The Radar: Travel Lately

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The Radar — the best of the travel blogosphere— is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.

You can play, too. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTradar to help us find the crème de la crème on the web.

Here’s this week’s:

  • South Beach is great, but if you’re looking to get away from the sun, the sand, and the crowds – you haven’t come to the wrong place. Here’s how to see a different side of Miami. [Budget Travel Adventures@budgettravelsac
  • Traveler shared eight personal essays on the power of place in our latest issue. Here’s another powerful story of one son’s 700-mile quest for his mother’s roots in Ireland. [NY Times Travel@nytimestravel
  • Peru promises so many exciting travel opportunities — ancient ruins, lush beaches – that its cities often get overlooked. Annie Fitzsimmons shares tips on how to make the most of Lima. [Annie Fitzsimmons@anniefitz
  • If you love the water (and adventure), think about visiting Palau. This group of 200+ islands 500 miles from the Philippines has everything from jellyfish swimming to night diving. [Matador Network@MatadorNetwork
  • Jill Fergus wanted to immerse herself in nature in Norway — the fjords, the mountains, the quaint coastal villages. See the quiet, rugged beauty of this Scandinavian treasure through her eyes. [Huffington Post@FergusJill

Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #NGTradar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our roundups.