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Elizabeth Jarrett has a special love for Atlanta, Georgia, and the people who live there. Deeply entrenched in the Georgia capital’s creative class, Elizabeth is a founding member of the Collective Project theater company, hosts the Natural Selection variety show, works as a gallery curator, and runs Common Ground, an organization focused on strengthening communities through the arts. Here are a few of her favorite things about the city she’s proud to call home.

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Parisian itinerary is all relative.

Many people dread spending time with their in-laws, but not “National Geographic Traveler” researcher Christine Blau. For her, marrying a journalist from Jerusalem means inheriting a network of kindred local guides and a lifetime of visits through which to figure out their complex city. Here are some of the highlights from her latest trip, in her own words.

Conservation crusader, renowned primatologist, and Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence Emeritus Dr. Jane Goodall talks about her hope for the future and the double-edged sword of tourism.

Montana’s beautiful national parks and charming small towns are more than enough reason to add the state to your next travel itinerary. Not sure where to start your tour of Big Sky Country? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few of the National Geographic Travel team’s favorite spots in Montana.

The Tower of Pisa. Machu Picchu. The Palace of Versailles. You know them as UNESCO World Heritage sites—places of such universal cultural value that the United Nations recognizes them. But what about the Mediterranean diet? The Peking opera? Portuguese fado?

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.

Heather Brady, digital editorial specialist at National Geographic, recently returned from a long weekend getaway in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in June.

Thirteen years ago, Ludo Yken moved to Paris to complete his studies and found that he never wanted to leave. In addition to feasting on the City of Love’s impressive spread of cultural attractions and green spaces, the media industry professional found another reason to stay: the locals. “The people are much nicer than their bad reputation may suggest,” Ludo says. Here’s a look at the French capital through Ludo’s unique lens.

The Gombeys, the colorfully dressed masked dancers and drummers of Bermuda, represent a rich folklife tradition that reflects the tiny island’s wide-ranging roots—namely West African, British, Caribbean, and Native American.

It’s a big year in city anniversaries around the world. Here are three metropolitan milestones worth celebrating.

Sanjeev Kapoor is constantly on the move, not only because he’s India’s most famous chef, but because he’s such a passionate ambassador for the country’s food. “I want Indian food to sit at the top of the world’s cuisines,” he says. Here’s a look at the world through Sanjeev Kapoor’s unique lens.

Southeastern Utah, marked by huge expanses of sandstone, deep canyons, and striking buttes, is about as close to lunar travel as you can get without leaving the ground.

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Italian itinerary is all relative.

Artist Patrick Wesley was born and raised on Haida Gwaii, a 155-mile-long torch-shaped archipelago slung off British Columbia’s North Coast. A native Haida, Patrick began honing his carving skills while still a teenager, and has spent his life creating beautiful works from wood, silver, gold, ivory, and argillite. “The world should ‘heart’ my island because of its unique people, culture, and traditions,” Patrick says. Here’s a look at Haida Gwaii through his unique lens.

From the always-changing city center to sleepy vineyard-filled valleys, here’s the scoop on what locals love about Cape Town.

Looking for a little summer travel inspiration? Join @NatGeoTravel and Traveler magazine’s Susan O’Keefe for a Twitter chat on Wednesday, May 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT to get the scoop on the best places to visit this season.

Don’t believe anyone who tells you Havana is sclerotic. Or, worse, that the food is boring. The city is best appreciated on locals’ simple terms: the farmers markets displaying mini-mountains of tropical fruits; the youth gossiping and flirting on the seafront Malecón promenade at night; or ice cream enjoyed beneath the dappled shade of jagüey trees.

The empty stomach is the ultimate travel ice breaker. Everyone eats, everyone loves food, and the less you know about what’s on offer in a place, the more people want to help you. Whether you live in the United States or are simply visiting, you don’t have to leave the country to get a taste of…

Wildlife biologist Patricia Owen has worked at Denali National Park for more than 25 years. Her specialty? Grizzlies and other charismatic megafauna. While overseeing the park’s wildlife management program to minimize human-wildlife conflicts through education, Pat gets up close and personal with all aspects of this majestic wilderness in the Alaskan interior. Spending time in the 9,492-square-mile…

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Travel Lately—a roundup of the best new dispatches from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. You can play, too. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.

Gábor Dory is head of communications at the five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest, one of the Old World grande dames that inspired Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” “From the historic thermal baths and museums to the modern 21st-century vibe of young Budapest, everyone who visits Budapest is guaranteed to enjoy themselves,” he says. Here are a few of Gábor’s favorite things about the city he’s proud to call home.

We are in the District of Columbia and on a quest—the final step in our search for the 37 remaining boundary stones that marked the 100-square-mile perimeter of America’s new capital city in the late 1700s laid out under George Washington’s personal direction.

Montana native Max Lowe is one of National Geographic’s Adventurists, exploring the planet outside his comfort zone with a camera in hand. Here’s a look at the world through his unique lens.