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Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

Go, Olek, Go! 67-Year-Old Transatlantic Kayaker 300 Miles From Florida

<i>Aleksander “Olek” Doba, a retired engineer from Poland, left Lisbon, Portugal, in his kayak on October 5, 2013. He is paddling for New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 4,700 nautical miles away. If successful, he will be the first person to kayak between the most distant points located on the coasts of</i> …

Giving Away Free Tours...

Every year since the turn of the century we've been giving away a free tour for the best electronic scrapbook created by one of our tour members. It's amazing how much fun people have on our tours...and it's also amazing how well they can capture that experience in their writing, photos, and web …

European Travel

Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

For lovers of fatty tuna belly, canned albacore and swordfish kebabs, here's a question: Would you be willing to give them up for several years so that you could eat them perhaps for the rest of your life?<p>If a new proposal to ban fishing on the open ocean were to fly, that's essentially what we …

The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new piece of technology is aiming to offer an innovative solution to an age-old problem. And it's nothing to pooh-pooh.<p>For the 2.5 billion people in the world with no access to modern sanitation and at risk for all sorts of related …

Impressive Composite Captures 8 Hours of Departures From LAX in a Single Frame

Now this is a composition. Spending an entire day just outside of LAX and another “eight or so hours” in Photoshop, photographer Mike Kelley put …

Photographer Captures Long Exposure Images of Choreographed Camera Movements in Photo Series 'Quanta'

<i>…Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:3</i><p>…

Photographers

Watch All Of March 2014's Best News Bloopers In One Video

March was full of wild weather stories and dozens of news anchors who fumbled reporting on them.<p>You'll probably recognize some familiar moments from the last month, like that L.A anchor's incredible earthquake face, and one reporter's epic showdown with a snow plow.<p>The 8-minute video compilation …

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11 Health Risks Of Snoring

<i>By Madeline Vann, MPH Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, M.D., MPH</i><p>You may think of snoring as a sometimes annoying or embarrassing side effect of sleep. But before you discount your snoring as nothing out of the ordinary, consider this: People whose snoring is caused by severe sleep apnea have a 40 …

4.8-magnitude earthquake in Yellowstone Park on March 30

Yellowstone National Park is above a hotspot below the crust of the Earth. Its hot springs and geysers make it a popular tourist attraction. It is …

Yellowstone National Park

Top 10 things to do in Trinidad, Cuba

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, Cuba, was built on the back of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. At its zenith, in 1827, one of the 56 sugar mills in the region harvested the biggest cane haul in the world — just under a million kilos of white pressed crystals. This enormous, …

New Havana

“I wanted to see Cuba,” explains one man in our group, “Before it changes.”<p>We all nod in agreement, except for the two Cubans in the room, who simply smirk.<p>“I’ve been hearing that for the last twenty years!” says Migdalia, our guide. And she’s right—I’ve been hearing (and saying) the same thing for …

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

Why We Climb: Piolet d’Or Honorees on the Value of a Life in the Mountains

The first night of the 22nd Piolets d’Or, Kazakh climber Denis Urubko summed it up: Mountains (and oceans) are the last wild places on Earth. We go to these places to remember we are humans in nature, to seek lessons from the wild, and to get away from the trappings of human civilization. But as …