the shade. Egypt, turbulent since the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011, has just reported that tourist arrivals in the first half of 2014 were 4.5 million – a drop of …

Expert guide to Burma

Local laws and etiquette<p>The Burmese dress conservatively and regard sleeveless T-shirts and shorts as underwear. Visitors should wear loose casual clothes (no cleavage, no bare shoulders, no see-through skirts, no leggings). Shoulders and knees must be covered in temples and shoes and socks removed.<p>…

5 of the best urban hikes

When you're exploring a city, there's nothing to stop you getting a good dose of nature too. In fact, these five hikes combine lively urban areas …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Best Fall Trips 2014

The end of the bustling summer tourist season kicks off one of the best times of the year to travel. Whether you’re up for adventure, relaxation, or something in between, check out our editors’ list of 10 best fall trips for inspired ideas. —Maryellen Kennedy Duckett

Newly Discovered Engraving May Revise Picture of Neanderthal Intelligence

Carved grooves hints at abstract thought among these extinct early humans.<p>An engraving carved into dolomite stone more than 39,000 years old in a seaside Gibraltar cave suggests that Neanderthals were capable of symbolic thinking—once thought unique to modern humans, researchers reported …

From Imperial Shrines to Manga Comics in Kyoto

See trip details for Kyoto, Japan, one of 30 suggested family trips from National Geographic.<p>Japan Guide<p>More Family Trips<p>Once the country’s imperial capital, Japan’s seventh largest city escaped bombings during World War II, and its centuries-old temples and shrines still stand. The Fushimi-inari …

Japan

Yes! MT @Razarumi: Lucky to have visited the #Borobudur complex twice #Indonesia http://t.co/U9q3JC84II

Protecting Our Fortress in the Sky

Wildlife<p><i>Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Here, a volunteer with the ASC Worldwide Pika Project recounts a climbing trip in Grand Teton National Park.</i><p><b>By Dylan Jones</b><p>Clouds materialize from …

The Wanderlust guide to the best of Cuba

Travel in Cuba and experience crumbling Cuban cool, coloured by 500 years of rollercoaster history<p>Stretching 1,250km east to west, Cuba is the …

The Beautiful Land of the Hobbits

Other Great Movie Sets?<p>This spot below is the Hobbiton Movie Set. But it’s not just a set. It’s a real place with gardeners and staff, and, well …