With names like Heaven Help You and Pure Screaming Hell, the rapids on West Virginia’s Gauley River are not for the fainthearted, especially in the fall, when large releases of water from Summersville Dam turn the Upper Gauley into a churning mass of water.
Keith Bellows, who helmed National Geographic Traveler magazine for 17 years until stepping down last October, was a giant in the world of travel journalism. “In an industry marked by larger-than-life editors, Keith was as big as they came,” says Traveler executive editor Norie Quintos. Even as he reveled in the printed word, he was one…
Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the world’s second largest Polish population. The Polonia Triangle, center of the city’s original Polish Downtown, is its oldest, most prominent Polish settlement, full of local Polish shops and restaurants. Here’s where to get a taste of old Poland in the Windy City.
Flowing 1,450 miles through the American West and northwest Mexico before ending at the Gulf of California, the Colorado River is the Southwest’s principal waterway. Its most scenic stretch cuts through—and helped shape—the Grand Canyon. Here’s what you need to know to plan your own epic rafting trip.
After being nearly wiped off the map by the Luftwaffe in World War II, Rotterdam bounced back with a creative confidence few European cities can match, even fellow design darling Copenhagen.
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 September.
Summer draws out Tampere locals for boating, swimming, and hiking, but winter may be the time to experience the Finnish city at its natural best.
From secluded beaches to hip café culture, enchanting Eastern Europe packs off-the-beaten-track experiences for travelers. Once locked behind the Iron Curtain, these five countries offer fresh takes on the Old World.
Fans of 1975’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ know Oakley Court as the phoneless castle where the overly lip-glossed Tim Curry thrilled Susan Sarandon in the cult B-movie musical. Forty years later, the Oakley Court Hotel in Windsor, England, is anything but chilling.
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Join National Geographic Traveler’s new editor in chief, Maggie Zackowitz (@Mzack0), for @NatGeoTravel’s next Twitter chat on Friday, August 14, to get the skinny on Europe’s best travel destinations.
National Geographic Expeditions trip leader Erika Skogg recently returned from Yellowstone National Park, a place she has been able to visit every summer since earning a photography degree from Montana State University in 2009. “Simply put, the park never gets old,” Erika says. “No matter how many times I’ve visited, I always find something new to discover.” Here are the highlights of her latest Yellowstone adventure.