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2010 World Cup: Brazil v. Portugal

Anticipation weighs heavily as Brazil and Portugal prepare for a win at Durban Stadium. (ESPN will begin live coverage at 9:30 a.m. EST.). Brazil has secured victories against North Korea (2-1) and Côte d’Ivoire (3-1). But they’ll face Portugal without their star midfielder Kaká, who controversially received a second yellow card during Brazil’s last game,…

He’s Just Walkin’

Over 80 days ago in Rockaway Beach, New York, Matt Green, a 30-year-old Virginia native, put one foot in front of the other, and he hasn’t stopped since. Now in North Dakota, he’s on his second pair of boots and still going strong on his way to Rockaway Beach, Oregon. He says he isn’t doing…

Up in the Air: The U.S.’s Most Polluted Cities

The results of the American Lung Association’s 2010 State of the Air report are disturbing enough to make you gasp: 28 million of us currently live in places where we’re breathing air that failed all three tests associated with the report, which measured American cities’ air for ground-level ozone air pollution, year-round particle pollution, and…

Off the Grid at KOA’s Green Lodge

Earlier this month, Kampgrounds of America’s Herkimer Diamond campground in upstate New York became the first KOA to feature a 100% off-the-power-grid camping lodge. The Solar 1 lodge, which KOA says is the first campsite of its kind, is topped with a recycled metal roof, landscaped with pulverized glass, and operates on solar power. (When…

Volunteer to Build a Trail This Summer

If you’re planning to hit some hiking trails this summer, why not sign up to build a new one as a volunteer? This June near Leadville, Colorado, volunteers will make way for a non-motorized route from Mt. Elbert to Monarch Pass on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The 3,000 mile-long trail extends from Mexico…

Despite Damage, Nashville Opens its Doors

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Last weekend’s flooding in Nashville is estimated to have caused over $1 billion in damages, and the city is anticipating a long recovery. But this Friday and Saturday, many of Nashville’s iconic venues plan to resume operation as the city continues to assess flood damage and cope with significant loss. The Country Music Hall of…

A Healthier World, Bar by Bar

If you think of the hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms stocked with perfectly good soap and wonder what happens to it all when guests leave, you’ll be asking the same question that Shawn Seipler and Paul Till asked and then acted on. In February 2009, they founded Clean the World, and as of this…

NYC’s Museum of the American Gangster

The gangsters that haunted New York City’s Lower East Side in the 19th and early 20th centuries may have never fathomed the day when a museum would tell of their legends and myths. But Lorcan Otway, co-founder and curator of the new Museum of the American Gangster, is up for the task. In 1964, Otway’s…

Tour Guide: Chase a Tornado

Picture it: you’re a passenger sitting comfortably in an SUV as it drives merrily along in the nation’s Tornado Alley–in peak season–because you and fellow passengers are closing in on a storm. Several tornado chasing tours have set people on such a path for years. Consider booking with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, and for $2,600,…

See the Warriors in Xi’an

The Terra Cotta Warriors are on their last leg of the U.S. tour here at the National Geographic Society headquarters where you can purchase tickets to see them through March 31. But should you miss the warriors, or opt to see more of them, the city of Xi’an–China’s former capital–makes it simple for travelers to…

Paddling to Seattle

If you add up the days, Josh Thomas and National Geographic television associate producer J.J. Kelley have spent a year of their lives together trekking through land and water. That includes the five months they spent on the Appalachian Trail, where they first met 400 miles into what each of them thought would be a…

Strange Planet: Sewer Pipe Hotel

If you ever find yourself traveling near Ottensheim, Austria, (located in Upper Austria just seven miles from Linz on the Danube River) in need of a place to rest your head, the Das Park Hotel offers an affordable night’s rest so long as you don’t mind sleeping in a former sewer pipe. The hotel, which…