Take a page out of Henry David Thoreau’s book, and paddle on northern Maine’s remote Allagash River. “Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature,” he wrote in “The Maine Woods,” his account of a series of mid-19th-century canoeing and hiking trips he took through the New England state’s largely uncharted woods.
Be better-prepared than a Boy Scout with these items on your next camping trip.
National Geographic explorers-in-residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert have spent the past three decades captivating audiences with their rare footage and photographs of Africa’s big cats. Now, they’re taking aim at a different kind of challenge: conservation tourism.
When spring fever strikes in the United States, only two things dominate: basketball brackets and easy getaways. Stoke your school spirit—and youthful energy—on a NCAA college visit. Because no matter what happens during March Madness, these towns always fire us up.
Can’t travel this holiday? Catching up on television can provide unadulterated escape. Here are four shows to binge-watch during your downtime this holiday season.
A National Geographic Traveler editor goes behind the lens with photo legend Steve McCurry.
In the “bean belt” looping Africa, Asia, and the Americas, coffee provides more than a jolt—it’s an economic lifeline and a cultural bedrock. Coffee buyer Kim Elena Ionescu’s hunt for the planet’s best beans has taken her from Bolivia to Ethiopia. Steeped in ritual, her adventures are anything but stale. Here are some of the highlights.
Rising star Danai Gurira believes in the power of hybrids—her term for people who thrive at a confluence of cultures. Born in Iowa, raised in her parents’ native Zimbabwe, trained in New York City, and now based in Los Angeles, “The Walking Dead” actress brings a layered perspective—and a rare spark—to her work.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Albert Yu-min Lin is always pushing—to higher mountains, bigger waves, smarter technology, deeper heritage. Hear more about this intrepid archaeologist’s passions, predilections, and inspirations–and quest to find Genghis Khan’s tomb–in his own words.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Krithi Karanth may be diminutive, but her impact has been epic. Hear more about how this native daughter is revolutionizing India’s approach to wildlife conservation and get the inside scoop on her favorite place in the world–in her own words.
Aziz Abu Sarah, a Muslim, works with an Orthodox rabbi as well as a former banker to give dual-narrative tours of the Holy Land with their company, Mejdi, and with National Geographic Expeditions. His approach, which has earned praise from church groups, executives, and even UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is drawn from his experience of growing up Palestinian in Jerusalem. Here are a few life lessons from this intrepid traveler.