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Set sail with National Geographic Traveler’s February/March issue, on newsstands now.

Explore six of Europe’s oft-overlooked harbors with Traveler’s guide to the continent’s best small ports. One serves up gold-infused liquor, another apparently inspired Homer’s Odyssey (nope, it’s not in Greece), but all six are sure to surprise even the most seasoned cruisers.

Not interested in trying out your sea legs? Consider Singapore, where P.F. Kluge searches for the ghost of colonialism in a place that’s deeply fixated on its future. Or escape with Andrew Evans to Quebec, a place that packs in 9,000 more square miles than the state of Alaska and offers almost as much wildlife and wild places. Then tune in to WMMT FM, an internet radio station that lures diehard fans to the heart of Appalachia.

Also in this issue:

Boyd Matson finds solace in one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries; Daisann McClane pens a loving ode to the role coffee plays in travel; Christopher Elliott questions the expanding power of the TSA; and Costas Christ explores what happens when tribes and tourists intermingle.

Plus, find freedom on the open roads of Texas, learn which iconic American structure is on track to celebrate its centennial next month, and spend 48 hours inside “Real Madrid.”

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. Nobody knows this world better.

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