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The first Boeing 727 ever made takes its last flight

<i>Updated with details on the last flight.</i><p>More than 50 years after its maiden voyage, the very first Boeing 727 took its very last flight on Wednesday, …

Aviation

Inside the 2015 Oscar Party Photo Booth

What do Channing Tatum, Serena Williams, Irina Shayk, Jony Ive, and Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have in common? Not much, besides an affinity for stealing kisses and making funny faces inside the V.F. Oscar party photo booth.

9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015. Find great value around the globe -- from usually pricey destinations like Japan and France to …

13 Reasons To Get To Nicaragua Before Everyone Discovers It

Ahh, Central America. While most travelers spend their time plotting escapes to Europe or Southeast Asia, this little nugget sits unassumingly right under their noses (literally -- it's pretty much directly south, and a shorter flight than you'd think).<p>And Nicaragua may just be the best nation in …

A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

One hundred years ago today, the first ship passed through the brand-new, U.S.-built Panama Canal; a century later, Panama owns the canal outright, and the country is one of the most prosperous in the region.<p>Panama's neighbor to the north, Nicaragua, is hoping a transoceanic canal and similar …

Yet another study confirms the “overwhelming” scientific consensus on climate change

So why all the debate? Blame the media<p>Despite the best efforts of climate deniers committed to spreading misinformation, the scientific consensus on climate change -- that it's happening, and that human activity is to blame -- has yet to be convincingly challenged. So the newest study to examine …

Road Trip: Banff and Jasper National Parks, Canada

One of the crown jewels of western Canada, here you'll take in exhilarating vistas of forest, crag, and glacier.<p>Starting on the fringe of the Great Plains and climbing through the incomparable mountain scenery of Banff and Jasper National Parks, this magnificent drive—one of the crown jewels of …

National Parks

Yosemite National Park Photos

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

National Parks

10 Ways to Survive a Long Flight

No matter what you do, being stuck inside a metal tube in coach class for hours is going to suck. You're not going to sleep well, unless you're one of those bizarre people who can sleep anywhere, in which case, I'm incredibly jealous. Your skin will be dried out. Your muscles will ache. You'll feel …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

This New Design For Airplane Seating Will Make Flights Much More Enjoyable

Priestmangoode, the design firm responsible for rebranding Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, has created a new cabin design — called "E2" — for Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, according to Fast Company.<p>Airlines such as JetBlue, US Airways, and Virgin Australia use Embraer jets for some of …

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

As travelers, as adventurers, as Americans, when we have the chance to explore, we revel at the spectacular national monuments and landmarks that are scattered across our country. They make up our nation's character, and no doubt they're appreciated, but with such an abundance of history (some that …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

US airlines raked in $4.7 billion in baggage and change fees during the first nine months of 2013

US airlines made $4.7 billion from checked baggage and reservation change fees in the first three quarters of 2013, according to preliminary data from the US Department of Transportation’s US Bureau of Transportation Statistics.<p>For the fourth consecutive year, Delta Air Lines is on track to beat …

Chicago Blackhawks pose with pit bull puppies

NHL players posing with puppies is a trend we can easily get behind. Taking a cue from the Washington Capitals, many of the Chicago Blackhawks posed for a puppy calendar recently to raise awareness and funds for a good cause.<p>The calendar, due out in 2014, will benefit Chicago Loves Pitts, a charity …

Why Travel Makes You An Awesome Person

People always ask how travel has changed me. If I look back at who I was before I began traveling and compare that to who I am now, I would have to say that travel has made me a better and more well-rounded person. I'm way cooler now than I was at 25 when I first left to explore the world.<p>Simply …