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A Roll Back in Time on the Icefields Parkway

Brendan van Son+Posted By on Oct 3, 2013 | 5 comments<p>My whole trip through Alberta thus far has been a reflective introspective on my life, and where …

Hiking

Pic of the day: Piles and piles of colorful (and tasty) spices. We're going on a 'Visual Adventure' through Morocco today on the blog with WildJunket. http://gadvnt.rs/1bmxlxI

Travel to Mexico

<b>MEXICO FAST FACTS</b> <b><br>Languge:</b> Spanish <b><br>Currency:</b> Mexican Peso <b><br>Drives On:</b> Right <b><br>Phone Code:</b> +52 <b><br>Capital:</b> Mexico City <b><br>National Day:</b> September 16 <b><br>Internet Domain:</b> …

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> …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

A Workbook Of Simple Tasks For Sparking Your Creative Process

The folks behind Conditional Design want you to experiment in structured ways.<p>Good ideas can arrive (seemingly) in an instant or may emerge after a hard-fought battle between right brain, left brain, and reality. But even people who are blessed with a fertile imagination can benefit from a change …

An Open Courseware Series of Textbooks for Design

A solid design education is an excellent investment, but as more and more educational institutions move toward offering open courses online, free …

10 Unique Train Trips

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 of Bald Knob, which has …

Top 10 Mediterranean Adventures

Take your Mediterranean travels to the next level with our picks for the top ten adventures to experience along its shores—and beyond.<p><b>Cycle the Tour de France</b><br>The world's premier long-distance cycling event is for pros only—but there's nothing stopping you from enjoying some of the world's best …

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Total Gem: The Emerald Coast of Brazil

“You’ve landed in heaven, but right now it’s hell,” the driver said as he loaded my luggage into the car. I had just flown from Buenos Aires to Florianópolis and was breathing in warm, beachy evening air mixed with car exhaust and jet fuel. He responded to my obvious, but cautious response — “Why …

Happiness Hot Spots

See photos of happiness hot spots, including Denmark, Singapore, Mexico, and California, from the new book Thrive by Dan Buettner, from National Geographic.

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2013 Tours of a Lifetime

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Top 10 Urban Escapes

Some American cities are lucky enough to have units of the National Park System right on their doorsteps, offering recreation and natural beauty within easy reach of millions.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Most people, even dedicated urbanites, need a break …

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Island Getaways

See photos of top island getaways (including Bali, Maui, Lord Howe Island, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Stargazing in Sedona

After a 13-hour drive from Sequoia to Sedona — during which I nearly ran out of gas on a beautiful but desolate stretch of highway 40 (if it hadn’t been for Max‘s hybrid endurance, I absolutely would have!) — I squeaked into Red Rock Country well past dark and barely in time for my star-gazing …

Hiking the Inca Trail

The security line at my home airport in Washington, D.C., isn’t where I expected to get my first reminder that I should have trained a little more for 19 days of trekking the mountains of Peru.<p>I assumed that lesson would be taught somewhere around 9,000 feet, on the Inca Trail. But before I even …

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Hidden Hawaii: Exploring Mana Creek

On October 20th 2012, at approximately 9:35 a.m., history in the realm of human exploration was made. There was no victory parade nor a welcoming party, no medals or badges awarded. You didn’t read about it in a magazine or see it on the interwebs, for this is a tale that has gone almost entirely …

#NGTRadar: 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><b>Marrakech</b> may evoke …

Organized Floral Arrangements Produce Rainbows of Color

In this series, entitled <i>The Garden Collection</i>, photographer Emily Blincoe creates unique flower arrangements with a creative twist. We recently enjoyed her <i>Sugar Series</i> and, now, she has applied her orderly technique to a wide array of natural blooms. Each photograph features organized compositions …

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Wireframes of Illustrations by Ricardo Gimenes

Ricardo Gimenes has over nineteen years of experience in design, art direction, illustration, video making, and production of creative materials in …