Nobody knows this world better than National Geographic Traveler, and this month’s issue proves it with 50 Tours of  Lifetime. Our expert editors will lead you all over the globe — from Botswana to Bulgaria to bicycling the “Blue and Gray.” There’s something for everyone, guaranteed.

Also in this issue: Just in time for National Park Week, Maryellen Duckett throws a light on the quieter side of America’s most popular park. The Great Smoky Mountains have become a veritable theme park in Tennessee (think Dollywood), but the eastern slope — with Asheville as its gateway — offers a glimpse of “Eden still unpeopled and unspoiled.”

Real Travel columnist Daisann McLane explains why looking for a bit of the familiar in faraway places isn’t necessarily a bad thing; Costas Christ reveals how sustainable tourism could help solve Greece’s economic woes; Keith Bellows chats with the new face of journalism: young, multi-lingual, and ready for anything; Boyd Matson uncovers Africa’s latest poaching crisis; Don George reviews Doug Mack’s Europe On 5 Wrong Turns a Day, a book that helps us re-appreciate why been-there-done-that destinations became famous in the first place; and Insider travel guru Christopher Elliott takes aim at modern airlines’ increasingly pro-pet policies.

See it all: There’s a lot you can’t get online. To see all Traveler has to offer, pick up a copy on newsstands today, subscribe to have it delivered right to your door, or download a digital copy to your iPad.

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