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Wildlife expeditions in Yellowstone: Visiting Wyoming is no mere walk in the park

It was cold, drizzling and the sky was sadly gray and gloomy. All six of us in the safari van were thinking about getting warm, and feeling a bit …

Why you should go Backpacking in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most popular countries for backpackers all over the world. If you are playing with the idea of doing backpacking yourself …

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

9 Northeastern Hikes with Amazing Views

Hikers can come up with dozens of reasons why they love to get out on the trail. But when a long trek leads to a perfect postcard view that goes on …

Montana

There’s a lot of ground to cover in Montana, and almost all of it is stunningly beautiful, so it lends itself to an old-fashioned road trip—there are …

5 Epic Road Trips You Have to Take This Summer

Who doesn't love Summer? Warm weather, pool parties, cookouts -- and road trips! This Summer, let's skip the beach and head out on an epic drive through some of the most scenic routes our country has to offer.<p>Who doesn't love Summer? Warm weather, pool parties, cookouts -- and road trips! This …

Road Trips

10 Best Places to Camp Year-Round

Forget what you may have heard—camping isn’t just an activity for the summer months. No matter what time of year, rustic escapes around America …

How to Get 350,000 Airline Miles—For Free

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of its AAdvantage program, American Airlines is rewarding a lucky few.<p>To commemorate their 90th anniversary, United Airlines recently announced a drawing in which they were giving away 90,000 miles to 90 winners. Never one to be outdone, American Airlines joined …

How to Use Google Translate Offline When You Travel

Google makes it possible to use the Translate app without Wi-Fi or data for iOS, and now has more fluent translations for eight languages.<p>We've seen Google Translate in action, and it always impresses: You can hold up a smartphone to someone speaking in another language, and the app will translate …

The ‘boring’ cities worth a second look

Eric Weiner finds that when you relinquish the spectacular, you’re rewarded with the quieter joy of the ordinary.<p>An unspoken rule of travel is that, no matter what, you must avoid boring destinations. If you’re going to endure the sundry hassles of travel – from the cruel middle seat to the …

Scotland's wee but wild road

A 516-mile route that passes through spooky ruins, fairytale glens, toothy castles, rugged fairways and shingle-sand beaches. Not to mention distilleries.<p>Locals call it the “wee mad road”: a looping ribbon of asphalt that hugs the coastline between the fishing hamlets of Inverkirkaig, Coigach and …

New Zealand: just as beautiful, but way less busy in spring and autumn

The world has truly woken up to New Zealand as a travel destination, with the country experiencing a record growth in visitors in the last year.<p>Travellers head there to see the real Middle Earth or to Instagram NZ’s amazing scenery and experiences across the country. But with loads of visitors …

Here’s How to Pay a Single Lease and Live Around the World

The idea of living nowhere and everywhere at the same time is a lofty notion. However, if you happen to work for yourself in a market where traversing the globe is necessary, or if you have a job that requires you to move about from continent to continent, mainly on a moment’s notice, then you …

Notes: The Value of Spontaneous Travel

I went to Barcelona last weekend with $116 in my checking account. I knew I'd need five of those dollars to pay for the AirTrain from JFK to the Howard Beach Station, so I had $111 in reality. I do not have a credit card. I am fortunate enough to have nominal back-up resources if something goes …

The 30 Best Summer Road Trips

Get ready to hit the road.<p>Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to pack the car and hit the road. This year, in particular, is a great time to …

Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

Don't Pass Up an Unforgettable Greek Summer

Greece is one of the number one destinations for holidays in the world. Amidst one crisis after another, whether it be financial or migrant, there …

The Best Diet for a Lifetime of Healthy Joints

There are many reasons why people might scream – they’re angry, scared, or in pain (or maybe they’re in a metal band!). Some might say that screaming …

10 Unique Train Trips

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit …

What’s Up With the Bacteria In Your Gut?

The Plate<p>We’ve known for decades that that the lush collection of bacteria that populate our guts plays a part in digestion. The famous after-effects of bean-eating—tactfully known in the 16th century as “windinesse”— are due to our resident microbes, chomping up an assortment of bean …

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder

Road Trip: Must-See Ghost Towns of Colorado

One century’s gold is another one’s ghosts.<p>Gold rush fever marked many of Colorado’s mountain towns in the late 19th century, but eventually faded to …

Now Google Can Plan Your Entire Vacation in One Click

16 free apps that will change the way you travel

There are some that can help you find hidden gems or even efficiently navigate through the airport.<p>In the last few years, a slew of apps have gained attention for tackling problems travelers commonly face.<p>From an app that does your packing to one that connects you to free Wi-Fi, here are 16 new …

Apps

Pictures: Canada's Rocky Mountaineer Train

Travel<p>Canada's Rocky Mountaineer train cuts through the heart of the Rockies and explores how a country came to be.

Train Travel

50 places you should travel to in 2016

It may be hard to believe, but 2015 is coming to a close, and it's time to start planning for 2016. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a novice, it's never too early to start thinking ahead to the places you want to check off your travel bucket list in the new year. From Iceland's otherworldly …

National Parks

Hound launches on iOS as a formidable personal assistant competitor to Siri

Hound, a voice search application from the creators behind SoundHound, has been released today for iOS. Hound’s application focuses on bringing users quick, accurate voice driven search results in a way I only wish Siri could. Implementing Google Now-style cards, Hound’s interface is direct and to …

Google Search

America's Most Spectacular Drives

From the Pacific Coast all the way to the Florida Keys, we're celebrating the scenic drives that deliver a star-spangled spectacle for road trippers.

Amazing Benefits Of Peaches (+5 Refreshing Recipes)

Ella James<p>Read full profile<p>If you are committed to the healthy lifestyle movement, you would be fully aware that an effective dietary plan is …

Why You Don't Have to Be Young, Single, or Carefree to Travel Solo

There is no age range for people who can travel solo. Granted I wouldn't exactly encourage a 12 year old to go do it (then again these days, who knows what they're capable of!), but I definitely would encourage anyone who is physically and mentally capable of moving from point A to point B.<p>While …

Solo Travel

Best Trips 2016

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.