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16+ of the world’s most amazing waterfalls

<i>Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and</i> …

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6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

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The Ultimate San Francisco Checklist

By College Tourist. Author Jenna Rice, University of Central Florida.<p><b>How to tackle a trip to one of the most iconic cities in both California and the world.</b><p>With so much to do in San Francisco, a visit to this west coast culture hub can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned traveler. From its …

20 Stunning European Cities To Visit In Your 20s

From major metropolises to charming, overlooked locales, Europe is brimming with cities everyone should visit. But where does a penny-pinching, adventure-seeking twentysomething even begin when it comes to traveling Europe?<p>The big players -- London, Paris, Amsterdam -- are great. Those should be on</i> …

A History Lover's Guide to the Shenandoah Valley

<i>Written by Katherine Flynn</i><p><i>Old Town Winchester is home to the vibrant Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall, which earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary for its combination of history, century-old buildings, museums, and a vibrant economy.</i><p>In our upcoming Spring 2014 …

Shenandoah National Park Photos

Shenandoah National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

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14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

Mouthwatering Montréal: a food-lover's neighbourhood guide

What is it that makes Montréal such a fascinating city for travellers? At first glance, it doesn’t have the iconic attractions that sum up a city in the traveller’s mind - to love this city, you need to explore its diverse neighbourhoods.<p>The Downtown area is filled with upmarket shopping malls and …

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Scotland

From wild marshlands shrouded in morning mist to rugged mountain peaks and glistening lochs, Scotland has no shortage of jaw-dropping views. To get you started, here are 10 of Scotland's most beautiful places to add to your itinerary.<p>1. Loch Ness<p>Photo courtesy of mendhak via Flickr.<p>Scotland's most …

25 Stunning National Park Vistas

If these 25 astounding vistas tell us anything, it's that America's beauty is a fierce kind. There are the alien landscapes of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and the trickling glacial promontories of Denali and Glacier National Park.<p>Legends, too, inform these lands, from Dead Horse Point's …

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> …

No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter and Walnuts

Makes 16 Servings<p>Active Time: 4 min<p>February 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces<p>1 1/4 cups sugar<p>3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder (spooned into cup to measure, then leveled)<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>2 large …

Creamy Tomato Soup

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a larger group—and makes for great leftovers. For a lighter soup, omit the cream; or for a little decadence, add more cream or swirl in a little crème fraîche.<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted …

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

8 to 10 Servings<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons Dijon mustard<p>1 tablespoon minced shallot<p>1 small garlic clove, finely grated<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>2 large bunches of Tuscan kale (about 1 1/2 lb. total), center …

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When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Forget the Beach!<p>Mountains aren’t just for wintertime skiing. This summer, check out these high-altitude resorts instead.<p>06.16.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Oyster

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

I Was Surprised By How Much I Loved Visiting Peru

The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of these civilizations, which left a legacy that still lives on in the art, customs and traditions found in modern-day Peru.<p>I journeyed to Peru with avid hopes of climbing Machu Picchu and sipping coca tea with locals donning …

The View from CN Tower in Toronto

Behind the scenes of the photo below<p>In case you missed the video while I was up on CN Tower in Toronto to take this photo below, just click that link …

7 dream trips on 7 continents

We can’t all be Charles Veley, “the world’s most traveled man,” but for travelers planning their next journey, G Adventures is ready to help. Based …

The 11 Sexiest Beaches In The World (PHOTOS)

Going to the beach is always a fun event, but not all beaches are created equal.<p>Our friends at Just Luxe compiled a list of the world's sexiest beaches, and while some classic standbys won't surprise you, lesser-known locals also make the list.<p>JustLuxe's list is not to be confused with Dr. Beach's …

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High Dune, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, USA

The High Dune is the highest dune above sea level within the Great Sand Dunes National Park, rising 650 feet above the valley floor to an elevation …

A Chef's Guide to Eating in Nashville

<i>We're always on the lookout for a restaurant that captures the spirit and era of a city. Nashville's Rolf and Daughters is one of those places. It's thoughtful but not fussy, delicious but not rich, tucked inside an old factory that's both industrial and warm. So we figured Fathom contributor and</i> …

America’s best little beach towns

Step away from the summer crowds and pay these five unpretentious spots a visit, ranging from a scenic shoreline in California to a New Jersey town oozing with Victorian history.