Tracey Simchick

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6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

America’s national parks get plenty of laudatory ink, but what about its wildlife refuges?<p>As the name suggests, these wild sanctuaries were created to safeguard the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in an ever developing world. Together, they protect 150 million acres of land and …

Native Americans

Canada National Parks

What’s your fancy: sandy beaches, rocky coasts, lush forests, or glacial lakes? Canada has them all, in a national park system that’s one of the world’s best.

Your Louisiana Photos

See photos of Louisiana, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, scenes of Mardi Gras, and other views of life on the bayou.

New Orleans

Your Iceland Photos

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

Pictures: Canadian Landscapes

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National Geographic Travel

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Nat Geo Travel Staff's Favorite Canada Places

Finding favorite places to visit in Canada wasn't hard for our National Geographic Travel editors. Here are some of their picks for don't-miss spots.<p><b>God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park, British Columbia</b><p>To get to God's Pocket, one of <b>Canada's</b> newest and least known provincial parks, I had to take …

Travel Photography

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

America The Beautiful, In 14 Hypnotic Time Lapse GIFs

The Fourth of July usually means that most of us get a whole federal holiday to stop and smell America's roses.<p>And oh, how they smell good.<p>Seriously, look at her. With canyons so grand, waves of grain so amber, and national parks so vast that they include volcanoes, deserts and glaciers, it's …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

Devil's tower under storm

How to Take Good Photos in Bad Weather

Planning a trip can be daunting. Agonizing over where and when to travel, researching places to stay, and making lists of things to do–all while trying to keep within budget–sounds and is exhausting.<p>Even with flawless planning, things can still go wrong in real time. Bags can get lost, hotels that …

Ten must-see events in March

From Las Fallas to Mardi Gras to Nowruz, here are 10 fascinating, festive celebrations taking place around the world this month.

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

2015 Video Contest - National Geographic Student Expeditions

5 Reasons to Visit Iceland and the Faroe Islands

It’s no wonder that so many films and television shows, including the <i>The Secret Life of Walter Mitty</i>, <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and <i>Prometheus</i>, among others, …