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Row, Row, Row Your Boat: Across the Atlantic with Katie Spotz

National Geographic Magazine’s April issue is a special edition focusing on water and the global freshwater crisis. Today is World Water Day, and throughout the Society’s website you’ll find find stories, interviews, and galleries that help depict the challenges we face and solutions available to help us respond to the crisis. Last Sunday, Katie Spotz…

Getting Crabby in Crisfield, Maryland

Ah, autumn is here – which brings to mind changing leaves, back-to-school sales, and…crab races. Yes, crab races. Every year on Labor Day weekend, the seaside town of Crisfield, Maryland holds its Annual Hard Crab Derby and Fair. This quaint village of 2,800 on the Chesapeake Bay has a long tradition of catching – and…

Finding the Beat in Tampa

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Behind the Lens with Stephen Frink

As the world’s most widely published underwater photographer, Stephen Frink knows a thing or two about the ocean. For 30 years, he’s traveled the world shooting everything from starfish to great white sharks for publications like Glamour, Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic, and he’s even published a book, Wonders of the Reef. When he’s not…

Chillin’ (on) the Beach in Dubai

Hold on to your hats, IT readers. I may have discovered the most unsustainable travel innovation yet. While browsing the news for our weekly Radar roundup, I came across a story announcing plans by the new Palazzo Versace in Dubai to…wait for it — air-condition its beach. That’s right, air-condition an outdoor beach for those…

Canadian Beer Roundup

We’ve talked a lot about Montreal lately: It has gorgeous architecture, is the second-largest French-speaking city after Paris, and was the first to sign our Center for Sustainable Destinations Geotourism Charter. That’s all well and good. But the reason I really love Montreal is the beer. The Quebec region is nationally famous for its beautifully…

Going RV-ing? Try Going Green

Ahh, the open road. What could be more American than a cross-country road trip? Just pack up the kids and hop in the RV. But wait–isn’t that an unsustainable way to travel? Not for Sara and Matt Janssen, who converted their RV into a green motor home. The pair sold their house and has been…

The Kid Who Wants to Save the World

As Geography Awareness Week kicks off, we love introducing a few people with an inspiring geographic attitude. Today we bring you the subject of National Geographic’s Letter of the Week, six-year-old Ryan. He’s so concerned about the plight of the earth, he was inspired to make his own film to instruct others how “to save…

Hometown Hauntings in Tennessee

The South is a land big on tall tales. Growing up, I often heard stories about “haints” (ghosts) and “boogers” (mischievous spirits), who generally hang around at the “witching hour” (the hour just before sunset). So in the spirit of today’s spooky holiday, here are a few favorite haunted places from my hometown of Cookeville,…