Meghan Miner

Research Apprentice at National Geographic Traveler.

Explore the globe with Nat Geo Mobile‘s new app for iPad: The World by National Geographic. This digital atlas–packed with map views, country information, photos, and flags–will have you ditching your clunky globe for this robust, interactive version. The new app (available on iTunes, $3.99) combines the novelty of a spinning globe with the functionality of…

Janice Holly Booth is the author of Only Pack What You Can Carry: My Path to Inner Strength, Confidence and True Self Knowledge, a new book published by National Geographic about her deepening sense of personal understanding and appreciation of the travel experience through adventures she took by herself, for herself. She stresses that everyone should learn to overcome unhealthy fear and do things that make us feel uncomfortable, so that we can learn and grow.

Pin Your Place in History

At National Geographic Traveler we celebrate the power of photography. A great photo tells a story– capturing moments both momentous and ordinary, documenting experiences in ways that words simply can’t. Imagine, then, if the world had a platform to share these visual memories across generations. Sure, there’s Facebook which is carefully documenting our modern history,…

Gap Adventures, a perennial outfitter favorite of the backpacker set, offers one of National Geographic Traveler’s 2011 Tours of a Lifetime: Ghana Untouched.  This 13-day tour through the English-speaking West African nation packs it all in: wildlife viewing, spectacular scenery, and plenty of local culture, in a loop through some of the least traveled parts…

Happy Birthday Parks Canada! Today (May 19, 2011) marks the 100th year of the oldest national park system in the world. Parks Canada oversees the protection and preservation of 42 national parks, 167 national historic sites and 4 marine conservation areas. Banff National Park, in the Rockies of Alberta, was founded in 1885, and was…

Dance with the Huli Wigmen

“Wild Papua New Guinea” from Natural Habitat Adventures is one of our recently named 2011 Tours of a Lifetime. This trip is an exploratory one, so not even the guides know precisely what you might encounter as you fly, boat, and trek into the country’s rain forest highlands, volcanic coastline, and lush jungles. With a…

Our recently announced 2011 Tours of a Lifetime feature story highlights adventures guaranteed to get you out of the hotel and into an experience of a lifetime.  Journey Mexico‘s “Semana Santa Copper Canyon Hiking Trip,” is one such tour: A ten-day expedition through Mexico’s Copper Canyon to visit the Tarahumara people during the Catholic holiday…

The Archives of Jorge Prelorán

Glimpse the remote and rugged lives of rancheros in the western Pampas of Argentina 40 years ago, or watch an Afro-American dance ensemble in Poland in the 1950s, or meet the Warao people of Venezuela in 1974: The eclectic and heartfelt ethnographic documentaries of Argentine filmmaker Jorge Prelorán will transport you, and make you feel…

While Best Actor, Actress, and Picture continually steal the spotlight at the Academy Awards, there’s one category that might deserve more attention… the animated shorts. This year, the five nominated shorts and two notable mentions singled out by the Academy were particularly noteworthy, and many of the storylines seemed to follow a theme: journeys through…