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Opinion: Forget the Moon. Let's Go to Mars.

Buzz Aldrin says the Red Planet should be humankind's next destination.<p><i>Editor's Note:</i> <i>National Geographic is bringing together astronaut Buzz Aldrin and mountaineer Conrad Anker for a Google+ Hangout on Monday, May 20 at 2 pm ET (7 p.m. UTC). Post your questions below using #LetsExplore.</i><p><b>As an Apollo</b> …

Top tips for first-time family travel

The first time you contemplate hitting the road as a family can feel fraught with potential disaster – you envisage being stuck without vital wet wipes, or seeing your precious toddler getting sucked into the chaos of a Turkish bazaar. Relax. It will be okay. It’s actually very satisfying exploring …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Packing Tips for Healthy Road Trips

This was the first wellness-focused road trip I’d ever taken, so I wasn’t sure what to expect or how the experience would differ from past trips — especially from my first Curious Traveler road adventure.<p>My packing reflected this. The day before I was scheduled to take off, I was whipping clothing, …

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> …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

The Most Likely Places To Lose Your Phone While Traveling

Recently "misplaced" your cell phone and wondering where to start your search?<p>If you're on vacation, odds are you left it at that mesmerizing museum or at the gate while waiting for your flight. That's according to a survey conducted by the lifestyle insurance company Protect Your Bubble, which …

Know Before You Go: Paris

If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic city with ease.<p><b>>> When</b> …

Rudest Things People Do in Airports

Hell is other passengers. In the airport, long lines, flight delays, and too-short connections create a world of aggravation in which irritating people are the irksome overlords. It happens on every trip: They crowd the gate, get in the way, get snippy, exhibit poor hygiene, and generally act like …

Living in: Great cities for history and ancient ruins

These five cities are pieces of living history, where the past is not only present in everyday life, but tangible in myriad forms.<p>Some cities are pieces of living history, where the past is not only present in everyday life, but tangible in myriad forms, from ancient fountains to Roman temples. …

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

5 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling - Vagabondish

When you’re traveling, your regular routines of going to the gym or eating healthily — if you’re lucky enough to have these routines at home — …

How to save time and money at Disney

Six trip-planning websites may help you find deals and avoid queues during your next visit to any of the famous Disney parks.<p>This year, more than 43 million people are expected to visit Disney’s theme park complexes in California, Florida, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo – and summer marks the start of …

World's Most Beautiful City Parks (PHOTOS)

A well-designed park is more than green space in the midst of a concrete jungle--it makes a city lovable and livable.<p>The most beautiful city parks combine meadows, woodlands, ponds, lakes, and streams with museums and other man-made attractions. At San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, as Catherine …

After his July 1969 historic expedition to the Moon, Buzz Aldrin has continued to seek out new frontiers. (Photo courtesy NASA) Find out why he wants humans to live on Mars, then join him for a live Hangout on Monday, May 20 at 2 p.m. ET (7 p.m. UTC) and ask him your questions. http://on.natgeo.com/12c2wlY

How to Speak with a British Accent (VIDEO)

I'm in London right now. And as I walk through the streets I can't help but to mimic the accents I hear. But the honest truth is that I'm not so good at it!<p>So, in an attempt to get a London accent right, I took a lesson from a dialect coach.<p>Watch the video. Follow along. And try to get it</b> …

The Best Natural Remedies for Travel Ailments - Vagabondish

Been plagued with jet lag, motion sickness or traveler’s diarrhea? These, and other ailments encountered when traveling can put a damper on our …

5 Must Do Things in Brussels

A Reality Check: Our Worst Travel Mishaps

As professional travel writers and bloggers, we are full-time travelers and we are on the road most of the time — and with all that experience, you …

Where to Eat (and Drink) in Paris Now

It may be a cool spring in Paris, but the bistro scene is hot as ever. These five newcomers, each with its own distinct ambiance and character, have …

Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

Grad student memoirs: Analyzing ESL grammar

So I get the assignment: In order to receive my Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, I have to analyze an ESL student’s …

Four apps encourage smarter detours

Far beyond showing you the shortest way from A to B, these four GPS-enabled apps show the most interesting and amusing ways to get to your desired destination.<p>Common wisdom has it that technology disconnects us from the real world, hindering us from interacting with our environment and experiencing …

Where Paris Locals Hang Out!

You've seen the sights and done the highlights (excuse the rhyming). But how about some lesser known sights that, according to Paris locals, are highlights too? Other things that Parisians maybe encounter daily on their commutes through the city? One such area is the Rue Chanoinesse area. According …

The 25 Best Hotels In Asia

To compile the list, the magazine's editors and writers compared the top hotels in 100 major cities around the world in a face-off to determine the most exclusive hotel in each city.<p>Additionally, they polled various travel experts, like travel agents and tour operators, as well as a select group of …

Foreign currency tips: Beginner’s guide to managing your money on the road

During a recent trip to Paris, one of my companions said he needed to find a bank to change money. No, you don’t, I said. Changing money is so last …

International Traveler of Mystery: Istanbul

<i>Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Go undercover with us to a series of exotic, daring locales worthy of the most stylish, seductive</i> …

The Best Places To Dine & Drink At Midway, O'Hare Airports

<b>Berghoff Café.</b> Its claim to fame is being known as the city’s longest-standing restaurant. You’ll find Old World German fare, plus sandwiches and …