Mitesh Shah

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Istanbul: City of the Future

From the October 2010 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p><b>Beloved for its complex, layered past, Istanbul, where East meets West, may also offer a vision of what’s to come.</b> <br>I don’t think I’d ever stepped inside a cinema restroom to see little video screens along the wall projecting fashion runway …

5 Affordable Amsterdam Hotels

(Photo Credit: The Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam)<p>The vibrant Dutch city is one of the most kid-friendly capitals in Europe. Amsterdam, best known for its shady Red Light district, party atmosphere and cultural gems, is also a haven for families with a surprising amount to do with kids. There are …

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Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime

Barcelona Has Identified New Kind of Tourist Problem: Too Many of Them

The first cruise ship pulled into Barcelona’s port at 5am.<p>Over the next few hours, six more cruise ships – bearing names such as <i>Liberty of the Seas</i> …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

The Best Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Amsterdam

<b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b><p>What you definitely don't want to miss, is Amsterdam's canals. Walk, bike or "hitchhike" a boat with locals (do not take a touristy canal boat. It's not expensive and may sound tempting, but you'll see almost nothing because they travel much too quickly …

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 …

Upping the Weird Factor: The World's 10 Wackiest Hostels — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean your accommodation options need be stock-standard. If …

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Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted by Countless Miles, Mishaps, and Serendipity

You hate packing. I get it. You're worried you're going to forget something crucial or pack too much -- and really, you just want to get on with your vacation. I've logged enough miles now to know my staples; things I've learned after many years, and even more miles, make frustrating moments more …

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How to Choose the Perfect Honeymoon Spot

Planning a wedding often means dealing with a seemingly endless list of over-the-top choices, from the shape of the ice sculpture to whether or not your college roommate's plus-one deserves a spot on the guest list. Save up all that decision-making energy and channel it into the one choice that may …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Travel in Bangkok: An Insider's Guide to What to See and Do

<i>By Keith Hockton</i>, <i>InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>Photo from InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>I've always been attracted to the madness and energy of Bangkok. …

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How to choose a South Pacific island

The South Pacific confounds even the savviest map buffs with its splatter of dots spread across the world's biggest ocean. What you can't tell from a map, or even most tourist brochures is that these palm-laden pinpricks are as diverse as the region is vast. While the postcards might look similar, …

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here’s this week’s:</b><p>Zoos have their place, …