Barbara A. Noe

Barbara A. Noe is a senior editor for National Geographic Books.

Travels on the Run: Charleston, South Carolina

For freelance writer Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.

Day Tripper: Paris, France

There’s plenty to see and do in Paris proper, bien sûr. But should you have the time—and initiative—to take your adventure a step further, you will discover amazing things within a beret’s throw of the French capital. Here are some of the best day trip destinations I’ve discovered through the years.

A Perfect Day in Boulder

Everywhere you go in Boulder, the towering sandstone Flatirons seem to pierce the cerulean sky, providing a constant reminder that—Hey! You’re in Colorado! It’s time to spend some time outdoors! Here’s my version of a perfect day in this idyllic mountain town.

The Icon: D.C.’s Library of Congress

From the outside, this building looks all business—stately and severe and law-abiding. Don’t get me wrong, the Library of Congress is all about the business of books. (And everyone’s first question always is: Where are all the books anyway? Read on for the answer.) But go inside and you are swept up into the Beaux-Arts…

Travels on the Run: Carmel-by-the-Sea

For National Geographic Books Senior Editor Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.

Travels on the Run: Washington, D.C.

For National Geographic Books Senior Editor Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.

Travels on the Run: Marseille

For National Geographic Books Senior Editor Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.

D.C.’s Boundary Stone Scavenger Hunt

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.

In Diocletian’s Living Room

I wake to find myself in Diocletian’s living room. A little odd, considering Diocletian lived 1700 years ago. But the Roman emperor’s palace is actually one of history’s great recycling success stories—not to mention one of the world’s great archaeological sites. Let me explain. Diocletian retired to his point of origin, Split, Croatia, at the turn…

Travels on the Run: Sarajevo

I’ve wanted to visit Sarajevo since it was part of Yugoslavia, after it had become the darling of the 1984 Winter Olympics. And here I am, going on a run through its historic, war-torn heart, awed by the bullet holes, caved-in roofs, and overgrown foliage that prevail even 20 years after the devastation of the…

Travels on the Run: Panama City

For Nat Geo Travel Books Senior Editor Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.

Travels on the Run: Berlin’s Tiergarten

For Nat Geo Travel Books Senior Editor Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.