Stacey Kowaltzke

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Fernando Do Noronha Is The Closest To Paradise We're Ever Gonna Get

Turns out paradise is <i>not</i> lost.<p>It exists on Fernando do Noronha, a string of islands 220 miles off the coast of Brazil. This national marine park has waters so pristine and wildlife so precious, you're literally not allowed to swim with sunscreen on in some places. The islands are home to most of …

10 of the most photogenic volcanoes around the world | CNN Travel

These Are The World's Least Visited Countries

If you're constantly searching for an undiscovered, crowd-free getaway, you're in luck -- some of the least-visited countries on earth are calling your name.<p>These countries are totally beautiful and completely underrated, which means few crowds and pristine, untouched nature. Many of them are small …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

6 Stylish Houseplants That Are Safe For Cats And Dogs

When my cat adopted me last year, the last thing on my mind was checking to make sure my <b>houseplants</b> were safe for pets. Then I accidentally came …

Your Backyard Landscaping Strategy: Manicured Or Untamed?

Are you working on beautifying your outdoor space? Kate here, and I’ve been trying to get control of our front and backyard areas since we moved into …

Kenya Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Kenya (including Masai Mara National Reserve, wildlife, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect some of our favorite places in the world.<p>Certain exquisite tourist destinations --like Australia, Africa, Italy and India-- have one unfortunate thing …

Cenotes In Mexico Are Totally Worth A Visit

If you're a fan of cenotes, or underground sinkholes, you should probably head on down to Mexico ASAP.<p>There are some 6,000 of them along the country's Yucatan Peninsula, mostly around Tulum. The Mayans believed they were sacred gateways to the underworld, and while you may still find relics of …

Barefoot in a Polynesian paradise

Dreadlocked and bare-chested, local legend Pa Teuruaa has been guiding hikers across Rarotonga for almost 30 years, showing visitors another side to the paradisiacal Cook Islands.<p>Pa Teuruaa didn’t look like a typical hiking companion. Dressed in a loincloth with blond dreadlocks down to his …

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Bagan at dawn

+node: A Cantilevered Home Stacked Like Building Blocks

+node is a Japanese house, designed by Keisuke Maeda of UID architects, that was built on a plot of land that’s partially in the forest. The sloped …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

20 Places To See Abroad Before You Die

It's a big world out there -- so big that it can be daunting to decide what international destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don't let indecision get you down, or worse, …

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12 Air-Purifying Houseplants To Decorate Your Home With

Plants are very often used in interior décor and we tend to think that’s only due to their beauty and to the fact that they’re green and so they make …

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States–ever. The estate, at 499 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, closed Friday for $120 million.<p>That figure shatters the prior record held by Softbank billionaire …

#theLIST: Spring's Interior Remix

Susan Feldman and Alison Pincus, co-founders of One Kings Lane, on how to refresh your home for the new season.<p>Susan Feldman and Alison Pincus, co-founders of One Kings Lane, on how to refresh your home for the new season.