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Where to Stay in Mendoza, Argentina

From the May/June 2010 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>The hustle and bustle of downtown Mendoza, Argentina, is contagious: Snack on empanadas at Mercado Central or take a jog in the Parque General San Martín. With its plazas and cafés, Mendoza is full of life and charm. But to capture the …

Mendoza’s Malbec Magic

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Mendoza</b> lies in the heart of Argentina‘s wine country, a vast, lush land of grapevines stretching into the shadows of the majestic Andes.<p>> When to go:<p>December through March coincides with the harvest season, when the fields and the celebrations of horticultural bounty are at …

Wineries

You’ve never been to Portland until you’ve been to one of its strip clubs. Here’s why

THERE IS ONE ELEMENT THAT MOST PORTLAND TOUR GUIDES (and often painfully-accurate episodes of <i>Portlandia</i>) tend to downplay about our city: strip clubs.<p>…

The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers

<i>Our Ideas series is exploring how innovation happens in education.</i><p>As one of the biggest, most successful tech companies, Google can hire pretty much anyone it wants.<p>Accordingly, the company tends to favor Ph.D.s from Stanford and MIT. But, it has just partnered with a for-profit company called …

Higher Education

4 Places in South America to Visit Right Now

<i>Bruce Tuten/ Flickr</i><p>With so many alluring destinations across South America, it's hard to pick where to travel next. From the rugged beauty of Patagonia to the striking architecture of Colombia, this part of the world offers romance, charm and a myriad of cultural attractions. Whether you want to …

South America

Finding the best credit cards for foreign travel

If you're traveling outside the country this summer, consider getting the Triple Crown of credit cards: one with an embedded computer chip, no foreign transaction fees and no annual fee.<p>Very few cards offer all three features, but here's why they matter.<p>Most countries outside the United States have …

13 Rarely Seen Photos of Marilyn Monroe

So no, not the one of her in the white dress blowing up over the subway grate.<p>Marilyn Monroe rose to fame in the '50s and '60s, becoming one of America's most favorite actresses and most beloved blondes. Today, on what would've been her 89th birthday, we've rounded up some images of her that aren't …

Erika’s Bogotá

Nat Geo Student Expeditions leader <b>Erika Skogg</b> is a photographer, writer, and educator with a passion for travel. After braving the frozen tundra of Wisconsin in her youth, Erika made the move to sunny Bogotá, <b></b>where she has been working as a media producer for Off Bound Adventures and writing for the …

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

8 CommonMisteaksMistakes People Make When Cooking Steak

Cooking a perfect steak is trickier than you may think. Here are the most common steak mistakes—and how to avoid them.<p>We love a juicy, well-cooked (though not well-done!) steak. When you've got a quality piece of meat, you don't have to gussy it up with complicated cooking techniques and …

How to catch Brazilian football fever

Life and how to live it, according to Brazilians: Football.<p>It is impossible to overstate the cultural importance of football in Brazil. No matter what words you choose, they fall short; the country lives and breathes football every single day of the year, and during World Cup matches involving the …

Brazil

30 crazy camping tricks that will make your life easier

We’ve entered the age where ‘glamping’ is a thing. Glamor camping, for those who mercifully had not heard about it till now, is a type of outing …

Paradise Without the Price Tag: Latin America's Top Beachside Stays Under $200 USD — Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: This post comes to us courtesy of Kristen McKenzie, who works for HotelsCombined.com and specializes in hospitality industry trends.</i> …

7 Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Sriracha—and Love Spicy Food

Getting kids to eat is tough. Getting them to eat spicy food can be impossible—but it can be done! Here's how to turn children into chile heads<p><i>Welcome to Sriracha Week, our annual celebration of all things spicy. Today Kim Foster, author of</i> Sharp Knives, Boiling Oil: My Year of Dangerous Cooking …

eBags TLS Professional Slim Laptop Backpack: Pack Only What You Need, Nothing More — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>For years, I’ve touted eBags own line of luggage and backpacks for their durability, …

Jodhpur Is an Oasis in the Middle of the Mad Rush of India

For a respite from the frenetic bustle of New Delhi and Mumbai, head to Jodhpur to kick back among the deep history of the “Land of Death."<p>An …

Ask a Sommelier: Winemakers to Watch

Want to mix up your wine-drinking routine and discover some exciting new producers? The folks who taste wine for a living are a good source for advice: while they're working on curating restaurant wine lists, sommeliers keep track of interesting new winemakers and cool experiments from folks who've …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

MILK: Liquid Illustrations by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz

Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz has published three incredible projects on his Behance page showing some photo-manipulations of models with dresses made of …

Why Are Mean People Mean? 6 Lessons Disney Movies Teach Us

Brrrrrr. It's cold outside. You know what that means? It's an opportunity to wear my favorite oversized fluffy wool sweater! Plus, an excuse to drink yummy hot chocolate with teeny-tiny marshmallows! And the perfect time to stay home with family and catch up on Disney flicks!<p>Our family watched a …

What journalists carry on the front lines: KC Ortiz, Thailand

KC Ortiz is a freelance photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he covers under-reported issues, conflicts, and their consequences.<p>His work …